BlueLinx Corporation

  • Engineered Lumber Tech Specialist

    Job Locations US-AL-Birmingham - Cedar Creek
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/24/2018 5:12 PM)
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Category
    Supply Chain
    Job ID
    5050
  • Overview

    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

    Provides technical assistance to builders, lumber yards, distribution centers and potential customers regarding usage of engineered lumber products (including drafting of floor framing layouts, telephone support, text, or training in the use of engineering software).  Reads and interpret architectural blueprints for the purpose of generating a CADD layout.  Responsible for

    account planning, demand forecasting, and sales of focus inventory items.  Works closely with full line sales, IMH, and National Accounts.

    Responsibilities

    • Understands the company’s vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
    • Provides technical assistance and troubleshooting to customers regarding engineered lumber products.  Provides product selection, product information, answers inventory and pricing questions.
    • Responsible for account planning, key account focus, demand forecasting, and sales of focus inventory items.
    • Prepares calculations / yield projections and customer presentations of a technical nature to gain new business.
    • Generate, improve and maintain technical service tools, models, presentations, and comparisons.
    • Meets plan productivity schedule and remains current on technical trends in market segments.

    Communicates with logistics team on customer service issues.

    Qualifications

    Knowledge of multi-unit / multi-family construction and light-commercial construction methods, structure and wood frame construction.  Understanding of "load flow" through a house from the roof ridge to the foundation.  Working knowledge and understanding of load development and load flow tracking.  Must be able to determine the magnitude of loads.  Understanding of wood frame construction, blueprint analysis, numerical analysis, CADD software.  Business knowledge, product knowledge, consultative selling skills (questioning, probing, listening), organizational and planning skills.  Strong communication skills.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant tools/technology.

     

    Years of experience: 2-5+ years experience preferred with BS / BA ; 2-4+ years experience with MS / MA / MBA.

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