Job Title: District Sales Manager – Minnesota and Wisconsin

Behlen Buildings Systems Sales

Location: Columbus, NE

Openings: 1 Position

Salary Range: Depending Upon Experience & Qualifications


Behlen Mfg. Co., a world-class, locally owned steel fabricator, located in Columbus, Nebraska, was established in 1936. Behlen is a founding member of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). Behlen is also the first firm in the United States to achieve the International Accreditation Service (IAS) AC472 accreditation. In addition, Behlen has proudly maintained ISO 9001 certification since achieving it in 1999.

Behlen manufactures building systems in Columbus, Nebraska. Behlen also has regional plants and sales and engineering offices in various part of the United States. Building technical staff reside in Columbus, Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska, and Meridian, Idaho. Behlen employs approximately 950 Partners in Progress (employees) with an engineering staff of more than 50. Behlen Building Systems are used in a wide variety of applications including agricultural, churches, schools, offices, shopping centers, factories, warehouses, sports facilities, and government buildings. Behlen values working with a dedicated group of authorized Builders across the U.S. and are focused on strong relationships and high customer service.  More information can be obtained at www.behlenbuildingsystems.com


The District Sales Manager (DM) is responsible for developing, growing, and maintaining new and existing business within the organization for the purpose of selling pre-engineered steel building systems in the allocated territory. DMs will meet with customers on a regular basis to discuss their specific needs/concerns and make recommendations on projects as well as advise on business development issues. He/she is responsible for reviewing drawings and specifications to determine project requirements and to request cost estimates. The DM is also required to write purchase orders, provide sketches/details, and present any other pertinent information for order processing. In addition, the DM will work with engineers, architects, marketing, and inside personnel to help define project requirements as well as positively promoting the Behlen brand. DM’s should be able to manage their time efficiently and effectively with minimal supervision. DM’s will provide estimates and quote requests while traveling along with meeting their appointment and recruiting schedule. DM’s will also be required to work with the company CRM, keeping it current while accurately forecasting monthly and quarterly order expectations.


  • Candidate must reside in sales territory.
  • Five years of experience, preferred, with a metal building manufacturer, construction products manufacturer, or general contractor in a sales position.
  • Working technical knowledge of the pre-engineered metal building industry and construction, in general, is preferred.
  • Proven track record of sales growth, annually, and account management.
  • Ability to recruit new accounts and provide excellent customer service.
  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with programs such as excel, word, power point, and CRM programs are required.
  • Highly motivated, confident, and positive attitude are a must.
  • Ability to work with little supervision and meet short deadlines on a regular basis.
  • Positively interact with team members and provide solutions to problems expeditiously.
  • Data driven with the ability to analyze markets as well as build and implement a business plan.

                                                                    ***EXTENSIVE TRAVEL REQUIRED***  

Behlen Mfg. Co. offers competitive wages and an outstanding benefit packages which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401(k), life insurance, wellness programs, paid vacation and holidays and variable pay opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team, please go to www.behlenmfg.com/careers-application.


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