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Automotive Sales Rep - West Haven, CT

Company: valspar
Location: Norwalk
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description WELCOME TO SHERWIN WILLIAMS Here, we believe theres not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, theres a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Well give you the space to share your strengths and we want you to show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show! Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. Job Description: The Sales Representative is responsible for developing sales in a specific geographic territory. Duties include prospecting for new business and making calls to existing and new customers for the purpose of selling Automotive Finishes products, which include Sherwin-Williams labeled automotive paint and associated products. Typical accounts include automotive body shops, production, and fleet shops. Responsibilities: Collect reliable customer/territory information and estimate individual customer potential. Conduct competitive product comparisons and identify current competitors strengths and weaknesses and S-Ws competitive advantage. Develop a strategy to grow sales and profits to key, potential, new and existing customers. Through the sales process, identify the customers needs and develop solutions to profitably grow sales. Develop a regular sales call schedule to ensure that the needs and expectations of the customer are met. Familiarize self with all products, including their application and preparation, in the Sherwin-Williams Automotive line. Utilize our Customer Retention Management System (CRM) to log all customer visits and track the progress of new accounts. Develop a daily and weekly pre-call strategy to ensure time is properly allocated. Conduct product demos to assist in selling/marketing of automotive refinishing products. Access product/technical information to support customers application requirements. Identify ways to strengthen the business relationship with customers. Maintain effective communication with sales manager on strategies and opportunities in marketplace. Adhere to company safety standards at all times. Additional duties as assigned. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: - Must be at least 18 years of age - Must have a valid driver's license - Must be legally authorized to work in country of employment without sponsorship for employment visa status - Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently and up to 100 lbs. on occasion - Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to effectively communicate and influence others - May work in areas where toxic, flammable, and hazardous materials are present MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: - High School Diploma or equivalent - Must have at least 2 years in customer service-related position - Minimum of 1 year in sales related position -Ability and willingness to travel as needed -Previous record of effective management with regard to expense control, sales management, and directing personnel - Must be able to operate a computer and have proficiency in Microsoft Office products - Basic math skills PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Sales experience in coatings, automotive, or a related field - Outside sales experience is strongly preferred - Bachelors Degree -Experience utilizing a Customer Retention Management System (CRM) to log customer visits and track the progress of new accounts - Previous experience conducting product demos to assist in the selling/marketing of products - Proficiency in developing a pre-call strategy to help ensure efficiency of time Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.

Keywords: valspar, New England , Automotive Sales Rep - West Haven, CT, Sales , Norwalk, Northeast

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