Product Specialist

US-AL-Pelham
3 weeks ago
Job ID
2017-23821
Business Unit
Waterworks
Job Post Category
Sales
Remote Position?
No
Position Type
Full-Time

Company Overview

About Core & Main

 

Core & Main (www.coreandmain.com) is one of North America’s largest distributors of water, sewer, storm, fusible piping and fire protection infrastructure products that serves the needs of both contractors and municipalities in all aspects of the water, wastewater, clean water, landfill, energy, and fire protection industries. Core & Main operates more than 246 branches serving North America, the Caribbean and international markets. The company provides localized, customer-driven services including jobsite delivery, will call or direct-ship options, diversified logistics and innovative solutions that contribute to its customers' success.

Job Description & Qualifications

Job Summary

Partner with sales to provide expertise and answer questions regarding products and services. Demonstrate how product/services can solve customer issues and create sales opportunities. This position requires operation of a Company Vehicle or a Personal Vehicle and such operation is done consistently more than 20% of the average work week. If selected for this position, HD Supply will run a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report. A requirement of this position is an acceptable MVR report.

 

Major Tasks, Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities

  • Develops strategic relationships with vendors in the following areas: negotiations, pricing, terms of sale, freight, and rebates.
  • Develops new product from concept to implementation.
  • Forecasts, prospects and bids for new business, customers, markets and additional service opportunities.
  • Provides field training and consultation to sales personnel on product information.
  • Promotes and reinforces business image as a total solutions provider. 

Nature and Scope

  • Demonstrates skill in data analysis techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information, inconsistencies/anomalies in more complex research/data.
  • Nature of work requires increasing independence; receives guidance only on unusual complex problems or issues. Work review typically involves periodic review of output by supervisor and/or direct "customers" of the process.
  • May provide general guidance/direction to or train junior level support personnel or professional personnel. 

Work Environment

  • Requires intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, stooping, climbing, lifting and maneuvering material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward.
  • Typically in a comfortable environment but with regular exposure to factors such as temperature extremes, moving machinery, loud noise, and fumes, which may cause noticeable discomfort.
  • Typically requires overnight travel more than 50% of the time. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be eighteen years of age
  • Must pass the Drug Test
  • Must pass the Background Check
  • Must pass pre-employment tests if applicable 

Education and Experience

  • Typically requires BS/BA in related discipline. Generally 2-5 years of experience in related field; certification is required in some areas OR MS/MA and generally 2-4 years of experience in related field. Certification is required in some areas.

     

 

Preferred Qualifications & Job Specific Details

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of Automatic Meter Reading Technology (sensus preferred) or field maintenance of technology/software.
  • Experience in contract negotiation.
  • Knowledge of customer business needs.

 

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