Architect & Engineer Business Specialist


Job Title: Architect & Engineer Business Specialist

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Location: Vernon Hills, IL


Reports To: David Brown

Direct Reports/Manages others: No

Rust-Oleum Corporation is a worldwide leader in protective paints and coatings for both home and industry.

We offer a wide range of products including decorative fashion paints, durable industrial roof repair coatings and, of course, our famous rust-fighting formula that started it all.


The Architect & Engineer Business Specialist is instrumental in enhancing Rust-Oleum's market presence by ensuring our products are specified in architectural, engineering, and design projects.

This role is pivotal in driving sales and developing strong relationships with key industry stakeholders to meet strategic goals aligned with the Professional Channel.

This role will be remote.


  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with architects, engineers, and design professionals to secure product specifications in various projects.
  • Leverage digital tools, educational outreach, and direct engagement to increase product specifications and maintain Rust-Oleum's position as a leader in the industry.
  • Collaborate closely with area managers and the specialist teams to identify target markets, synchronize strategies, and monitor progress using CRM tools.
  • Develop client relationships and strengthen industry partnerships.
  • Design, test, and deploy solutions, as well as provide training, documentation, or feedback to the clients, stakeholders, or users.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Sales, Marketing, or related field.

  • 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • Proven track record in sales or marketing, ideally within the architectural, engineering, or design industries.
  • Strong skills in networking and relationship management.
  • Proficiency in digital technology and online marketing strategies.
  • Exceptional presentation and communication abilities.

From big benefits to small, we take care of our associates! After 30 days of employment, you will be eligible for a benefits package that includes medical, dental, life, disability and business travel insurance, flexible spending accounts, EAP, stock purchases and vacation/sick days/parental leave.

We also offer a 401(k) plan after three months of employment.

Associates are vested in the RPM Pension plan after completing five years of service.

Rust-Oleum offers 9.5 paid holidays and two floating holidays per year.

You are also eligible to earn three weeks of vacation on an annualized basis.

Rust-Oleum is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, or any other protected class.
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