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Purchasing/ Operations Manager - Inside Sales

Company: Advance Shoring Company
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Advance Specialties Company; St. Paul, MNAdvance is offering a tremendous career opportunity for a motivated individual with experience in purchasing and inside sales. Concrete and masonry specialties related experience preferred.JOB SUMMARY:This position is responsible for all aspects of the Specialties City Desk. Situated at the central hub of company activity, this position facilitates clear, accurate and efficient communication between the office, warehouse and the customer. Major duties include purchasing, directing Specialties warehouse employees, lead generation as well as working directly with customers and Specialties Sales staff.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Demonstrate our core values of customer responsiveness, integrity, innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Assisting customers in person as well as over the phone and via email. Provide clear communication with the customer as well as sales and warehouse staff.
  • Evaluate current and prospective suppliers to ensure that they meet the organization's needs. This includes pricing, quality, lead-times, service and support provided by the supplier.
  • Negotiate with external vendors to secure quality products, taking all related factors into consideration.
  • Maintain good working relationships with our vendors.
  • Seek out and evaluate new products and vendors that can assist in servicing our customer's needs. Identify vendor specials and promotional events to secure products and/or services with the most benefit to the company.
  • Monitors the status of customer orders, coordinating efficient and accurate order fulfillment and providing customer status updates as needed.
  • Promote product sales and provide accurate account service.
  • Possess a good working knowledge of products we represent and offer recommendations to the customer.
  • Develop, build and maintain business relationships with suppliers, customers and colleagues.
  • Communicate marketing, supply and sales information to customers.
  • Maintain complete and accurate shipping documents, often dealing with multiple orders at one time.
  • Work closely with and supervise Specialties warehouse staff to ensure timely and accurate order fulfillment.
  • Oversee the receipt of products into the system upon receipt at Advance dock.
  • Stay on top of industry trends and new products as related to Advance Specialties.
  • Maintain and improve point of sale and showroom displays.
  • Compile quotes for customers as well as outside Specialties sales staff.
  • Actively identify and quote all public jobs via online plan rooms (Builders Exchanges, Etc.)
  • Forecast Specialties inventory needs and ensure proper stock levels are maintained.
  • Understand workplace hazards and take steps to proactively prevent hazards and injuries in the workplace. Prepare the appropriate reports as needed.
  • Perform other duties deemed necessary to support the company's business operations.
  • Work with customers in a courteous and professional manner.REQUIREMENTS / SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS
    • High School Diploma, College degree not required, however is preferred; or three to five years related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Purchasing and inside sales experience. Construction related businesses, specifically in the area of concrete and masonry supplies, preferred..
    • Proficient computer knowledge including, but not limited to SAGE, Excel, Word & Outlook.
    • Ability to acquire & maintain vendor and customer relationships.
    • Strong negotiation skills.
    • Inventory management skills.
    • Excellent sales & customer service skills.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong mathematic skills.
    • High level of organization and the ability to meet deadlines.
    • Detail oriented.
    • Positive and professional attitude.We offer a highly competitive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, a 401(k) plan with a generous company matched contribution, life & disability insurance, paid holidays, sick time and vacation.Advance Specialties Company / Advance Shoring Company are Women owned and are an EOE, in a drug-free environment.Job Type: -This is a full-time position with normal business hours Monday thru Friday, 40 hours per week. This position may require occasional overtime and weekend work.Hide

Keywords: Advance Shoring Company, St. Paul , Purchasing/ Operations Manager - Inside Sales, Executive , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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