Counter/Inside Salesperson

Granite City Electric Supply
West Haven
Jan 23, 2018
Feb 10, 2018
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Granite City Electric Supply Company is the area's premier electrical distributor serving electrical contractors as well as residential, commerical and industrial customers for over 90 years. With 27 branches covering Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Connecticut, we are proud to be the largest regional independent electrical supply company and the official distributor of electrical supplies to the Boston Red Sox.


As a Granite City Counter/Inside Salesperson you will service customers by taking, entering and filling orders acccurately and quickly, you'll gain product and sales knowledge while becoming more proficient with GCE's other departments, systems and procedures. You will generate sales for GCE by providing customer service excellence, value-added service and solutions for our new and existing customers.

Essential Functions:

* Communicate with Customers on the phone and in person, fill orders and transfers accurately and quickly.

* Enter stock, special, direct and back orders as required by Customers.

* Maintain Customer Sales area in a clean and organized manner.

* Help to stock shelves and keep organized in such a way to facilitate fast and accurate order filling.

* Display and stock material in counter area and show room. Participate in promotions, Counter days and specials as they occur.

* Attend classes and meetings as required to gain product knowledge or to improve sales skills.

* Participate in processes and programs aimed at promoting a safe work environment.

* Responsible for general upkeep, cleanliness and appearance of our facilities.

* Actively support promotions.

* Strong customer service skills essential

* Excellent communication skills

* Good math and computer skills; experience with Eclipse software a plus

* Able to adapt quickly to changes

* Able to handle pressure and multiple tasks

* Ability to lift up to 70 lbs

* Ability to push/pull up to 70 lbs

* Ability to walk/stand up to 8 hours daily

* Proven track record for dependability

* Adaptability / flexibility / willing to change & adjust with business conditions


Position Requirements:

* Actively communicate within and outside the branch with co-workers, external and internal customers

* Works with a sense of urgency

* Provide support to Manager in inventory control functions, stock maintenance, credits and defectives

* Provide information to customers regarding products, pricing, services and non-stock merchandise

* Provide support to the Branch Manager in the transferring, warehousing, receiving and shipping of stock and special material

* Interact with Vendor's and their Representatives

* Offer Customers solutions that may lead to sales opportunities

* Help generate sales opportunities

* Perform other work as assigned

Education and/or Experience:

* High School diploma or equivalent preferred

* Previous electrical distribution experience preferred

* Business, construction or electrical industry exposure preferred

Granite City offers competitive wages, great benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, STD/LTD, 401k, vacation, holiday, sick and more! Join our team and work among the best in the industry!

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. SDL2017