You probably never thought about working for a pest control company; but it may just be everything you are looking for.
Plunkett's is a solid, family-owned business established in 1915 celebrating over 100 years of continued growth! Our service area covers 17 Midwest states with headquarters in Fridley, Minnesota. Our 450+ employees receive competitive wages and rewards, fantastic benefits, a company sponsored retirement program, continuous training and career development. Plunkett's is an outstanding, privately owned company that holds a great deal of opportunity for a sharp, motivated outside sales specialist!
Come join the Plunkett's family!
This person will assist the Company's growth through the procurement of commercial and industrial clients.
Essential Job Duties:
Contact potential clients via the telephone or in person and schedule sales appointments
Accurately identify pests and form decisions based on this to find the most effective pest management programs and methods
Establish pest management programs to meet client needs
Create outlines and personalized sales proposals
Work directly with the Sales Support Team in the development of proposals
Submit proposals to prospective clients
Oversee implementation of new service programs with the assistance of other Plunkett's team members
Follow-up with new clients to ensure satisfaction
Attend all training meetings including; Initial, Sales, Technical, and state/regional programs as required by the Director of Sales.
Cooperate with Company management by performing other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty effectively. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Four Year Degree or equivalent outside sales experience
Ability to work both independently and as a team member
Must be self-driven, results oriented and motived while possessing good relationship building skills
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
Possess intelligent and professionalism to have the ability to communicate with all levels of an organization, including plant management, chemists, and microbiologists
Manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously, with extreme organizational skills, commitment to quality and attention to detail.
Ability to stay on task with projects that start and stop over time.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office with an emphasis on Word and Excel
Capable of working effectively under the pressure of deadlines; punctual
Must have a valid driver's license and an acceptable driving record
The ability to travel up to 25%
Previous experience in outside sales
Working knowledge of food plants or the food industry
Physical Demands and Work Environment
Communicates through telephone conversations, face-to-face interactions, texts and email
The ability to lift and carry up to 20lbs
Sitting for long periods of time; occasional bending, kneeling, stooping and crouching
Read printed materials and a computer screen
Stamina needed to maintain attention to detail despite interruptions
Must possess the mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment including a computer, keyboard, and telephone
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Plunkett's is an equal opportunity employer and committed to hiring and retaining a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve.
Plunkett’s Pest Controlis a 3rd generation, family-owned company in business since 1915. We service commercial and residential clients in 10 states in the upper Midwest. We are large enough to be nationally recognized in the industry (19th in overall revenue in U.S.), yet small enough to maintain a “family” environment. Plunkett’s was recently named one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the StarTribune, a newspaper in the Twin Cities. We are well-known for the high quality of our service.