Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, BlueLinx, is a leading distributor of building products in North America. Employing over 1,500 people, BlueLinx offers thousands of products from suppliers all over the world to service over 10,000 customers nationwide, including dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement retailers. The Company operates its distribution business through a 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:
Leads a team of outside sales representatives to achieve sales and profit goals in an assigned geographical sales district. Sets goals/objectives, performance targets and monitors sales performance / pricing practices. Responsible for managing, directing, coaching, mentoring and developing assigned sales employees. This role typically does not have direct customer responsibility (i.e. no assigned products / accounts). Supports and drives sales force effectiveness strategy implementation, process and acceptance. Supports and drives sales force effectiveness and key productivity initiatives.
Sales experience, knowledge of product pricing, purchasing, account management, warehousing, transportation, safety, business development, customer service and support. Financial acumen (specifically financial statements), strong analytical skills (both qualitative and quantitative). Planning, negotiation, decision-making, innovation, change management, persuasiveness and strong interpersonal skills. Teamwork, ability to function well at different levels in a team environment. Territory management and target marketing skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities, sense of urgency, innovative, problem solving. Customer focused. Consultative and relationship selling skills. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Software and relevant sales systems technology.
Years of experience: 10+ years of experience in related area of responsibility preferred. 7+ years with a MS / MA / MBA.