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Territory Sales Manager - Illinois

Downers Grove, IL, US, 60611

Your career begins at Cone Drive Operations, a Timken company!  Cone Drive is located in beautiful Traverse City, Michigan and boasts nearly 100 years of success in the gearing industry.  If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Cone Drive.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

This role will work remotely and is responsible for the Illinois/northwest Indiana region.  The Territory Sales Manager’s top priorities are to develop new applications and new Cone Drive business at profiled OEM target accounts and to maintain and grow the Cone business at their assigned existing accounts. 



  • Territory Sales Managers ("TSM's") are the first line contact with our major Cone OEM accounts
  • The TSM’s top priorities are to develop new applications and new Cone Drive business at profiled OEM target accounts and to maintain and grow  the Cone business at their assigned existing accounts
  • In addition a TSM provides support for ASP’s, the top Cone distribution locations in their territory
  • The TSM is also responsible for executing Cone Drive strategies and initiatives



  • Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or related; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 5 years related sales experience in industrial equipment or products
  • Ability to call on and maintain existing Cone Drive accounts and develop new accounts and applications for the Cone Drive product offering
  • Ability to gain working knowledge of our products and their applications, as well as the understanding of the customer base in the given region
  • Aility to foster long-term relationships with the customer and have a proven track record in maintaining and growing business in the manufacturing arena
  • Minimum of 50% regional travel

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.




The Timken Company, a global technology leader in engineered bearings and industrial motion, designs a growing portfolio of next-generation products for diverse industries. For 125 years, Timken has used its specialized expertise to innovate and create customer-centric solutions that increase reliability and efficiency. The company posted $4.8 billion in sales in 2023 and employs more than 19,000 people globally, operating from 45 countries. Timken is one of the World's Most Innovative Companies, according to Fast Company, and has been recognized among America's Most Responsible Companies and America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity by Newsweek, the World's Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere and America's Most Innovative Companies by Fortune.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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