Egger Wood Products LLC Career Opportunities
Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Selling through a 2-step, pull-through distributor model
Are you willing and able to travel as needed to attend customer meetings and trade shows?
Have you been responsible for product training? If so, what product(s)?
Do you possess a valid US Driver's License?
Territory Sales Representative
MI - Grand Rapids
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Exciting, Ground-Floor Sales Opportunity: Work with a Strong Network of Distributors Across a Prime Multi-State Territory

Join a Global Leader in Interior Design as We Expand into the North American Market

This ground-floor sales role is your opportunity to take ownership of a new, multi-state Grand Rapids-based territory and drive business by selling through a 2-step, pull-through distributor model. Quick question for you - click here To help drive success, you will partner with a Territory Specification Representative working with Architects and Designers to generate interest in our products and influence / increase sales through our distributor partners. Together you will work to develop an outstanding, successful territory.

This is a unique opportunity to promote the innovative wood-based decorative surface materials of a global leader who has a solid, long-term growth strategy for the North American market. Consider a few of the many advantages of bringing your career to EGGER. You will: You will work out of your home office, ideally in the Grand Rapids area, and travel up to 75%. A good deal of your travel will be local day trips.  Quick question for you - click here

EGGER is a market leader in decor and texture developments for wood based products, using global trends in Architecture and fashion to create solutions for interior design and furniture. The diversity of our 8,000 employees in our 17 plants and 23 sales offices worldwide makes us a strong team. We are a family owned business with 2015/16 revenues of 2.34 billion Euros. We have distributors and furniture & interiors design industry customers across North America.

The Requirements

To be a strong fit for the Territory Sales Representative opportunity, you will have:
  • 1+ years of experience and success selling through distributors
  • Solid experience in the building and/or design space (lumberyards, hardware, interior furnishings, A&D, etc.); experience working with mills and/or fabricators is a plus
  • Outstanding relationship building skills
  • Strong coaching / training ability Quick question for you - click here
  • Excellent presentation and written, verbal and listening communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including experience using CRM software and MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • A valid US driver's license Quick question for you - click here
  • Willingness to travel as needed to train, go on appointments and attend meetings with distributors
In addition, success in the role will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Passion for your work and growing a territory
  • High ethical standards and values
  • Ability to self-manage and motivate; an objectives-driven, detail-oriented approach
  • Outstanding organization skills; willingness to log data in the CRM system daily 
  • Ability to work individually and as a strong team member 
  • Ability to pass a background check
Pictured: Our global trend research has identified a number of key themes. With those themes in mind, EGGER developed a new décor program around nine identifiable interior styles. These diverse styles, ranging from Industrial to Modern Classics to Living Nature and more, provide design solutions for a wide array of tastes.

The Role

Opportunity Overview
Reporting to the National Sales Manager, as Territory Sales Representative, you will be responsible for promoting EGGER products and selling through a network of distributors across a wide, Midwestern US territory, including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. While the territory is large, your primary focus initially will be on Grand Rapids, Elkhart and Chicago. 

Your mission will be to promote the EGGER brand by developing outstanding relationships with distributors, primarily lumberyards, in your territory and training them on our products in order to drive sales growth and make them the best distributors for wood-based decorative surface materials. You will also partner with a Specification Representative and together leverage a two-step, pull through sales method that creates interest at the user level and sales at the distributor level.

Performing Your Role
Communication will be key as you build your territory and work with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external. You will provide ongoing promotion of EGGER’s products and services through presentations and training seminars, such as lunch-and-learns, and regularly attend sales meetings with distributors in order to promote our products. You will have a good deal of direct interaction with mills and fabricators, as well as with the internal team from supply chain to warehouse to sales personnel. You will introduce our new EGGER Decorative Collection, always in conjunction with your distributor partners, and sometimes along with the Specifications Representative (located in Chicago). You will enjoy working on a variety of projects, including regional/national/global retail and hospitality chains, office buildings, restaurants and more. You will work closely with the Specification Representative on design specs, and with distributors on quotes, pricing and orders in order to close business. Your efforts will be tracked in our CRM system.

Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Tracking your appointments, pipeline and other efforts in the company CRM.
  • Communicating with all stakeholders, ensuring that projects are effectively managed and delivered, products are available, timelines are met, etc. 
  • Developing relationships with lumberyard and other industry distributors, as well as with architects and designers, general contractors and end users.
  • Partnering with the Specifications Representative on high-value projects in the planning stages, targeting projects that will result in solid Sales.
  • Assisting EGGER personnel in bringing those projects to close and educating applicators, installers and dealers relative to the beneficial use of EGGER branded products.
  • Managing inquiries for product information or samples.
  • Attending and/or exhibiting at trade shows or similar events.
  • Communicating and collaborating with the network of distributors to ensure promotion of EGGER’s
    brand and products, resulting in revenue creation.
  • Completing required administrative duties in a thorough and timely manner, such as CRM,
    expense reports, project research, and forecasting, customer inquiries etc.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Video: From the 16th to the 21st of January 2017, EGGER presented numerous innovations from the three company divisions of Furniture and Interior Design, Flooring, and Wood Construction. Allow yourself to be inspired!

More Good Reasons

Impact from the Beginning
You'll be one of the first sales team members to join us as we take on this exciting initiative. We have established a strong network of distributors, primarily large lumber yards, have product on the ground, and a new line of innovative products. Everything is in place. You will play an essential, core role in our business development strategy, allowing you to make an impact from the beginning.

Successful Model Worldwide
We've enjoyed success across the globe and will apply previous lessons in North America. We expect to see strong growth in short order and are dedicated to building the business in the U.S. and Canada over the long haul. You can build your career with EGGER.

Family Culture
We are a family owned business and a company that respects and values our employees. You will never be just a number here. At EGGER, every human being has relevance and makes a difference. We appreciate our employees and value their contributions. 

Data Driven Choices
Our products are carefully designed to reflect current demand and trends. For example, high fashion informs our furniture design, keeping us current and relevant. We do the research and listen to the data, ensuring we're always on the cutting edge of in-demand design trends. 

Excellent Compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, we offer a benefits package including medical and other insurance, paid time off, a 401(k) plan, mileage allowance, reimbursement of business expenses, a cell phone, iPad and/or laptop and more. 

Note: This description is intended to provide you a general overview of the position and is not a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities.

Video: EGGER features a training program with a vision.

Keys to Success

This is a role requiring your full range of talents from building relationships to delivering outstanding presentations to driving sales and more. It will be important to earn trust as you demonstrate your abilities and engender excitement as you share EGGER's product offerings. Communication and tracking your efforts in our CRM system will be critical to your success.

Naturally, you will have KPIs to help measure your efforts, but attitude will also be essential. You will be positive, passionate, principled and prepared. Attitude is demonstrated by our values -- values that every employee embraces. We don't simply look for employees, we look for those who share our values. They are: 
  • Taking action instead of just talking about it.
  • Creating the stability that allows us to progress.
  • Enjoying the satisfaction of having delivered what we say we will.

Exciting, Ground-Floor Sales Opportunity: Work with a Strong Network of Distributors Across a Prime Multi-State Territory

Join a Global Leader in Interior Design as We Expand into the North American Market

This ground-floor sales role is your opportunity to take ownership of a new, multi-state Grand Rapids-based territory and drive business by selling through a 2-step, pull-through distributor model. Quick question for you - click here To help drive success, you will partner with a Territory Specification Representative working with Architects and Designers to generate interest in our products and influence / increase sales through our distributor partners. Together you will work to develop an outstanding, successful territory.

This is a unique opportunity to promote the innovative wood-based decorative surface materials of a global leader who has a solid, long-term growth strategy for the North American market. Consider a few of the many advantages of bringing your career to EGGER. You will: You will work out of your home office, ideally in the Grand Rapids area, and travel up to 75%. A good deal of your travel will be local day trips.  Quick question for you - click here

EGGER is a market leader in decor and texture developments for wood based products, using global trends in Architecture and fashion to create solutions for interior design and furniture. The diversity of our 8,000 employees in our 17 plants and 23 sales offices worldwide makes us a strong team. We are a family owned business with 2015/16 revenues of 2.34 billion Euros. We have distributors and furniture & interiors design industry customers across North America.

The Requirements

To be a strong fit for the Territory Sales Representative opportunity, you will have:
  • 1+ years of experience and success selling through distributors
  • Solid experience in the building and/or design space (lumberyards, hardware, interior furnishings, A&D, etc.); experience working with mills and/or fabricators is a plus
  • Outstanding relationship building skills
  • Strong coaching / training ability Quick question for you - click here
  • Excellent presentation and written, verbal and listening communication skills
  • Computer literacy, including experience using CRM software and MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • A valid US driver's license Quick question for you - click here
  • Willingness to travel as needed to train, go on appointments and attend meetings with distributors
In addition, success in the role will require the following core competencies and characteristics:
  • Passion for your work and growing a territory
  • High ethical standards and values
  • Ability to self-manage and motivate; an objectives-driven, detail-oriented approach
  • Outstanding organization skills; willingness to log data in the CRM system daily 
  • Ability to work individually and as a strong team member 
  • Ability to pass a background check
Pictured: Our global trend research has identified a number of key themes. With those themes in mind, EGGER developed a new décor program around nine identifiable interior styles. These diverse styles, ranging from Industrial to Modern Classics to Living Nature and more, provide design solutions for a wide array of tastes.

The Role

Opportunity Overview
Reporting to the National Sales Manager, as Territory Sales Representative, you will be responsible for promoting EGGER products and selling through a network of distributors across a wide, Midwestern US territory, including Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. While the territory is large, your primary focus initially will be on Grand Rapids, Elkhart and Chicago. 

Your mission will be to promote the EGGER brand by developing outstanding relationships with distributors, primarily lumberyards, in your territory and training them on our products in order to drive sales growth and make them the best distributors for wood-based decorative surface materials. You will also partner with a Specification Representative and together leverage a two-step, pull through sales method that creates interest at the user level and sales at the distributor level.

Performing Your Role
Communication will be key as you build your territory and work with a variety of stakeholders, both internal and external. You will provide ongoing promotion of EGGER’s products and services through presentations and training seminars, such as lunch-and-learns, and regularly attend sales meetings with distributors in order to promote our products. You will have a good deal of direct interaction with mills and fabricators, as well as with the internal team from supply chain to warehouse to sales personnel. You will introduce our new EGGER Decorative Collection, always in conjunction with your distributor partners, and sometimes along with the Specifications Representative (located in Chicago). You will enjoy working on a variety of projects, including regional/national/global retail and hospitality chains, office buildings, restaurants and more. You will work closely with the Specification Representative on design specs, and with distributors on quotes, pricing and orders in order to close business. Your efforts will be tracked in our CRM system.

Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Tracking your appointments, pipeline and other efforts in the company CRM.
  • Communicating with all stakeholders, ensuring that projects are effectively managed and delivered, products are available, timelines are met, etc. 
  • Developing relationships with lumberyard and other industry distributors, as well as with architects and designers, general contractors and end users.
  • Partnering with the Specifications Representative on high-value projects in the planning stages, targeting projects that will result in solid Sales.
  • Assisting EGGER personnel in bringing those projects to close and educating applicators, installers and dealers relative to the beneficial use of EGGER branded products.
  • Managing inquiries for product information or samples.
  • Attending and/or exhibiting at trade shows or similar events.
  • Communicating and collaborating with the network of distributors to ensure promotion of EGGER’s
    brand and products, resulting in revenue creation.
  • Completing required administrative duties in a thorough and timely manner, such as CRM,
    expense reports, project research, and forecasting, customer inquiries etc.
Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Video: From the 16th to the 21st of January 2017, EGGER presented numerous innovations from the three company divisions of Furniture and Interior Design, Flooring, and Wood Construction. Allow yourself to be inspired!

More Good Reasons

Impact from the Beginning
You'll be one of the first sales team members to join us as we take on this exciting initiative. We have established a strong network of distributors, primarily large lumber yards, have product on the ground, and a new line of innovative products. Everything is in place. You will play an essential, core role in our business development strategy, allowing you to make an impact from the beginning.

Successful Model Worldwide
We've enjoyed success across the globe and will apply previous lessons in North America. We expect to see strong growth in short order and are dedicated to building the business in the U.S. and Canada over the long haul. You can build your career with EGGER.

Family Culture
We are a family owned business and a company that respects and values our employees. You will never be just a number here. At EGGER, every human being has relevance and makes a difference. We appreciate our employees and value their contributions. 

Data Driven Choices
Our products are carefully designed to reflect current demand and trends. For example, high fashion informs our furniture design, keeping us current and relevant. We do the research and listen to the data, ensuring we're always on the cutting edge of in-demand design trends. 

Excellent Compensation
In addition to a competitive salary and bonus opportunity, we offer a benefits package including medical and other insurance, paid time off, a 401(k) plan, mileage allowance, reimbursement of business expenses, a cell phone, iPad and/or laptop and more. 

Note: This description is intended to provide you a general overview of the position and is not a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities.

Video: EGGER features a training program with a vision.

Keys to Success

This is a role requiring your full range of talents from building relationships to delivering outstanding presentations to driving sales and more. It will be important to earn trust as you demonstrate your abilities and engender excitement as you share EGGER's product offerings. Communication and tracking your efforts in our CRM system will be critical to your success.

Naturally, you will have KPIs to help measure your efforts, but attitude will also be essential. You will be positive, passionate, principled and prepared. Attitude is demonstrated by our values -- values that every employee embraces. We don't simply look for employees, we look for those who share our values. They are: 
  • Taking action instead of just talking about it.
  • Creating the stability that allows us to progress.
  • Enjoying the satisfaction of having delivered what we say we will.
Egger Wood Products LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
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