Sales Engineer - Technical Sales

Kyocera International, Inc. - Chicago, IL (30+ days ago)

Kyocera International, Inc. has an opening for a Sr. level Sales Engineer on our Technical Sales Team in Chicago. The successful candidate will be unflappable for a Industrial customer and demonstrate exceptional customer care.

Duties :

The SE's responsibility will be to increase business by maintaining a good relationship with one of our larger customers; creating and supporting development activity within your customer base;

facilitating contract negotiations, customer complaint resolution and other commercial requirements. In addition, strong communication internally & externally with engineering, sales, production, quality, & purchasing personnel at all levels, is necessary as you will be the conduit for any information between your customers and other internal personnel (Production, Quality, Logistics, etc).

(Tasks listed are intended to be descriptive and not restrictive. An employee in this position may perform any of the tasks listed; however, these examples do not include all the tasks which an employee may be expected to perform.)

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for establishing, meeting and reporting on monthly goals and milestones for annual bookings/shipments and 3-year plans within your account base.
  • Responsible for generating new business with established products and working with development engineers on new products
  • Responsible for customer interaction and relationship management within own account base.
  • Responsible for representing Semiconductor Component customer requests and perspectives to production, quality, and management personnel to plan and execute proper “customer first” support.
  • Communicate with counterparts in Japan on a regular basis for a price quotation, part delivery, various kinds of technical confirmation, legal language discussion, & general support.
  • Facilitate and host business travel with visiting personnel from international production facilities and management during customer visits in USA, and also to Escort customer visit to factory visits in Asia.
  • Daily sales account activity, including sales calls, order tracking, scheduling, logistics planning, account collection, and related administrative matters.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience:

  • BS/BA : Material Science or Engineering preferred
  • 5+ yrs technical sales experience preferred
  • Strong technical comprehension
  • Ability to resolve conflicts effectively and solve customers’ needs
  • Well organized with demonstrated practice of appropriate follow-up
  • Ability to work well with other people, both externally and internally
  • Understanding of production and consumer supply chain * Knowledge of ceramics and Semiconductor Processing Equipment market preferred
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills ( phone, email, presentations, face to face)
  • Must possess legal drivers license and be able to legally drive
  • Computer skills: proficient with Outlook & MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) * Basic proficiency in extracting information from SAP
  • Ability to pass background check and drug screen
  • Ability to speak verbally and hear. Vision required in the job includes close vision and reading a computer screen.
  • Ability to travel up 25- 50% including Japan
  • Eligible to work in an ITAR environment, eligibility requires US National status

Who is Kyocera?

Kyocera International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high tech ceramic which is used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, industrial applications, and semiconductor processing. We have an excellent benefit package which includes Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, pension and 401K with company match. This position is exempt and non-commissioned.

For more information, visit us at

We are not interested in consulting services and this position will be filled with a full time, regular employee.

Please do not respond to this posting with recruitment services or consultancy offers. Interested applicants should include their salary expectations with resume and cover letter.

Kyocera values diversity in its workforce and encourages minorities, women, and veterans to apply.


Kyocera International, Inc. values diversity in its workforce, and is proud to be an AAP/EEO employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact Kyocera International, Inc.’s Human Resources team directly.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Technical sales: 5 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)