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Careers

Advance is a family owned business with over half a century of providing exceptional service, innovative solutions and quality products to our construction industry customers. We are looking for motivated and talented individuals to join our team. We are a highly-motivated team with decades of expertise in our industry. We continually strive to familiarize ourselves with new products and techniques, while providing our customers with the time-tested solutions they have come to expect from Advance.

Advance is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Employment Opportunities

We are currently looking to fill a position for City Desk / Inside Sales.
 

Summary / Objective

Reporting to the Inside Sales Manager, this position is responsible working directly with customers and Specialties Sales to ensure accurate sales order entries as well as maintaining accurate inventory. Situated at the central hub of company activity, this position facilitates clear, accurate and efficient communication between the office, warehouse and the customer.
 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate our core values of customer responsiveness, integrity, innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Assisting customers in person as well as over the phone and via email. Provide clear communication with the customer as well as sales and warehouse staff.

  • Monitors the status of customer orders, coordinating efficient and accurate order fulfillment and providing the customer with status updates as needed.

  • Promote product sales and provide accurate account service.

  • Develop, build and maintain business relationships with suppliers, customers and colleagues.

  • Communicate marketing, supply and sales information to customers.

  • Maintain complete and accurate shipping documents, often dealing with multiple orders at one time.

  • Receive products into the system upon receipt at Advance dock.

  • Serve as a back-up for the Shoring City Desk.

  • Assist with purchasing as necessary.

  • Understand workplace hazards and take steps to proactively prevent hazards and injuries in the workplace. Prepare the appropriate reports as needed.

  • Perform other duties deemed necessary to support the company’s business operations.

  • Work with customers in a courteous and professional manner.

 

Competencies

  • Customer Focus: Must demonstrate a strong commitment to listening and fulfilling the customer’s needs. Must ensure resolution of customer requests to the customer’s satisfaction.

  • Detail Orientation: Must demonstrate a willingness to review work for accuracy paying close attention to detail. Must also possess superior organization skills and be able to locate information both quickly and accurately.

  • Prioritization: Demonstrate the ability to multi-task accompanied by sound judgement and the ability to prioritize order fulfillment.

  • Communication Proficiency: Must possess the ability to effectively communicate in all verbal and written forms. This includes all correspondences with people both within the company as well as customers and vendors.

  • Applied Learning: Assimilates and applies new job related information in a timely manner.

  • Initiates Action: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goal beyond what is required; is proactive.

  • Time Management: Effectively manages their time and resources to ensure that work is completed efficiently.

  • Quality Orientation: Accomplishes tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; shows concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checks processes and tasks.

  • Stress Tolerance: Maintains stable performance under pressure or opposition (such as time pressure or job ambiguity) handles stress in a manner that is acceptable to others and to the organization.

  • Initiative: Identifies what needs to be done and completes tasks before being asked to do so.

 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High School Diploma, College degree not required, however is preferred; or three to five years related experience and/or training: or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • General understanding of industry practice and construction knowledge preferred.

  • Proficient computer knowledge including, but not limited to SAGE, Excel, Word & Outlook. Inventory management skills are a bonus.

  • Strong mathematic skills required.

  • Must possess strong verbal and written communication skills
     

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Disability insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance
     

Shift:

  • 8 hour shift

  • Day shift
     

Weekly day range:

  • Monday to Friday
     

Work setting:

  • In-person

  • Office
     

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Saint Paul, MN 55117: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Experience:

  • Concrete / Masonry: 1 year (Preferred)

  • inside sales: 1 year (Preferred)

  • Computer: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

Apply

If you are interested in submitting an application for employment, please submit your resume along with the following two completed forms, either by email, mail or fax to:

Advance Companies

HR Department

Email: apply@advancecos.com

Address: 1400 Jackson Street, Saint Paul, MN 55117
Fax: (651) 489-9416

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