Architectural & Design Sales Manager - Minneapolis, MN Job

DATE: May 16, 2024

LOCATION: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Company: Armstrong World Industries

​Primary location: Minneapolis, Minnesota 
Relocation offered: Yes 
Employment status: Full-Time 
Travel: 11%-25% 
Non-compete: Yes 
Location: Work from home position located in Minneapolis, Minnesota 

The estimated base salary range for this role is $65,000 to $110,000 per year.  
Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience and other relevant factors (salary may be adjusted based on geographic location).


​What does it mean to work at Armstrong?

It means being immersed in a supportive culture that recognizes you as a key player in Armstrong's future. We are a large company with a local feel, where you will get to know and collaborate with leadership and your colleagues across the company.


By joining us, you'll have the opportunity to make the most of your potential. Alongside a competitive remuneration package, you will receive:

  • A benefits package including: medical, dental, prescription drug, life insurance, 401k match, long-term disability coverage, vacation and sick time, product discount programs and many more.
  • Personal development to grow your career with us based on your strengths and interests.
  • A working culture that balances individual achievement with teamwork and collaboration. We draw on each other's strengths and allow for different work styles to build engagement and satisfaction to deliver results. 


The Architectural & Design Sales Manager will interact with architects, interior designers, owners, and facility managers to influence and hold the specification of Armstrong Commercial Ceiling, Wall and Specialty Systems. Additionally, this role will be responsible for meeting or exceeding the sales budget regarding price, volume, and mix as well as partnering with other Armstrong sales reps to drive improved business results.


What's in it for you!

  • A supportive team environment
  • Opportunity to build relationships 
  • Flexibility and opportunity to build your success



What You'll Do

  • Achieving the territory’s sales goals and growing the business by increasing market share, improving product mix, increasing average unit price, sales, volume, mix, and introducing new products.
  • Influencing people who make the specification decisions and have a positive influence on others’ behavior.
  • Assisting architects and designers in writing specifications for Armstrong Commercial Ceilings, Suspension Systems, Architectural Specialties, and wall systems.
  • Tracking projects with the Armstrong team members to establish plans for the sales of Armstrong products in these buildings.
  • Growing the business and increasing market share by creating customer value and competitive advantage.
  • Learning and continuously improving through individual and team learning and development initiatives.


What will make you succcessful

  • Demonstrated ability and experience to effectively manage multiple relationships and priorities
  • Ability and experience to plan effectively, both short and long term
  • Working knowledge and experience with construction, contracting, and distribution
  • Proficiency with computer software, including Microsoft Windows applications



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Construction Science or a related field
  • 3+ years of architectural sales experience. 


What makes you stand out

  • Knowledge of specification sales, market segments, customers, and distribution channels
  • Experience with SalesForce
  • Proven success in architectural selling
  • Strong work ethic, desire to learn, and coachable
  • Ability to build and leverage relationships with customers (architects, designers, distributors, sub-contractors, GC, and owners)
  • Flexibility to make a sales call in a downtown office building or on a job site and periodic over-night travel to call on ND & SD firms



Why should you join Armstrong World Industries?

Armstrong World Industries (AWI) is a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative commercial and residential ceiling, wall and suspension system solutions in the Americas. With approximately $1B in revenue, AWI has about 2,800 employees and a manufacturing network of fifteen facilities in North America.


At home, at work, in healthcare facilities, classrooms, stores, or restaurants, we offer interior solutions that help to enhance comfort, save time, improve building efficiency and overall performance, and create beautiful spaces.


For more than 150 years, we have built our business on trust and integrity. It set us apart then, and it sets us apart now, along with our ability to collaborate with and innovate for the people we're here to serve - our customers, our shareholders, our communities and our employees.


We are committed to developing new and sustainable ceiling solutions, with design and performance possibilities that make a positive difference in spaces where we live, work, learn, heal and play. It's an exciting, rewarding business to be in, and we're committed to continue to grow and prosper for the benefit of all of our stakeholders. We hope you join us.


Our Sustainability Ambition


"Bringing our Purpose to Life" - lead a transformation in the design and building of spaces fit for today and tomorrow.
We are committed to:

  • Engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce;
  • Transforming buildings from structures that shelter into structures that serve and preserve the health and well-being of people and planet;
  • Pursuing sustainable, innovative solutions for spaces where we live, work, learn heal and play;
  • Being a catalyst for change with all of our stakeholders; and
  • Making a positive difference in the environments and communities we impact.


Armstrong is committed to engaging a diverse, purpose-driven workforce.  As part of our dedication to diversity, AWI is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard for race, sex, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or religion. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at by email at AWI talent acquisition and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.


Come and build your future with us and apply today!

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