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POST DATE 9/3/2016
END DATE 10/9/2016

Airgas Birmingham, AL

Company
Airgas
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
09390-1055
AJE Ref #
576081305
Location
Birmingham, AL
Job Type
Regular

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Airgas South, a subsidiary of Airgas,USA, LLC. the nations leading distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases and welding supplies, has an Inside Sales position open at our Tarrant, AL location.













JOB SUMMARY:







The Inside Sales Rep will act as a Sales Associate for our retail store by selling products to businesses and industrial customers. This position will also assist as a backup CDL Driver.







ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:



* Sells industrial, medical and specialty gases, welding supplies and related equipment to customers.

* Solicits sales with existing and potential customers and handles all associated paperwork to document those sales, quotes or other information which may need recording for future reference.

* Arranges for delivery of cylinders and hardgoods and maintains showroom displays.

* Assists customers with merchandise and loading and unloading cylinders.

* Demonstrates use of equipment and advises customers on equipment and materials needed and procedures to follow to complete tasks they wish to perform.

* Establish and maintain good customer relations and answers customer questions.

* Communicate in person and on the telephone with customers, providing information on cost, ordering and delivery times.

* Monitor customers needs and work with them to maintain proper hardgood and cylinder levels to minimize or eliminate emergency deliveries.

* Check accounts receivable status of accounts; talk with the salesman or credit department about past-due accounts and contact customer regarding payment as well as collect money as required.

* Physical receipt, checking and storage of delivered materials into the warehouse; performs inventory and handles distribution of all warehouse materials.

* Enforces policies for proper receipt, storage and distribution of materials; reviews invoices.

* Ensure all required paperwork is accurately completed; including coding, costing and pricing.

* Maintain neat, clean and professional personal appearance.

* Coordinate with purchasing department any product shortage or outages.

* Ensure all administrative and accounting related procedures are strictly observed.

* Ensure all safety rules are strictly observed.

* Deliver products to businesses, industrial, and medical gas customers intermittently







ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:



* Class A or B CDL with Hazmat and Airbrakes endorsements is a plus

* Operate forklift and other equipment as required.

* Assist with inventory, housekeeping, showroom displays, and demonstrations as required.

* Other duties and projects as assigned.



Qualifications





EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:



* High school diploma or equivalent. Some college preferred.

* Class A or B (CDL) drivers license with HazMat, or ability to get appropriate license and endorsements within 30 days is a plus.

* Customer service or sales experience.

* Industry and related product knowledge as well as experience handling compressed gases preferred.

* Computer experience or basic knowledge in computer order entry system.

* SAP knowledge and experience a plus.



KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:



* Excellent communication skills.

* Ability to analyze a customer's situation and help resolve customer problem.

* Team player with positive attitude.

* Must be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and background.

* Ability to handle cash transactions accurately.

* Ability to read and comprehend Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

* Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines.

* Ability to routinely lift 25 - 60 lbs. and frequent bending.

* Ability to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours and repetitive motion also required.

* Must be able to work overtime, when necessary.

* Ability to perform functions during occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, crawling, pushing, pulling and finger activities.

* Must be able to operate in a drug-free, tobacco-free workplace.



Looking for a great company to work for? You'll Find It With Us! Airgas South offers a competitive compensation and excellent benefits package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Prescription Drug, Life & Disability Insurance, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement and more.



EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability