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Entergy Account Manager in Jackson, MS at Irby

Date Posted: 3/16/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Jackson, MS
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  • Experience:
    3 to 5 years
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Job Description

Irby is one of the ten largest electrical distribution companies in the United States, with nearly $1 Billion in annual sales and over 900 employees across more than 60 branches in 25 states.  Irby has experienced incredible growth over the past 5 years.  This presents many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations, including cites such as:  Jackson, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Syracuse, Nashville, Denver, Minneapolis and Oklahoma City.  Irby was a pioneer in the early days of the electrical business, founded in 1926, and continues to be an industry leader in philanthropic involvement and community activity.

Irby is also part of the Sonepar family of operating companies, consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar USA is a market leader in the B-to-B distribution of electrical, industrial & safety products and related solutions.  Sonepar USA is made up of over 16 of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors, with coverage in all 50 states.  Entering the US in 1998, Sonepar USA has continued to grow over the years due to strategic acquisitions and organic growth.  Sonepar USA is a member of the Sonepar Group, an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution of electrical products and related solutions.  For more information, visit

This position sells products of distributor to utility establishments or individuals at sales office, store, showroom, or customer's place of business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from newspapers, business directories, industry ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites, and other sources.
  • Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders, or talks with customers on sales floor or by phone. 
  • Processes orders from customers in sales, using all required company policies, procedures and systems. Call, mail or deliver orders for processing, shipment and delivery of merchandise in a timely manner.
  • Provides oral and written quotations or estimates of prices, terms, delivery, credit terms and prepare sales contracts for orders obtained.
  • Estimates date of delivery to customer, based on knowledge of own firm's production and delivery schedules. Investigates and resolves customer problems with deliveries. Assist in collections of accounts and be knowledgeable concerning credit status and procedures with customer.
  • Develops relationships with key vendors in assigned electrical markets.
  • Promotes and features key vendor products through joint sales calls and promotions.
  • Works with Purchasing Agent or Branch Manager to resolve specific inventory problems as directed by Branch Manager.
Required Skills

  • Ability to do basic Excel spreadsheets.
  • Ability to perform math functions representative of the job such as; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals and metric scales; computing rate, ratio, and percentages and to draw and interpret bar graphs; calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, and proportions.
  • Ability to obtain a Motor Vehicle Drivers License and maintain a safe driving record.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or three to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    EOE M/F/Disability/Veteran


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