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Danaher Corporation Key Account Manager - Municipal in Nashville, Tennessee

Ideal candidates are based in South Central US: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, or West Virginia. Other areas may be considered but must live near a major airport.

Position summary:

Works directly with customers and internal Regional Sales Managers (RSMs) to advance opportunities through the sales process workflow at target accounts, deploys coaching and training (sales methodology/skills, technical, product) to RSMs, and plays the role of domain expert in customer facing situations with engineers. The KAM plays a key role in Hach equipment specification, seller productivity improvement within projects, new seller onboarding within projects and the sharing of knowledge across the community of front-line sellers within a sales Division.This is a high impact, seasoned sales position critical to the successful deployment of Hach’s corporate strategy and will have a specific focus on municipal projects in the territory. Customers will be influential System Integrators, Engineers, Consultants, and End-users in the Municipal space to include Drinking Water, Waste Water and Reuse.


  • Strong partnership with Regional Managers to develop target accounts who align closely with Hach’s project pursuits.

  • Qualify, advance and close complex sales opportunities within assigned division and target accounts; including performing site evaluations to uncover unmet needs and drive funnel growth at target accounts

  • Drive growth of lab and process equipment sales in support of strategic projects strategy

  • Jointly shares sales productivity KPIs including close-won and funnel additions.

  • Training and on-boarding of new RSMs to rapidly assimilate new associates.

  • Act as the new product expert who works closely with new product commercialization teams to ensure rapid deployment of technical and commercial content to the field. Act as a Player Coach to ensure rapid adoption.

  • Organizing and lead lunch and learns with end-users, system integrators and E&C firms


  • Knowledge of Hach’s primary applications in Waste Water and Drinking Water Markets

  • Detailed understanding of Hach’s sophisticated instrumentation, control, software products and service solutions

  • Strong commercial acumen and communication skills required to navigate complex sales and consultative selling situations

  • Strong project management skills – key member of account and opportunity teams


  • BA, BS or MS degree in a technical subject area

  • 5+ years’ experience in technical customer facing roles i.e. field applications, service or sales, preferably in account development roles. Municipal Project experience is highly preferred

  • Knowledge of instrumentation and control technologies; ideally capital / semi-capital equipment

  • Familiarity with municipal water processes-technology and buying

  • Formal sales training with experience value selling and leading value sellers

  • Experienced and accomplished with complex sales processes, large account selling and working with System Integrator and E&C organizations.

  • Ability to travel up to 60% across territor

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