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Business Development Representative (BDR)

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Warrendale, PA

Employer:  Sherwin-Williams
Category:  Sales
Job Type:  Full Time


Sales Representatives initiate and manage relationships with customers and serve as the point of contact for the Company. This position is responsible for coordinating selling efforts to grow new and incremental sales with the target account list. This includes face to face calls with key customers, phone calls, and executing targeted selling events. The Business Development Rep is responsible for identifying target accounts by partnering with Sales Representatives on sales calls to help identify ways to deepen business relationships. Heavy prospecting is key in this position and the incumbent will be expected to add new accounts to the target account list and log all contacts and calls with target accounts.


  • Develop a strategy to grow sales and profits to key, opportunity, new and existing customers
  • Effectively build relationships with customers by understanding and supporting their business
  • Conduct product demonstrations to support solutions for the customer
  • Develop working relationships with stores to achieve business goals
  • Generate leads
  • Help determine pricing schedules for quotes, promotions, and negotiations
  • Prepare weekly and monthly reports as required
  • Give sales presentations to a range of prospective clients
  • Coordinate sales efforts with marketing programs
  • Understand and promote company programs
  • Prepare and submit sales contracts for orders
  • Visit clients and potential clients to evaluate needs or promote products and services
  • Maintain client records
  • Answer client questions about terms, products, prices, and availability


Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the country of employment without needing sponsorship for employment work visa status now or in the future
  • Must have a valid, unrestricted Driver's License
  • Must have at least a High School diploma or GED
  • Must have at least one (1) year experience working in a retail, sales, or customer service position
  • Must be willing to work all scheduled hours, which may include evenings and weekends, with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Must be able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to retrieve material from shelves and floor stacks and lift and carry up to 50 lbs. frequently and up to 70 lbs. on occasion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Have at least one (1) year of work experience as an Assistant Store or Branch Operations Manager for Sherwin-Williams
  • Have previous work experience conducting outside sales calls
  • Have at least an associate degree in business, sales, or marketing
  • Have previous work experience selling paint and paint related products
  • Have work experience using timekeeping and/or customer relationship management ("CRM") systems
  • Willingness to relocate for future job opportunities
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and communicate in more than one language
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and communicate in Spanish"

About us

Here, we believe there's not one path to success, we believe in careers that grow with you. Whoever you are or wherever you come from in the world, there's a place for you at Sherwin-Williams. We provide you with the opportunity to explore your curiosity and drive us forward. Sherwin-Williams values the unique talents and abilities from all backgrounds and characteristics. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, including individuals with disabilities and Protected Veterans. We'll give you the space to share your strengths and we want you show us what you can do. You can innovate, grow and discover in a place where you can thrive and Let Your Colors Show!

At Sherwin-Williams, part of our mission is to help our employees and their families live healthier, save smarter and feel better. This starts with a wide range of world-class benefits designed for you. From retirement to health care, from total well-being to your daily commute-it matters to us. A general description of benefits offered can be found at http://www.myswbenefits.com/ . Click on "Candidates" to view benefit offerings that you may be eligible for if you are hired as a Sherwin-Williams employee.

Compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case and will impact where actual compensation may fall within the stated wage range. The wage range listed for this role takes into account the wide range of factors considered in making compensation decisions including skill sets; experience and training; licensure and certifications; and other business and organizational needs. The disclosed range estimate has not been adjusted for the applicable geographic differential associated with the location at which the position may be filled.

The wage range, other compensation, and benefits information listed is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, with or without notice, subject to applicable law.

Sherwin-Williams is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, pregnancy, genetic information, creed, marital status or any other consideration prohibited by law or by contract.

As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, Sherwin-Williams requests state and local employment services delivery systems to provide priority referral of Protected Veterans.
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