Outside Sales Associate

Sonepar USA

4.5

(39)

Terre Haute, IN

Why you should apply for a job to Sonepar USA:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.6/5 in supportive management
  • 90% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 90% would recommend this company to other women
  • 97% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Tuition assistance and professional development.
  • Adoption assistance, child care savings account and pet insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental plans as well as free counseling services.
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    Position summary

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    As a part of Sonepar, a worldwide leader in electrical distribution, we have a global reach that allows us to offer excellent benefits and develop innovative solutions, while maintaining our strong local roots and close-knit culture.

    Springfield Electric Supply Company has a career opportunity available in our Terre Haute, IN location for an assertive, customer focused, and results-driven individual with a strong background in sales and electrical products. This position is responsible for establishing and maintaining customer relationships with contractors and industrial partners in Terre Haute and the surrounding areas. New market penetration is a strong focus.

    The successful candidate will possess a commitment to delivering quality customer service, a strong work ethic, excellent verbal communication skills, proven sales skills and a valid driver's license. A Bachelor's Degree in related field plus a minimum of 3 years sales and electrical industry experience required or equivalent combination of education & experience. A competitive compensation package available.

    The Outside Sales Associate is responsible for serving as the primary field representative of Springfield Electric to its customers through the establishment and maintenance of excellent customer relations. The Outside Sales Associate is responsible for maintaining a strong product knowledge that is used to promote and market products to customers and to solicit orders within the guidelines established by Springfield Electric.

    DUTIES AND REPSONSIBILITIES

    • Makes personal sales calls at customer establishments on a regular basis; seeks new customers and/or opportunities.

    • Introduces and demonstrates new products to assigned accounts.

    • Assists customers with takeoffs, project layout/design and in pricing bills of material.

    • Follows-up on all generated quotations to assure that the customer is being serviced and to document the outcome of the proposed solution.

    • Writes sales orders whenever possible.

    • 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; includes the maintenance of a clean and uncluttered vehicle.

    • Completes sales call and expense reports on a weekly basis and files monthly auto expense report in accordance with company procedure.

    • Fulfills customer needs for current literature, catalogs, product pricing, etc.

    • Prepares an annual sales forecast to help analyze market conditions and/or changes in assigned territory for maximum productivity and sales growth.

    • Coordinates customer returns and completes proper documentation on a timely basis.

    • Informs customers of all relevant company policies. Reports customer comments to management.

    SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

    • 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 industrial/commercial/contractor 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.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    Essential

    • Bachelor's degree in sales or closely related field with three years of relevant sales and industry experience; or equivalent combined education and on the job experience as determined by Springfield Electric

    PHYSICAL 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.

    Why work for Springfield Electric?

    At Springfield Electric, we take great pride in being Powered by Difference. As a company with local roots and global reach, we thrive on the diversity of our associates and the different ways each of us contributes to our success. Whether you're just starting your career or have built up your expertise over the years, we can provide opportunities to expand your industry experience and help take our business to another level.

    Our Competitive Benefits?

    401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation, Paid Sick, Paid Personal, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, Life Insurance and a Definitive Career Path.

    About Springfield Electric

    Since 1929, Springfield Electric has focused on providing value to each customer throughout the electrical supply chain. The company has strategically expanded to include distribution centers throughout the Midwest, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Missouri, to better serve all customers locally and internationally. Today, Springfield Electric strives to continue the legacy of delivering exceptional customer service and value to the markets we serve. As a part of Sonepar, a worldwide leader in electrical distribution, we have a global reach that allows us to offer excellent benefits and develop innovative solutions, while maintaining our strong local roots and close-knit culture.

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    Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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    Why you should apply for a job to Sonepar USA:

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction
  • 4.6/5 in supportive management
  • 90% say women are treated fairly and equally to men
  • 90% would recommend this company to other women
  • 97% say the CEO supports gender diversity
  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Tuition assistance and professional development.
  • Adoption assistance, child care savings account and pet insurance.
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental plans as well as free counseling services.