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Sales Representative & Application Engineer

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Date: Nov 11, 2021

Location: Wiesbaden, DE, 65189

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 50480


Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.



  • Promotes Corning’s products and services to existing customers to differentiate Corning in the market place and secure new or extend existing selling opportunities
  • Closes sales opportunities through aligning customers’ expectations with the division’s ability to deliver
  • Maintains frequent contact with the customer to strengthen the relationship, continually assess Corning’s effectiveness in meeting the customer’s needs, and ultimately maximize sales penetration and customer retention
  • Customizes presentations and marketing collateral to fit the customer’s technical needs
  • Collects market, customer, and competitor intelligence and insights and disseminates this knowledge across the function to inform sales, marketing, and technical strategies
  • Supports existing customers with issues related to logistics, qualification, and / or a variety of contractual terms
  • Educates customers and keeps customers up-to-date on product changes and new product offerings
  • May work across countries, ensuring that Corning is represented favorably and consistently across the region
  • May involve application of knowledge and methods for understanding physical phenomena to achieve specified characteristics and criteria for products and processes
  • Encompasses scientific and technological principles involved in product design and quality requirements, with an emphasis on compatibility between the product and potential applications
  • Specification negotiation, implementation and maintenance
  • Support for develop and growth Corning businesses in EMEA
  • Interface with technical teams and plants worldwide



  • Master degree or a PHD degree in Physics, Chemistry, Optics or another Science
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player with high integrity and strong drive
  • Fluent command of the English and German language
  • Precision Optics background/knowledge is a plus
  • Ability to communicate in French and/or Russian and/or Hebrew is a plus
  • Work experience in a matrix organization would be beneficial
  • Willing to travel extensively