Showroom Sales Associate

  • 1033 Sumner Ave, Whitehall, PA 18052, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Colonial Electric Supply, Inc. is the premier wholesale electrical supply distributor in the tri-state area. We are a rapidly growing, family-owned and operated distributor with over 20 locations and more than 500 employees serving the Electrical Industry with high quality products and services.  Colonial's strength is its "people first" strategy of building a winning team through career development, providing opportunities for success along with market competitive compensation and benefits.

Job Description

Job Description

Summary: To Sell what our Buyer Buys and support Outside Sales by performing inside sales functions, organizing logistics, and providing great customer service.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following, other duties may be assigned:

  • Selling to customers and assisting them in the selection of decorative lighting fixtures and accessories
    • Additional lighting design will be necessary with more experience, including:
      • Recessed lighting layouts
      • Lighting and Shade Control packages
      • House-Vac, ventilation and other misc system layouts
      • Warm Tile system layouts
  • Greeting walk-in customers, answer phones, entering orders, taking deposits and managing the orders through the entire sale process
    • Including Expediting backorders and Returns
    • Placing a purchase order directly with a vendor when a customer or situation requires
    • Inspecting material for correctness during a return
  • General housekeeping duties to keep showroom appearance within company standards
    • Light vacuum
    • Bulb and sale-tag replacements
    • Report damaged merchandise on the floor
    • Light dusting, finger print removal or glass cleaning, light furniture touch-ups
  • Occasionally Open / Close the store (if authorized)
  • Balancing cash register 100% accuracy at the close of each business day
    • Including occasional bank deposits (which are reimbursed monthly @ $1.50 per deposit)
  • Participate in the company Quality System (write 3 PONCs a month)
  • Participate in the company training system (complete 2 BlueVolt modules a month)



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Selling – Selling should follow the Bright Light Selling Policy
  • Organizational Support – Highly organized and detail oriented when performing work; Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values
    • Can multi-task while remaining calm in a highly visible atmosphere
  • Dependability - Follows instructions, works independently while keeping manager informed




Education and/or Experience                                                             

High school graduate


Language Skills                                                           

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization


Reasoning Ability                                                       

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations


Computer Skills to perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of:

  • MS Excel Spreadsheet
  • MS Word
    • Ability to CUT & PASTE pictures and text from one data source to another
    • Ability to attach pictures and documents to an email.
    • Basic email operations
    • Internet Explorer
    • Can demonstrate an understanding sending and opening a scanned document

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.