Outside Lighting Specialist
Van Meter Industrial - Burlington, IA

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The Outside Lighting Specialist serves as a key interface and essential resource for our lighting customers. The position is responsible for providing estimates and blue print takeoffs with our lighting products for public bid jobs. The successful candidate will work closely with our customer base to help design and bid lighting projects. This individual will also be responsible for growing our lighting business with new customers and cultivating our relationship with lighting rep agencies across different markets. This position can be located in any one of our Burlington, Keokuk or Ottumwa branch offices.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Service the commercial and industrial establishment customer as well as contractors by providing projects or information on products or services
  • Manage both inbound and outbound sales communication both internally and externally
  • Assist customers with lighting product selection and application
  • Offer training for lighting software
  • Emphasize salable features, quote prices and credit terms, prepare sales orders for orders obtained
  • Provide customers with accurate stock and delivery information
  • Provide feedback on adequate stock levels
  • Build and maintain customer relationships
  • Review and analyze reports of business transactions
  • Provide sales data for new and existing customers for database entry
  • Work closely with Outside Sales Representatives to keep account activities and literature up to date
  • Responsible for oversight of sales of products to include purchasing from vendors, resolve customer problems, ensure delivery of order, etc.
  • Coordinate product returns
Required Skills
  • Customer Focused
  • Ability to proactively analyze, identify & then follow up to resolve discrepancies
  • Detailed-Oriented
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem solving skills
  • Self motivated
  • Drive for continuous improvement
  • Ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities with strict deadlines
  • Strong work ethic with a positive attitude
Required Experience
  • College degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years experience required
  • Microsoft Excel skills are essential
  • Knowledge of Eclipse preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills via phone, email and in person are required
  • Knowledge and experience with lighting products and distribution is preferred

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