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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 professional development opportunities. We are a 3.4 billion-dollar world class global provider of polymer solutions with our materials used in products ranging from the colors in sports equipment to the polymers in the latest automobiles. With more than 7,600 global associates and 80+ facilities around the world, we outperform our competitors with our innovative products and services. If you like to be challenged in a fast-paced, team environment and collaborate with top, innovative talent, then PolyOne is the ideal company for you to build a career.


The Key Account Manager will specifically manage the technical sales process of PolyOne Distribution resin solutions to our Canadian Large Key Account with facilities in Canada, USA, Mexico, and Europe. Duties include forecasting, achieving annual objectives, margin growth, and volume growth. Plus, technically support all programs and cost saving initiatives that support the continuous improvement program at the OEM and their suppliers. Minimal training and oversight is required; works autonomously on a day- to-day basis. Plastics industry knowledge with 5-7 years of either Engineering or Technical Sales experience is required. Must be bi-lingual (French/English) with French being your first language.



  • Develop, execute and manage sales plans, sales budgets, and expense budgets.
  • Achieve stated gross margin targets as a percentage of sales. Deliver planned results (AOP).
  • Watchful of market trends and innovations within the plastics industry (material, processes, tooling, etc.) and be in a position to introduce and support these programs to our Strategic OEM.

  • Approach the sales process with a high degree of professionalism and effectiveness by successful utilization of customer centric selling skills and tools, such as use of scorecards, business reviews, EVE tools, high/wide/deep, 5 warning signs, prospecting & new account calls, and development of a robust sales funnel, collecting ARs, avoidance of bad debts, cross selling and effective CRM system management.
  • Establish, track and close new business targets consistent with long- term growth objectives.
  • Stay close to any potential material shortage, discontinuation and Force Majeure, and propose alternative to minimize the impact on our Key Account assembly line.

  • Establish account development plans and network resources up, down and across both the Customer’s organization and PolyOne.
  • As an individual and sales team member, contributes to the company's planning of both long- and short-term business objectives. This will include periodic and annual sales forecasts, as well as the setting of sales volume goals.
  • You will work closely with our Key OEM buyer, engineer and design group, to support any technical and commercial questions.
  • Participate in Design activities (advance design review) with Customer’s cross functional team.
  • Initiate and support cost reduction programs, training programs, and support the implementation internally at Customer (support internal testing, drawing change, etc) and their molders.  
  • Support part and tool design review with OEM molders as well as tool maker, and when required, initiate and evaluate MFA to obtain optimal results at the molders.
  • Work closely with molders and Strategic OEM during the PPAP process related to new platforms development.
  • Deeply involved in program start up at the molder supporting their injection and blow molding process.
  • Support new colors development closely with suppliers as well as OEM Design group and molders.
  • Support productivity program at molders
  • Work both directly and cooperatively with channel partners to close business based on customer's purchasing requirements.
  • Create and maintain CRM data and sales statistics as required.
  • Keeps Sales Manager that support various OEM suppliers informed of progress through pricing negotiation, new programs reports/communications.
  • Adds customer value by acting as a business consultant to customers’ key management; develops a thorough understanding of customers’ business, overall strategy and operational issues; advises customer on best PolyOne product(s) to accomplish their objectives; recommends customer pricing, custom solutions, and/or special considerations. *LI-CB1

• Bachelor’s Degree, technical or business degree preferred
• 10 + years sales experience

• Bilingual - French as primary / English Secondary


• Project Management skills

• Complex thinking skills in translating customer needs into solutions.
• Technical aptitude.
• Professional presence, including excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
• Broad knowledge of solutions, materials and processing.
• Self-motivated.
• Team player.
• Strong organizational skills required.
• Minimal training and oversight required.
• Works autonomously on a day-to-day basis.
• Up to 75% travel is required.
• Strong computer skills, proficiency with MS Word & Excel preferred; SAP experience preferred.


Physical/Environmental Demands:
The characteristics listed below are representative of the physical and environmental demands required by an individual to successfully perform the essential duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 
• Requires standing and sitting for prolonged periods of time, talking and listening. 
• Must be able to walk and use hands. 
• Typically work is in an office environment. 
• Must be able to travel 50-75% of the time.

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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