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REMOTE - Account Executive (Domestic Retail Runway) Job in Dayton, Ohio US

REMOTE - Account Executive (Domestic Retail Runway)

Universal Forest Products, Inc. - Dayton, OH

Posted: 4/25/2024 - Expires: 7/24/2024

Job ID: 272786990


Job Description

At UFP, our sales positions are the foundation of our business. In these roles, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the industry as you pursue a lucrative and rewarding career in sales. We foster a work hard, play hard culture, and believe our customer relationships are the key to our success. If you're passionate about working with customers, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and aren't afraid of hard work, apply now to become part of the UFP family.

idX is currently hiring for Account Executive (Project Manager) to join our Domestic Retail Runway. The Account Executive has overall responsibility for the successful execution of assigned accounts. This manager will typically be assigned larger, more complex, customer accounts, as well as multiple accounts requiring junior level project management associates in support of successful execution. Responsibilities include customer coordination of design definition, value engineering, internal communication and coordination of manufacturing, delivery, installation and continued on-going customer service. The Account Executive will provide the leadership/coordination and staff management of all activities related to assigned projects while exercising every viable opportunity to procure additional business from assigned accounts.

Travel: up to 20%, remote and traveling. Can live anywhere in the United States

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Grow customer account value through strategic business planning and interface with management and sales as defined in the SAA.
Acquired new account growth through excellence customer service and account execution
Define, build and train for staff excellence in the account team
Procure complete definition for each project and clearly define the customer's expectations to the support team at the division
Review strategic Value Engineering opportunities with customer(s) for mutually beneficial cost savings
Ensure products are engineered to customer specification
Develop or manage the development of a project time line for every project. Coordinate with Master Scheduler to develop "project launch cycle" and monitor progress and develop corrective actions where needed
Coordinate with Purchasing Department to ensure on time/on budget material procurement
Participate in prototype development and review process
Monitor production of product through both physical review of work in process and through review of labor and costing report data. Aid in development of corrective actions where needed
Lead Gross Margin Improvement Initiative for related projects to drive cost savings, price increases, and value engineering
Provide shipping instructions including verification of site off load conditions where applicable
Facilitate and assist in the completion of customer inventory reports and their review
Monitor and manage customer inventory attempting to reduce risk of obsolescence
As production capacity requires, facilitate outsourcing of production and services
Provide technical back up to Sales and Estimating as required
Visit manufacturing locations to review new products before primary manufacturing and shipments begin
Provide monthly Sales Forecast for assigned customer(s), with assistance from Sales where applicable
Perform post mortems on successful and unsuccessful projects to determine root cause issues and opportunities for future improvement
Manage cost of quality impact and established root cause for future COQ reduction


15+ years' experience of Account Management in wood and/or metal manufacturing, consumer environments industry preferred
10+ years' experience leading, managing and motivating a project management team within a large manufacturing company
Must have a proven ability to create and maintain spreadsheets utilizing MS Office Programs such as Work and Excel
An understanding of ERP fundamentals
Architectural/Interior Design technical knowledge expertise
Must be able to work independently while multi-tasking
Ability to express oneself professionally utilizing both verbal and written communications
Organizational skills and a team player mentality is critical
Unparalleled Customer Service Focus
Exposure working on multimillion dollar accounts
Proven ability to lead large sized programs from concept through to completion
Proven ability to lead and successfully manage programs across various geographic areas
Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate various project management team members, including project coordinators and project managers, in order to fulfill customer demands effectively and to the highest quality
Proven ability to support a team environment with an open communication culture
Experience setting clear team goals that result in meeting all account deadlines and exceeding customer expectations
Proven ability to monitor team performance and provide coaching and review as needed
Proven ability to discover training needs and provide coaching in order to develop team member

Skills and abilities

Proficiency in the use of the English language in reading, writing and speaking
Demonstrated proficiency to manage multiple tasks, to set priorities, and to meet deadlines.
Consistently demonstrates skills, knowledge and abilities capable of leading multiple and/or large complex projects that may include advanced global execution and logistics.
Ability to coordinate with multiple internal and external vendors with an attention to detail and sense of urgency.
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers.
Ability to problem solve and offer continuous improvement opportunities.
Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team including delegating tasks.
Ability to apply business math to manufacturing processes.

Compensation & Benefit Information:
Salary Range: $90,000-110,000 annually

**pay based on location and cost of living

Bonus/Incentive Pay:
A discretionary annual bonus based on Company and business unit performance may also be provided.

Benefits currently offered to our employees

Medical insurance
Health savings account with company contribution
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Basic and voluntary life insurance
Disability insurance
401(k) plan with company match
Paid vacation and holidays
Stock purchase program with employee discount
Educational reimbursement
Wellness programs and challenges
Other supplemental benefits

The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
No school grade completed
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Job Reference Code
Licenses / Certifications:
Display Recommended WorkKeys®Recommended WorkKeys®:
Applied Math: 4
Graphic Literacy: 5

Workplace Documentation: 5