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Inside Sales Representative II

Overview
BlueLinx Corporation is a leading distributor of building products, serving approximately 11,500 customers nationwide including independent dealers, industrial customers, manufactured housing producers and home improvement centers from our distribution centers in North America. Headquartered in Atlanta, BlueLinx operates its distribution business from sales centers in Atlanta and Denver and offers more than 10,000 products from over 750 suppliers. A career at BlueLinx will provide an opportunity for challenge and advancement. Our goal is to create an environment where all employees can excel, grow and perform to their highest potential, providing value and service to our customers. For additional information about the company, please visit us on the web at www.BlueLinxCo.com.
Position Purpose Summary:
Serves as a mid-level inside sales representative for new and existing accounts through inbound and outbound telephone calls. Facilitates all aspects of the sales process to include identifying new opportunities; developing sales solutions; closing sales opportunities; negotiating pricing; providing outstanding customer service and follow-up. Partners with outside sales to ensure sales efforts are maximized and opportunities uncovered.
Responsibilities
Understands the company's vision, mission, and strategy; understands business unit objectives and sets/accomplishes individual performance goals accordingly.
Monitors results and identifies trends impacting Key Performance Areas €“ inventory performance, customer service, supplier performance, supply chain costs, etc.; develops, communicates, and implements corrective action plans as necessary.
Works with manager and other team members to improve replenishment processes, with focus on increasing time spent on proactive planning for future results while minimizing daily reactive work.
Responsible for application and on-going maintenance of all JDA system parameters associated with inventory replenishment and load building.
Provides proactive communication of variances to plan/goal to immediate Manager, Sales, and Product Management.
Identifies and implements process improvements with suppliers and internal customers, with input and guidance from Manager.
Actively seeks input and guidance from Sales and Product Management to ensure team is focused on addressing current business issues and working toward common business goals.
Works with manager, Logistics and Product Management to control logistics and ordering costs (i.e., inbound freight, minimum order size, etc.) impacting margin.
Qualifications
Working knowledge of fundamentals of supply chain with emphasis in supply planning. Strong technical skills required for data mining/query/database data warehouse applications. Excellent collaboration, planning/organization, analytical and problem solving skills. Process improvement experience required. Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite Software and relevant tools / technology.
Years of experience: 5-7+ years experience preferred with BS / BA; 3-5 years experience with MS / MA / MBA.

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