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Counter Salesperson

Hajoca, 2714 John Deere Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America Req #6681
Monday, June 24, 2024

Hajoca Corporation is one of the country’s largest privately-held wholesale distributors of plumbing, heating & cooling, and industrial supplies. Founded in 1858, Hajoca is a company based on the principles of “Service, Integrity, Reliability,” and on relationships of trust and support with teammates, customers, and suppliers.  Throughout its history, Hajoca has played an active role in shaping advances in plumbing. However, we attribute our success to two simple truths; a unique business philosophy and talented people. Hajoca is all about the people, who give us our advantage, and who will guide us successfully into the future. 
 

Although Hajoca is a large company, we work in a decentralized environment where each of our locations, called Profit Centers (PCs), is run by the Profit Center Manager as if it were their own small business. A typical Profit Center is the heart of our business and consists of a warehouse, counter, sales office, and (sometimes) a showroom. Our PCs conduct business under unique trade names and offer a customized business approach, honoring what’s special about each local marketplace.


Hajoca Knoxville is looking for a Counter Salesperson at their Knoxville, TN location.


Pay for this position is between $16 and $21 per hour at this location.

HAJOCA Knoxville is a Veteran managed supply house that has doubled in size the past 2 years and needs dedicated, team-oriented members to help continue to build a strong culture in a growing market. We can teach you the industry, you bring the right attitude and aptitude. 

 Are you outgoing and value customer service?  Are you knowledgeable and service-oriented? Do you have the determination to close sales and build lasting relationships with new and existing customers? Are you a team player who will help in the warehouse when the counter is slow?  If so, we’d like you to join our team as a Counter Salesperson

About the Role: 

   You will: 

  • Provide sales and support to walk-in customers at our will-call sales counters, ensuring the highest levels of customer satisfaction. 
  • Maintain, stock, and clean the counter sales area merchandise and displays, and support Inside Sales and Outside Sales activities. 
  • Confidently assist customers who purchase and/or pick up merchandise at the Profit Center. 
  • Accurately process and fill Sales Orders generated at the sales counter. 
  • Provide customers with reliable information regarding product specifications, pricing, and availability. 
  • Keep counter area and merchandise displays clean, neat, current, stocked and safely displayed. 
  • Ensure security and control is upheld at this primary point of customer contact. 
  • Communicate to the Profit Center Manager and Credit Manager any changes in a customer’s business that might cause a credit risk. 
  • Process cash sale returns and refund paperwork in accordance with Company policy and procedure. 
  • Inform supervisor of inventory levels or stock depletions that could impact customer service levels. 
  • Assist co-workers in servicing customers, including answering incoming calls, stocking merchandise in the warehouse, and pulling orders for delivery. 

About You: 

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • 1-2 years experience in customer service or counter sales; contractor sales preferred 
  • Knowledge of products sold in the Profit Center preferred

Our ideal candidate will also: 

  • Have outstanding customer service, verbal communication, and generous listening skills. 
  • Have comprehensive knowledge of product; able to suggest associated products for purchase. 
  • Be able to build and maintain a positive working relationship with customers, vendors and co-workers 
  • Be able to ask probing questions to understand customer needs, overcome objections by recommending profitable solutions, and ask for the order. 
  • Know of, be able to apply and practice safety precautions in a warehouse and material handling environment. 
  • Be able to learn to operate warehouse material-handling equipment. 
  • Be able to learn to operate and demonstrate hand tools. 
  • Be able to add, subtract, multiply, and divide, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. 
  • Be able to learn and operate the computer related systems used to process orders. 
 

The benefits of working with us:

Our culture is well-suited for exceptional people who use their talents to drive business and want to share in the financial success their efforts yield.  In addition to a competitive starting wage, we offer a Profit-Sharing Program that provides each team member with an opportunity to earn a direct share of the profits on an annual basis.  In addition to our generous compensation package, Hajoca also offers:

Full-time benefits (for team members working 30 or more hours per week): 

 

  • Medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage
  • Accident and Hospital Indemnity coverage
  • Life insurance and Long Term Disability
  • Pre-tax accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Paid vacation, holidays, and sick time (sick time also offered to PT team members as required by state law)
Full-time and part-time benefits:
  • 401(k)
  • Retirement cash account with company contributions
  • Targeted training programs focused on your personal and professional growth
*Please note that benefit offerings may differ for teammates covered under a collective bargaining agreement. 


EEOC Statement

Hajoca Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer (Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled). 

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected category pursuant to federal, state or local laws and will not be discriminated against on the basis of any such categories/status. Hajoca values diversity, equity and inclusion and this policy applies to all employment practices at Hajoca.  Hajoca is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, during the application process.  Please let us know if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.

 

Background Screening Statement

We are a drug free workplace. Employment is contingent upon pre-employment drug screening, and successful completion of a criminal background investigation subject to any federal, state and local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $16.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $21.00
Location on Google Maps
  • Hajoca, 2714 John Deere Drive, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America