Sales Associate

  • ORGANIZATION
    O'Leary Paint
  • LOCATION
    Lansing, MI
  • SALARY
    $9.00 - $12.00 / Hour
summary
The Sales Associate works as part of a team of staff members focused on assisting our customers in need of various high quality paint products we offer in our stores. One of the primary goals of the position is to communicate with customers to determine their needs and use a strong knowledge of the products we offer to recommend the best solution to their paint product needs. 

As a family owned business, O’Leary Paint prefers to promote from within and their staff is very important to them. This is an environment where great work and excellent customer service are appreciated by both the owners and customers.


Position Responsibilities
• Meets or exceeds quotas and/or objectives with respect to sales volume (revenue); margins; business development (new accounts); and gallons sold.
• Prepares and organizes numeric and non-numeric records and data in digital and print formats, including contracts, activity reports, and expense reports.
• Collaborates with store managers to ensure satisfactory levels of customer service.
• Provides accurate project estimates with price quotes and terms of sale.
• Cultivates key prospects and long-term customer relationships. Develops new business by finding, qualifying, and closing revenue-generating leads.
• Promotes the fair resolution of customer issues, including those that pertain to product performance.
• Monitors and communicates customer credit and customer payments in accordance with credit terms and Company guidelines. 
• Supports marketing and promotional activities in the district.
• Participates in Company meetings, functions, and trainings as required as well as relevant professional organizations, associations, trade shows and conventions.
• Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Qualifications
• The completion of a high school diploma is preferred, but not required. 
• At least one to three years of relevant professional experience in the paint and/or coatings industry, construction, home improvement, durable goods retail or wholesale.    


Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Likes building long term relationships with customers.
• Recognizes and provides great customer service.
• Has a desire to make a difference.
• Can train on the job in a fast-paced environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge of principles and methods for providing customer service, including assessing the customer’s needs, meeting quality standards, and evaluating customer satisfaction.
• Ability to be self-motivated and work independently with minimal supervision.


Hiring Solutions LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Hiring Solutions LLC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.