Are you looking for a satisfying career in which you can take pride in knowing that the quality of your work provides the building blocks for the success of the company?
Huttig is national distributor of building materials with a 135 year-old proud history of building America! We are looking for a competent professional to join our team as Account Executive Import Directs. We offer competitive salary with annual pay reviews, affordable high-quality healthcare, company paid Holidays and vacation, 401(k) retirement savings plan and career advancement opportunities.
What are you waiting for? Join the Huttig Team and be a part of building the American Dream.
Manages, sells and promotes import products, primarily fasteners, through key customer segments in a fast-paced environment. Responsible for managing and driving sales volume and profitability within this channel and developing strong relationships with target customers. This position is based in St. Louis, Missouri and reports to the Director, Supply Chain - Global Sourcing.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manage and oversee the quoting and entering of import direct order business.
Monitor, evaluate and negotiate the total landed costs of orders across all supplier options.
Handle calls from existing customers and pursue new business opportunities.
Work closely with Huttig DCs and their GMs/Sales Managers to provide updates on direct orders, new sales opportunities (fill in business for open direct orders), and customer service updates.
Work closely with National Accounts and the field (HG Specialists and Huttig OSRs) on direct business opportunities.
Monitor all direct order service issues between the field (customers) and vendors and follow through to resolution.
Provide exceptional customer service to customers that buy import direct through our Xpress Department.
Track import direct orders (requests come from field or directly from customer).
Generate reports for National Accounts, field management and strategic vendor partners.
Participate in developing department goals, objectives, and systems.
Develop standard operating procedures for all aspects of the direct business.
Provides support and training for the branches.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelors degree and three (3), or more, years of related experience and training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong communication skills and must be able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
Reasoning abilities and mathematical skills
Considerable knowledge of principles and practices of customer service, B2B sales, building industry (including new construction and repair and remodel)
Effective oral and written communication skills, phone communication skills, and excellent interpersonal skills.
Microsoft Suite'Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint (Intermediate and Advanced).
Strong Excel skills, B2B sales within the building materials/fastener industry, and inside/phone sales.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS '
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The general work environment is fast-paced, and at times can be demanding.
Huttig maintains an alcohol and drug free workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Bilingual candidates, veterans and women are encouraged to apply!
Huttig Building Products, Inc.