SSF is the leading distributor of wholesale European auto parts in the nation, and we’re growing fast. Our team of doers makes us a great place to work, and we’re looking for more team players to help us keep growing!
If you are the kind of person that steps up to the plate, helps others to succeed, and coaches people to be their best, this may be the job for you. We offer a comprehensive health plan, a 401(k) savings plan, generous PTO/time off policy, always have opportunities for advancement, and the pay isn’t bad either! That’s why the guys and girls on our team recommend us to their friends and family, and stay on our team longer than most others in our industry.
Take some time to read about this job and what it requires, and if you think you’ve got what it takes, we want to hear from you!
This position will be vital in business development, reaching company and individual sales objectives and maintaining a profitable desk of business and relationships with our customers within the distribution market. Responsible for business development within assigned customer base, and development and support of sales growth of non-assigned customers, as needed Review all reporting, such as Variance Reports, to make adjustments as needed Development of new customer business Maintain daily, weekly, monthly call schedule and follow-up schedule Analyze and maintain volume on a per account basis Achieve net sales targets on a monthly basis Manage outbound freight, delivery and returns for customers, along with related expenses Educate customers on new products, promotions, and tools to drive additional sales growth Assist with phone order coverage for Sales Central customers, as well as overflow calls from group peers on an as-needed basis Work with Product Managers to enhance and improve existing product lines Special projects as needed
Extensive working knowledge and use of factory European Electronic Parts Catalogs; this position is very detail oriented A background in auto parts distribution is a significant plus, especially in the German and Swedish wholesale parts business Ability to multi-task, prioritize and resolve customer issues in a prompt and courteous manner Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure Ability to work with a team, as well as independently Valid California Driver's License Clean driving record, insurable by SSF under company policy Report any change in your personal status (driving, address, phone, marital, births, deaths) to Human Resources Work consistent with SSF Employee Handbook, guidelines, policies and procedures Maintain a professional attitude with all SSF employees, customers, vendors and visitors Answer telephones in professional and courteous manner Maintain a safe working environment Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team based environment Repetitive use of hands and arms Prolonged use of computer monitor Excellent listening and probing skills Bilingual in any language a plus Working proficiency in PC based communications, Internet, email, MS Office Use of AS400, and PC literate Attention to detail Good oral and written communication skills