Customer Service / Inside Sales Associate at TDK-Lambda Americas Inc

Posted in Sales 19 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: National City, California

Job Description:

As a Customer Service / Inside Sales Associate, you are responsible for day-to-day management of customer orders and RMAs. Facilitate sales related activities working closely with the sales management team, sales rep firms, customers, and internal departments, as needed, to ensure accurate input and scheduling of orders and timely shipment of new product and repairs. Develop close relationships with Tier 1 customers to provide superior customer service by understanding their unique needs and finding creative solutions to their problems – such as, but not limited to, development of new processes, spreadsheets, or interdepartmental communication.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES & AUTHORITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Review customer orders and RMA requests to ensure accuracy of information and that orders conform to ISO requirements as well as applicable terms and conditions of sale. Work closely with customers and/or reps to make changes to orders when needed to comply.

  • Understand customer contracts to ensure compliance on both sides.

  • Once orders are correct and complete, enter into ERP system, assign delivery dates and acknowledge back to customer. Maintain order files, open and closed, for traceability.

  • Enter new customers in ERP system. Obtain required documents from customers and submit request to Finance department for credit approval and set up.

  • Work customer requests to expedite, cancel or return product.

  • Continuously review backlog reports for sales orders and RMAs to ensure orders are picking and shipping on time and notify customers of shipping delays.

  • Participate as member of call group, answering calls made to Inside Sales 800 line when at desk. Assist with all nontechnical inquiries.

  • Support Regional Sales Managers and Rep firm’s requests for information, reports, etc.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school.

  • Five years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Intermediate ability to prepare MS Word documents and MS Excel spreadsheets.

  • Understanding of ERP systems, supply and demand, and material flow from factory to customer.

  • Understanding of logistics with regards to shipping of product, familiarity with different carriers, service levels, and options available to ensure timely, cost-effective delivery of material.

  • Strong administrative and organizational skills, attention to detail.

  • Successful multi-tasking/priority management skills. Work well under pressure while juggling many responsibilities and meeting stringent deadlines.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication (listening, written & verbal) skills.

  • Positive energetic attitude.

  • Comfortable being assertive when appropriate.

  • Effective problem-solving skills and flexibility; open to new ideas and change.

  • Superior stress management skills, ability to handle difficult/stressful situations while maintaining professional composure and judgment. Familiarity with month ends and meeting revenue deadlines.


The starting annual base pay for the role is between USD $58,000 and $68,000. The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs, market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for variable bonus programs and benefits. 


Acquired by TDK in 2008, TDK-Lambda Americas Inc. represents the culmination of three well-established North American power manufacturers: Electronic Measurements Inc., Lambda Electronics, and Innoveta Technologies. We have earned the reputation of being a trusted world-class organization through a history of providing reliable and innovative power supplies. Our broad product offering features over 6,000 models that are suited for many applications, including medical, industrial, broadcast, defense, factory automation, and LED/LCD signage. Our view is that "power supply" is more than just an electronic device, but the heart of our customer's systems. This belief has helped us become a global leader in our industry.

We employ approximately 300 people in our engineering, manufacturing, and sales offices across the United States. At our company, we value the work and ideas of our employees. They are encouraged to express their opinions and take the initiative, which has helped with the growth of our community and kept us at the cutting edge of new technologies. We offer our employees not only a career opportunity but also an environment that allows them to succeed.

TDK-Lambda Americas offers great benefits and perks, including healthcare benefits, a 401(k) with match, paid time off (PTO), educational assistance, recognition plans, service awards, and performance-based awards.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. TDK-Lambda Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. In keeping with that commitment, we will take the steps to assure that people with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations to perform the essential functions of the position.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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