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!
POSITION OVERVIEW: VW/Audi Specialist. This position will be vital in business development, building and maintaining customer relations between SSF (our sales and operational staff) with our customers, and intelligence gathering. This will ensure we are reaching sales objectives, as well as supporting the sales team. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Responsible for business development of SSF customer base and support of sales growth through organic growth and development of new customer business Review and analysis of all sales reporting to make recommendations to support of sales objectives and targets Visit and establish working relationships with SSF customers and serve as second point of contact after the assigned sales person Educate customers on new products, promotions, and tools to drive additional sales growth Report and resolve customers service related issues pertaining to sales, service, and product Work with Product Managers to enhance and improve existing product lines Prepare market evaluation reporting for evaluation of management team on marketing conditions, competition activities, promotions response, and opportunities for growth Keep records of all field call visits and results to current and potential customers Special projects as needed
REQUIREMENTS: 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 Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team based environment OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 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