Job Opening
BPI Lumber and
Engineered Wood
CB Branch
Council Bluffs, IA

POSITION TITLE:Sales/Design - BPI Lumber and Engineered Wood - CB Branch - Council Bluffs, IA Building Products is a wholesale company looking for a Sales/Design specialist. Our employees are empowered to make a difference by providing outstanding customer service utilizing cutting edge technology in a positive friendly environment. Setting your career path with a dynamic company with long-term growth for employee and the company.

BASIC FUNCTION: The Engineered Wood Salesperson is responsible for the sale and basic design knowledge of Engineered Wood products for the Council Bluffs, IA location. This includes some understanding of Engineered Wood software, consulting customers and representing company thru technical sales and general consultation. Self-motivation and highly ambitious demeanor are the key traits to a successful salesperson, to match our on-going training. Some travel required.

  • Call on lumber yards to promote our brands of Engineered Wood, I-Joists, LVL, Glulams, and more
  • Travel regularly to key customers and prospect for new customers
  • Read and understand basics of blue prints
  • Has knowledge of software for design using Engineered Wood
  • Educate customers, end users about our products and how they apply to create a solution
  • Understand and perform cost savings analysis for customers
  • Generate new sales by promoting product lines to new and existing customers
  • Troubleshoot problems for customer through design
  • Monitor sales markets throughout our region
  • Teach and discuss new products during annual company classes or scheduled meetings
  • Work with designers on plan assistance
  • Promote and offer other products sold at Council Bluffs, IA, such as boards, cedar, OSB, and other lumber
  • Perform other duties as required

  • QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge:
  • Preferred bachelor degree or associate degree
  • Minimum 1 year of work with engineered wood or the lumber industry
  • Ability to do very basic calculations for structural loads
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, Outlook, and other software for business applications
  • Understanding of residential framing
  • Construction background helpful

  •   Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to successfully interact with all organizational levels and the public
  • Demonstrated proficiency to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate proficiency in general telephone and office etiquette and legible handwriting
  • Demonstrate ability to be mobile in the work environment
  • Demonstrate ability to develop and maintain strong customer relationships
  • Ability to apply business math
  • Ability to pass a drug test

  •   Conduct:
  • Self-managing; works well with little supervision
  • Highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about offerings from BPI
  • Good interpersonal skills and good communicator
  • Strong organizational skills and calendar management
  • Be a team player and support the company's goals
  • Conducts self in a professional manner

  •   IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:Nick Fitzgerald, Branch Manager
      JOB:Regular, Full-time
      LOCATION:Council Bluffs, IA

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    “Building Products, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin”