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Arnold Motor Supply FT Outside Sales Professional -- Ames in Ames, Iowa

FT Outside Sales Professional -- Ames

Ames, IA, USA Req #1040

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Arnold Motor Supply

Outside Sales Professional

Arnold Motor Supply and its sister company, The Merrill Company, started in Spencer, Iowa, in 1927. Today we’re one of the largest partnerships in the United States with 65 locations in Iowa, Nebraska, Minnesota, Illinois, and Missouri. Along with our auto parts store locations, we operate two distribution centers, an automotive-refinish division, a light industrial coatings distributor, and a related equipment sales division.

We’re poised to continue our journey of growth and diversification. Our Outside Sales Professional is the primary focal point with our commercial customers. The Outside Sales Pro is our front-line customer relationship manager outside of our stores and focuses on bringing the best solutions for our customers’ automotive parts and equipment needs.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Meet or exceed all revenue targets via cold-calling, effective account management, and goal-driven accountability

  • C reate and carefully manage annual account planning for existing and potential customers

  • Develop and utilize effective sales tracking and customer relationship management methodologies. Maintain accurate call reports and other activity reporting.

  • Maintain high-levels of product and technical knowledge to be a Subject Matter Expert for potential and existing customers.

  • Maintain close working relationships with our vendors to promote sales and customer service. Ensure our product offerings align with our customers’ wants and needs make and appropriate recommendations.


  • High level of self-motivation and self-direction!

  • At least two years of outside sales experience strongly preferred

  • Sales experience in related lines is preferred, but we’ll teach you the business if you bring the rest of your capabilities

  • Exceptional relationship development talents

  • Outstanding communications skills

  • Strong personal philosophy focused on fostering one of our key differentiators – SERVICE!

    Physical/Other Requirements

  • Lifting of a minimum of 50 pounds

  • Valid driver’s license with insurable driving record. Ability to safely operate company vehicle

  • Standing, lifting, twisting, bending, walking and sitting

  • Basic computer proficiency

    Think this career opportunity might be a fit? Please apply!

    The Arnold Group of Companies is part of the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance, d.b.a. Auto Value and Bumper-to-Bumper Auto Parts Stores, one of the largest auto parts distribution and marketing organizations in the world. As the source for quality parts and service for over 4,300 parts stores and 2,500 service centers throughout North America, Europe, and China, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance prides itself on responding to the individual automotive needs of each customer and providing proven, quality service.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary

  • Required Education High School

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  • Ames, IA, USA