Sales Engineer

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Illinois, IL, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 63935


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives.

Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.


Purpose of the Role:

Maximize sales of Corning Optical Communications (COC) products within Illinois and Wisconsin with primary emphasis on the Chicagoland territory. Work across the supply chain with end users, consultants, contractors and distribution representatives to position fiber optic solutions and execute a territory sales plan.


Required Education/Skills/Experience: 

• Bachelor’s degree 

• 2 yrs. Sales and/or Marketing experience preferred 

• Internally motivated and results oriented 
• Autonomy to work from home office effectively, outstanding people skills 
• Technical aptitude, solution selling ability, consultative communication 


Desired Skills: 
• Highly competitive and ability to share success with team members and manager 
• Familiarity with selling through distribution 
• Exceptional training and motivational skills 


Key Responsibilities: 

• Meet or exceed sales budget for all fiber optic products 

• Ensure a balanced mix of sales call to end users, contractors, distributors, and consultants 

• Provide ongoing training to distributors to assist in effectively selling Corning Optical Communications' products 


Other Requirements: 
• Valid driver’s license, travel within the state of Illinois 
• Must be based in Chicago, IL 


This position does not support immigration sponsorship.  


The base range for this position is $71,667.00 - $98,543.00.  Starting pay for the successful applicant is dependent on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education. The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, pension plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, and PTO.


​Corning Puts YOU First! 

We are committed to supporting your health, financial, career development, and life goals as you grow professionally and personally to achieve your highest potential. All benefits begin as soon as you start your career at Corning. 
•    Our monetary peer-to-peer recognition program is tied to our Values and celebrates you and your colleagues’ contributions. 
•    Health and well-being benefits include medical, dental, vision, paid parental leave, mental health/substance use, fitness, and disease management programs.  
•    Financial benefits include a 401(k) savings plan with company matching contributions and a 100% company-paid pension benefit that grows steadily throughout your career. 
•    Companywide bonus and attractive short- and long-term compensation programs are available based on your role and responsibilities.   
•    Professional development programs help you grow and achieve your career goals.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


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