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Sherwin-Williams branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company's other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The company supplies a broad range of highly-engineered industrial and OEM coatings for wood and general industrial, coil, packaging, protective and marine, and transportation applications worldwide. Our 60,000 employees are diverse, innovative and passionate. With a variety of rewarding and challenging opportunities, Sherwin-Williams is a great place to find a career that takes you places.
The Pro Sales Rep will report to the Pro Sales Supervisor and will be primarily based out of Birmingham, AL. The ideal candidate will bring a professional, collaborative and multi-tasking demeanor to the role. Additionally, he or she will be a resourceful self-starter able to anticipate obstacles, creatively unravel them and take proactive steps to manage circumstances with minimal supervision.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
As a Pro Sales Rep (PSR), you will be responsible for visiting and building rapport with Lowe's Pro Desks, Store Managers, Key Decision Makers (KDMs), Account Executive of Pro Services (AEPS), Market Directors and Vice Presidents of Store Operations (VPSO) within the assigned region and/or market(s) to promote Sherwin-Williams product offerings to deepen existing business relationships and grow sales within the Pro segment.
You will be primarily responsible for driving and increasing Pro business sales with assigned stores. The PSR is the primary sales representative responsible for contractor sales within the region and/or market(s). As such, the PSR is responsible for growing, developing, maintaining and managing the overall relationship with regional businesses, branches of national customers and existing business accounts on behalf of SW & Lowe's ProServices.
This responsibility requires 85% of time spent at the customers' job sites and business locations, including meeting with and further developing business customer relationships. Through this effort, the ultimate goal of the PSR is to increase SW Pro Sales penetration within assigned region and/or market(s).
The PSR will also have responsibility for working collaboratively with the SW Lowe's field sales and Lowe's ProServices teams who support the PSR's sales growth efforts by serving as the fulfillment center and local relationship contact for the PSR's assigned stores. The PSR will also serve as a key partner in driving Pro sales by managing and supporting relationships and/or sales opportunities as the local level. The PSR is also responsible for collaborating directly with and actively involving the Division Director and applicable RSMs in their assigned territory on sales and service opportunities and new business leads and generation.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
At least three years of relevant professional Sales experience and/or calling on contractors within retail or consumer goods industry; previous experience selling into Big Box stores strongly preferred. Additional 1-2 years of experience selling products to strategic accounts in home improvement, construction or property maintenance industry strongly preferred.
High school diploma or equivalent, required; Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
Ability to travel up to 75%, including overnight travel.
Positions in this class typically require: typing, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, type, grasp, feel, talk, hear, see and perform repetitive motions; ability to climb a ladder.
Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
May require prolonged standing in retail store environment.
Ability to accurately distinguish color for the purpose of visual color matching and color recommendations.
Licensed and physically capable of operating a motor vehicle (passenger car).
Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race. color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information or any other consideration prohibited by law or contract.
As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.