Acme Brick Company
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Sales Representative, Outside
at Acme Brick Company
“Join the Acme Brick Family”
OUTSIDE SALES REP
FLSA Status: Exempt
Acme Brick Company (a Berkshire Hathaway Company) is an organization of professionals in the manufacturing and building material distribution industry. We manufacture brick and distribute our own brick as well as brick and associated products manufactured by others. We operate in 15 states with a philosophy that we are much more than a brick manufacturer and distributor.
We are currently seeking an Outside Sales Representative with excellent organization skills and a personable disposition. The ideal candidate has a natural ability to roll with the punches, being flexible to handle anything that might come their way. You’ll be a strong and reliable support to company operations, maintaining procedures, communication and customer service. Not only will your efforts allow us to achieve organizational efficiency, you will nurture the pleasant work environment our people love.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)
Sells/markets products in assigned area (familiarity with brick and territory a plus)
Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from newspapers; business directories; industry ads; trade shows; internet web sites; and other sources.
Displays or demonstrates product, using samples or catalog, and emphasizes sellable features.
Quotes prices and credit terms, and prepares sales contracts for orders.
Estimates date of delivery to the customer, based on knowledge of own firm's production and delivery schedules.
Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.
Tracks stock levels.
Enters new customer data and other sales data for current customers into computer database.
Develops and maintains relationships with purchasing agents.
Investigates and resolves customer delivery issues.
Attends trade shows.
Skills and Experience Required for Success
1+ years of outside sales experience (Brick sales preferred)
Proven ability to build strong relationships with customers
Demonstrated prioritization/time management skills
Must have excellent verbal and written skills
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
Competencies Required for Success
Stays current with industry and market information that may reveal sales opportunities
Seizes opportunities as they arise
Handles crisis effectively
Ability to quickly establish rapport
Analyses situations systematically
Expert product knowledge
- Bachelor degree preferred or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
All applicants will be screened through E-verify and must also complete a pre-employment drug screen before being hired. Additionally, it is company policy to administer a random drug screen quarterly throughout the company.
Acme Brick Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities in accord with federal, state, and local laws.