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Spectra Sales Representative - Government/GSA - Tukwila, WA

Shaw Industries Seattle Full-Time
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Job Title

Spectra Sales Representative - Government/GSA - Tukwila, WA

Position Overview

A Spectra Sales Representative is responsible for daily sales calls on existing customers with emphasis on selling installed floor covering products and services. Representatives also present products/services to architects, designers, and other end users. You will work with clients to specify products and installation services for specific projects. You will develop, analyze and call on leads provided by sales management and other sources. Additionally, a Representative must continually prospect for viable new accounts while developing a key awareness of what is happening within their marketplace.

Responsibilities:

  • Actively prospect for and develop customers
  • Work with suppliers, architects, designers, building owners, facility management, contracting officers and general contractors to choose products that fit their budget
  • Cultivate relationships within this target market that has use for our products and services
  • Give presentations to all clients to educate them on flooring, installation and maintenance, providing specifics on how Spectra can be a value added choice on their projects
  • Representatives ensure that all of the appropriate system requirements and paperwork is accurate and are responsible for the profitability throughout the life of the project. This includes: contracts, change orders, purchase orders, quotes with material and labor pricing on projects, etc
  • Representatives work effectively with internal staff, such as scheduling, purchasing, and project coordinating to solve problems and ensure that the jobs are installed properly. They oversee how the projects are managed in the field in conjunction with all installation focused associates and subcontractors

Required Competencies:

Execute Action Plan

Initiate Action

Adapt and Change

Demonstrate Good Judgment

Building Trusting Relationships

Requirements:

  • A High School Diploma/GED is required.
  • Previous sales experience or building science/construction management or advanced commercial floor installation experience is desired
  • Previous military service and knowledge of military bases desired.
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a motorized vehicle.
  • Must be able to read and comprehend blueprints

Preferred:  A bachelor's degree in marketing, building science, construction management or business is preferred. Knowledge of the commercial floor covering industry and knowledge of commercial flooring products is preferred. Previous experience selling in a comparable industry to commercial flooring is preferred. Candidate already living within or familiar with the market territory preferred.

Work Shift

8 hour, day shift

Shaw is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a workplace free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, gender identity, or any other legally protected status.

 

Skills required

Business Development
Negotiation
Customer Service
Reduce Loss
Stock Merchandise
Operate Cash Register
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The world’s largest carpet manufacturer and a
leading floorcovering provider, Shaw Industries Group, Inc. is a vertically
integrated manufacturer that supplies carpet, hardwood, laminate, resilient,
tile & stone flooring products and synthetic turf to residential and
commercial markets worldwide. A wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway,
Inc. with more than $4.8 billion in annual sales and 23,000 associates, Shaw is
headquartered in Dalton, Georgia, with salespeople and/or offices located
throughout the US, as well as Australia, Canada, China, India, Mexico,
Singapore, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit 
www.shawfloors.com/about-shaw.

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