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Truss Technical Sales Representative

Northern California and Nevada

Position Summary:

The Technical Sales Representative for Truss Design Software will create and maintain effective relationships with customers, such as truss and component manufacturers, as well as other users of truss and EWP design software. The goal of these relationships will be to promote Simpson's ICS (integrated component systems) software suite. Positive representation of Simpson Strong-Tie at all times is necessary. This position is based in Northern California and will service Northern California and Northern Nevada.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

% Time Job Responsibilities
35% Conducts software testing, demonstrations, and support.
35% Prospects and qualifies new customer opportunities with new and existing customers, including networking, field visits, telephone contact and e-mails.
30% Communicates customer needs and challenges to the software development team and works jointly to provide a solution.

Education & Certification Requirements:

Required or Preferred Degree or Certification
Preferred Bachelor's Degree (B.A/B.S.) in marketing, business or related field


Years Type of Experience
4 Years Related experience with building components and design software

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Skill Knowledge or Ability Explanation
Customer focus Quickly and effectively solve customer problems and maintain productive customer relationships. Readily adjust priorities to respond to pressing and changing customer needs. Recognize potentially adverse customer reactions and develop better alternatives.
Truss & EWP design A functional understanding of the design and workflow of manufacturing building components, specifically trusses and Engineered Wood Products floor systems. A basic knowledge of wall panel design and general construction knowledge is beneficial.
Computer/Software Ability to utilize Microsoft Office suite, working knowledge of SQL databases, and basic understanding of computer networking, along with hardware and software troubleshooting. Ability to quickly learn Simpson Strong-Tie’s Integrated Component Systems suite of software through various methods including instructor lead training, online training, video courses, and self-educating.
Self-management Set priorities, goals and timelines to achieve maximum productivity. Manage multiple projects and competing priorities. Display a high level of initiative, effort, and commitment towards completing assignments in a timely manner. Create his/her travel and work schedule to meet department objectives and customer needs.
Reasoning and math Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Reading and writing Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and construction documents such as building plans. Write routine reports and correspondence including software specifications.
Speaking and communication Communicate verbally in an appropriate way for the audience he/she is speaking to. Communicate effectively and respectfully with co-workers. Listen with full attention to what other people are saying, making sure to understand the needs being expressed, asking questions as appropriate without interrupting. Speak proficiently in front of groups of customers, coworkers, and managers.
Teamwork Maintain a collaborative approach in dealing with other Simpson Strong-Tie employees. Demonstrate a genuine commitment to mutually beneficial solutions. Ability to operate in a sales environment.
Accountability and dependability Arrive to appointments/meetings on time and follow instructions, policies, and procedures. Fulfill commitments made to customers, peers, co-workers, and managers. Hold self and others accountable for measureable, high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results.
Driving record Possess and maintain a driving record which complies with company policy.
Travel Travel from home daily with frequent overnight stays.

Travel Required / %: This job requires domestic overnight/extended travel, 50% of the time.

This full-time, exempt position is located in Northern California. The incumbent must reside in this area.

Relocation may be considered for this position.

To apply for this position, please send your resume to hr@strongtie.com

Job posted: 3/27/2018

Please Note: All job offers are contingent upon a successful background investigation and drug test.

In keeping with the Company's commitment to the communities in which it does business, we are an equal opportunity employer.