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Outside Sales Representative

Location: Carol Stream
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Richards Building Supply, a full-service, family-owned building supply center located in Rock Island, IL is currently looking for an experienced Outside Sales Representative with a professional, energetic, and creative demeanor for the Carol Stream, IL market.

In this position you will build and manage customer relationships with a variety of clientele. It's an opportunity to run your own business without all the risks of ownership.

You will need to bring enthusiasm, strong "sales hunting" skills, with a background in sales in the building materials industry.


  • Competitive base salary with industry leading commission program.
  • 20 PAID DAYS OFF (includes PTO, Holidays and Family Focused Company Closure between Christmas and New Years).
  • Bonus Incentive program as well as Holiday bonuses and other bonus opportunities!
  • Competitive Hourly Rate with great OT potential during peak season hours.
  • Flexible work/life balanced hours, home every night and typical schedule Monday-Friday 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
  • Significant employer contributions towards monthly premiums for Medical, Dental, Vision, Group Life and Short Term Disability Benefit
  • Additional Voluntary benefit options available including Long Term Disability coverage, Accidental Injury, Critical Illness and Cancer plans as well as additional Life and AD& D benefit policies.
  • 401K program with a best in industry company match.
  • Opportunity for career advancement
  • Family owned, operated and focused company!
    Responsibilities Include:
  • Engage and develop relationships with prospective customers and build a self-sustaining network of clients.
  • Extensive experience and knowledge of lumber is a MUST.
  • Assist customers in the credit application process.
  • Respond to inquiries with accurate pricing, inventory, and delivery information
  • Perform other responsibilities as needed.
  • Utilize sales reports and other data to recognize sales opportunities in customer buying patterns.
  • Make cold calls to prospective customers.
  • Follow sales leads and scheduling appointments with prospective customers.
  • Follow up with customers and provide solutions, should a service concern arise.
  • Provide training to customers and their teams on various product lines and services.
  • Connecting with customers to ensure that past due bills are paid and collect payments when necessary.
    Additional Duties:
  • Cultivate, develop and conserve sales and business with new and existing customers.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail which includes: maintaining full, complete, accurate and detailed sales records of all sales activities and have them available for inspection.
  • Timely follow up on quotations submitted to customers.
  • Meet or exceed minimum sales budget.
  • Preserve and safeguard Company's Confidential Information.
  • Stay informed on new products in the industry.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Most importantly, the ability to work in a team atmosphere.

    Richards Building Supply is a wholesale building material distributor serving 12 states with over 60 locations! As a family owned, operated and focused company, Richards Building Supply has spent the last 40 years building a thriving and profitable organization, as well as invaluable business relationships. Richards stocks a comprehensive line of products such as residential and commercial roofing, siding, windows, decking, soffit, doors, molding, rainware, cabinets, and more!

    Learn more about us here:

    Richards Building Supply believes in hiring military veterans at any level for any position. We know your service trained you in many of the areas we value, such as; leadership, teamwork, performance, integrity, and safety. If your experience matches our requirements, we want you to apply today.

    It's more than a job, it is your Career! Submit your resume today to join our exciting and growing family.

Keywords: RICHARDS BUILDING SUPPLY, Carol Stream , Outside Sales Representative, Other , Carol Stream, Illinois

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