Careers

Authors of a long history. For over 80 years it has been people who have built our company, our innovative spirit, our success.

Those who choose to work with us choose to become a fundamental part of our history. From recruitment to placement, and throughout the employment career, we value the individual and his or her professional development as the primary source of personal enrichment, with the aim of ensuring greater harmony between individual and corporate goals. People are key to ensuring that our system is more competitive, consistently more innovative, and offers higher product and customer service quality. Working in Cefla means working in an international company,
a leader in its market sectors and most attentive to personnel management policies.

DO YOU WANT TO SEND US YOUR APPLICATION?

SALES ENGINEER – BU Finishing

WORKPLACE:  Charlotte, NC, 28269 (USA)

STATUS: Full-time e exempt

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Sales Engineer reports to the National Sales  Manager for North America and is responsible for engineering services and support to field sales and product groups.

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Support sales activities with drawings of production lines and factory layouts. Capitalize on business opportunities with customers who can benefit from assistance with various types of equipment and services not exclusively offered by Cefla North America.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Write and execute proposals, drawings and contracts, to research equipment, and or, services for customers. Proposals and contracts must be professionally written to define engineering terms and responsibilities. Price calculations must be performed within documented guidelines but sometimes guidelines can be verbally discussed and changed for particular projects.
  • Propose equipment and/or services to customers.
  • Document all significant discussions and agreements concerning customer projects.
  • Note deficiencies in existing customer production system to identify opportunities to sell new equipment or services.
  • Provide project planning which may include drawings, project timelines, project proposal and budget review with input from customer, Sales Engineers, relevant Product Managers, and Service Management.
  • Enter and maintain data within 2 CRMs (one in NA second in Italy) Cefla server.
  • Assist Sales Manager in creating price structures for particular machines, or sectors of industry by providing relevant input and factual data.
  • Prepare and deliver technical presentations that explain products or services to customers and prospective customers. Presentations can be at customer, trade shows, dealer events and Cefla open houses.
  • Visit prospective buyers at commercial, industrial, or other establishments to show samples or catalogs, and to inform them about product pricing, availability, and advantages.
  • Provide technical and non-technical support and services to clients or other staff members regarding the use, operation, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Develop sales plans to introduce products in new markets.
  • Keep informed on industry news and trends, products, services, competitors, relevant information about legacy, existing, and emerging technologies, and the latest product-line developments.

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

1 or more years of experience

EDUCATION

Degree in mechanical engineering, and/or, wood science.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Willingness to travel when needed
  • Leader of teams with business objectives and/or productivity improvement goals.
  • Confidence when dealing with people
  • Self-starter, decision maker, problem solver, and analyst
  • Understanding of metric and American measurements
  • Good communication, presentation, and report writing skills.
  • Good computer skills, able to utilize MS Office software.

EXPORT SALES MANAGER for Germany, Switzerland and Austria – BU Finishing

WORKPLACE: Bischwiller, F-67240 (France)

STATUS: Full-time e exempt

JOB DESCRIPTION: To complete its sales force, our subsidiary in France is looking for the area of Germany, Switzerland and Austria an EXPORT SALES MANAGER

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PROFILE

For some years now, you can justify of a commercial and professional experience in the surface engineering and wood working industry, and generally speaking in the industrial painting world with good technical knowledge. Good communicative as well as enforcement and negotiation skills. High level in german and english. Homeoffice and willingness to travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Full sales responsibilities for all customers located in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (budget, turn-over)
  • Advising customers on technical issues and quoting of customer’s projects with tests in our laboratory in Italy (Imola)
  • Acquire new customers as well as maintain and develop existing customers relationships
  • Take-over of all steps from potential customers, project processing up to start-up of the equipment

We propose you a challenge with good development opportunities. To help you in your mission, you will receive a solid training. Our laboratory and show-room in Italy remain at your disposal for tests with your potential customers. You will benefit from a function car and we will reward you with attractive and performance-related conditions.

ARE YOU READY TO JOIN CEFLA?

Send us your CV together with your salary expectations and availability to jlblanck@cefla-europe.com

For questions, please feel free to contact the Director of our subsidiary
Mr. Jean-Luc BLANCK at +33 682 492 588

Field Service Technician – BU Finishing

WORKPLACE: Charlotte, NC, 28269 (USA)

STATUS: Full-time e exempt

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Installs new or modified equipment at customer’s facility to ensure full functionality according to specifications
  • Reviews performance reports and documentation from customers and field representatives, and inspects malfunctioning or damaged product to determine nature and scope of problem
  • Analyzes review and inspection findings to determine source of problem, and recommends repair, replacement, or other corrective action
  • Coordinates problem resolution with engineering, customer service, and other personnel to expedite repairs
  • Provides on-site technical assistance to help troubleshoot and repair equipment
  • Maintains records of performance reports
  • Analyzes reports of technical problems to determine trends affecting future design, production, service, and maintenance processes, and recommends modifications to eliminate future problems
  • Develops service handbooks and bulletins based on field investigations, engineering changes, and overall knowledge of product
  • Provides a communication link between the customer and the company to help ensure that effective service is provided to the customer
  • Develops and conducts training on the safe operations of the equipment and demonstrates skills to trainees, including both team members and customers

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

  •  5+ years of experience in a manufacturing environments, preferably the woodworking industry
  • Experience with installation and repair of manufacturing machinery

 

EDUCATION REQUIRED

  • High school or GED required, Bachelor’s preferred

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Self-starter, decision maker, problem solver, and analyst
  • Attentive to details but able to make time to think and improve
  • Manage concurrent tasks and responsibilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Customer Service oriented
  • Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot, able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strong prioritization based on urgency and time management skills
  • Manage concurrent tasks and responsibilities