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Cosmetic Ingredient Sales-Mid West
Location: Indianapolis, IN

All applications for this position must include a recent resume and completed profile with salary requirements to be considered.


Independent Chemical Corporation, is a Top 100 Distributor of Cosmetic and other Ingredients to Industry in the USA. We have exclusive distribution agreements with both domestic and international manufacturers for products that provide technological and marketing advantages to industry, and we seek an individual to join our growing Cosmetic Ingredients Sales Team in the Mid-West.US Markets.  This position will focus on selling specialty and commodity ingredients to the Cosmetic Formulation and Manufacturing Industry.

The position is Home/Field based with infrequent visits to our Paterson, NJ  Office but with weekly video calls, daily phone and online reporting requirements, and involves connecting with Customers and Potential Customers to look for opportunities based on our product offerings. Your offerings will be include synthetic specialty waxes, specialty actives for skin & hair care, surfactants, amino acids and more.  Product offerings include Waxes, Pigments, Actives, encapuslates and more!  

You will be expected to understand your customer's product objectives and help them use our specialty and commodity offerings to create lasting competitive advantage and value for our customers.  You will call on current accounts and new accounts ranging from small private businesses to multi-national marketers, where you can create a win-win outcome, while our office handles the logistics.  As an  SQF and ISO 9001:2015 certified company, we have built a global reputation for on-time delivery, and high-quality products and services.


  • Develops, maintains, and communicates sales plan
  • Presents and sells company products and services to new and existing customers
  • Negotiates price with customers to reach a win-win sale
  • Prospects and contacts potential customers to create a sales pipeline for specialty and commodity products.
  • Builds and maintains positive relationships with clients
  • Attends trade shows to promote products and interact with potential customers
  • Reaches agreed upon sales targets by the deadline
  • Demonstrates goal-oriented business-to-business sales performance and success
  • Learns new and varied chemical product lines and their applications in the industries that use our products
  • Resolves customer inquiries and complaints
  • Sets follow-up appointments to keep customers aware of latest developments
  • Creates sales material to present to customers
  • Submits weekly activity reports on time, showing activities, quotes, samples, and sales

Experience & Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years required in business-to-business sales of chemical ingredients to the cosmetics formulation industry within this territory.
  • Must live within  daily driving of  IA/IL/OH/KY/TN territory.
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in chemistry biology, environmental sciences , or similar science
  • Must have the right to work in the USA, a license to drive and a car.


  • Competitive weekly base salary
  • Sales performance pay based on total revenue, with no limit.
  • Cell Phone
  • Health and dental plan
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Simple IRA with company match within company policy

Qualified candidates will be expected to develop a presentation after completing a technical assignment as part of the screening process. Qualified candidates must pass a drug test and background check. Immediate Hire.

All applications for this position must include a recent resume with salary requirements to be considered,

No relocation or broker fees paid.

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About Independent Chemical

Independent Chemical Corporation was founded in 1948, by Benjamin Spielman to support the burgeoning textile processing industries in the New York & New Jersey metropolitan areas.

Today, as the industry grows even more and expands in new directions, Independent Chemical, is positioned to manufacture and distribute an ever expanding range of products to support customers that include the world’s most sought after consumer and industrial brand names, in such product areas as nutrition, cosmetics, seafood and meat processing, baking, graphic arts, environmental services, and more.

Independent Chemical Corporation now employs more than 45 dedicated associates in sales and office and warehouse capacities. We are a proud member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, and support the Responsible Distribution Process to insure safe handling of our products.