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PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL), is an award-winning workplace because of the value we place on our people and their contributions through, recognition programs, competitive pay, community involvement, and opportunities to grow professionally and personally. We have a proven track record of promoting from within by providing talent development and growth opportunities.

We are a $3 billion world-class, global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in everyday products ranging from sports equipment to medical devices to electronics and more. With approximately 6,000 global associates and 70+ facilities around the world, we collaborate closely with our customers to deliver innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and to work with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.


At PolyOne, we strive for a culture of trust and engagement. Our associates are leading company initiatives such as: Lead by Women, HYPE and Pride at PolyOne to advance diversity in professional and personal development. We also provide our associates with robust development programs such as PolyOne Academy, Lean Six Sigma, and various leadership workshops to allow for career growth in a variety of ways. With workplace flexibility, health and wellness programs, casual dress days, flex Fridays and paid time off for community service, we are committed to building upon our positive momentum.


Our commercial sales team, guided by the voice of the customer, develops and markets differentiated, value-creating solutions, services and technologies.  We help customers enter new markets faster, expand their product offerings, enhance end-use product performance, build their reputation, attain safety and environmental benefits, meet regulatory objectives, differentiate themselves and win against their competition!


We are building our next generation of sales professionals, and are seeking recent graduates to begin an exciting career in our Commercial Leadership Development Program.  This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who have good interpersonal communication skills and want to utilize their technical skills to develop solutions and drive value for customers. Individuals will be assigned to a commercial sales team in one of PolyOne’s divisions and locations based on their interests and skills. 

This extensive program will include business unit specific training lasting approximately 3 to 6 months.  Our training curriculum delivers a train, practice and apply approach with a full overview of our selling curriculum and our business units.  During this period, individuals will be exposed to customer service, plant operations, warehouse/logistics functions, shadow within several sales territories and receive mentoring from a sales colleague to learn our Value Based Selling program. Upon completion of the training program, individuals will be responsible for securing business from prospective and current customers to achieve annual sales and profit objectives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Build relationships with existing customers and prospect new customers.
  • Identify unmet existing/unknown customer needs through research, prepared questioning and strategies developed to address them.
  • Develop and implement selling strategies to win new business over the competition and work with customers on new application development.
  • Develop, execute and manage sales growth plans, sales budgets, and expense budgets.
  • Foster relationships and navigate internal business environment.
  • After training period, position requires travel by car or plane up to 50%-75% of the time.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering required. Sales certification a plus.
  • Prior customer service or sales related experience preferred.
  • Proficiency with MS Word & Excel preferred.
  • Technical aptitude.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Team Player.
  • Strong organizational skills required.

We offer a competitive salary, incentive and benefit plan to eligible employees. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability, spending accounts and 401(k).

PolyOne Corporation is a drug free workplace.  PolyOne is an equal opportunity employer. We maintain a policy of non-discrimination in providing equal employment to all qualified employees and candidates regardless of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, protected veteran’s status, or other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable state and local law.


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