Garage Gurus Technical Product Specialist

Date: Jan 23, 2023

Location: Blacksburg, VA, US

Company: Tenneco

Tenneco is one of the world’s leading designer, manufacturers and marketers of automotive products for original equipment and aftermarket customers, with approximately 78.000 team members working at more than 300 sites worldwide. Through our four business groups, Motorparts, Ride Performance, Clean Air and Powertrain, Tenneco is driving advancements in global mobility by delivering technology solutions for diversified global markets, including light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial, motorsport and the aftermarket.

 

We are looking for a Technical Product Specialist to cover the Carolinas (NC and SC) and Virginia territories who is ASE Master Certified with extensive product and technical knowledge, business expertise, and technical training capabilities. Our ideal candidate is an experienced automotive service professional with a passion for the industry and the desire to share knowledge while promoting a premier portfolio of brands.

 

The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role.  You’ll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager.  We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.

 

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Schedule meetings, shop visits, and training sessions with automotive service providers
  • Demonstrate, instruct, guide, and answer questions to support customer use of DRiV product lines
  • Provide product demonstrations, training, and technical education on DRiV products
  • Deliver technical presentations to enhance customer’s knowledge of DRiV products and services
  • Represent DRiV at career fairs, expos, and other events to promote the profession of automotive technician
  • Communicate project status and sales KPIs to internal sales organization
  • Maintain records of all activities using CRM system
  • Build customer support for DRiV brands and product lines
  • Leverage various marketing channels to feature new and existing products

 

EDUCATION:  

 

  • High School Diploma / GED required; College or Technical Degree preferred
  • Current or in progress Master ASE certification:
    • A4 - Suspension & Steering and A5 – Brakes at a minimum
    • A6 – Electrical /Electronic Systems a plus

 

 SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

 

  • 5+ years applied automotive service experience
  • Experience leading technical demonstrations, training sessions, and presentations
  • Must posses and maitain a valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel
  • Computer proficiency - Microsoft Office
  • Personable, presentable, professional
  • Experience communicating with others from diverse functional backgrounds
  • CRM (such as Salesforce, C4C) and collaborative software (e.g. WebEx, DropBox) experience preferred
  • Sales experience preferred

 

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.