Midwest Bearing Sales Person

Job Locations US-Des Moines
Posted Date 4 months ago(10/25/2017 3:45 PM)
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Want to be a part of a leading global, agricultural company that is creating innovative solutions in the industry and experiencing phenomenal growth for themselves and their high performing employees? Enjoy working in an environment where quality, reliability, and a passion for success is valued and where people work together to get things done?  


Then come join a team that is taking it to the next level – Midwest Bearings & Supply!


Who We Are:


Midwest Bearing & Supply is a subsidiary of CTB, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway Company, offering high-wear, high-demand maintenance supplies for the industrial, agriculture and OEM markets. Midwest’s extensive product line and high-level service delivers on-demand quality supplies customers can rely on.  Come experience the expertise and excellence that comes with being a part of North America’s choice supplier – and join us in our mission in providing high-quality supplies and service that will set the standard for excellence!


Our Vision: Leadership through Innovation®


What We Offer:


  • Exciting innovative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment
  • Challenging and progressive career development
  • Competitive salaries
  • 401k & Profit Sharing
  • Holiday Bonus
  • Excellent Comprehensive Health & Wellness programs
  • Best practice PTO policies and paid holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Open communication, recognition programs, and team-building events

And much more to motivated, results-oriented individuals who want to make a real difference in their community and role!    

Specific Responsibilities

What You’ll Do:


As the Midwest Bearing Sales Person, you will support the retail sales store through handling customer inquiries, product issues, and sales ordering fulfillment.


Your Accountabilities in the Role:

  • You will handle walk-in, email, and telephone inquiries, issues, and orders from customers regarding replacement machine/equipment parts to meet the customer’s expectations.
  • You will place orders for items out of stock for fast delivery or pickup.
  • You will prepare and process sales contracts/slips and payment ensuring accuracy with the purchase.
  • You will determine the type of replacement parts required based on customer requests/description of malfunctions, inspecting old parts/pieces brought into the store, etc.
  • You will serve as a backup for the Warehouse/Inventory position as needed to label, put-a-way, and ship parts as needed to meet


Position Requirements:

  • Education: High School diploma, or the equivalent, is preferred for this role.
  • Experience: 7+ years of bearing type experience on the job or with special projects/hobbies required. Also seeking 2+ years of retail experience preferably in a bearings environment
  • Functional Skills: Excellent customer service, attention to detail, mathematical, and order processing skills. Also seeking strong agriculture-type manufacturing, farming, tractor, or other related expertise dealing with the troubleshooting and replacement of bearings.  Position requires someone extremely mechanically inclined to understand bearing issues and know the replacement part(s) required 
  • Technological Aptitude/Other: Strong PC skills required; JD Edwards ERP system experience would be a plus
  • Behaviors: Self-independent and driven are key behaviors needed. This is a small group, so the right person will need to be able to get their work done and be flexible to fill in for others as needed; also need a responsible and mature person to manage the day to day business needs effectively.
  • Culture Match: Must exhibit patience, integrity, professionalism, and will manage various diverse customers coming in, calling, etc. at the same time

Other Important Information:     


Salary:  Salary is commensurate with proven expertise. 


This position is eligible for some bonus programs!   And, the compensation will grow as the team member grows!


Reports To:       Store Manager  


Core Hours:

  • Store hours:  8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Work Hours:   7:00 am (to Open) – 5:30 pm (close); shift fluctuates between these hours
  • Typical Days: M-F; occasionally packages come in on Saturday that need to be rushed. 
  • Overall Weekly Hours On Average:   40


Direct Reports:    None  


Travel:   None                                                                                                                                                                                        


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