INSIDE SALES REPRESENTATIVE - Schaumburg, IL
Olympic Steel, a leading national steel service center, is seeking a talented addition to our staff. We offer a competitive benefits package including medical / dental and 401(k).
Status: Full Time
The Inside Sales Representative is responsible for maintaining, growing and servicing existing and new accounts, proactively identifying sales opportunities for Outside Sales Representatives, creating opportunities to up-sell and cross-sell existing accounts, reactivating inactive accounts and identifying new account opportunities to establish strong, long-term relationships with customers. Must ensure high quality customer service to all external customers, execute on-time delivery according to customer expectations, inform customers of delivery set-backs and changes in order status while managing the order entry process, troubleshoot problems and rectify complaints and claims. Other responsibilities include developing individual quotes and contract pricing, expediting orders with short lead times or unusual requirements, ensuring correct inventory is in stock to support general sales, proactively identifying customer needs and advising customers of potential issues, and partnering with Outside Sales to develop marketing plans and strategies. The Inside Sales Rep will also set challenging sales targets and track progress against these targets, achieving all sales goals.
•Bachelor’s degree in related field is required and/or 3 plus years’ experience in a steel service center (commensurate sales experience)
•Outbound call-center experience a plus
•Prior steel industry and sheet fabrication experience and product knowledge preferred
•High energy, data analysis, business acumen and strong mathematical skills
•Strong telephone technique, excellent oral and written communication skills
•Strong computer skills (Lotus Notes, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
Qualified, interested candidates may submit applications below. Resumes will not be accepted without a complete application.
For Internal Applicants: Current Olympic Steel employees must meet minimum job qualifications, have a current performance rating of satisfactory or better and have completed at least 90 days of service in their current position. Some service time exceptions may apply.