Sales Representative


Durham, NC

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We’re looking for a rockstar Sales Representative to generate leads, close deals, and blaze through goals to foster company growth. This new team member will be responsible for cold outreach and running a pipeline of promising prospects. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic, charismatic, and willing to roll up their sleeves to get things done. 


  • Focus sales efforts by studying existing and potential deal volume 
  • Find leads, nurture responses and develop relationships with customers after cold outreach
  • Service existing accounts, obtain orders and establish new accounts 
  • Plan and organize daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets and other trade factors
  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace info on pricing, products, delivery schedules, and merchandising techniques. 
  • Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems, developing solutions, preparing reports, and making recommendations to management. 
  • Conduct cold outreach to expand potential customer pipeline

About you:

  • 1+ years of sales/customer-facing experience preferred, but not required
  • Excellent negotiation and interpersonal communication skills along with a mindset for collaboration
  • Tech-savvy, quick-learning and ready to jump into new software programs 
  • Organized, disciplined, and scrappy disposition 
  • Entrepreneurial and empathetic, not easily discouraged and able to maintain a positive attitude in the face of rejection

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