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Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. Category Sales Specialist - Valve Automation in Phoenix, Arizona

Job Description:


Wolseley Industrial Group is seeking a highly motivated leader to join our growing Valve & Automation business in the Southwestern US Market . This is an excellent opportunity for experienced individuals with a strong technical and sales background in Valves & Automation.

Our new Valve & Automation Centers will be opening in our Denver Distribution Center in August 2021 and our Chandler Market Distribution Center in late Spring of 2022, and we have tremendous growth opportunities ahead for the business and this position. If you are seeking an exciting opportunity to expand with an industry-leading company, have a passion for sales and customers, and thrive as a key contributor, apply today!

This is a sales role focused on the Mining, Power Generation, and Semiconductor industry markets in our Southwest territory, including Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, TX. This role will require that the candidate be based out of Arizona, ideally in our Phoenix, AZ office, and travel within the district, as needed. After the pandemic is over monthly overnight travel will be required.

You Will

  • Drive valve and automation sales and margins for the territory through field-based sales efforts

  • Develop and execute the annual valve and automation strategy and budget

  • Drive local market and corporate valve and automation initiatives

  • Build key vendor relationships in regards to product line strategy and acquisition

  • Develop and maintain customer relationships at all organizational levels

  • Conduct customer field site visits to assist with product selection, problem-solving & quote preparations

You Have

  • 3+ years Valve & Automation experience, preferably within sales or management, required

  • Strong sales presence and skillset

  • Attention to detail, organization, and work prioritization

  • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, etc.)

  • Ability to travel within the district, as needed. Monthly overnight travel when we reach post-COVID status.


Ferguson is dedicated to providing meaningful benefits programs and products to our associates and their families—geared toward benefits, wellness, financial protection, and retirement savings.  Ferguson offers a competitive benefits package that includes: medical, dental, vision, retirement savings with company match, paid leave (vacation, sick, personal, and holiday), employee assistance programs, associate discounts, community involvement opportunities, and much more!

Ferguson is a top-rated national wholesale supplier of commercial and residential plumbing supplies. However, our expertise goes far beyond the plumbing industry. We're a diverse distributor with business in multiple industries including waterworks, fire and fabrication, HVAC/R and more. Our customer-first approach has contributed to our growth from a local distributor to a national company with nearly $17-billion in annual sales. With more than 27,000 associates at over 1,400 locations, we take pride in providing world-class products and services to our customers.

The Company is an equal opportunity employer as well as a government contractor that shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a), which prohibits discrimination against qualified protected Veterans and the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(A), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability.

Ferguson Enterprises, LLC. is an equal employment employer F/M/Disability/Vet/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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