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Inside Sales Account Manager - DataComm

Company: Border States
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you're empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work. This position will be located in:,Job SummarySupports the functions of the Sales & Marketing Departments within BSE in managing assigned customer account relationships. Promotes Border States Electric's products, services and capabilities to maximize customer sales potential. Focuses on retaining existing business, penetrating assigned accounts and converting new accounts primarily through phone, email and occasional face to face meetings. Inputs cost savings documentation, coordinates sales strategies with preferred vendors, actively manages and directs company sales and support resources, and provides input to the pricing and purchasing departments on competitive issues related to price, margin strategy product evaluations, electrical code requirements, inventory requirements and other related sales, marketing and service functions.ResponsibilitiesEssential Functions Meets or exceeds the sales and gross profit objectives which are established. Proactively develops contacts and services customers using phone, email, web conferencing to secure orders and generate sales of products and services. Proficiently completes cold call and qualify leads. Creates account plans and achieve sales objectives. Identifies and helps transition accounts in the medium potential segment to the high potential segment for field-based coverage. Ensures quality customer support, through expediting, pricing, follow-up, returns, and other services, as required. Provides customers with timely follow-up on technical inquiries and requests; this may be needed after business hours as well. Inputs TCCM cost savings documentation that is relevant to the assigned customer base. Directs the use of marketing tools, technical specialists, and company capabilities/services in support of a broad spectrum of products and services to facilitate a coordinated sales strategy for each assigned customer. Coordinates sales strategies with preferred vendors to maximize customer sales potential. Actively manages and directs company sales and support resources to maximize the sales and profit potential in support of all products, markets and specialist team opportunities for BSE. Participates in and advises sales management on the implementation and success of marketing plans and strategies. Provides input to other sales and marketing staff on customer needs and concerns regarding pricing, products, customer service and support, competition, procedures and market / customer potential. Provides strategic input to the pricing and purchasing departments on competitive issues related to price / margin strategy, product evaluations, electrical code requirements, inventory requirements, and other related sales, marketing and service functions. Non-essential Functions Advises CFS staff on changes in customer credit worthiness. Advises CFS in any changes in customer management or ownership. Leads and attends sales and product meetings and technical training programs, as required. Attends and assists with sales meetings, trade shows and training programs, as needed. Coordinates with the Customer Financial Services staff to resolve customer billing issues resulting from errors in pricing, shipping, delivery or other credit areas, as needed. Entertains clients as needed. Other duties as assigned by supervisor or other designate. Qualifications Four-year business, sales, marketing or trade degree or the equivalent in related work experience. Minimum of four-years of prior customer service, marketing, and quotation or sales experience preferred. Minimum of four-years of prior electrical distribution and quotations experience preferred. Technical competence in understanding electrical systems Experience with contract negotiation. Experience with presenting in front of a large group. Ability to read, write and speak in English required. Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access, and PowerPoint), Internet, Email and SAP software. Skills and Abilities Consistently provides responsive, quality service to meet and exceed customer expectations. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills Ability to effectively plan and organize. Excellent customer service skills include being competent, accurate, responsive and engaged. Ability to read a one-line diagram (electrical drawings). Physical RequirementsFrequency at which you would carry/lift in a typical day: Occasionally 0 - 33% Frequently 34 - 66% Continuously: 67 - 100% Lift from Waist: 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all 100+ lbs. - Not at all Lift from Floor: 10 to 25 lbs. - Frequently 26 to 50 lbs. - Frequently 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all 100+ lbs. - Not at all Carried for Distance: 10 to 25 lbs. - Not at all 26 to 50 lbs. - Not at all 51 to 75 lbs. - Not at all 75 to 100 lbs. - Not at all 100+ lbs. - Not at all Physical ActivityFrequency at which you would do the following in a typical day: Sitting (a continuous period of being seated) - Continuously Standing (for sustained periods of time) - Frequently Walking (moving about on foot to accomplish tasks) - Frequently Bending/stooping (downward and forward) - Frequently Crawling (moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet) - Not at all Climbing/Walking Stairs (ascending or descending) - Frequently Reaching (extending arms in any direction) - Frequently Crouching/squatting (bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine) - Occasionally Kneeling (bending legs at knee to come to rest on knee(s)) - Occasionally Balancing (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling) - Occasionally Repetitive motion (substantial movement (motions) or the wrists, hands, and/or fingers) - Frequently Pivoting (movement in any direction with one foot, keeping the other in contact with the floor) - Occasionally Pushing/Pulling (using upper extremities to press against or draw or tug) - Occasionally Grasping (Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm) - Frequently Fingering (picking, pinching, typing; working with primarily fingers and not whole hand) - Frequently Talking (expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word) - Continuously Driving (the control and operation of a motor vehicle) - Frequently Desk work (work usually performed at a desk) - Frequently Use of a computer - Frequently Use of a telephone - Continuously Hearing (Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels) - Continuously Exposure (to adverse weather & temperature conditions) - Occasionally Travel (travel needed to perform job duties) - Frequently Additional InformationThis job description is a summary of the job duties and responsibilities and is not intended to cover all possible job duties and is subject to change at the employer's discretion. Employees must be able to perform the essential job duties and satisfy job requirements either with or without a reasonable accommodation.Our History Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with over 100 locations in 24 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers' needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others. Values As a Border States employee-owner, you're responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards. Mission Border States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions. Service Philosophy We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do. Service Standards Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged . Your career Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?Border States has a competitive benefits package which includes but is not limited to: Health, Dental and Vision Benefits Accident, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity FSA & HSA Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Disability Benefits 401(k) Retirement Plan Life Insurance Employee Assistance Program Paid Holidays Paid Volunteer Time Personal Leave time and more! Border States provides bonuses to their employee-owners upon the achievement of branch and company goals.Equal Opportunity For All It's not just the law. It's somethingwe've believed in since our founding. We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and will always be an equal opportunity employer.Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace

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