Outside Sales

Job Description

Responsible for marketing, promoting and profitably selling products and services to existing and potential customers.

Responsibilities

  • Makes personal sales calls at customer sites on a regular basis.
  • Seeks out prospective customers/business opportunities with new and existing customers.
  • Establishes and maintains customer relationships in order to grow profitable sales.
  • Stay current on existing and emerging product and technologies.
  • Introduces and demonstrates new products to assigned accounts.
  • Follows-up on all generated quotations to assure that the customer is being serviced and to document the outcome of the proposed solution.
  • Generate profitable sales orders.
  • Reports competitive conditions and feedback from customers to management.
  • Maintains ethical, cooperative manufacturer relationships consistent with company image and company/branch goals in the marketplace.
  • Cooperates with qualified suppliers to secure mutual business through joint calls.
  • Attends product training classes to develop superior product knowledge to handle customer applications.
  • Develops an effective and productive working relationship with Inside Sales Associates, Counter Sales Associates and support personnel; encourages and assists in their training and development when possible.
  • Executes sales efforts in an ethical and professional manner, assuring a favorable impression of self and the company.
  • Maintains a professional/working image in self and work environment including vehicle.
  • Completes sales call and expense reports on a timely basis in accordance with company policy.
  • Fulfills customer needs for current literature, catalogs, product pricing, etc.
  • Assists customers with problem solving, takeoffs, project layout/design and in pricing bills of material and project management.
  • Develop and maintain a sales forecast to help analyze market conditions and/or changes in assigned territory for maximum productivity and sales growth.
  • Implement a sales plan to support sales and profitability goals.
  • Coordinates customer returns and completes proper documentation on a timely basis.
  • NAED Education and Development Council
  • Training Standards
  • Outside Sales Page 2 2010
  • Informs customers of all relevant company policies/procedures and initiatives.
  • Reporting customer comments to management.
  • Routinely communicates schedule to local branch contact.
  • Performs other duties as instructed or required to successfully complete the job.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in sales or closely related field with three (3)  years of relevant sales and industry experience; or equivalent combined education and on the job experience.
  • Commitment to and demonstration of high ethical standards governing professional behavior and interactions.
  • Proven proficiency in the use of a personal computer accompanied by a strong aptitude for technical applications.
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills.
  • Developed knowledge of the industry within a given market.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in written and verbal formats, including sales presentations, demonstrated capability to develop strong interpersonal working relationships and work in a team environment.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • A valid driver’s license and proven safe driving record.
  • Read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, etc.

 

Physical Ability Requirements:

  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time, including as a driver or passenger in an automobile.
  • Ability to utilize a computer keyboard, computer monitor, and telephone for prolonged periods of time.
  • Ability to visit and move around at construction and other work sites, including the ability to maneuver in tight or small places.
  • Ability to lift, carry, and otherwise transport work-related materials that frequently weigh up to 25 lbs. and that may occasionally weigh in excess of 25 lbs.
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