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Headquartered in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Zeus is the world leader in the design and production of high-performance fluoropolymer tubing used in demanding applications. Zeus products and services are preferred by companies in the medical, electrical, fluid handling and mechanical markets. Founded in 1966 by Frank P. Tourville, Sr., the company remains privately held with over 1,000 employees. The company has global locations in North America, Europe, and Asia.

  • Posted on: 04.25.16
    Orangeburg, SC

    General Summary:

    The Outside Sales Engineer job description includes but is not limited to working with existing and potential customers to increase sales within your territory.  Making sales calls, learning applications, markets and building customer relationships.  Obtain and communicate to Sales Management competitive information within your territory.  Develop and maintain an excellent, team based communicative relationship with Inside Sales.  Represent Zeus in a professional manner in all aspects of what you do.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    1. To manage your territory and know the characteristics and properties of the products we sell as well as the applications they’re sold into.
    2. Average four (4) quality sales calls per day four (4) days per week dividing time between medical and industrial customers.  Friday’s are to be used as an office day to write call reports, schedule appointments for the following week, synchronize ACT! and communicate with Sales Management regarding the weeks activities, action items and questions.
    3. Submit professional weekly call report to Sales Management and Inside Sales on the “call report template” by Monday 12:00 EST listing activities from previous weeks calls as well as the following week’s itinerary.
    4. Maintain customer notes and activities in ACT! and synchronize weekly with the Zeus’ network
    5. Communicate daily with Inside Sales Representatives and Sales Managers regarding pertinent issues at accounts, quotes, samples questions etc.
    6. Develop new customers through personal research, referrals, etc. and conduct cold calls where appropriate.
    7. Annually forecast projected sales for Top 20 customers to Outside Sales Manager.  Include pertinent info on other customers.
    8. To maintain the confidentiality of the Outside Sales Engineer compensation program
    9.  Follow up on action items to insure they have been handled appropriately and in a timely fashion.
    10. Obtain as much information as possible on competition providing information on pricing, lead times, capabilities, etc. to Zeus management. 
    11. Maintain customer files containing paperwork from Zeus corporate (i.e. quotes, samples, letters etc.)
    12. Maintain and exercise professional standards, dress code and ethics.
    13.  Ensure the confidentiality of proprietary Zeus and customer information
    14. Entertain customers effectively while being prudent with Zeus’ money.  Anything other than a moderate lunch or dinner will need approval from the Outside Sales Manager.
    15. Submit expense reports to Sales Manager weekly with appropriate receipts. Stay within the travel allowance guidelines as directed by Zeus.  Work within the budget for car phone, faxes, phone bills and misc. home office supplies.
    16. Record company vehicle miles and turn in on weekly expense reports.  Make sure the vehicle is cleaned and serviced at regular intervals.  Fully comply with requirements of the Zeus Fleet Safety Program.
    17. Take care of Zeus-owned office equipment. 
    18. Host Zeus corporate visitors; pick them up and drop them off at the airport, assist in setting up accommodations.

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    • Undergraduate degree, preferably business related
    • One to four years technical sales experience
    • Knowledge of the medical device industry
    • Comfortable with computers and working knowledge in Windows, Outlook, PowerPoint, and contact management software
    • Knowledge of the plastics industry is a plus

  • Posted on: 04.20.16
    Orangeburg, SC

    General Summary:

    • Control and determine the products on vendor managed inventory (VMI) programs
    • Work with customers on managed inventory contracts and fulfillment
    • Functional back up for all responsibly under the Sales Operations Manager.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    Consignment/Kanban:

    o Review and verify all products on VMI programs including inventory turns, profitability and contract fulfillment
    o Ensure that internal Oracle orders are in place for production and shipment of VMI parts and that Kanban orders are ready for billing of VMI parts weekly.
    o Complete inventory transactions in and out of the consignment locations and to make sure that the appropriate actions are taken when critically low inventory levels occur.
    o Review and complete any necessary actions to verify and resolve inventory discrepancies both weekly as well as for annual audit.
    o Forecast by part and plant the next month’s consumption using APICS tools
    o Determine what parts can/should be added/removed from the programs and draft the agreements for signature from the customer and Zeus management.

    Software Testing/Implementation:

    • Perform regression testing for Oracle Software annually as well as when we test new functionality and patch sets.
    • Work with continuous improvement efforts to gain efficiencies through the use of software (SharePoint, Oracle, Filemaker Pro)
    Works with data to refine processes/methods to assist with the execution of A3 projects in the Sales Division


    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    • 4 Year Business or Finance/Accounting Degree
    • 2 Years of Account Management /Inventory Management/Accounting Experience
    • Advanced Microsoft Excel and Oracle Skills
    • Inventory Management Knowledge
     

  • Posted on: 04.18.16
    Aiken, SC

    General Summary:

    This position is responsible for eliminating waste in our manufacturing facilities by facilitating the implementation of lean manufacturing concepts via shop floor data collection and PDCA methodology.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    1. Work with shop floor operators and quality personnel to develop level I and II Pareto’s of scrap and defect information.
    2. Facilitate cross-functional teams to develop root cause determination using Man, Method, Machine, and Material analysis
    3. Conduct value stream mapping exercises to identify process waste. Work with Plant management to simplify and combine processes
    4. Document current and ideal practices using A3 format
    5. Implement post completion audits to assure compliance of improvements
    6. Work on shop floor 4-6 hours per day. 2-4 hours per day in data analysis and A3 preparations


    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    1. Bachelors degree in Engineering
    2. Demonstrated success at numerous shop floor improvement activities
    3. Formal training in Lean Manufacturing concepts
    4. 1-3 years of experience in leading shop floor continuous improvement activities
    5. Expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Posted on: 04.18.16
    Aiken, SC

    General Summary:

    Receive all material into Plant. Accuracy and verification skills are essential.

    Principal duties and responsibilities:

    • Deliver material/supplies to appropriate departments
    • Label and put up resins
    • Keep an inventory of specific items for all SC Plants
    • Pull supplies for Gaston and Orangeburg Plant every morning
    • Enter scrap for 3 plants into Oracle
    • Take scrap information out of Oracle and fax paperwork to ZNJ when scrap leaves the Plant
    • Stage, load scrap for 3 different scrap companies
    • Order all polybags, shipping and packaging supplies in I-Procurement
    • Unload Petg tubes by hand
    • Ship items to ZNJ when needed
    • Act as back up to Shipping/Inventory

    Knowledge, skills, and abilities required:

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • The ability to carry out oral and written instructions along with the ability to adapt to different situations 
    • Physical condition demands being able to push, pull, climb up and down stairs, lift up to 70 pounds, reach up to a height of 60"
    • Must be able to use hoist, jack, hydraulic lift and forklift
    • Must have excellent communication skills
    • Must have basic mathematical skills and be able to read and write legibly
    • Must have strong computer skills
    • Independent judgment is required
    • Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.  Any unscheduled absence or tardy will have a negative impact on our ability to meet our production objectives
    • Physical aspects of the job are defined on the Physical Demands Analysis located in HR
  • Posted on: 02.19.16
    Orangeburg, SC

    Department: Marketing

    General Summary:

    The Technical Writer contributes to the organization in many capacities, with a priority on conceptualizing and writing various types of content in support of the marketing strategy to include website copy, product announcements, how-to guides or instruction manuals, whitepapers, catalog copy and other marketing collateral as it relates to Zeus products and services. The Technical writer is responsible for learning Zeus resins, material properties and products in order to create and maintain a library of high-quality digital and print collateral that positions Zeus as a thought leader. A high priority will be given to individuals who have a polymer science background and to those who have the proven ability to write engaging material for the layperson as well as highly technical audience.

    Principle Duties & Responsibilities:

    • Become a subject matter expert in assigned areas of responsibility including market knowledge, polymer knowledge and process knowledge through active participation in research, training, planning, design, and development team meetings as well as hands-on product viewing and customer usage.
    • Create and maintain thorough, accurate, and concise collateral for external and internal clients including product literature, market and application specific literature, whitepapers, presentations, case studies, user guides and training materials.
    • Maintain and incorporate into collateral development technical reference documentation, including charts, graphs, data, technical release notes, process and procedure guides, and additional items as necessary.
    • Review, edit, and format marketing communications/collateral, and other organizational documents as requested.
    • Generate ideas for new technical content in support of marketing strategy and subsequent campaigns.
    • Manage multiple projects concurrently and meet all documentation deliverable deadlines.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

    • Technical writer (3+ years experience desired), encompassing both online and print mediums, preferably related to the plastics, medical or industrial market segments such as aerospace, fiber optics or the energy field.
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in related subject such as chemistry, polymer science or related scientific field, with emphasis on writing and communication skills or a degree in English with proven experience writing in technical arenas.
    • Capacity to quickly learn complex product features and turn them into succinct but thorough messaging that inspires end-users to take action.
    • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Power Point, Excel, etc).
    • Skilled in image capture and/or creation, cropping, and placement using software tools.
    • Proven ability to write engaging content that speaks both to laymen and highly technical audiences in the form of whitepapers, web copy, advertisement copy and other marketing collateral.
    • Self-starter, competent at working independently with minimal supervision as well as be able to function as a high-performing team player.
    • Strong investigative/research/interview orientation and skills.