Sales Associate - Penn State
Sales Associate Job in Lemont, PA
Job DescriptionJob SummaryWorks independently under close supervision, responsible for selling products and/or services to a group of clients and identify new and potential customers in order to reach the project profitability and billing levels within an assigned sales territory and/or account. Activities include: negotiation, sale, installation or delivery, and post-sale services. Responsible for securing and maintaining distribution of products and/or services and maintaining effective agreements.
MAJOR JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (List in order of importance)
Manage a sales territory on a focused account base. Work as part of a sales team dedicated to this account.
Prospect and establish new customers within this account by managing a sales pipeline and developing and delivering proposals to customers by illustrating VWR’s value proposition.
Sell consultatively, detailing products, determine customer needs and requirements, and make recommendations to both prospects and customers of the various solutions VWR can offer their business.
Work to develop strategic account business plans for achievement of sales growth and quota attainment.
Build and sustain relationships with customers and ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.
Manage VWR’s vast product portfolio and execute and implement sales and marketing strategies that you design.
Confident in providing and generating Quotations and handling customer returns or complaints.
Confident in pulling sales reports in order to have detailed conversations of sales activities, account performance and performance to forecast.
Work directly with local manufacturer representatives to develop and continually improve product knowledge, arrive at most favored pricing, and improve account profitability.
Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS (Education/Training, Experience and Certifications)
College Degree or equivalent experience required
Some Sales Experience Preferred
Business to Business or Distribution Sales Experience Preferred
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES (Those necessary to perform the job competently)
Excellent communication and team interaction skills, routinely interacting with customers, manufacturers, and VWR staff
Ability to carry on a business conversation with business owners and decision makers
Ability to handle difficult situations and interactions
Ability to work independently and successfully manage time and territory
Willingness to travel to customer locations
Computer Knowledge (Microsoft Office)
ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL EFFORT (Under Typical Positions)
Typically works in an office with adequate lighting and ventilation and a normal range of temperature and noise level
Work assignments are diversified. Examples of past precedent are used to resolve work problems.
New alternatives may be developed to resolve problems
A frequent volume of work and deadlines impose strain on routine basis
Minimal physical effort is required. Work is mostly sedentary but does require walking, standing, bending, reaching, lifting or carrying objects that typically weigh less than 10 lbs.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.
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