REMOTE - Account Executive/Sr. Project Manager (St

at Universal Forest Products, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

At UFP, our sales positions are the foundation of our business. In these roles, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of the industry as you pursue a lucrative and rewarding career in sales. We foster a work hard, play hard culture, and believe our customer relationships are the key to our success. If you're passionate about working with customers, have an entrepreneurial spirit, and aren't afraid of hard work, apply now to become part of the UFP family.
idX is currently hiring for Account Executive (Project Manager) to join our Domestic Retail Runway. The Account Executive has overall responsibility for the successful execution of assigned accounts. This manager will typically be assigned larger, more complex, customer accounts, as well as multiple accounts requiring junior level project management associates in support of successful execution. Responsibilities include customer coordination of design definition, value engineering, internal communication and coordination of manufacturing, delivery, installation and continued on-going customer service. The Account Executive will provide the leadership/coordination and staff management of all activities related to assigned projects while exercising every viable opportunity to procure additional business from assigned accounts.

Travel: up to 20%, remote and traveling - can live anywhere in the United States

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Grow customer account value through strategic business planning and interface with management and sales as defined in the SAA.

Acquired new account growth through excellence customer service and account execution

Define, build and train for staff excellence in the account team

Procure complete definition for each project and clearly define the customer's expectations to the support team at the division

Review strategic Value Engineering opportunities with customer(s) for mutually beneficial cost savings

Ensure products are engineered to customer specification

Develop or manage the development of a project time line for every project. Coordinate with Master Scheduler to develop "project launch cycle" and monitor progress and develop corrective actions where needed

Coordinate with Purchasing Department to ensure on time/on budget material procurement

Participate in prototype development and review process

Monitor production of product through both physical review of work in process and through review of labor and costing report data. Aid in development of corrective actions where needed

Lead Gross Margin Improvement Initiative for related projects to drive cost savings, price increases, and value engineering

Provide shipping instructions including verification of site off load conditions where applicable

Facilitate and assist in the completion of customer inventory reports and their review

Monitor and manage customer inventory attempting to reduce risk of obsolescence

As production capacity requires, facilitate outsourcing of production and services

Provide technical back up to Sales and Estimating as required

Visit manufacturing locations to review new products before primary manufacturing and shipments begin

Provide monthly Sales Forecast for assigned customer(s), with assistance from Sales where applicable

Perform post mortems on successful and unsuccessful projects to determine root cause issues and opportunities for future improvement

Manage cost of quality impact and established root cause for future COQ reduction


15+ years' experience of Account Management in wood and/or metal manufacturing, consumer environments industry preferred

10+ years' experience leading, managing and motivating a project management team within a large manufacturing company

Must have a proven ability to create and maintain spreadsheets utilizing MS Office Programs such as Work and Excel

An understanding of ERP fundamentals

Architectural/Interior Design technical knowledge expertise

Must be able to work independently while multi-tasking

Ability to express oneself professionally utilizing both verbal and written communications

Organizational skills and a team player mentality is critical

Unparalleled Customer Service Focus

Exposure working on multimillion dollar accounts

Proven ability to lead large sized programs from concept through to completion

Proven ability to lead and successfully manage programs across various geographic areas

Demonstrated ability to manage and motivate various project management team members, including project coordinators and project managers, in order to fulfill customer demands effectively and to the highest quality

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Universal Forest Products and its subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

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Job Posting: 1278396

Posted On: Jun 14, 2024

Updated On: Jul 14, 2024

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