Outside Sales Rep

Description/Job Summary

84 Lumber is looking for an experienced outside salesman with an established customer base to join their team in their Lincoln location. 84 is a leader in Lincoln and the surrounding communities in providing buildings materials to commercial and residential contractors. 84 offers excellent pay, a full benefits package, a great work environment, and an experienced support staff committed to growing sales and relationships.

As an Outside Sales Representative you will:
  • Sell Lumber and Building Materials
  • Create materials estimates, read blueprints
  • Travel to job sites (overnight travel not required)
  • Service current customers
  • Create new customer relationships
  • Build strong vendor relationships
  • Create special orders
  • Some local travel required, no overnight travel.


Required Skills

  • Ability to maintain and grow customer base through prospecting, development, quoting, and follow-up.
  • Computer literate with Microsoft Office and email.
  • Ability to read blue prints and prepare a material take-off list.
  • Ability to lift building materials. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and government regulations; write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


Required Experience

  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED); or 1 to 3 months related experience and/or training.
  • Minimum 3 years sales experience in building materials supply.
  • Demonstrated selling experience, working knowledge of sales forecasting and account management.
  • Industry contacts preferred.


84 Lumber Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.