Careers

Inside Sales Rep Wanted

At Southern Lumber Supply, the Inside Sales Representative is all about relationships - working together with Outside Sales Reps to live up to our core values of delivering what customers need, when they need it, how they want it. On the phone or in person, the sales rep connects directly with our customers, communicating essential information like quotes and product dimensions. And they tend to key builder accounts to increase sales, with a focus on exceptional customer service.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Respond to customer inquiries regarding product selection, placement of orders, requests for prices and quotations and providing customer follow-ups.

  • Continuously improve and maintain in-depth product knowledge. Share expertise, guiding customers to make the best product and service selections that will provide value to their business, while enhancing Southern Lumber’s profitability.

  • Focus on securing the maximum profitable sales opportunity with each customer through excellent selling, service and problem-solving. Develop profitable business with new customers through excellent selling, service and problem-solving.

  • Create sales tickets.

  • Answering telephones and entering sales orders.

  • Accepting payment and applying it to the appropriate customer account.

  • Coordinate purchase and delivery of special products. Obtain information on pricing specifications, uses and availability.

  • Input customer orders, pricing information and additional data into the computer system.

  • Responsible for appearance of the location, with particular attention to displays and areas where sales occur.

  • Assist with physical inventory.

  • Work with outside sales representatives to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Other duties as assigned by management.

Specific qualifications include:

  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in building materials is preferred.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Positive attitude and team player.

  • Detailed and service-oriented

  • Other: Must be able to drive and walk throughout yards, plants and offices.

Benefits may include:

  • Health, Dental and vision coverage

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • 401k with generous company match

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace

Southern Lumber Supply is a full-service lumber and construction services company with a strong commitment to delivering the best customer service in every project. We use outstanding customer service and expert construction knowledge to provide our customers what they need, when they need it, just like they want it.

Position: Sales Coordinator

Major Responsibilities:
  • Estimates product quantities for prospective jobs and develops competitive pricing bids to solicit sales. Estimates date of delivery to customer, based on knowledge of own firm's and supplier's production and delivery schedules. Schedules deliveries with customers and delivery coordinator.

  • Handles inbound sales lead calls to convert calls into sales.

  • Emphasizes salable features, quotes prices and credit terms, and prepares sales orders for orders obtained.

  • Coordinates special orders for out-of-stock product or materials that customers want to purchase.

  • Builds and maintains customer relationships.

  • Enters new customer data and other sales data for current customers into computer database.

  • Works with outside sales representative(s) to keep account activities and literature up to date. Assists outside sales representative(s) with customer and clients as required.

  • Travels to and attends trade shows as required.

  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures while carrying out the responsibilities of position.

  • Attends all store meetings and training sessions as required.

Requirements:
  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints for residential and multi-family building projects preferred.

  • Basic and intermediate knowledge of building products and local building codes preferred.

Specific qualifications include:
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Effective time management and prioritization skills.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Positive attitude and team player.

  • Detailed and service-oriented

  • Other: Must be able to drive and walk throughout yards, plants and offices.

Benefits may include:
  • Health, Dental and vision coverage

  • Employer paid life insurance

  • 401k with generous company match

  • Paid time off

  • Paid holidays

Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace

Position: Truss Assembler

Southern Lumber Supply is a full-service lumber and construction services company with a strong commitment to delivering the best customer service in every project. We use outstanding customer service and expert construction knowledge to provide our customers what they need, when they need it, just like they want it.

We are searching for a Truss Assembler to join our team. Please see Position Details below:

Job Title: Truss Assembler
Department Truss Shop
Reports to: General Manager
Job Purpose
Under the direction of the Truss Lead Assembler, assembles precut wooden parts to build roof and floor trusses used in building construction. Following instructions and job work orders ensures the completion of the construction of trusses for timely delivery to customer job sites.

 Primary Duties:

  • Locates truss lumber per setup paper work.

  • Locates truss plates required for the job.

  • Ensures lumber and plates used are per drawings specifications.

  • Verifies dimensions of precut parts and accuracy of assembly.

  • Builds trusses within drawing specifications and quality tolerances.

  • Uses hand tools, power tools, and truss assembly equipment safely and effectively within company safety guidelines and operation guidelines.

  • Maintains a clean work area per Company guidelines for daily cleanup prior to end of shift.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or GED with 1 year or more related experience and/or training in the building materials industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, sales orders, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to add, subtracts, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using numbers, common fractions and decimals. Must be able to use various measuring tools.

Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly standing, bending and reaching.

  • Occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and walk.

  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus