Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Corporation is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing approximately 1,900 people, BlueLinx offers greater than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers to service approximately 11,500 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The company operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver, and its network of approximately 56 distribution centers. Additional information about BlueLinx can be found on its website atwww.BlueLinxCo.com.
Position Purpose Summary:
Responsible for P&L, top line sales, gross margin and all direct costs of Nashville / Memphis sales and distribution district. May have multiple sales territories and distribution facilities in assigned district. Responsible for all aspects of sales and operations within district (e.g. sales, customer service, logistics / distribution management, inventory, and personnel). Supports and drives sales force effectiveness and key productivity initiatives.
Leads team; selects/hires; develops objectives; coaches and evaluates performance. Ensures direct reports obtain applicable training and development opportunities to enhance performance, development, and contributions to the company. Holds direct reports accountable for individual and team performance. Addresses performance issues appropriately and timely.
Strategic planning, negotiation, financial acumen (specifically financial statements), strong analytical skills (both qualitative and quantitative), forecasting, decision making, innovation, change management, persuasiveness and strong interpersonal skills. Strong leadership and teamwork abilities to function well at different levels in a team environment. Territory management and target marketing skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities, sense of urgency, problem solving and customer focused. Extensive product knowledge, consultative and relationship selling skills. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Software and relevant sales systems technology.
Years of Experience: 10+ years of experience in related field preferred; 8+ years with MS/MA/MBA.