BlueLinx Corporation

Outside Product Specialist - EL

US-MD-Frederick
3 weeks ago
Type
Regular Full-Time
Category
Sales
Job ID
4642

Overview

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx Holdings Inc., operating through its wholly owned subsidiary BlueLinx Corporation, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing over 1,700 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 vast network of distribution centers located throughout the U.S. BlueLinx is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BXC.

 

Position Purpose Summary:

Serves as outside sales product specialist assigned to a specific product or group of products. Typically has responsibility for an assigned geographical area (sales district or region). This role has extensive knowledge, typically technical, depth and experience within assigned product group. Works closely with outside and inside sales representatives to support their customer base. Assists outside and inside sales representatives in all aspects of the sales process for assigned product group to include identifying new opportunities; developing sales solutions; closing sales opportunities; negotiating pricing; providing outstanding customer service and follow-up.

Responsibilities



Responsibilities:

  • Understands the company’s vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
  • Works with inside and outside sales representatives to identify new sales opportunities with new and existing customers for assigned product(s).    
  • Improves profitability, product penetration, product mix, and inventory turns with all customers for assigned product(s).
  • May be responsible for selling large volumes of assigned product to targeted accounts in geographical area. 
  • Ensures effective product performance and promotes good customer/supplier relations. 
  • Assists all customers with sales and technical support for assigned products.  Also, responsible for resolving all customer service issues related to assigned product.   
  • Develops sales solutions and competitive pricing strategies for assigned product(s). Communicates value proposition to customers. Propose sales solutions to customers and reevaluate solutions where necessary (may work individually or in conjunction with sales representatives).

Provides product selection, product information, and pricing. Answers inventory and pricing questions for customers and sales.

 

5-7+ years experience with BS / BA or equivalent industry experience preferred.

Qualifications

Working knowledge of assigned product line, customer support/service, market analysis, sales forecasting, products, pricing, and inventory management.  Possesses well developed consultative selling skills, negotiation and communication skills.  Negotiates prices, provides market updates, prospects, evaluating current and potential sales.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant sales systems technology.   

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