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Fence Scheduler and Retail Sales Specialist

This position requires the aptitude to anticipate problems, critical issues and opportunities as they arise.

 

Fence Scheduler and Retail Sales Specialist

 

Dakota Fence is a growing specialty contractor primarily involved in residential/commercial fence, highway, and commercial playground construction as well as traffic control services.  We provide services to home owners, commercial businesses and government entities.  Our dedicated employees (our “Blue Family”) work from four facilities throughout ND and service five states, with a wider retail presence through our sign manufacturing and distribution businesses. We invest in our people, our equipment, and our facilities to offer our customers the best value possible.  

This position requires the ability to work closely with the Construction Manager in Fargo, Fence Coordinators, Administrative Assistants and Fence Estimators to meet Company objectives in a fast paced ever-changing environment; remaining flexible, resourceful, proactive, and efficient with a high level of professionalism and sense of urgency.  This position requires the aptitude to anticipate problems, critical issues and opportunities as they arise; along with the capability to creatively problem solve and bring together viable solutions.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as computer, are vital, with attention to detail equally important.  As a Fence Scheduler, you will set up jobs, schedule utility locates and job installation start and completion dates with the customer, ensure materials are on hand, timely ordered / available and pulled for the job and accurately reflected in job cost data.  As a Retail Sales Specialist, you will be responsible for handling walk-in fence sales and assisting in fence inventory management and ordering.  This role requires the development and enhancement of customer relationships by providing excellent service.

The principal job duties of this position are:

  • Scheduling utility locates
  • Contacting customers to schedule their fence installation
  • Set up jobs and ensure materials are on hand, timely ordered / available and pulled for the job and accurately reflected in job cost data
  • Ensure construction transactions are timely and accurate to meet the needs of percent complete accounting, including invoicing and work in process
  • Assist fence coordinators in crew management
  • Assist in handling customer service issues
  • Handle walk-in fence sales and assisting in fence inventory management and ordering
  • Develop strong working relationships within the office and between other Dakota Fence branch locations
  • Promote a favorable image of Dakota Fence, internally and externally
  • This is a full-time, year round, salaried position.  In the non-construction season, this position and its salaried direct reports will assist in planning for the next construction season and also assisting in working across operating companies to generate additional revenue in the non-construction season, which may include calling on customers and making retail sales in fence, signs, playground and related items in each product category.
  • Other tasks as assigned

Experience and skill requirements:

  1. Natural self-starter with initiative, high energy level, hands on approach and strong work ethic
  2. Strong technical and organizational skills
  3. Strong knowledge of ERP systems & computer networks
  4. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office with particular emphasis on Excel
  5. Well organized, attention to detail, multi-task and work with a high sense of urgency
  6. Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and have good public relations skills
  7. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Competitive pay (based on experience) and benefits package, including health, dental, disability and life insurance, 401(k), and profit sharing. This is an internal and external posting.  EOE-Disabled Vets. Please apply via the company web page at www.dakotafence.com under Careers, or complete a company application and submit it to Janet Thoreson, HR via email at  jthoreson@dakotafence.com

 

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