Independent Sales Contractor
Independent sales contractor
**About Us and What Awaits You:**
Our small business is located in Florida. While it may sound like a cliché, we genuinely believe we're making a significant impact on the world (and you'll understand why when you explore our website!). Becoming an independent sales contractor with us is akin to running your own venture. However, we want to be transparent about the role – it's not all sunshine and rainbows, but we've got some good news and a few not-so-great bits to cover.
**Let's Address the Not-So-Great Stuff First:**
- **No Benefits:** As an independent contractor, you won't receive traditional employee benefits like health insurance, retirement plans, or medical coverage. You're also ineligible for unemployment benefits.
- **Tax Responsibility:** Independent contractors are responsible for managing their own taxes and completing 1099 forms.
- **Business Expenses:** Independent sales contractors handle their own business and travel expenses.
So, if you are seeking something with a bit more security in terms of benefits, then this may not fit the independent sales contractor position you envisioned.
**Now, Let's Dive into the Positives:**
- **Exciting Work:** The work is fun, fresh and dynamic. You will be working autonomously. While you'll operate independently, you'll have periodic interactions with our owner and artist, Aaron.
- **Flexible Hours:** As an independent contractor, you have the freedom to set your own work hours. Say goodbye to rigid schedules.
- **Empowerment:** You'll have the unique opportunity to make impactful decisions and engage in activities that larger, more bureaucratic companies would never allow.
- **Performance-Based Pay:** Your income potential is in your hands. We offer a performance-based compensation structure. You'll earn a percentage-based share of our profits, post-tax and expense deductions, for every order from a client you bring on board. Your earnings directly reflect your dedication and time investment, making it a potential source of passive income for self-motivated individuals.
- **Top Performer Perks:** For our standout performers, we have a special annual reward to show our appreciation.
What we’re looking for:
We are seeking a dynamic and intelligent Independent Sales Representative to join our team. Your responsibilities will encompass thorough market research and the identification of potential clientele. Furthermore, you should possess the capability to cultivate and sustain long-lasting customer relationships. Exceptional networking abilities and a willingness to travel to diverse locations are essential.
Your role will entail effectively showcasing our company's products and services to customers, addressing their inquiries, and proficiently managing contract negotiations with vendors and suppliers. It is imperative that you maintain meticulous customer records and ensure timely updates.
As an Independent Sales Representative, impeccable communication and presentation skills are a must. We are looking for an individual who is detail-oriented, highly motivated, and adept at managing deadlines in a competitive environment.
Now, let’s talk about the job Requirements and Responsibilities:
As an Independent Sales Contractor for Boxwood you will be responsible for:
- Educating yourself and having a great knowledge of our products and the titles associated with the artwork.
- Researching and Identifying potential customers through networking and following leads.
- Contacting and Arranging meetings with potential and existing customers to present company products, cold calling.
- Presenting company’s products and services to existing and new customers
- Explaining product benefits and features to the customers and advising them on their purchasing decisions
- Assist customers with the onboarding wholesale account and familiarizing them with the ordering process.
- Building and maintaining solid long-term working relationships with both new and existing customers.
- Following up with customers to inquire into whether purchased products meet their expectations.
- Gathering customer feedback and directing any of their concerns to Aaron
- Filling out the necessary paperwork and obtaining customers' signatures to complete the wholesale contracts for each customer.
- Addressing customer concerns, resolving complaints and requests.
- Maintaining and updating detailed customer details
- Negotiating sales contract terms and conditions with suppliers and vendors
Qualifications and Requirements
- Certified sales professional (CSP) certification is advantageous.
- Valid driver's license.
- Proven sales experience.
- The ability to travel to customers.
- The ability to work independently.
- Strong negotiation and consultative sales skills.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Effective communication skills.
- Exceptional active listening/ customer service skills.
To learn more about us, check out https://boxwoodboards.com/pages/our-story.
We are in search of a candidate who demonstrates meticulous attention to detail. It is crucial that you exhibit a keen eye for small details. To help us gauge your attention to detail through your actions, we request that you include "I have a passion for selling" in the subject line of your email when applying for this position.
We are looking to bring our new colleague on board as soon as possible, but we will spend the necessary time to find the best fit both in abilities and culturally. One thing that will give you a BIG leg up (but is optional) is to send a quick video in, along with your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. In your video tell us why you think you’re perfect for this job and why you will rock this position. This is purely for us to get a sense of your personality. And if you decide not to send a video, that’s ok. You’re welcome to let us know why you chose not to send in a video.