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Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from business directories, industry ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites, and other sources.
Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders, or talks with customers on sales floor or by phone.
Displays or demonstrates product, using samples or catalog, and emphasizes salable features.
Quotes prices and approve credit terms. Prepares sales contracts for orders obtained and provide organized follow-up on all quotes.
Estimates date of delivery to customer, based on knowledge of own firm's production and delivery schedules.
Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.
Works with inside sales representatives to keep account activities and literature up to date.
Tracks stock levels.
Coordinates customer training.
Enters new customer data and other sales data for current customers into computer database.
Develops and maintains relationships with purchasing contacts.
Investigates and resolves customer problems with deliveries.
Attends trade shows and active participant in Home Builders Association and remain current in maintaining a full understanding of materials used in industry.
About The Lester Group, Inc.:
The Lester Group is a diverse company that was founded by George Tilden Lester in 1896 in Martinsville. The Lester Group’s primary interests are in lumber products and real estate development in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina. Our holdings include five full service building materials stores serving the needs of professional builders, contractors, remodelers and homeowners in five major Virginia markets. The company also has a rigorous residential and commercial real estate portfolio and over 18,000 acres of timberland and a door manufacturing plant.