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Product Specialist - O'Neal Steel / Birmingham

Company: O'Neal Industries
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

O'Neal Steel is currently seeking a Product Specialist at our Birmingham, AL. facility. TheProduct Specialist willbe responsiblefor effectively managing O'Neal's working capital investment while balancing the needs of O'Neal customers through working with sales. This includes being responsible for properly managing the supply chain by negotiating effectively with O'Neal's suppliers and effectively communicating with sales and team members as well as others within the organization. Individuals in this job may be expected to handle both inventory management as well as negotiating and quoting inquiries to all levels of the sales and management process depending on the size and scope of the product group.Responsibilities May Include But Are Not Limited To:Effectively execute inventory strategy as determined by Product ManagerProduct Planner and VP Supply Chain Management to consistently manage O'Neal's working capital goalsWork collaboratively with Regional Inventory Managers to analyze and maintain sufficient inventory levels, including management of slow moving and overstock materialWork collaboratively with suppliers and regional personnel to solve problems and meet customer needsFocus on providing pricing that is competitive, creative, and adds value to our sales force and our customersAct as an internal representative for a particular product group, region, or service (may be for stock purchases or direct inquiry quoting, or a combination of both)Assist in the analysis and selection of vendors based on quality, service, flexibility, and strategic fit with O'NealDevelop and maintain strong relationships with vendors at various levels of the organization, primarily at the inside sales levelMonitor vendor performance and participate in vendor review processBe a positive and productive employee both in a team atmosphere as well as while pursuing independent workNegotiate pricing based on the strategic direction of the Product ManagerProduct PlannerEffectively and creatively solve problems to meet sales and customer needsWork with Product ManagerProduct Planner to develop strategic and tactical plans for the productsMay be expected to travel with sales or present market information for sales or customersMay be asked to interact directly with customers to offer market knowledge or expertiseActively develop and maintain strong relationships internally with sales and continue to work for solutions to help grow sales and maintain excellent competitivenessAid in monitoring replacement costs for accuracyWork with sales to provide support for customer contracts (inventory and pricing)Take all steps necessary to remain knowledgeable and current on the products and services offered by O'Neal, market conditions, and the activities and pricing of our vendors, our competitors, and our customer needs.Required Skills: To qualify for consideration, an applicant must possess the following skills. Possession of these skills is a prerequisite for employment.Previous experience in one or more of the following job classifications preferred;inside sales, outside sales,or buyingpurchasing.Above average oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, negotiation, and decision-making skills.Must be able to concentrate and maintain productivity in high pressure situations;working knowledge of the full line of special products.Proficient in Microsoft Office applicationsEducation: Associate or Bachelor Degree in Business, Administration, or pursuing such a degree. Non-degreed candidates with extensive insides sales, outside sales, or purchasing experience (3 or more years) may be considered.Benefits: O'Neal offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to:Health, Vision and Dental InsuranceWork site Wellness ProgramsHealth and Dependent Care Flexible Spending AccountsShort-Term and Long-Term Disability CoverageTuition and Health club ReimbursementAccidental Death and Dismemberment and Life InsuranceAdoption AssistanceTraining and Development Opportunities401k and Profit sharingAbout Us: After more than 90 years in business, O'Neal Steel is now the United States' largest family-owned metals service center supplying carbon and alloy steel, stainless and aluminum products for companies nationwide. That's an important distinction because it means the family who started the company, and has guided its growth, continues to instrumental in its operation today. Customers ranging from small job shops to major manufacturers have come to rely on O'Neal as their one-stop shop for a vast inventory and complete range of steel products, available for quick delivery through our national network of distribution facilities. As a third-generation family-owned business, we remain committed to the principles of our founder - and the success of our customers.

Keywords: O'Neal Industries, Birmingham , Product Specialist - O'Neal Steel / Birmingham, Other , Birmingham, Alabama

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