Company: Border States
Posted on: July 8, 2019
Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and
challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which
means you're empowered to make decisions, find solutions and
receive rewards for your hard work.
This position will be located in: Farmington,
- Performs takeoffs of bids and pricing functions that could
include products such as motor control centers, motor drives,
control components, fixtures, lighting, lamps, dimming systems,
switchgear, duct systems, apparatus and specialty equipment.
Provides input and market intelligence, as required.
- Utilizes senior level knowledge and experience to make judgment
and discretionary decisions to determine what product
specifications, applications, and pricing are necessary for a
specific project. Proactively work with engineers and customers to
meet their changing business needs and resolve issues.
- Provides guidance and may participate in the completion of the
quotation process for each assigned project. May place orders and
hold orders on secured projects, prepare submittal drawings, and
release hold orders after submittal approval.
- May obtain orders and provide sales support for the BSE outside
sales force. Provides customers with timely follows-up on
specialized or technical inquiries and requests. Develops
quotations and requests bid/performance bonds for customers within
company profit objectives and guidelines.
- Consistently provides responsive, quality service to our
customers. Actively participates in coordinating, analyzing, and
acting upon information and feedback of customer needs, pricing,
products, competition, and procedures.
- May provide guidance in purchasing functions, product
evaluations and code descriptions, inventory management, pricing
development, and other related services.
- Coordinates with BSE staff to resolve customer-billing issues
resulting from errors in the quotations process, pricing, shipping,
deliver or other customer service/credit areas.
- Attends sales meetings and training programs, as required.
Participates in sales meetings and trade shows, as needed.
- This position requires the ability to lift over 20 lbs. on an
occasional basis, and/or move up to 0 - 20 lbs. on a constant
basis. This position may require frequent standing and/or walking
and or constant sitting. These physical requirements must be met
with or without accommodation.
- Minimum of a business or trade degree preferred or the
equivalent in work experience.
- Minimum of four years of prior customer service, quotation or
sales experience with strong knowledge of electrical products and
- Strong technical ability to understand electrical systems and
product applications with prior electrical distribution experience
- Technical ability to read blueprints preferred.
- Comprehensive knowledge of product lines and applications,
alternate product substitutes and supplier pricing policies
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication,
reading, and customer service skills are preferred with the ability
to effectively plan and organize.
- Ability to read, write and speak English preferred.
- Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft
Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Internet, email and SAP
enterprise resource planning software.
Border States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution
industry with over 100 locations in 22 states. Our employee-owners
are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in
demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the
largest independent electrical distributors in the United States
providing products and services to the construction, industrial and
utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package
and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is
a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the
dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management
and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels
of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond
quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their
roles in the success of the company and care about customers'
needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do.
We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has
specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse
needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to
outperform all others.
As a Border States employee-owner, you're responsible for living
our mission, service philosophy and service standards.
Border States provides value to our customers by delivering
innovative product and supply chain solutions.
We earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs
and adding value to everything we do.
Border States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive,
and engaged .
Join an experienced team at one of the largest electrical
distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?
Equal Opportunity For All
It's not just the law. It's something we've believed in since our
founding. We value the diversity of all of our employee-owners and
will always be an equal opportunity employer.
Drug Free/Smoke Free workplace
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