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Shoemobile Sales Representative-Chicago, IL

Date: Sep 1, 2022

Location: DOWNERS GROVE, IL, US, 60515-1704 CHICAGO, IL, US, 60603-4013

Company: Grainger Businesses

Company Overview

Grainger is a leading broad line distributor with operations primarily in North America, Japan and the United Kingdom. We achieve our purpose, We Keep the World Working®, by serving more than 4.5 million customers with a wide range of products that keep their operations running and their people safe. Grainger also delivers services and solutions, such as technical support and inventory management, to save customers time and money.

We're looking for passionate people who can move our company forward. We have a welcoming workplace where you can build a career for yourself while fulfilling our purpose to keep the world working. We embrace new ways of thinking and recognize everyone is an individual. Find your way with Grainger today.

You Will

Grainger is expanding distribution of safety footwear and has an opening in this market.  We are seeking a candidate who is sales-minded, customer service oriented and extremely self-motivated.

Salesperson will drive mobile shoe store (45' tractor-trailer) to industrial customer job sites on pre-scheduled appointments to service company safety shoe benefit programs.  Primary responsibility is providing exceptional sales and customer service to company employees  No cold calling.  Responsible for providing excellent customer service and efficient operations so as to grow sales and manage costs.

Specific Responsibilities:
• Assist customer with selecting footwear and properly fitting with shoes/boots applicable to specific work environment.
• Maintain proper stock and inventory levels to efficiently service customers and maximize sales.
• Escalate product or delivery issues to Director or Footwear Sales.
• Document all sales transactions via payroll deduction, cash, check, credit card or invoiced to the customer.
• Process all customer returns and exchanges to ensure accurate credits and inventory control.
• Comply with all Department of Transportation regulations regarding operating the Shoemobile in a safe manner at all times.
• Accurately maintain a DOT logbook in compliance with DOT regulations.
• Shoemobile housekeeping:
o Maintain and replenish all necessary forms and supplies.
o Ensure laptop computer is working properly.
o Keep Shoemobile cab and box clean and organized
o Maintain Shoemobile in good mechanical order; reporting repair needs or adjustments immediately.
o Responsible for the security of the Shoemobile.  All locks and alarms should be set anytime the Shoemobile is left unattended.
• Assist other SSRs as necessary.

Working relationships:
• Work with Accounting Rep to process downloaded sales from laptop computer.
•  Work with Territory Manager onsite during initial customer visit.
• Partners with Branch / DC for restocking / replenishment.
• Partner with our partner Truck Leasing for remote parking, fueling, and maintenance of Shoemobile

Job Benefits:
Position includes salary plus commission, extensive benefits package, health, dental, paid vacation and much more!

Solid base plus commission and incentives. Average commissions $500-1,000/month.  Commission is guaranteed the first 12 months after training is complete at $500/month.



You Have

CDL A Required 

• Sales-minded
• Customer service oriented
• Self-motivated
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Basic computer skills, ability to learn new systems/software
• Must be able to stand for several hours, including frequent bending or reaching.

Customer visits may require overnight travel Monday-Friday (average 1 to 2 overnights a week, might be 3 to 4 one week and 0 the week following, etc.).

• Main territory is approximately 100 mile radius.
• Steel Toe shoes are required to be worn at all times.
• Must pass physical and maintain a current medical card to drive Shoemobile.
• Random drug and alcohol testing is required by DOT.

DE&I Statement

Grainger is an Equal Opportunity Workplace and an Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.