Job Opening: Outside Salesperson – Grand Prairie, TX

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Red Ball Oxygen Co., Inc. is a privately owned distributor of Industrial, Specialty, and Medical Gases, welding and industrial equipment, and safety supplies. We have 19 retail operations in Louisiana, Texas, and Arkansas, with packaged gas production capabilities in Shreveport, LA, Dallas/Fort Worth, TX and Houston, TX.
We are looking for a dynamic, fast-paced Account Manager for the Grand Prairie, TX area.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Sells welding equipment, materials, and supplies to metal fabrication facilities and other industrial establishments, utilizing knowledge of tool-and-die making, welding techniques, and metalworking processes. Sells industrial, medical and specialty gases, to diverse organizations, including, but not limited to fabrication facilities, restaurants, schools, hospitals, farms, etc. Advises customer on tools, hardware and materials needed and procedures to follow to complete tasks the customers wish to perform. Informs the customer about quality of tools, hardware and equipment, and demonstrates use. Estimates quantities of gases and/or filler metals required to meet the customer’s need. Sells abrasive products such as wheels, disks, and belts. Determines abrasive requirements for specific grinding, buffing, and polishing operations. Sells safety apparel and equipment, such as goggles, helmets, hearing protection devices, welding jackets, etc. Calls on prospective and existing customers to increase sales.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner so that
    you get along with customers, vendors, co-workers and management.
  • Actively pursue and acquire, on an on-going basis, new and competitive accounts with
    emphasis on gases, business and product supply agreements.
  • Maintain and upgrade selling skills and technical/product knowledge.
  • Complete and turn in sales-related paperwork (call reports, cylinder audits, month-end
    reports, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Provide market and competitor information to supervisor
  • Using computer data base systems check inventory and enter orders as required
  • Lead and promote safety, attend safety meetings and strictly observe safety rules
  • Ensure any injury or accident is reported immediately, and investigated promptly
  • Maintain a professional and neat appearance of self and vehicle when representing the company
  • Ensure customer inquiries related to billing problems, cylinder balances, order status, time of delivery, etc. are promptly and courteously handled, providing follow-up as necessary
  • Perform mathematical calculations.
Other Duties as Required:

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of this position. Incumbents are expected to follow any other reasonable instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by their supervisor. Performance of this job in a safe manner and in keeping with established Red Ball Oxygen policies is a condition of employment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years experience in welding industry and 5 years experience in outside sales
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, not required
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel to customer sites
  • Ability to work independently and under some pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to routinely lift 25-50 pounds, and occasionally lift 51-80 pounds
  • Ability to perform work during prolonged standing up to 8 hours. Frequent bending, stooping, crouching, reaching, grasping, feeling and repetitive motion also required.
  • Ability to perform work during occasional climbing, balancing, kneeling, crawling, pushing, pulling and finger activities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to perform data entry in a computer, and extract information on orders
  • Ability to read and comprehend material safety data sheets
  • Must be able to work flexible hours to meet customer needs and management expectations
  • Must be able to work with a wide variety of people with different personalities and backgrounds
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must be able to operate in a drug-free workplace and have a clean background/MVR

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE DESIRED:

  • Setup and promotion of welding equipment and processes
  • Some experience in handling compressed gases
  • Customer service or sales experience
  • Computer skills or some knowledge of computer order entry system
  • Knowledge of the local market preferred

Red Ball Oxygen offers a competitive compensation and benefits package: medical, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, 401(k) plan, PTO (Paid Time Off) and Holidays.

Please fill out the attached application and send a resume to employment@redballoxygen.com

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Elizabeth KennedyJob Opening: Outside Salesperson – Grand Prairie, TX

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