BlueLinx Corporation

  • Trader - Lumber

    Job Locations US-IL-University Park
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/6/2018 10:48 AM)
    Regular Full-Time
    Job ID
  • 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.


    • Understands the company’s vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
    • Has assigned structural product responsibility such as managing inventory levels (indirect product sourcing), managing inventory turns, promoting product to other inside sales employees and assisting in product pricing and developing promotional literature.
    • Identifies new sales opportunities with new and existing customers.  Maximizes sales efforts by focusing sales time on largest most profitable opportunities (may include segmenting account list and creating customer / product sales plans).
    • Improves profitability, product penetration and product mix with all customers.
    • Qualifies sales opportunities through market / customer research and teams with other sales representatives.
    • Develops sales solutions and competitive pricing strategies.  Communicates value proposition to customers.  Proposes sales solutions to customers and reevaluates solutions where necessary.
    • Closes sales opportunities by gaining purchase orders and executing all order fulfillment procedures.
    • Provides outstanding customer service and post sales satisfaction, facilitating long-term relationships for repeat business.
    • Varying levels of travel on behalf of the company is part of the requirement for this role.


    Strong planning, organization, communication, problem solving and decision-making skills.   A solid level of knowledge is needed in account management, scheduling, customer support and service, product knowledge, product pricing, sales support, warehousing/distribution, transportation and records management.  Possesses strong telephone skills with the ability to utilize creative skills and innovation in developing solutions to problems and issues.  Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant sales systems technology.   

    Years of experience: 3-7+ years experience with BS / BA or equivalent industry experience preferred; 2-4+ years experience with MS / MA / MBA.


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