State Farm – Scott Wong

Agent Aspirant Program
Do you have aspirations to run your own business? If so, you may want to consider working in the office of Scott Wong – State Farm Agent. As a member of our agency team, you have an opportunity to experience first-hand what it takes to be an entrepreneur. You will build and develop customer relationships within the community to promote State Farm products including auto, home and life insurance. This position will allow you to experience working in an agent’s office and to explore the opportunity to become a State Farm agent for yourself.
 
I am looking for potential candidates for our Agent Aspirant program with State Farm.  This program will allow the employee to work in our  Sugar Land office for 18-36 months.   During this time they will gain valuable experience and knowledge of State Farm while preparing themselves for a lifelong Career Opportunity serving the Nation’s Largest and most Successful Insurance Company in America.
Interested applicants should call our office and ask for Mary at 281-313-8999 or they can apply online at scottwong.sfagentjobs.com and choose the insurance and financial services position job.

Shaw Industries

SALES TRAINEE

Position:

Professionally represent Shaw Industries through one of its residential or commercial brands by developing and maintaining relationships with existing and potential customers.  We provide a comprehensive four month training program in Dalton, GA at Shaw Headquarters. During this training, you’ll get the tools and resources you need to be successful in the field. The training is full of classroom education, Travel, community outreach events, presentations, and more.

Responsibilities:
  • Make daily sales calls on new and existing customers who would include, but are not limited to, retailers, architects, designers, contract dealers and end-users.
  • The ability to communicate with a diverse group of customers in a friendly and respectable manner is mandatory.
  • Building relationships with customer’s by becoming a resource that can supply a solution to their needs through knowing our company products and services.
  • Using electronic leads and networking with other business people, conduct prospecting and cold calling for additional opportunities.
  • Follow-up with clients is very important for the long-term selling process. Development of a business plan is vital in order to meet your annual goals.
  • Time management skills are essential in structuring an effective day to balance internal company responsibilities and external customer-facing time.

Required:

  • Four year college degree required.
  • Must be willing to relocate.

Initial Relocation to Dalton, GA for training and then relocate out to your territory (which is determined during the training program!)

To apply please send your resume to lauren.howard@shawinc.com

UniFirst

Outside Sales Representative

If you are a self-motivated and outgoing Outside Sales Representative who is great at building client relationships and desires career advancement with a highly successful company, join our Sales team at UniFirst! We are seeking confident and friendly Outside Sales Representatives to develop new business, grow new business accounts and territory and meet our sales goals. Your role with UniFirst is a key “hunter” sales position that drives our revenue and grows our market share. We intend to double our annual revenue by 2020 and this is an excellent opportunity to join our company and share in our success.

Job Responsibilities

As an Outside Sales Representative with UniFirst, you will consistently identify new sources of business, maintain high productivity and sales standards and achieve sales quotas within your protected territory.

Additional responsibilities of the Outside Sales Representative include:

Cold-calling businesses in person, from major corporations to small businesses

Running meetings with potential clients to analyze their needs and present the appropriate solutions

Negotiating sales contracts

Overseeing account installations

Benefits

At UniFirst, we understand that our sales team works hard, so we offer a competitive base salary, various sales bonuses and an annual all-expenses paid trip for the top performers! As a family founded company, we understand the need for a successful work-life balance and offer a generous benefits package so you can have the quality of life you deserve. We also understand the importance of training and development and provide a world-class paid training and quota ramp-up program to set you up for success. We greatly prefer to promote from within and offer significant opportunities for personal and professional growth. An ambitious Outside Sales Representative can move into a national account, management or training role depending on your goals and skill set. We are loyal to our employees and if you can add value to our company, through work performance and a great attitude, we will find a niche for you at UniFirst!

Additional benefits for the Outside Sales Representative include:

Major medical, vision, dental and prescription drug insurance

401(k) retirement plan with company match

Car allowance

Life insurance

Short and long-term disability insurance

Self-managed profit sharing

Paid vacations, holidays and sick time

Paid bereavement, jury duty and military leave

Employee referral bonus

Sales Rep of the Month recognition program

Company Founders Day picnic in July

Profit sharing program

Tuition reimbursement

Discounted employee purchase program

Payroll direct deposit

Job Requirements

As an Outside Sales Representative with UniFirst, you must possess exceptional communication, negotiation and time management skills and be able to follow our specific and successful sales process. Our ideal Outside Sales Representative can establish rapport with people from all walks of life; wear different hats based on each client’s needs and is open to coaching and advice.

Additional requirements for the Outside Sales Representative include:

High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred

1 year of outside business to business sales experience with a track record of success preferred but not required

Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office Suite, CRM and handheld devices like a BlackBerry

Ability to develop sales strategies

Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Ability to pass a background check and drug test

Bilingual skills preferred but not required

UniFirst Corporation is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace

If interested, please send a resume to guillermo_castro@unifirst.com

Plunkett Research

Voice: 713-932-0000   Fax: 713-932-7080

Web: www.plunkettresearch.com

Email: info@plunkettresearch.com   

 

Paid Internship—Customer Relations and Sales

Houston, Texas–An outstanding opportunity to build your sales and customer skills at Plunkett Research, Ltd., one of the nation’s most respected publishers of business information.

 

If you are serious about establishing a career in professional sales, then we would like to hear from you.  As part of the Plunkett team, you’ll really enjoy working in our entrepreneurial environment!  We publish unique industry analysis and business research.  Our current client list includes such outstanding organizations as Stanford University, the State Library of New York, Texas A&M and the U.S. Government.

This is a paid internship, 20 to 40 hours weekly.  It is a perfect opportunity for students.  You may have the opportunity to work this summer/fall and on into 2014 while you pursue your degree.  Hourly pay begins at $10.00.  When your skills progress, you will have the opportunity to earn increases and bonuses.

You will be marketing online access to our data to outstanding organizations in academia, business and government.  We use a team approach.  You will have a chance to improve your skills as you work with our team.

You will be building relationships with business information specialists and librarians who are responsible for electronic resources.  You will be working primarily over the telephone from our casual office.

You must be intelligent, mature, self-confident, a self-starter and eager to learn.  Superb telephone skills are required, as well as excellent English language communications skills, both written and oral.  Extensive organization skills and social skills are extremely important.

To learn more about our company and products, please see our web site www.plunkettresearch.com. You will be working in our offices in central Houston, Texas, near Richmond Ave. and Buffalo Speedway. Apply via e-mail to info@plunkettresearch.com  Or fax a resume to 713-932-7080, attn: HR. 

UniFirst

Outside Sales Representative

If you are a self-motivated and outgoing Outside Sales Representative who is great at building client relationships and desires career advancement with a highly successful company, join our Sales team at UniFirst! We are seeking confident and friendly Outside Sales Representatives to develop new business, grow new business accounts and territory and meet our sales goals. Your role with UniFirst is a key “hunter” sales position that drives our revenue and grows our market share. We intend to double our annual revenue by 2020 and this is an excellent opportunity to join our company and share in our success.
Job Responsibilities
As an Outside Sales Representative with UniFirst, you will consistently identify new sources of business, maintain high productivity and sales standards and achieve sales quotas within your protected territory.

Additional responsibilities of the Outside Sales Representative include:

  • Cold-calling businesses in person, from major corporations to small businesses
  • Running meetings with potential clients to analyze their needs and present the appropriate solutions
  • Negotiating sales contracts
  • Overseeing account installations
Benefits 
At UniFirst, we understand that our sales team works hard, so we offer a competitive base salary, various sales bonuses and an annual all-expenses paid trip for the top performers! As a family founded company, we understand the need for a successful work-life balance and offer a generous benefits package so you can have the quality of life you deserve. We also understand the importance of training and development and provide a world-class paid training and quota ramp-up program to set you up for success. We greatly prefer to promote from within and offer significant opportunities for personal and professional growth. An ambitious Outside Sales Representative can move into a national account, management or training role depending on your goals and skill set. We are loyal to our employees and if you can add value to our company, through work performance and a great attitude, we will find a niche for you at UniFirst!

Additional benefits for the Outside Sales Representative include:

  • Major medical, vision, dental and prescription drug insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with company match
  • Car allowance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Self-managed profit sharing
  • Paid vacations, holidays and sick time
  • Paid bereavement, jury duty and military leave
  • Employee referral bonus
  • Sales Rep of the Month recognition program
  • Company Founders Day picnic in July
  • Profit sharing program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Discounted employee purchase program
  • Payroll direct deposit
As an Outside Sales Representative with UniFirst, you must possess exceptional communication, negotiation and time management skills and be able to follow our specific and successful sales process. Our ideal Outside Sales Representative can establish rapport with people from all walks of life; wear different hats based on each client’s needs and is open to coaching and advice.

Additional requirements for the Outside Sales Representative include:

  • High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
  • 1 year of outside business to business sales experience with a track record of success prefferred but not required
  • Proficiency with computers, Microsoft Office Suite, CRM and handheld devices like a BlackBerry
  • Ability to develop sales strategies
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to pass a background check and drug test
  • Bilingual skills preferred but not required

UniFirst Corporation is Proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace


Service Corporation International (SCI)

Pre-Planning Advisor Field Specialist

Houston, TX

GENERAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Designs, coordinates and delivers comprehensive sales development training programs that enhances sales skills, reinforces the selling process and provides on-going development for Community Service sales representatives. Conducts interactive training sessions and utilizes learning tools to educate, discuss and practice sales techniques, methods, ethics, skills and tips that promote sales.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 

100% Sales Development Training

•                Travels to the field and performs ride-alongs with community service sales representatives to provide individual training, identifies future training needs, and evaluates the impact and results of training initiatives.

•                Identifies and helps to develop essential training programs that will maximize sales team effectiveness and help the organization achieve sales targets to include;

•                Prospecting

•                Appointment settings

•                Sales Presentation

•                Closing

•                Provides pre- and post-coaching of community service sales representatives to improve and insure further development toward consistent achievement of sales goals.

•                Works with senior management, sales trainers and field sales management to design and implement skill development initiatives.

Benefits:

•                Full health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

•                401K Retirement Savings Plan

•                Vacation and sick time

•                Tuition reimbursement

•                Funeral discounts, and more

Requirements:

Education:

•                Bachelor degree

Experience:

•                2-4 years of sales and/or training related experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•                Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written) with prior experience conducting presentations or facilitating training preferred.

•                Ability to work effectively and efficiently on networked computers using current software applications including MS Office Applications.

•                High level of organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy in work completion.

•                Must have expertise in a variety of training concepts, practices and procedures

•                Ability to work with diverse groups with varying levels of ability and skills, as well as ability to evaluate and present effective solutions for employee development needs

•                Must be available to travel extensively

Work Hours

When considering the work hours associated with this job, the following factors may apply:

•                Working a number of evenings every month

•                Travel 2 ½- 3 weeks per month.

SCI is the largest Funeral Services Company in North America, located in over 40 states with over 2,000 locations encompassing over 20,000 employees. SCI is a company dedicated to compassionately supporting families at difficult times, celebrating the significance of lives that have been lived, and preserving memories that transcend generations with dignity and honor- and we have been doing this since 1962. By joining SCI you will be joining North America’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services with locations in Canada and the United States.

SCI offers advanced training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. To learn more about SCI, please visit: www.sci-corp.com.

 Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.

 

To apply, please follow web link: http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH04/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=SCICORP&cws=1&rid=2876

 

Marcus Tolson State Farm Opportunities

PES GRADS/ ALUMNI NEEDED:  3 FULL TIME POSITIONS AVAILABLE-(Bilingual a plus)

Are you looking for a career change? An Opportunity to grow, help people and make a lot of money doing both?

Markus Tolson is the first PES graduate to open a State Farm agency and he and his team have had great success in his first 3 years.

http://www.bauer.uh.edu/news-center/ticker/2010/feb/statefarm-luncheon.asp

In October 2009 Markus Tolson & his team wrote the highest # of applications ever written by any State Farm agency in it’s 1st month in existence.  Following that were the prestigious achievements of Chairman’s Circle 2010-2012, Ambassador Travel and a consistent Top 100 ranking within the company.

 

This agency is one of the fastest growing agencies in Texas and the U.S. 

 

Markus has also been named one of the PES Top 15 Distinguished Alumni :

http://bauerticker.uh.edu/alumni/sei-announces-top-15-alumni-at-anniversary-celebration/

There are 18 alumni currently working in State Farm offices throughout Houston, and we have found that we have had great success with candidates moving in or transitioning into a career with State Farm.

Company Overview:

* #1 Auto and Home Insurer in the U.S. for 50years * 24/7 good Neighbor Service

* Most popular Phone Application “Pocket Agent” in insurance industry

* 120+ Products- Insurance, Bank & Mutual Funds 

Location: Located in the Heights (I-10 @ Shepherd)

Job Purpose: To assist in the marketing and sales of State Farm auto, home, renters, life, health, banking, mutual fund products and other financial services products (hereafter referred to as financial services), as an employee of a State Farm independent contractor agent.

Experience/Skills obtained from the industries below can easily transfer to the skills needed for this great opportunity:

*Home Sales                        *Loan Officer                        *Car Sales                              *Banking

*Rental Car Sales              *Waitress/Waiter            *Professional Selling Program (PES, SEI)

Compensation:

*Salary + Commission (1st Year reps earning $35-70k)           *Unlimited Earning Potential- No Cap

*Individual & Team Bonuses                                                                    *Catalog points

*Achievement Travel Opportunities

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW: http://markustolson.sfagentjobs.com/jobs/14661/apps/new

Call 713 880 5225 – Mr. Markus Tolson
STATE FARM INSURANCE
PROVIDING INSURANCE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES

Brown & Brown

Property & Casualty Sales Executive

Brown & Brown Lone Star Insurance Services, Inc.

Location: Houston, Austin & San Antonio, TX.

Job Summary:

Brown & Brown is looking for a Property & Casualty sales producer in training/ internship to join our team across many offices in Texas. If you have an innate drive to win and desire a profession where your accomplishments can offer unlimited potential income, then you may be a fit for our firm. You must possess the ability to prospect, set appointments and analyze the needs of prospective clients. Brown & Brown is a highly competitive environment that rewards loyalty and entrepreneurialism. Beyond commissions we offer preferred stock purchase plans and awards for accomplished producers. We are a fast paced environment that focuses on hunting, not farming. Our organization provides world-class training to those who aspire to be the best. The decentralized concept affords our agency the ability to adapt to market and respond to customers needs more efficiently than some of our national competitors. Our national position within the industry expands our position with our carrier partners, more so than our local competitors.

 

Required Competencies:

  • Conduct yourself with integrity and desire to contribute to your community
  • Posses excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Posses ability to take action, as well as ability to break and create relationships
  • Be a results-oriented, team player
  • Display excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Disciplined, Driven and A strong competitive nature is essential

Salary Range: Income potential is unlimited

Relocation Expenses: Not Covered

Contact:

Gary Schrock/Sr./VP, Sales Manager

g.schrock@bbtexas.com

 

 

 

 

Brown & Brown of Texas, Inc.

Job Description

 

Job Title:          Accounting Assistant

Department:       Administration

Reports To:       Accounting Leader

FLSA Status:    Non-Exempt

 SUMMARY

Provides support to the Accounting Department by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following but not limited to:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Agency Bill Administration
  • Direct Bill Invoicing
  • Vendor Payable
  • Submit & Review Positive Pay
  • Journal Entries as needed
  • W-9 verification of vendors
  • Accounts Receivable
  • Surplus Lines
  • Sales Tax
  • Miscellaneous Projects assigned by Accounting Leader

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following but not limited to:

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS   To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following:  (1) Problem Solving (identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner); (2) Interpersonal Skills; Oral Communication; Teamwork; Organizational Support (follows policies and procedures, supports organization’s goals and values); (3) Quality (demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness); (4) Quantity (meets productivity standards, completes work in a timely manner); (5) Attendance/Punctuality; (6) Dependability; (7) Initiative.  An individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Bachelors of Accounting preferred. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. One to two years of accounting experience preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to speak effectively.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS, OTHER SKILLS

Minimum typing speed of 23-30 words per minute.  Knowledge of Excel, Work and Outlook programs preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to operate computer keyboard, mouse, telephone, and/or calculator; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

 

Baker Nissan

Sales Consultant

Baker Nissan is a family run organization that first opened it’s doors in 1990. With the success of its original store, Bruce Baker, owner, made the decision to expand and open a second location off the South loop in 1997. With the opening of the second store, Baker Nissan is now the largest locally owned Nissan dealer in Houston with the largest inventory of new Nissan vehicles. At Baker Nissan, we are all about family and creating experiences for our customers that are truly one of a kind. From day one, Baker Nissan has committed to providing customers with the best service in town. This philosophy and our commitment to the customer have allowed Baker Nissan to win a number of Nissan’ prestigious Owner First Awards of Excellence. Less than 4% of dealers nationwide have won this honor and we have accomplished this 9 times.

Baker Nissan offers new and pre owned sales, service, retail and wholesale parts and collision repair. Our service department employs the highest number of master technicians in Houston, who service all makes and models. We have a large part inventory and for the tuning enthusiast, we offer NISMO performance parts and accessories. Our collision center is I-Car and ASE certified. We repair all makes and models with a lifetime warranty on workmanship.

Baker Nissan is offering new emerging sales professionals an opportunity to learn the automotive industry as well as develop a fun, new, and exciting sales career.

Essential Duties:

•Effectively communicates the Baker Nissan Brand
•Is knowledgeable of all questions on Nissan’s CSI survey
•Has thorough knowledge of all dealership products and services
•Keeps abreast of new products, features, accessories, etc., and their benefits to customers.
•Maintains a high level of product knowledge.
•Delivers vehicles to customers, ensuring that the customer understands the vehicle’s operating features, warranty, and paperwork.
•Introduces customers to service department personnel to emphasize to them the quality and efficiency of service repairs and maintenance available in the dealership’s service department.
•Schedules first service appointment.
•Follows up on all post delivery items, tag/title work, “we-owes”, and special requests to be sure that all customer expectations are met.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
•State Sales License (610-South location only)
•Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record
•Nissan Certification
•Must pass pre-employment screening

Two locations available:

Baker Nissan North
19630 Northwest Frwy
Houston, TX 77065
281-890-5656

Baker Nissan South
2901 S. Loop West
Houston, TX 77054
713-661-9955

If interested, please send a resume to Jennifer at jbarker@bakernissan.com

Brand IQ

Sales Professional Job Overview

Main Objective: Increase sales revenue primarily by winning new clients and by effectively managing the account relationship and the product sales cycle to gain an increasing share of their business.

General Duties & Responsibilities:
• Meet or exceed monthly and annual sales revenue goals (90% of plan minimum)
• Meet or exceed monthly and annual gross profit margin goals (90% of plan minimum)
• Maintain a pipeline of a minimum of 100 qualified prospects that meet our companies specific criteria
• Prospecting – average 200+ prospecting dials and speak with 50+ decision makers per week
• Average 5+ face-to-face client meetings per week*
• Average 6+ new clients per month
• Average sales of $20,000+/ month in year 1
• Maintain a minimum 80% client retention rate
• CRM activities & notes must be 100% up-to-date
• CRM follow up commitments & activities must be 100% on time
• Have face-to-face meeting or speak with each client & prospect every 3 months
• Manage accounts and increase sales and gross profit by:
• Building and maintaining positive relationships with clients
• Proactively identifying opportunities for sales
• Being the product & service expert
• Presenting creative product & service solutions
• Presenting cross-sell and up-sell ideas to clients
• Introducing additional solutions and services
• Dealing with objections and closing sales
• Managing the order writing and client confirmation process
• Following up with the client post-delivery
• Providing best-in-class customer service
• Accountable for client satisfaction and for providing outstanding service
• Contribute to market strategy by monitoring new products and client projects

Qualifications:
• Ability to effectively communicate, especially on the phone, and build and maintain relationships with clients at the executive level and the junior manager level
• Outstanding written and oral presentation and communication skills
• Ability to present creative solutions that address the clients challenges, and think out-side the box
• Detail oriented with an eye for accuracy
• Ability to multi-task and work quickly while under pressure with and without supervision
• Excellent organizational skills, able to set priorities, be responsive to customer needs in a timely manner and meet critical deadlines
• Caring, ability and willingness to consistently go above-and-beyond to exceed client expectations
• Positive experience using a systematic and structured approach to selling that includes the use of CRM technology to manage your daily routine and be proactive
• Tech savvy with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, LinkedIn –wiliness to learn new software
• Highly competitive, self-motivated, positive and enthusiastic attitude
• Able to make decisions and problem solve


Please send your resumes to Angie Rapson at angie@brandiqinc.com.