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Are you a driven, independent, self-starter who constantly strives to be number one and has a stimulating impact on everyone you meet?
 
If so we need to talk to you.  Pella Corporation, an innovative, dynamic, growing company is now looking for an Associate Retail Sales Consultant for our Sales Subsidiaries in the Chicagoland area.  We need a confident, outgoing individual who is self-disciplined and thrives on a challenge.  We provide an opportunity to learn 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 learn to be the best sales representative in the industry.
 
The Associate Retail Sales Consultant role is designed to prepare an individual for a position as an outside Retail Sales Consultant after 6-12 months (time frame may vary depending on the specific candidate and the availability of sales rep positions).  The Associate Retail Sales Consultant will report directly to the Sales Manager, and will spend the majority of his/her time in one of the Window and Door Showrooms. Showroom location may vary and rotating Saturday coverage is required.
 
We offer:
  • Competitive compensation
  • Use of Smartphone, laptop computer and product samples
  • Full Benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K and Profit Sharing plans
  • Quality engineered product solutions that are unmatched in the Window and Door industry
  • Excellent training programs and career development opportunities
  • Reputation of the Pella Brand
Job Responsibilities:
  • Displays and/or demonstrates product in Showrooms and/or consumer home shows, using samples or catalogs, emphasizing features and benefits of Pella products.
  • Answers and accurately directs customer calls for both internal and external customers by asking leading questions and pre-qualifying. Sets proper customer expectations regarding the Retail Replacement process.
  • Qualifies call-in and walk-in customers by using the Consumer Profile sheet to obtain detailed information to set sales appointments for Outside Sales Consultants.
  • Completes opportunity recovery phone calls to dead opportunities in an effort to generate sales.
  • Become proficient in the use of PQM, ACE, Microsoft Outlook, all office equipment and processes related to sales operations.
  • Gain experience with field measurement and installation techniques, practices and policies.
  • When possible, ride along with sales consultants on appointments and become familiar with the in-home sales process including PQM pricing, use of financing options, use of POT process, and closing techniques.
  • Must successfully complete the Pella Corp. Professional Sales Training and any local workshops as they become available.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University; or 1 to 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Individual’s motor vehicle record must also comply with company requirements
 
Pella Corporation, Headquartered in Pella, IA, 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.  The company is committed to incorporating new technologies, increasing productivity and practicing environmental stewardship.
 
Apply today at www.pella.com/careers and learn about the position and available locations! 
  
Pella Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Smoke Free Environment.  Post-offer background check and post-offer drug screen required.
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.  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.

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