Commercial Account Representative - $50,000 to $80,000 (full-time) Annually, plus Car and Cellular Phone Allowances. Candidates with an existing CSLB can be fast tracked!
About EMPIRE TODAY
Empire Today, LLC, commonly known as Empire Carpet, has been a leading provider of installed home improvements for more than 55 years. Empire offers the largest in-stock selection of flooring in the United States. Convenience, quality, and selection make Empire stand out among other home improvement retailers. With Empire Today, homeowners and business customers can get quality Carpet, Hardwood, Laminate, Tile, Vinyl Flooring, and Window Treatments from top brands they know and trust. And because Empire warehouses thousands of products, customers can get the right product, professionally installed when they need it, as soon as the next day.
Empire was founded in 1959 and provides service to more than 70 metropolitan areas in the United States. With more than two million satisfied customers, Empire Today is dedicated to its mission of Making Beautiful New Floors Easy (See "The Empire Way" image at bottom of document for more about Empire's Mission, Customer Promise, Values, and Goals).
At Empire Today, our Commercial Sales & Operations team, also referred to as "For My Business", handles the B2B sales and installation of commercial flooring products to businesses including small offices, property managers, education / government, large business chains, hospitality, healthcare, and restoration companies.
The Commercial Account Representative (CAR) contacts potential customers through both inbound leads and self-generation activity to develop flooring sales opportunities in commercial settings such as (but not limited to) residential and commercial property management, building owners, hotels, restaurants, and office buildings. The CAR works with customers to determine the correct flooring products and applications for specific projects. The CAR continually prospects for viable new opportunities while developing a key awareness of what is happening within the market's geographic area. This position reports to the Commercial Market Manager.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Consistently demonstrates leadership traits consistent with the Empire Way
Proactively takes action to drive increased sales performance in order to achieve commercial flooring sales objectives.
Contacts and cultivates relationships with local representatives of National Accounts in various industries to drive flooring sales.
Possesses commercial flooring product knowledge in order to be able to sell the best product to the customer and answer their questions.
Conducts research through avenues such as the web, periodicals, and networking to determine prospective clients
Attends networking events to cultivate and develop relationships.
Works with potential customers to layout, design, & coordinate flooring selections
Maximizes existing Empire relationships locally.
Ensures 100% of sales activity is recorded in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system
Utilizes the PQ software per Empire Today corporate requirements
Provides regular & relevant reporting to local and regional sales management on field activities
Completes all Empire sales and product training per Company guidelines
Other duties as requested or assigned.
HS Diploma/GED, Bachelor's degree in Sales/Marketing or general business is preferred
3-5 years experience in sales with a focus on commercial flooring sales preferred
Candidates with an existing CSLB can be fast tracked
Valid driver's license and auto insurance required
Knowledge of various flooring products such as carpeting, hardwood, laminate, etc.
Excellent customer service and sales skills
Strong ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with various levels of management
Computer skills including MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Flexibility in a rapidly changing work environment
Ability to work independently and be a self-starter as well as a work in a team environment
Ability to multi-task and delegate
Ability to adapt quickly and create interim solutions until permanent tool/process are in place
Strong commitment to quality service
Highly motivated with a sense of urgency
Employees are eligible for numerous benefits including:
Quick enrollment into our benefit plans. Eligibility is first of the month following just two weeks of employment.
A premium 401K Investment Plan, with the company matching your amount invested dollar for dollar up to 4% with no vesting. Find another Company that can beat that!
Medical Insurance with several plan options and a Health Savings Account to meet you and your family's health needs.
Prescription Drug Coverage
Dental Insurance Twice a year visits at no cost.
Vision Insurance with materials coverage
Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical & Dependent Care
Wellness Program A best in class program offering substantial awards payable right on your paycheck
Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
Short Term Disability Coverage
Long Term Disability Coverage
Employee Assistance Program
Paid Holidays including Floating Holidays
Paid Time Off (PTO) that grows with years of service
Empire Perks An employee discount purchasing program offering you great savings on the things you want.
The company conducts a background check and drug screen for all new hires.
Empire Today is an equal opportunity employer. We believe passionately that employing a diverse workforce is central to our success. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills.