Project Sales Specialist at CareerBuilder

Posted in Other 16 days ago.

Location: Sacramento, California

Job Description:

Independent Electric Supply, Inc. (IES) opened in 1976 with ten employees to serve electrical contractors working in the high-tech aerospace industry. Today, IES operates 16 electrical supply branches in the Northern California area, San Francisco Bay area, Central Valley, Central Coast and 7 locations throughout Arizona.  IES focuses on traditional electrical supply with dedicated specialists in lighting, switchgear, wire management, tool & safety, renewable energy and enhance logistics solutions to meet specific customer needs.  Employing more than 525 people and managing over 1 million square feet of warehouse space, IES is one of the strongest electrical distributors in the markets we serve.

In August 2011, IES was acquired by Sonepar USA consisting of the finest locally managed electrical and industrial distributors throughout the United States.  Sonepar is the world leader in electrical distribution


EEO Statement:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


The IES LGE Division is looking to fill a project sales specialist’s role. This role would facilitate the sales teams’ capturing of business. Once bids are won, the specialist completes duties that advance the project through its life cycle, culminating in the successful delivery of goods or services to the customer. A description of the duties completed by the project sales specialist are listed below.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Download, print and analyze bid documents to determine what material is under LGE’s scope of work.

Send requests out to respective manufacturers for quotations.

Work with salespersons to prepare LGE Proposals to include material information, price and lead times from different manufacturers.


Order Entry:

Review customer’s POs for accuracy of material ordered and terms requested.

Fill out forms and navigate online databases and applications to enter orders, record quote requests,

Create and update Purchase Orders and change orders using project management software


Project Management:

Maintain records of correspondence and events transpired throughout project life cycle, from quote request through project closeout. This includes saving emails and documents to the LGE server, updating tracking sheets in Microsoft Excel, updating bidding information on

Ensure customer satisfaction to the best of your ability by providing timely updates on projects schedules and coordinating with manufacturers to answer questions and requests that our customer’s make regarding equipment they have purchased / will purchase.

File project documents in digital and hard copy format.

Track invoicing and payments made by customers.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to coordinate meetings and gather input, request information from customers, manufacturer’s internal teams and distributors.

  • Time management skills to prioritize certain activities over others when many tasks must be completed.

  • Use of the Microsoft Suite (Email, Excel, Word, Teams).

  • Use of Blubeam Revu PDF application, (equivalent to Adobe Acrobat).

  • Ability to learn new computer software needed to manage workflow including,, Job Management System, Autodesk BIM360, Spine (ABB Order Entry system), and others.

  • Creating digital files housed on a server and physical files to be kept in office.

  • Basic math skills needed to track costing, calculate electrical ratings using simple formulas and confirming customer payment amounts.