Inside Sales Representative
Cargill - Houston, TX

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Cargill Ferrous International (CFI) beginnings date back to 1832, when C. Tennant, Sons and Company began as a merchandiser of various commodities. Cargill, Incorporated acquired C. Tennant, Sons and Company as a wholly owned subsidiary in 1972. The subsidiary became a department of Cargill in 1986 and was renamed Cargill Ferrous International to focus on ferrous raw materials and steel related products. Today, CFI is a leading trader, distributor and provider of risk management solutions serving the global ferrous industry. Our mission is to provide liquidity and risk management solutions for our partners including mines, scrap-yards, steel producers and steel consumers.

Cargill Metals has an exciting opportunity for an

Inside Sale Representative

(ISR) located in Houston, TX. The roles and responsibilities associated with the ISR are designed to maintain and strengthen the customer relationships managed by Cargill Metals outside sales reps. Responsibilities include:

Act as an advocate for our customers and collaborate with other departments to ensure the customer receives the correct product, on time and at the correct cost.

Support business management directives and decisions.

Coordinate sales among the sales team, customers and extended teams as appropriate.

Maintain excellent internal and external customer relationships.

Principal Accountabilities:
40% - Customer Support - Support customer accounts by establishing relationships, clarifying needs, managing the process with customers to accurately forecast needs, effectively work with clients in problem/resolution situations, and following up on customer claims and new product inquiries.

30% - Order Management- Entering and expedite orders from the field, verify pricing, assuring accuracy of orders and monitoring deliveries.

15% - Sales Management Support - Develop strategies for territory accounts. Call customers proactively to investigate new opportunities and solicit orders

15% - Administrative Tasks - Keep accurate customer/territory records such as forecasts, customer profiles, customer specs, purchase orders, and maintain a daily log of selling activities, price quotes and conversations with customers.


Required Skills:
High School Diploma

Previous background in sales, sales support or customer service in manufacturing/industrial environment

Strong communication skills-both written and verbal, interpersonal and leadership skills

Willing to travel 5% of time for customer visits and/or training

Self-motivated, analytical and problem solving skills

Demonstrated ability to think and act independently, take initiative when appropriate

Ability to be a team player

Efficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Ability to adapt to new computer programs/systems

Ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities with sense of urgency and problem solve appropriately

Ability to adapt and respond quickly to environmental changes - including responsibilities shift

Preferred Skills:
Bachelor degree

Previous experience in the steel industry, preferable flat-rolled steel in the Southwest

Experience w/ eStelplan

Experience w/ JDE

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



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