Sales Engineer at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc. in Glenview, Illinois

Posted in Other 29 days ago.

Job Description:

At Asahi Kasei we believe anyone can buy equipment or build a facility. It is our diverse team members around the globe who will enable us to develop ideas and technologies and capture the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. We look for candidates with a fresh perspective, people with a wide variety of skills who are creative thinkers, enjoy challenges and are driven to excel.

We are currently seeking applications to fill the following job opening at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess where we sell Planova® virus removal filters and develops and manufactures related bioprocess equipment.

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc.

Job Description:

About Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America, Inc .

Asahi Kasei Bioprocess (AKB) provides pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical manufacturers with a comprehensive suite of tools to maximize safety and improve yields of biotherapeutics during research, clinical and commercial-scale production. PlanovaTM virus-removal filters anchor a diverse product portfolio defined by quality, consistency and scalability. Additional areas of expertise include liquid chromatography, inline buffer dilution and oligonucleotide synthesis.

We are a growing team (100+) of professionals excited about what we do and our ability to impact healthcare delivery systems worldwide. We offer a "big company" benefits package and a "small company" culture and work

environment. Every employee at Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America can impact our future.

We are currently looking for a Sales Engineer to join our team! The qualified individual will serve as a lead for developing custom bioprocess fluid management system cost estimates and sales quotations. This role will be the primary interface with the company's Fluid Management Business Unit account managers in US, Europe and Asia for all high-value custom equipment quotations. Engage with customer's engineers to understand technical specifications and recommend solutions.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop internal cost estimates for custom equipment quotations and change orders
  • Review bid package specifications such as piping, electrical, controls, materials, process and user requirement specifications. Determine feasibility to comply and/or take exceptions to specifications as necessary, calling on the company's internal subject matter experts as necessary.
  • Develop system Piping & Instrumentation diagrams in CAD to submit with the proposal to the customer.
  • Liaise with pump, valve, instrument and automation suppliers to obtain component costs to develop a holistic materials cost estimate for the project. Provide reliable labor cost estimates based on actual hours from previous similar projects.
  • Draft formal proposals and change orders for submission to customers ensuring appropriate, accurate and well-presented commercial content.
  • Support and give technical presentations of company's engineered systems and capabilities to customers with outside account managers.
  • Confer with customers and engineers to assess equipment needs and to determine system requirements.

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in a project engineering role or comparable inside sales engineering role
  • Experience in bioprocess liquid handling equipment such as chromatography and filtration systems preferred
  • Chemical, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering degree required
  • MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) experience at master level
  • AutoCAD proficiency for P&ID editing purposes
  • Strong customer relations proficiency
  • Understanding of legal implications of RFQs, Quotes, Exceptions and T&Cs
  • Excellent written and verbal communication aptitude towards a global and multi-cultural customer base
  • Must be highly detail oriented and able to convey a professional brand image
  • Strong teamwork and time management skills
  • Experience using ERP systems is preferred (company uses MS-NAV)
  • Experience using CRM systems is preferred (company uses Salesforce)

As an Asahi Kasei Bioprocess America employee, you will enjoy:
  • Competitive compensation with bonuses
  • Great health and wellness benefits
  • Paid time-off
  • Strong company match to 401(k) contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Company Giving and Volunteering Program

We believe a diverse workforce is crucial to our growth as a global supplier of advanced materials. Asahi Kasei is an equal opportunity employer.