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James Hardie | Hialeah, Florida
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The Sales Representative Trainee is responsible for positioning the company’s value proposition and whole-product solution of Hardiebacker and fiber-cement siding to The Home Depot and Lowes stores and their contractor/builder base. This role is part of a training program, so please be aware that the assigned location after the 3-6 month training can change. The ideal candidate would be flexible to relocation.

The best Sales Rep Trainees work to strategically target potential customers at these stores to generate and grow new business by building and enhancing strong customer relationships and becoming a strong business partner. They will develop strong product knowledge to influence the market share and educate the store associates about the product, features, and benefits, while creating opportunity and leads. They interact with the team and find creative solutions to problems. They are self-directed and accomplish goals with little supervision and direction. They successfully manage up to 5 The Home Depot/Lowes stores and report on related marketing activities by conducting competitive market analysis, competitive intelligence, and other sales-related research.

A Sales Rep Trainee will...
• Conduct in-store set ups
• Perform product demos
• Conduct in-store product knowledge training
• Identify sales opportunities and grow new business
• Grow contractor/builder base
• Generate leads
• Enhance strong customer relationships with the contractor base and store management staff

This position is a development role with expectations of promotion to an Account Representative within 6 months. A successful Sales Rep Trainee will have learned our sales process and account management, and they will possess the ability to deliver results and the motivation for career advancement.

At James Hardie, you will find a fast-paced, high energy work environment. We seek to maintain an entrepreneurial atmosphere where people are empowered to "run with" their part of the business and make it successful. As one of the fastest growing companies in the building materials sector, you will have significant career opportunity for advancement.

The ideal person will have demonstrated problem-solving and negotiation skills along with the ability to effectively take action to identify and understand issues. They will be able to resolve customer queries and develop appropriate solutions while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance. They must think critically and make decisions that will immediately influence their market. It is important for the Sales Rep Trainee to know the competitive sales landscape so that he/she is always in a position to discuss the impact of his/her business actions and to make decisions that positively influence the market.

• Bachelor’s Degree or within 4 months of completing a Bachelor’s Degree

• Bilingual (Spanish/English)

• A valid driver's license and car

• Minimal cost for medical, dental and vision insurance for employees – starting 1st day of employment
• 401k program – 6% dollar for dollar match
• Life Insurance and disability income protection
• Flexible spending account
• Paid vacation and holidays

Big opportunities await, Come Home to Hardie!

James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.

About James Hardie

James Hardie Industries N.V. manufactures and sells fibre cement building products for interior and exterior building construction applications primarily in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Europe. Its fiber cement products are used in a number of markets, including new residential construction (single and multi-family housing), manufactured housing (mobile and pre-fabricated homes), repair and remodeling and a variety of commercial and industrial applications (stores, warehouses, offices, hotels, motels, schools, libraries, museums, dormitories, hospitals, detention facilities, religious buildings and gymnasiums). The Company manufactures numerous types of fiber cement products with a variety of patterned profiles and surface finishes for a range of applications, including external siding and soffit lining, internal linings, facades, fencing and floor and tile underlayments. (Source: 20-F)

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