Inside Sales/Customer Service Rep
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Customer Service
Specialty Sales
Location 19007, Bristol, Pennsylvania, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 1/11/24
Want to use your customer service skills to solve real world problems?

Want to free up your weekends & evenings and instead work Monday through Friday?

Want to do all of this while getting paid a competitive base salary PLUS have incentive opportunities?

How about all of the above AND benefits, paid time off and even tuition reimbursement?

Customer service professionalsùdonÆt pass up this opportunity for a great career with a global industrial distribution company that allows you to do far more than just taking orders and fielding complaints. In partnership with over 4,000 world-class manufacturers, we are an industry-leading value-added distributor of a wide variety of innovative and reliable industrial products. Since 1923, we have been committed to always having the right part in stock and always getting it to the customer when they need it. DonÆt know anything about industrial distribution? THATÆS OKAY! WeÆll teach you.

You will provide our customers with expert assistance to a wide variety of questions and problems. Unlike most CSR roles, you will build ongoing business relationships with our customers through repeated contact and consultation. As this is a service and parts center, our ability to win and retain customersÆ business often depends on your ability to quickly and efficiently provide them with just the right parts and/or solutions û especially when customers are experiencing costly equipment breakdowns. You will also, on occasion, have the ability to utilize your mechanical aptitude to help solve customer problems or troublesome processes.

This is a great starting point from which to grow toward a sales or management career. Applied has a clear growth path with countless success stories of employees rising through the ranks.

Just some of the things youÆll be doing on a daily basis:

Assist customers by phone and in person at our facility
Use your customer service skills and talents to clarify their needs, do research, and (after you get up to speed) recommend parts
Be focused and driven to meet / exceed monthly sales goals while increasing customer satisfaction
Process quotes, take orders and provide post-order service

Our Customer Service Representatives are self-motivated and driven by a desire to exceed expectations. They have strong prioritization and multitasking skill, a sense of urgency, and take pride in their verbal and written communication. Interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport and build solid relationships with a wide variety of customers are critical.

Specific qualifications for the role include:

6 months of customer service experience preferred
Desire to increase knowledge in industrial distribution products
Excellent telephone skills
Ability and desire to learn new systems and processes quickly
Enjoys working with computers, including basic knowledge of Microsoft Office (specifically Outlook & Excel) and comfortable with Google search engine
High school diploma or equivalent
Valid driver's license and clean driving record (MVR)
SAP / ERP experience, preferred but not required
Some knowledge of industrial distribution products and hydraulics, preferred but not required

As a Customer Service Representative with Applied Industrial Technologies, you will be part of a stable and established company with consistently strong performance and growth. At Applied, you are encouraged to take advantage of all the training the company has to offer and to bring fresh ideas to the team.

Starting Salary: Salary will be based on your experience and qualifications and added incentives will be earned based on performance.

Benefits: Here is just some of what we have to offer:

Base salary and bonus opportunities
Health, vision, and dental coverage, 401(k) w/ company match
Paid vacation, sick time, and company holidays
Tuition reimbursement
Personalized training and development program
Career development and advancement opportunities

Build a rewarding career with a global leader in industrial distribution!

Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT) is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.

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