Summary: This is an independent sales position in the agricultural sector for driven salespeople who want to make a difference. This position offers you the chance to sell a unique product from a market-leading company in fire safety equipment. Create your own schedule, no fees or costs, and benefit from an excellent commission structure. We value and respect the independent and entrepreneurial salespeople who keep the lights on around here. If you like to be rewarded handsomely for your hard work and achievements, read on and apply.
The Company: Founded in 1989, AKE Safety Equipment has evolved into a market-leading fire safety equipment manufacturing and sales company. We operate nationwide with a large network of dealers and sales representatives and have experienced over 30% growth each year over the last six years. We are committed to providing our salespeople with the support they need to improve their lifestyle while being an integral part of something bigger than themselves. Best part, you will have a chance to make a genuine difference in the lives of good people.
Our most successful Sales Representatives:
Have many years of sales experience - You know how to sell, are excited to do so, and consider your skills of tremendous value to the companies you work for.
Are extremely competitive - You always strive to win and are CONFIDENT in your abilities which results into a deep commitment for doing the job right. Some might describe your work ethic and passion as ‘contagious’.
Have a connection to the Agricultural community - If you grew up on a farm, worked on a farm, or have done business with farmers on a regular basis.
Have a background in construction and/or excavation - You either worked in construction, sold to the construction industry, sold for a construction company, or owned a construction business.
Are goal setters - You set ambitious goals for yourself and work to exceed those goals.
Bring persistence and hard work to job - You understand the key to good performance is continuous improvement, hard work, and a willingness to make small sacrifices to get the job done.
Are entrepreneurial - You were born with these traits: independence, self-drive, self-motivation, and business understanding.
Are a cultural fit - You are excited to sell a product that helps save property, livelihoods, and lives. As well, you value faith, family, and fire safety. We are not only looking for talented people, but people who care about making our customers safer in the agricultural sector.
Build lasting relationships - You seek to build lasting personal and business relationships. Naturally, you see truth and trust as fundamental building blocks to relationships that last.
Committed to helping others - You may have worked as a firefighter, law enforcement, EMT or military.
Our candidates must be:
Performers - experienced hunter sales people with proven success.
Willing - trainable individuals who embrace new ideas.
Ambitious - no excuse mentality with a burning desire to succeed.
Independent - self-driven and self-motivated people.
Passionate - someone who truly cares about the customer, product, and team.
Trustworthy - every team member must be in line with our core values.
We only allow the best salespeople who fit with our company to join our team!
We NEVER charge our salespeople anything to work for us.
Our salespeople DO NOT buy their product from us in order to sell.
Bottom line is: no surprises, no fees, no funny business - no BS.
Our sales reps 'get' how business works, and as a result thrive in and appreciate the sales position at AKE. This is why our sales representatives are compensated with a 100% straight commission structure. Our sales reps are also offered significant weekly performance bonuses. In addition, new sales representatives will be given the option of receiving a non-recoverable draw for their first 12 weeks.
We do not just throw our salespeople out to the wolves and HOPE they do well. Instead, we give our salespeople the support they need to go out and meet their goals. At AKE Fire Safety Equipment, we understand that it is a team effort. We are here to coach and train you. Because of this, you can expect an encouraging environment that propels you toward success. We want you to succeed, but not at the cost of family, personal time, and health.
Top 3 reasons why our current sales representatives say we offer the best sales career opportunity available today:
Sell a Unique Product - You will get the chance to help people and potentially save a life while representing a company and brand to be proud of. Because of our product’s unique position in the market, you will also have the backing of a fantastic product our customers appreciate.
Freedom to be their Own Boss - Control your own schedule, income, and destiny while still having a very strong team backing you up in this 1099 outside-sales position.
Earn Unlimited Income - you have the opportunity to earn as much as you desire because our commission & bonus plan is both lucrative and uncapped.
Your income is based on a 100% commission structure. Our sales people prefer this because they understand that a safety net does not help them but instead slows them down. This position gives you the independence of a personal business without the risk of investing your own money. Therefore, if you perform well, you will be compensated handsomely.
Our entire team understands that the success of our salespeople and serving our customers is what keeps all of us working; therefore on OUR sales team your independent-entrepreneurial-sales mindset and results will be greatly appreciated and highly respected.
If you believe you have what it takes to help our sales team continue to grow, please complete our application on our website. Then, next steps include:
A one-on-one phone interview and then,
If we believe you are a good fit, you will be invited to a face-to-face personal interview at our headquarters in Rochester, Minnesota.
You MUST be willing to travel to Rochester, Minnesota for a face-to-face interview if selected, if you are unwilling to do this please DO NOT APPLY because there are no exceptions.
If you think you have what it takes to meet the challenge of helping us save lives and property, then begin your process now by completing our online application!
Job Type: Full-time
Direct Sales: 1 year
Watch our sales recruitment video to learn more!