Sales Coordinator

Date: Nov 30, 2023

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44111

Company: Sonepar

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As one of the largest utility distribution organizations in America, we constantly strive to bring our best to our customers, suppliers, and fellow associates. Irby Utilities is uniquely positioned to provide dynamic solutions to essential utility services impacting our local and broader communities.

We are powered by our people. Across our nationwide reach and diversity, we adapt, dare, and learn as a team. Through our tremendous growth, we are continuing to develop opportunities and look for people to join us as we journey forward.


Job Summary

The Project Coordinator is responsible completing administrative work for Irby Utilities. Thisposition will support a variety of sales and operational positions by completing required tasks in the project execution phase. This support includes all after sales responsibilities: order entry, expediting, preparing submittals, load customer pays apps, and project file management.   The support goal is to enable other associates on the team to focus on customer needs by performing the following duties:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Practices positive professional and interpersonal relations, using tact, courtesy, and personal accountability toward customers and co-workers, and acts as a representative of goodwill on behalf of the company at all times.
  • Enters orders on suppliers in the Irby Solar Eclipse ERP system.
  • Interfaces with the job management and project tracking systems to take ownership and complete assigned tasks.
  • Expedites materials from suppliers to meet required on-site dates. This includes an ability to understand when to escalate and order expedite.
  • Resolves customer order problems and complaints promptly.
  • Acquires, uses and continuously develops personal technical knowledge of general and specialty merchandise items to assist customers and other company personnel.
  • Prepares quotations for customers where applicable.
  • Identifies, uses and maintains appropriate company and/or customer pricing systems.
  • Utilizes tools used by the Project Services Team to organize opportunities, manage the project in the system, and insure payment.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Exceptional communication skills: written, verbal, presentation, and negotiation.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and how to escalate when required.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint) and adobe.
  • Technical learning: quick study on using technology in support of sales process.
  • A team player in dealing with internal and external stakeholders.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred minimum 3 years industry or distributor sales experience is desired.   (5+ years business  experience in the Utility Industry market desired)
  • Eclipse knowledge is a major plus.

Why work for Irby Utilities?

Irby Utilities is a crucial link in the distribution chain, connecting manufacturers to their customers in electrical power, natural gas, and broadband services. Our team delivers end-to-end solutions through logistical and operational support, sales and account management, project services, data analysis, and more. We firmly attribute our success to our people in each of these fields, and we are constantly advancing our skills and abilities.

Our Competitive Benefits?

401K Plan, Competitive Medical Plans (medical, dental, and vision), Paid Vacation and Personal, Paid Sick, Paid Holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts (Health and Dependent Care), Employee Assistance Program, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discounts, Long-term and Short-term Disability, and Life Insurance.

About Irby Utilities

Irby Utilities is one of the three largest electrical utility distribution companies in the United States, with over $1.5 Billion in annual sales and 700 employees across more than 45 branches in 27 states.  We have experienced incredible growth over the past five years, presenting many outstanding career & development opportunities throughout the country in various locations such as:  Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Atlanta, Nashville, Denver, Salt Lake City, Portland and Minneapolis.

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 is the world leader in electrical distribution.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Sonepar is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability unrelated to ability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, order of protection status, protected veteran or military status, or an unfavorable discharge from military service, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

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Nearest Major Market: Cleveland