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Sales Professional - Development Program (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  
Job Description

About GreatAmerica:

 

GreatAmerica is a national commercial equipment finance company dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime.  While GreatAmerica has grown to more than 500 team members, our entrepreneurial spirit remains and endless opportunities lie ahead.  We have experienced unparalleled year over year growth since our founding in 1992.  GreatAmerica is structured in cross functional teams that allow individuals to make informed decisions that benefit the company and our customers.   There is no doubt in our minds we are building the greatest company of its kind, offering the finest products and services available anywhere.  When you are part of the GreatAmerica team, you are part of the future, part of an opportunity to grow professionally and to reach your potential while enjoying your work.

 

About this position:

 

Do you enjoy establishing and building relationships?  Are you solution driven to help customers achieve greater success?  As a Sales Professional in our Development Program, you will be accountable for maintaining and growing sales leasing volume with existing GreatAmerica dealers.  You will provide exceptional sales service to ensure continued successful partnerships with our vendor base by developing and delivering successful strategies to maximize dealers’ sales growth.  You must be able to successfully sell using consulting based selling methods as you will be accountable for achieving sales volume in your assigned territory. 

 

This role will learn and develop through an established sales training program in anticipation of moving into a sales role as either an Account Manager or Vendor Relationship Manager.  The training program should be completed in approximately 6 months.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Maintain direct working relationships with existing vendor base
  • Increase leasing business done with GreatAmerica by successfully utilizing Professional Selling Skills training, and providing exceptional service and offering solutions to vendor base.
  • Handle transactions associated with supporting vendor business (i.e. follow up on accounts, paperwork associated with approvals, etc.)
  • Monitor and analyze dealer trend reports, backlog reports, rolling report and daily sales reports and follows up on information gathered through these reports.
  • Communicate effectively with team members to ensure day-to-day responsibilities are performed, vendor base is serviced, and new vendor activity is communicated.
  • Actively organize and update vendor base in Salesforce.
  • Keep rates updated in the territory on a monthly basis.
  • Assist with fact-finding calls for new leads. 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
For this position you must have a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 1 year sales or related experience. The ideal candidate should possess typing skills of at least 60 words per minute.  We are seeking an individual with exceptional organizational, analytical and follow-through skills.  As a Sales Professional, excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and you must have the mathematical ability to calculate rates.

Competencies required for all GreatAmerica team members: Honesty/Integrity, Customer Oriented, Accountability, Tenacious, Communication Skills (Oral & Written), Adaptability.

Competencies required for this position: Communication (Oral), Active Listening, Sales Ability, Time Management, Relationship Building