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Be part of a growing, successful company in an exciting and challenging field. Border States is 100% employee-owned, which means you’re empowered to make decisions, find solutions and receive rewards for your hard work. ResponsibilitiesPerforms takeoffs of bids and pricing functions that could include products such as motor control centers, motor drives, control components, fixtures, lighting, lamps, dimming systems, switchgear, duct systems, apparatus and specialty equipment. Provides input and market intelligence, as required.Utilizes senior level knowledge and experience to make judgment and discretionary decisions to determine what product specifications, applications, and pricing are necessary for a specific project. Proactively work with engineers and customers to meet their changing business needs and resolve issues.Provides guidance and may participate in the completion of the quotation process for each assigned project. May place orders and hold orders on secured projects, prepare submittal drawings, and release hold orders after submittal approval.May obtain orders and provide sales support for the BSE outside sales force. Provides customers with timely follows-up on specialized or technical inquiries and requests. Develops quotations and requests bid/performance bonds for customers within company profit objectives and guidelines.Consistently provides responsive, quality service to our customers. Actively participates in coordinating, analyzing, and acting upon information and feedback of customer needs, pricing, products, competition, and procedures.May provide guidance in purchasing functions, product evaluations and code descriptions, inventory management, pricing development, and other related services.Coordinates with BSE staff to resolve customer-billing issues resulting from errors in the quotations process, pricing, shipping, deliver or other customer service/credit areas.Attends sales meetings and training programs, as required. Participates in sales meetings and trade shows, as needed. This position requires the ability to lift over 20 lbs. on an occasional basis, and/or move up to 0 - 20 lbs. on a constant basis. This position may require frequent standing and/or walking and or constant sitting. These physical requirements must be met with or without accommodation.QualificationsMinimum of a business or trade degree preferred or the equivalent in work experience.Minimum of four years of prior customer service, quotation or sales experience with strong knowledge of electrical products and systems preferred.Strong technical ability to understand electrical systems and product applications with prior electrical distribution experience preferred.Technical ability to read blueprints preferred.Comprehensive knowledge of product lines and applications, alternate product substitutes and supplier pricing policies preferred.Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication, reading, and customer service skills are preferred with the ability to effectively plan and organize.Ability to read, write and speak English preferred.Prefer strong working knowledge of PC for Windows, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint), Internet, email and SAP enterprise resource planning software. Our HistoryBorder States is a leader in the electrical supply distribution industry with 95 locations in 18 states. Our employee-owners are second to none in delivering top-notch customer service and in demonstrating extra-ordinary people skills. We are one of the largest independent electrical distributors in the United States providing products and services to the construction, industrial and utility industries. Border States has a competitive benefit package and is a 100 percent employee-owned company. Employee-ownership is a significant part of our culture and our success stems from the dedication of our employee-owners. We practice open-book management and our employee-owners are empowered with clearly defined levels of authority to be innovative and decisive, allowing us to respond quickly to the needs of customers. Employee-owners understand their roles in the success of the company and care about customers’ needs, which drives our focus on adding value to everything we do. We recognize that not all customers are the same and each has specific requirements. Our employee-owners understand these diverse needs and have the commitment, resourcefulness and flexibility to outperform all others.ValuesAs a Border States employee-owner, you’re responsible for living our mission, service philosophy and service standards.MissionBorder States provides value to our customers by delivering innovative product and supply chain solutions.Service PhilosophyWe earn customer loyalty and confidence by caring about their needs and adding value to everything we do.Service StandardsBorder States employee-owners are competent, accurate, responsive, and engaged .Your careerJoin an experienced team at one of the largest electrical distributors in the United States. What are you waiting for?#BSEcareers .

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