Inside Sales Manager - Americas

Date:  May 11, 2022
Division:  Plasma Control Technologies (40000002)

San Jose, US

Requisition ID:  6086

The COMET Group is a global leader in providing high-quality components, systems and services that optimize its customers' products and processes in the fields of X-ray-, vacuum- and radio frequency technology. As a trailblazing tech company, we contribute to more secure, efficient, and sustainable manufacturing, communication, and mobility.


The Division Plasma Control Technologies (PCT) is Comet’s largest division and a global leader in developing and producing high-performance Vacuum Capacitors, RF Matches and RF Generators for the semiconductor industry.


What you will be doing?


  • Provide management, oversight and direction of inside sales activities for the Americas Region including:

    • Coordinating/liaisoning with appropriate departments to provide responses to technical inquiries.

    • Responding to inquiries regarding status of orders and resolving customer order difficulties.

    • Providing quote, order and shipment support – processing and tracking.

    • Providing internal sales reports when necessary.

    • Report any change in customer ordering trend

  • Ensure excellent long term customer relationship and satisfaction in line with company policies and values.

  • Manage/Conduct research, registration and planning of relevant trade shows, seminars and industry events in the Americas Region.

  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Americas Region sales pipeline and dashboard (now in SF)

  • Manage/Build, maintain and work mailing lists.

  • Contribute to the development and tracking of monthly forecasts and sales reports. Support RFC (quarterly) and MTP (yearly) forecasts.

  • Contribute to the proposal and review of contracts, such as supply agreements, distribution or representation contracts and others where applicable.

  • Coordinate with other functions and departments within the organization necessary to create and fulfill the Customers’ demand and for continuous improvement.


Who are we looking for?


  • 4 year technical degree or equivalent on the job work experience.

  • Strong experience in the B2B sales environment.

  • Strong Knowledge of sales management and general sales practices, incl. forecasting, quotations, contract negotiation and administration, lead generation and qualification.

  • Extensive knowledge of Company products and the Markets, Industries and Applications they serve.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient Microsoft Office user.


Work experience

  • A minimum of 5 years experience managing an inside sales and support team.

  • A minimum of 10 years experience in Sales, Marketing and Marketing Communicaitons for Technology products and/or services.

  • A minimum of 5 years experience with SAP.

  • Strong knowledge of Semiconductor, Broadcast or related technical markets.



Why join us?


  • Collaborate with diverse international colleagues from all over the world for a successful listed multinational company headquartered in Switzerland

  • Take on inspiring projects in a highly dynamic environment and thriving industry, which is growing globally in emerging and mature markets

  • Attractive training and career opportunities in our global locations, as well as flexible work arrangements



Comet Technologies USA Inc. offers an excellent and competitive compensation package; an excellent work environment; and a comprehensive benefit program (including medical, dental and vision care benefits), tuition reimbursement, a 401(k) plan, vacation and paid sick days.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto