Sales Representative – Iowa City, IA

Website MetroWireCable Metro Wire & Cable

About Metro Wire & Cable Company:

Metro Wire & Cable is one of the nation’s top 150 electrical distributors. We provide warehousing, supply chain, and delivery services of wire and cable products for a broad spectrum of markets. These markets include public utilities, electrical contractors, wind farm developers, commercial and industrial HVAC industries, traffic signal and airport lighting contractors, Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) and the security industry. Metro Wire was founded in Detroit, Michigan in 1976 and then went on to establish its southeast Regional Distribution Center in Atlanta, Georgia in 1981, and then it’s Midwest Regional Distribution Center in Iowa City, Iowa in 2008. The company is now headquartered in Sterling Heights, Michigan and maintains extensive inventories tailored specifically to customer requirements at each location.

We are looking for a highly motivated and driven Sales Representative for our Midwest Regional Distribution Center in Iowa City, IA.

Responsibilities:

  • Phone solicitation including cultivating new accounts and follow-up calls to maintain customer contact
  • Personal customer contact during working hours and possibly evenings, special events and weekends (ex. off-site visitation, lunches, dinners, entertainment and sporting events)
  • Spot purchasing and/or expediting, if needed
  • Preparation of quotes and sales orders in accordance with Metro Wire & Cable policies and procedures
  • Obtaining and delivering the product to customers, as required
  • Mailing and delivering literature, samples and other promotional items
  • Providing assistance to other salesperson’s accounts, when necessary
  • Participation in marketing and product knowledge programs
  • Attending all sales meetings, and individually preparing materials for sales meetings as assigned
  • Completion of Metro Wire & Cable Wire Training Class and other continued learning
  • Utilizing Metro Wire & Cable Customer Relationship Management software and updating information in accordance with Metro Wire & Cable policies and procedures
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • A minimum education of a high school diploma, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Previous, proven sales and customer service experience (3+ years)
  • Electrical distribution / wire & cable industry experience preferred but not required
  • Proficient computer literacy (MS Office including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Familiarity with CRM platforms
  • Ability to build rapport with clients
  • Positive, professional and outgoing demeanor is crucial as this candidate will interface with customers often
  • Outstanding organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Relationship management skills and openness to feedback
  • Highly motivated, results driven individual
  • Excellent administrative proficiency and customer service skills
  • Ability to pass a pre-employment background check and drug screening

Why Work at Metro Wire & Cable?

  • Negotiable base salary (typically base starts at $40,000/year) plus competitive, industry leading monthly commission
  • 6-month and annual bonus structure
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Vacation / PTO
  • 401(k) and Profit-Sharing programs
  • Company paid life insurance policy
  • Company-wide trips every 5 years

Schedule:

  • Full-time, Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
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