Position: Account Representative - Great Lakes Automation Supply
Location: Lansing, MI
Job Id: 1888
# of Openings: 1
Account Representative - GLAS
About The Kendall Group
Great Lakes Automation Supply (GLAS), a division of The Kendall Group, seeks a talented, creative, self-motivated individual for our Account Representative position. The Kendall Group is comprised of seven divisions with 75+ locations in eleven states. Combined, we serve Electrical, Automation, Pipe, Valve, and Fittings products, Steam, Lighting, Industrial Controls, and Instrumentation Industries. The Kendall Group is a 100% employee-owned company. Kendall offers a great opportunity for a rewarding career.
Why The Kendall Group?
Our employee ownership model is the core of who we are. You will not only own part of the company, but you will own your future. At Kendall, you'll have opportunities to learn and grow while being coached and mentored along the way. We're that company where people stay! We're proud to say that more than 60% of our associates have more than 5 years of tenure, and more than 40% have greater than 10 years. At Kendall, you will be valued and supported, your ideas will be heard, your voice will matter, and you'll work alongside incredible people who care about your success.
Reporting to the Sales Manager, the Account Representative is a key member of the GLAS sales team. This role is responsible for prospecting new accounts and growing existing customer accounts that are not actively managed. This is a proactive sales role requiring this person to cold call potential new customers and regularly contact existing customers through phone calls and other communication methods. This will include engaging with the customer in a friendly and polite manner, assessing the customer's needs, answering customer questions, and being knowledgeable of GLAS products and services.
Exciting work you will do:
The essential duties and responsibilities of the Account Representative position will consist of, but are not limited to, the following:
Reach out to current or potential customers to sell Kendall Group or GLAS products using various forms of communication, including phone calls, email, etc.
Close sales, provide exceptional customer service, and become an intricate component of our progressive team environment
Own and develop opportunities passed on from marketing, inside sales, outside sales, national accounts, or other internal sources
Increase orders by suggesting related items or alternate products explaining features and benefits, and checking customer's buying history
Manage estimation of quotes, answer questions about products, credit terms, warranties, and delivery expectations
Work cross-functionally with marketing and product expert teams to provide customers with relevant marketing material and support
Act as a liaison between various Kendall Group or GLAS resources to ensure timely resolution of all account issues, including but not limited to, project delays, warranty and repair issues
Keep CRM and sales execution systems up to date with account, contact and opportunity pipeline information
Respond to incoming calls, faxes, and e-mail messages from internal and external customers in a prompt manner
Stay knowledgeable on current, new and evolving product offerings
Maintain quality service by adhering to Kendall Group policies, procedures, and standards
Perform other duties as assigned
Competencies you possess:
Results, Action Oriented
Accountability and Responsibility
Understanding Others, Listening
Teamwork and collaboration
What you'll need:
Work Experience: 2 years' of tele-sales or inside selling experience
Required Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of skills and experience
Analytics/Computer Skills: Experience working with MS Office; Ability to learn new software; Ability to decide which products to focus on and how best to reach customers
Organization Skills: Highly organized and detail-oriented; ability to multi-task and shift priorities as needed; ability to work in fast-paced, continuously evolving environment
Cross-functional skills: Ability to work well cross-functionally; provides excellent internal and external customer service
Communication Skills: Strong interpersonal communications, problem solving, organizational and written/verbal communication skills
Physical, Mental and Visual Skills: 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 disability to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. The employee must be able to stand, walk, and climb stairs.
Physical Environment: Normal office environment
Qualifications we prefer but don't require:
Work Experience: Previous sales experience working in the electrical industry, preferably in distribution; inside selling experience with a related product line, or with end users in an industrial or technical environment
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The Kendall Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, military status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.