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Are you an ambitious, independent, individual with a competitive drive that has a proven track record of developing new and nurturing lasting business relationships?
 
If so we need to talk to you.  Pella Windows & Doors, an innovative, dynamic, growing company is now looking for a Residential Architectural Consultant for the northern New Jersey area.  We need a confident, persuasive individual who is focused on precision and thrives on a challenge.  We provide independence and an exciting, fast paced and fun work environment.  We look for you to provide a competitive drive, an outgoing nature, and the will to be the best sales representative in the industry.
 
We offer:
  • Competitive salary plus commission-based compensation, with opportunity to earn a great income
  • Use of smartphone, laptop computer and product samples
  • Full Benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K
  • Quality engineered product solutions that are unmatched in the construction industry
  • Excellent Training programs and career development opportunities
  • Reputation of the Pella Brand
    Job Responsibilities:
  • Develop long lasting relationships with architects and trade organizations
  • Capture new business relationships through networking, referrals and face-to-face meetings
  • Partner with clients to help them grow their business
  • Continually strives for 100% “Very Satisfied” business partners
Position Summary:  The outside Residential Architectural Consultant is charged with developing long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with architects, designers, engineers, and professional trade organizations. They are also responsible for generating architectural project specifications, sales lead hand-offs, and continuing educations opportunities while achieving maximum market penetration.
 
Principal DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following, but not limited to:
 
  • Coordinate, promote and advance the visibility and presence of the Pella product lines while maintaining a continual awareness of activity or news in the architectural and construction-related community.  Actively represent Pella Windows & Doors at company-sponsored events, at professional group’s invitations to discuss and/or present Pella products, at trade association meetings, and at consumer home shows to promote Pella products. Actively involved in CSI, AIA, ALA, and other relevant trade/industry bodies.
  • Establish a business plan that compiles lists of target architectural accounts for use as a core group that the consultant meets with regularly and develops specifications.  Makes outbound follow-up calls to potential and existing architectural firms by telephone and email to qualify leads and projects.
  • Able to present product demonstrations, accurately read, interpret and take-off blueprints, and to use electronic software and systems (CRM, PQM, MSOffice, etc.) to quote products and manage accounts that focus on remodeling, new construction residential, and commercial projects.
  • Present Lunch and Learn educational programs to architects, engineers, general contractors, building owners, and building managers.
 
Pella Corporation is an innovative leader in creating a better view for homes and businesses by designing, testing, manufacturing and installing quality windows and doors for new construction, remodeling and replacement applications.  Founded in 1925, Pella is a family-owned and professionally managed privately-held company, known for its history of innovation, making outstanding products, providing quality service and delivering on customer satisfaction.  Headquartered in Pella, Iowa, the company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity, and practicing environmental stewardship.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Post-offer background check and drug screen required.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
 
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:
Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.
 
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.   Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
 
 
MATHEMATICAL AND/OR TECHNICAL SKILLS
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as, discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds using proper lifting techniques.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
 
While performing the duties of this job must have valid driver’s license and must have vehicle for transporting yourself, computer, projector, samples and/or literature from home office to office’s in and around area of coverage.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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