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Showroom Sales

Company: GMS
Location: Williamsburg
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

GMS is the leading North American distributor of gypsum wallboard, acoustical ceiling products and other specialty building materials. Founded in 1971, GMS now operates a network of more than 250 distribution centers nationwide. For more information about GMS, visit www.gms.com or any one of our subsidiary company websites.

Summary of Position:

The primary function of the Commonwealth Building Materials, Inc. Showroom Sales position is responsible for increasing sales, market share and customer satisfaction by working with the customers. This individual will demonstrate product knowledge and arrange product displays to enhance the customer buying experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ability to learn company distribution system to enter orders
  • Develop product knowledge to assess needs an recommend solutions to customer needs
  • Assist in maintaining, organizing, and replenishing merchandise in store
  • Assisting with inventory and quoting jobs for customers
  • Build relationships with customers
  • Retrieve orders at the sales counter and over the phone
  • Excellent customer service skills and professional attitude
  • Emphasize product/service features and benefits, quote prices, discuss credit terms, and prepare sales order forms and/or reports
  • Complete sales orders and tender cash sales

Other Competencies:

  • Ability to self-manage, show initiative and be proactive
  • Communicate professionally, both verbally and in writing to coworkers and customers
  • Successful sales experience
  • Purchasing and inventory experience
  • Effective team player and leader with strong communication skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of construction industry and building materials strongly preferred

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred, but Not Required
  • Minimum 3 years of successful sales experience
  • Effective team player and leader with strong communication skills
  • Experience in and knowledge of construction industry and building materials
  • Ability to self-manage, lead others, and show strong initiative

Physical Demands:

  • Occasionally, will move about inside the office to access files, office machinery, etc.
  • Must be able to operate basic office machinery
  • Must be able to communicate with team and management and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Must be able to communicate with management and coworkers and be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

Mental Demands:

  • Must be able to manage stress depending on customer's deadline
  • Must be able to multitask
  • Must be able to quickly communicate solutions if problems occur
  • Must be able to demonstrate a high degree of sound judgement

Company Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability & Life Insurance
  • 401k
  • Paid holidays & vacation days

This job description is subject to change at any time.

Launch your career with a national building materials distributor and discover opportunities for growth and advancement. Our people have the independence and authority to make a difference. We invest in relationships, and every person is important. Our highest priority is serving others. We passionately pursue a safe work environment along with a relentless focus on operational excellence. We believe you can never go wrong doing the right thing.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Keywords: GMS, Newport News , Showroom Sales, Other , Williamsburg, Virginia

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