The Hillman Group

Outside Sales Assistant

US-NY-Middletown
8 months ago(4/5/2017 4:01 PM)
Requisition ID
2017-1677
# of Openings
1
Category (Portal Searching)
Sales

Overview

Assists Traditional Sales staff with new store sets, merchandising projects, covering open territories, New Product Van sales, and any other projects as directed by the Traditional Sales Business Manager.

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Responsibilities

1. Sales Support – Open territories and the New Products Van.
·         Provide sales support for the Traditional FSMs covering open territories.
·         Provide FSMs with support for the New Product Van sales and driving as requested.
·         Maintain professional business relationships.
·         Knowledge of Hillman products, programs, and sales/field operating procedures.
·         Travel as required.
 
2. Merchandising – Achieve Hillman merchandising standards.
·         Basic understanding of plan-o-grams, marketing concepts, and merchandising aids.
·         Maintains consistent presentation standards.
·         Identifies opportunities for the best use of retail space and merchandising opportunities.
·         Adapts to existing conditions and is flexible with changes.
 
3. Communications – Communicate effectively with Traditional Sales management team & sales representatives.
·         Communicates weekly with Business Manager and to assigned management staff.
·         Informs management staff of current activities and of any changes.
·         Responds promptly to all customer and management staff issues and concerns.
·         Maintains schedule as directed by the Business Manager, FSM or project manager.
 
4. Administration – Completes all administrative job requirements.
·         Maintains a monthly planner.
·         Completes all business reporting requirements.
·         Completes all expense reporting requirements.
·         Assists with any additional duties or projects as directed.
·         Meets all DOT driving requirements.
 
5. Safety – Incorporate safety into every aspect of how business is conducted.
·         Supports all safety polices/procedures as required by law and Company policy.
·         Conducts safety observations relating to job requirements and provides feedback to management.
·         Reports all safety incidents in a timely manner.
·         Knows and follows the corporate safety policies and procedures.
·         Provides and maintains a clean and safe work environment.

Qualifications

·         Three years related experience.
·         Working knowledge of merchandising systems and plan-o-grams.
·         Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) and Windows.
·         Strong presentation and sales negotiation skills.
·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers and Hillman sales reps and management.
·         Able to travel overnight frequently, up to 90% of the time.
·         Maintains a valid driver license.
 
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in business or the equivalent in education and experience.
 

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