Technical Sales Support for Roofing / 100%

Open Position in Itasca, North America

Leister Technologies LLC, located in Itasca, IL, supports the sales and service of Leister’s full line of roofing, process heat, plastic welding, laser and microsystem products through its wide network of distribution partners across North America.


Technical Sales Support for Roofing


Position is 75% On-Site and 25% Travel

In the role of Technical Sales Support within our Roofing division, you will be responsible for providing direct support to customers and internal Leister personnel regarding applications, machine operations, service, parts, and general technical issues that affect the sales and utilization of Leister products used in the roofing industry. 


Responsibilities include

Technical & Sales Support:

  • Prepare and execute training workshops for distribution partners, material manufacturers, and contractors that include product knowledge and practical hands-on demonstrations, to be conducted at either Leister facilities or on customer sites.
  • Respond to inbound customer inquiries on product, application, or technical matters.
  • Serve as technical liaison between distribution partners and end-users, as required.
  • Work cooperatively with Swiss product management on technical and product-related issues and topics.
  • Serve as a technical liaison between customers and internal Leister departments (sales administration, warehouse, repair).
  • Assist in performing product/material/proof-of-concept testing, when requested.


Business Development:

  • Work cooperatively with US Product Specialist and senior management to identify and develop key targets and strategies.
  • Perform business development activities, either independently or in coordination with local distribution partners, to advance Leister market penetration and increase sales revenue.
  • Monitor competition – develop an understanding of their products, strengths, weaknesses, and identifiable strategies and report to management as needed.


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Maintain positive industry relations with material manufacturers, suppliers of complementary equipment, and industry segment associations.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of roofing industry trade shows, as assigned.
  • Report monthly activities, successes, and challenges.
  • Maintain safe and clean work environment.
    Other special projects or duties, as assigned.


Qualifications, Education and Experience Needed:

  • College degree in a sales, marketing, or technical field. Willing to consider related experience in lieu of degree.
  • Experience in the commercial roofing industry strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of single-ply roofing products, systems, and installation best practices. Hands-on Leister or similar machine/tool experience a plus.
  • Ability to travel the US, either via air or vehicle (up to 25%).
  • Ability and willingness to perform core responsibilities in differing environments including, but not limited to, office, warehouse, outdoor, and construction site.
  • Ability to lift equipment exceeding 50 lbs.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills, with experience in group presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize and accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills preferred.
  • Working knowledge of SAP Business by Design or similar ERP system a plus.
  • Bi-lingual (Spanish) a plus.




Company Description:

For over 70 years, Leister has been a world leader in plastics processing with hot-air, hot-wedge and extrusion welder technology. To assure customers can always rely on the renowned Leister quality, the company develops and produces all products and accessory parts in Switzerland in compliance with the strict ISO 9001 standard.

The classic product portfolio of the Leister Group is subject to continuous development and has been extended by high-tech machines and components involving laser and micro-technology. Leister Laser Plastic Welding produces powerful and cutting-edge laser welding systems for plastics. Axetris AG develops and produces laser gas detectors, micro-optics, mass flow rate sensors and infrared sources for industry.