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Sales Associate

Department: Sales 

Wage: 100% Commission (6% on Base and 35% on markup). No territory & No sales limits.

Job Description:

U.S. Canvas & Awning, a premier Houston-based awning company has an opening for a Sales Associate with talent, initiative, and drive to join their team and have a development role in their growing organization. As a leader in the industry, we have a family-owned and operated environment, and strive to provide the best in quality products, and superior fabrication along with installation services driven by a client-centric approach. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to assist our company teams and clients through each step of the sales process in a high-velocity environment. This includes resolving concerns or questions they may have while processing, manufacturing, and installing projects. In this role, you will sell our products and services to new and existing clients. We are a background-friendly team that believes in second chances.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and review project plans, requirements, and specifications (development and execution of a sales plan)      

  • Interpret drawings and other documentation to prepare estimates relating to time, cost, and labor.

  • Develop an accurate proposal based on material, equipment, and labor costs.

  • Coordinate project documentation & planning from design through fabrication and project installation

  • Assists in the designs of concepts or products to best fit clients' needs and calculate the most cost-effective and business-oriented project estimates.

  • Maintain client accounts and update accurate knowledge of clients' accounts and history.

  • Coordinate and set up appointments with clients (residential, commercial, municipal, etc.)

  • Review quotes and estimates with the project team

  • Assist in developing formal estimates outlining proposals and scope of work to clients to close the sale.

  • Perform pre-proposal duties (on-site measurements, drawings/designs)

  • Answering incoming phone calls and communicating directly with new clients/leads inquiries via phone, email, etc.

  • Supporting all business aspects of the company including other duties as related and directed

Key Requirements / Competencies

  • Sales experience in related industry of 5 years with current knowledge of industry trends and regulations

  • Advanced computer skills with data reports and design software. (Excel, CAD, hand drawings, etc.)

  • Ability to conceptualize and design products based on the use and application.

  • Demonstrated progressive outside Sales/Project Management experience preferred.

  • Self-disciplined, self-starter, willingness to learn.

  • Strong diligence and polished organizational skills

  • Good leadership and critical thinking skills with high level of accuracy

  • Excellent communication (oral/written), sales, mathematics, and customer service skills.

  • The ability to multi-task, work in a challenging environment, and meet deadlines.

  • Experience/knowledge of a construction background is beneficial.

  • Driver’s License (good standing)


  • Monthly Bonuses

  • Paid Holidays*

  • Paid Vacations*

  • Paid Sick Days*

*Waiting Period May Apply

Position is Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm but not limited to this schedule.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

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