Waste Management Account Manager-Construction Des Moines, IA in Des Moines, Iowa

Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Waste Management (WM), aFortune 250 company, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste andenvironmental services in North America. We are strongly committed to afoundation of operating excellence, professionalism and financial strength. WMserves nearly 25 million customers in residential, commercial, industrial andmunicipal markets throughout North America through a network of collectionoperations, transfer stations, landfills, recycling facilities and waste-basedenergy production projects.

Being number one means WM invests in our Sales teams’ success by providingaccess to state-of-the-art systems and processes, industry-leading services andthe best leadership in the business. Our exceptional sales professionals helpdeliver satisfaction to our clients throughout North America. If you arepassionate about helping others and seeking challenging and interestingemployment, apply today!

I. Job Summary

Generates revenue growth by utilizing a consultative selling approach in theretention of current Waste Management customers. Manages existing businessrelationships in order to achieve budgeted sales goals by developing andimplementing sound retention strategies, utilizing strong negotiation effortsto preserve business, and securing contract agreements from previouslynon-contracted customers. The Account Manager will “save, secure, and convert”by handling all customer cancellation requests, providing ongoing education ofcontract details to existing customers, and by obtaining customer contractcommitments during face-to-face interactions. All escalations for customerservice within the defined territory will be resolved through this position.

II. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this jobsuccessfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential dutysatisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned.

  • Managing business to business sales relationships.
  • Developing detailed proposals encompassing multiple services.
  • Researching aspects of the waste and environmental services business.
  • Attending conferences/symposiums as a means of networking and staying current with industry-and market-related information.
  • Assignment management.
  • Building trusting relationships.
  • Providing high-impact Communication.
  • Able to identify pertinent Local, County, State, and/or Federal government regulations.
  • Responsible for prospecting and closing to achieve budgeted sales goals by developing and implementing sound selling strategies that ensure revenue growth by selling to new customers only.
  • Manage prospects by developing sound marketing plans and maintaining key information in the prospect database.
  • Reduces lost major accounts by diffusing cancellation requests. Meets or exceeds sales call activity goals for proactive account retention.Increases revenue and profitability by executing sound plans on retention calls to improve the customers’ service and/or profitability.
  • Matches Waste Management services with customer needs by demonstrating knowledge of customers, pricing and competition; effectively communicates pricing and service strategies; proactively engages other Waste Management business opportunities, referring internally as appropriate.
  • Effectively use Waste Management sales productivity software tools (i.e. Prospect and Customer Database, Proposal Program, Pricing Tools, etc.).
  • Proposes customer solutions that are compliant with appropriate local, state and federal regulations.
  • Devising sales approaches and solutions.
  • Marshalling resources.
  • Sales negotiation.
  • Sales opportunity analysis.

III. SupervisoryResponsibilities

This job has no supervisory duties.

IV. Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the qualificationsnecessary to perform the job.

A. Education and Experience

Education: Bachelor's Degree (accredited) or in lieu of degree, High SchoolDiploma or GED (accredited) and 4-years sales experience.

Experience: 1 year work experience (in addition to education requirement) indirect business-to-business sales, and phone based business-to-businessprospecting resulting in successfully obtaining customer appointments

B. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations or Other Requirements

  • 20 hours of training with Resource Conservation and recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Certifications: WM CRA
  • Involved in one or more of the following: U.S. green Build council (USGBC), American Institute of Architects (AIA), Associated general Contractors of America (AGC), Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), or National Association of Home Builder.

C. Other Knowledge,Skills or Abilities Required

Ability to convert customer cancellation requests in order to maintain revenuelevels, and/or complex negotiations skills required. General CompetenciesInclude:

  • Comprehensive understanding of construction industry (phases, materials, waste, etc).
  • Techniques for identifying and managing new business opportunities
  • Techniques for identifying and responding to objections
  • Techniques for bypassing “Gatekeepers"
  • Understands the competitive landscape in the local area
  • Understands “Green” influences and sustainability
  • Analyze and solve problems
  • Conduct formal presentations
  • Able to design customized solutions that address more than just waste services
  • Excellent business and communication skills
  • Understands how to calculate price and amounts such as discounts
  • Basic software and web-based applications
  • Active Learning
  • Sales Disposition
  • Motivational Fit
  • Sustainability

V. Work Environment

Listed below are keypoints regarding environmental demands and work environment of the job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilitiesto perform the essential functions of the job.

Normal setting for thisjob is: office setting and/or outside sales.


At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive totalcompensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance andShort Term Disability. As well as a Stock Purchase Plan, Company match on 401K,and more! Our employees also receive Paid Vacation, Holidays, and PersonalDays. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

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Job: Sales/Marketing

Title: Account Manager-Construction Des Moines, IA

Location: Iowa-Des Moines

Requisition ID: 17010819