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Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas Sales Coordinator in Little Rock, Arkansas

Salary Range

$45,200 - $81,500 a year

Overview

Sales Coordinator

Little Rock, AR, USA

Utility Sales

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. (AECI) Utility Sales & Services is an organization with a rich history and a bright future. As a leader in the energy industry, we look to our employees to help us grow, change and provide electric utility infrastructure material and equipment to our 17 electric distribution cooperative member owners and numerous electric utilities in a five-state area.

A Sales Coordinator coordinates inside sales and service activities involving receipt and preparation of customer orders, manufacturer purchase orders, customer quotations and resolution of customer service problems. In this position, you will be given the opportunity to work alongside peers who are versatile, enthusiastic, and continuing to strive to push AECI and our mission forward.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares accurate price quotations and bids as requested by customers. Obtains stock pricing from AS400, and/or non-stock pricing from manufacturer and/or agent. Collaborates with Supervisor and/or Sales Manager regarding strategy and profit margin.

  • Prepares and enters regular customer orders with careful attention to assigned stock numbers, item descriptions, pricing, customer numbers, PO number for orders received by email, telephone, mail and from field sales representatives.

  • Accurately prepares and enters direct-shipped purchase orders.

  • Assists field sales representatives in maintaining personal contact with customers. Assists field sales rep with problem solving.

  • Communicates and strategizes with Managers of Purchasing and Logistics regarding stock pricing and transportation requirements.

  • Acts as backup to sales coordinator personnel when any of the coordinators are away from their assigned work area.

  • Provides assistance on special projects and assignments outside of assigned account responsibility.

  • Maintains legible customer files that includes at a minimum; original quote request, quote response, copy of non-stock or blanketed pricing and documented customer correspondence.

  • Promotes AECI Utility Sales division and department brand. Communicates professionally with all customers with an understanding of our unique cooperative business model and the seven Cooperative Principles.

  • Takes initiative to learn and expand knowledge of electric utility infrastructure materials and their application. Assists Supervisor and Manager-Sales with training less experienced sales personnel.

  • Handles stress effectively and works well with others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Excellent written, verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, SharePoint, etc.)

  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, and management.

  • Proactive, flexible, independent, detail oriented, and a problem solver.

Minimum Experience Required

  • Sales Coordinator I: No sales experience required

  • Sales Coordinator II: Minimum 2 years’ sales experience required

  • Sales Coordinator III: Minimum 4 years’ sales experience required

  • Senior Sales Coordinator: Minimum 6 years’ sales experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some college or college degree preferred

  • Knowledge of electric utility distribution system and infrastructure materials

Benefits

  • 2 Retirement Plan Options

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • 9 Paid holidays

  • Educational assistance

  • Paid time off accrual

  • Short-term disability

  • Long-term disability

  • Free & confidential Employee Assistance Program

EEO/AA/M/F/VETS/DISABLED

Should you elect to apply for this position, AECC/AECI will review your qualifications. If after reviewing the qualifications and experience of all applicants, your skills and credentials meet our needs, someone from our organization may contact you. Please be advised that the time required to complete the applicant review process typically takes between 30 and 90 days, but could extend beyond that. Once the position has been filled, all applicants will be notified via email.

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation and Arkansas Electric Cooperatives, Inc. are Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other protected category.

Job ID 2021-2373

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