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Product Advisor in Memphis, TN at ServiceMaster

Date Posted: 6/20/2020

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Job Description

Position Overview

Provides product support to franchisees and works to promote sales and product loyalty to SVM approved products. Provides support to existing customers and develops new customer relationships, including those with franchisees and internal department staff.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintains contact with existing customers and develops new customer relationships via meetings, telephone calls, flyers, and emails for the purpose of providing customer service, product support, trouble-shooting and sales support for products, equipment, supplies, and truckmounts.
  • Makes recommendations of various solutions to franchises for business needs and issues.
  • Provides product support information and overview of new equipment and chemicals, as well as the appropriate application.
  • Researches and provides answers and solutions to questions or problems regarding equipment, products, and billing.
  • Makes accurate, rapid cost calculations, and provides customers with truck mount pricing quotes.
  • Tracks and provides tracking reports on sales.
  • Processes orders and liaisons with suppliers to ensure progress of existing orders meet delivery deadlines and products meet quality standards.
  • Meets and works with franchises at workshops, conventions, visits, and the Academy to inform them of new products and equipment.
  • Develops new contacts to generate new leads by gathering information on new prospects, initiating sales calls, and networking at industry events.
  • Conducts field visits to franchise businesses and attends workshops and conventions to build relationships and increase sales.
  • Expand sales Revenue by introducing new products to existing and potential clients. 

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 2 years relevant industry experience
  • Previous warehouse and distribution experience
  • Customer service experience
  • Ability to build relationships with franchise owners
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Knowledge of inventory management and cost controls
  • Attention to detail and follow-up
  • Industry knowledge of products and equipment
  • Ability to be responsive to customer needs

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential function to this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Incumbent must be prepared to:

  • Move up to 10 pounds occasionally, by lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, or otherwise repositioning objects.
  • Sitting for long periods of time while using office equipment such as computers, phones and etc.
  • Fingering and Repetitive motions; such as movement of wrists, hands and fingers while picking, pinching and typing during your normal working environment.
  • Express or exchange ideas with others through the use of spoken word, quickly, accurately, and at an easily audible volume, and receive detailed information through oral communication at usual speaking levels without correction, and/or make fine discriminations in the nature of sounds in the environment.

Incumbent is required to have:

  • Close visual acuity to perform detail oriented activities at distances close to the eyes, as well as visual acuity to perform activities at or within arm’s reach with skill, control, and accuracy, such as preparing and analyzing data, viewing computer screen and expansive reading.

Incumbent will be subject to:

  • Inside working conditions: The change of building environment such as with or without air conditioning and heating.

ServiceMaster is committed to Diversity and Inclusion.  We encourage diverse candidates to apply to this position.  Equal Opportunity Employer–minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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