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Sales Associate

Job Description

The Sales Associate is responsible for achieving inside sales revenue goals by obtaining and up-selling orders, creating customer satisfaction, and adding value to the customer’s buying experience.   May own a book of accounts.
•         Obtains orders by answering telephone calls, verifying and entering items, transferring orders to fulfillment, explaining stock-outs and expected delivery dates.
•         Reports industry trends, competitive pricing and customer feedback to management
•         Collaborates with Outside Sales to ensure customer satisfaction
•         Increases orders by suggesting related items, explaining features, and checking customer’s buying history
•         Opens customer accounts by obtaining customer agreement, collecting customer information and extending credit
•         Owns, qualifies and develops opportunities passed from marketing, outside sales, national accounts
•         Keeps abreast of new products
•         Identifies ways for continuous improvement of processes
•         Prepares, generates and follow up on verbal or written quotations to secure orders or determine reason for loss of order.
•         Maintains customer product discounts through branch price sheets and/or Distribution System price file maintenance screens; including maintenance of appropriate cost files to ensure accuracy of automated supplier claims.
•         Investigates deductions made by customer when paying WESCO invoices, obtaining necessary information for management to make a determination of whether credit is to be issued or letter to be written. Prepares replies, credit forms (such as RMA, price adjustment) and/or entering the credit transaction into Distribution System.
•         Reviews open customer order reports and takes action on open items; specifically, those items that may be at risk in meeting the customer’s promised delivery date. Maintains Distribution System backorder report, associated customer expediting report/notices, and customer notification, as required. Performs other duties as required

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES  
•         Knowledge of electrical, construction or mechanical products preferred
•         Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
•         Familiar with Microsoft Office, and ability to perform basic computer skills
•         Ability to prospect and market concepts to existing and potentially new accounts
•         Ability to work in a team environment
•         Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in written form
•         Attention to detail
•         Ability to interpret complex information
•         Ability to use a win-win approach to resolve controversy; stay objective and fair when dealing with sensitive situations, maintain constructive working relationships despite disagreement
•         Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues
•         Ability to influence others
•         Ability to prepare for emerging customer needs
•         Technical aptitude for equipment and service related issues EXPERIENCE2 – 4  years inside sales in either electrical or industrial construction equipmentExperience in telephone sales or business development with proven track record of achieving revenue goals

Job Snapshot

Location US-VA-Midlothian
Employment Type Full-Time Employee
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Sales
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Company Overview

WESCO International, Inc

WESCO Distribution is a leader in industrial supply with an extensive offering of electrical, data communications, general maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) and electrical OEM products. We are more than just an electrical distributor; we are a company of procurement specialists, helping customers lower supply chain costs, increase efficiency through WESCO Value Creation and save energy with green and sustainability initiatives. Learn More

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US-VA-Midlothian
Snapshot
WESCO International, Inc
Company:
US-VA-Midlothian
Location:
Full-Time Employee
Employment Type:
Year
Pay Type:
N/A
Pay Rate:
Sales
Store Type:

Job Description

The Sales Associate is responsible for achieving inside sales revenue goals by obtaining and up-selling orders, creating customer satisfaction, and adding value to the customer’s buying experience.   May own a book of accounts.
•         Obtains orders by answering telephone calls, verifying and entering items, transferring orders to fulfillment, explaining stock-outs and expected delivery dates.
•         Reports industry trends, competitive pricing and customer feedback to management
•         Collaborates with Outside Sales to ensure customer satisfaction
•         Increases orders by suggesting related items, explaining features, and checking customer’s buying history
•         Opens customer accounts by obtaining customer agreement, collecting customer information and extending credit
•         Owns, qualifies and develops opportunities passed from marketing, outside sales, national accounts
•         Keeps abreast of new products
•         Identifies ways for continuous improvement of processes
•         Prepares, generates and follow up on verbal or written quotations to secure orders or determine reason for loss of order.
•         Maintains customer product discounts through branch price sheets and/or Distribution System price file maintenance screens; including maintenance of appropriate cost files to ensure accuracy of automated supplier claims.
•         Investigates deductions made by customer when paying WESCO invoices, obtaining necessary information for management to make a determination of whether credit is to be issued or letter to be written. Prepares replies, credit forms (such as RMA, price adjustment) and/or entering the credit transaction into Distribution System.
•         Reviews open customer order reports and takes action on open items; specifically, those items that may be at risk in meeting the customer’s promised delivery date. Maintains Distribution System backorder report, associated customer expediting report/notices, and customer notification, as required. Performs other duties as required

Job Requirements

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES  
•         Knowledge of electrical, construction or mechanical products preferred
•         Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
•         Familiar with Microsoft Office, and ability to perform basic computer skills
•         Ability to prospect and market concepts to existing and potentially new accounts
•         Ability to work in a team environment
•         Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in written form
•         Attention to detail
•         Ability to interpret complex information
•         Ability to use a win-win approach to resolve controversy; stay objective and fair when dealing with sensitive situations, maintain constructive working relationships despite disagreement
•         Ability to take action in solving problems while exhibiting judgment and a realistic understanding of issues
•         Ability to influence others
•         Ability to prepare for emerging customer needs
•         Technical aptitude for equipment and service related issues EXPERIENCE2 – 4  years inside sales in either electrical or industrial construction equipmentExperience in telephone sales or business development with proven track record of achieving revenue goals
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