Western States Equipment Parts Consultant in pasco, Washington
JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for providing parts support for Caterpillar and other vendors to customers and internal departments. This role is also accountable for maintaining / growing WSECO's professional positions in its markets by providing best in class parts consultation and customer service. It is necessary to be organized, personable, and professional. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Manages parts inquiries over the phone and in person. • Supports internal customers, such as Product Support Sales Representatives (PSSRs)/Inside Sales/Machine Sales/Service Department, and all external customers with parts pricing and quoting. • Advises customers on substitution of parts when replacement is not available. • Checks parts availability. Determines urgency of parts and decide most efficient way to meet customers' needs; uses need-by dates effectively. • Generates invoices and completes customer transactions by receiving payment from the customer. • Processes, tracks and completes customers' orders to exceed customers' expectations. • Pulls parts from inventory when needed. • Participates in and completes training as required and/or available. • Follows assigned work schedule with consistent attendance/punctuality. • Adheres to all customer care standards. • Actively cares and advocates safety at Western States. Adheres to all applicable safety policies, procedures and standards. • May accomplish training and serve as a team member in support of Western States' strategic programs, projects, and initiatives. • Works within and promotes corporate vision, mission, and values of the organization. • Performs other duties as assigned. KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Ability to learn dealer systems. • Moderate knowledge of forklift and material handling equipment. • Ability to obtain forklift operators certification. • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with others through Teamwork. • Ability to travel occasionally when needed for training, meetings, etc. • Ability to work overtime and on call. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED). EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Proof of high school diploma or General Education Degree (GED). • Associates Degree or technical training from an accredited vocational school preferred. • Entry level Parts Consultant requirements - 1 year minimum of parts sales, parts warehouse, or combined experience required. • Experienced Parts Consultant requirements – Minimum 2 to 4 years CAT Parts Consultant experience required. • Must be able to communicate (speak, read, comprehend, write in English). PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS: • Must be able to sit for long periods of time along with walking, standing, climbing stairs, reaching, pushing, pulling, leaning and twisting. • Able to lift up to 60 lbs in accordance with Western States' Lifting Safe Work Practice to include amount and approach. • Must be able to meet all safety requirements for applicable safety policies. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. It is not intended be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees in this classification.