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Customer Service- Account Specialist - Chatsworth, CA

Date: Jan 6, 2023

Location: Chatsworth, CA, US, 91311

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
 
Division Overview
Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Posting Address

Hubbell Incorporated

9140 Lurline Ave.

Chatsworth, CA 91311

Position Overview

Hubbell Armorcast Products in Chatsworth, CA is on the search for an Account Specialist to add to our Customer Service Department. As part of a recent acquisition, the Chatsworth facility is experiencing exciting growth. The incumbent will build and maintain a solid working relationship with HPS customers.  The Account Specialist will act as the HPS lead to organize and prepare quotation proposals and review customer orders for acceptance, coordinate technical and commercial requirements, and support field sales and customers regarding product needs. This candidate will be the first point of contact for our customers to ensure the timely and successful delivery of our solutions according to client needs and objectives. The Account Specialist will research and resolve any accounts receivable issues and investigate and resolve issues related to returned goods. The starting annual base salary for this position is $50,000.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage a territory or set of accounts with the objective of providing outstanding service
  • Review quotation requests promptly, secure competitive feedback as available, and if applicable submit quotation requests to Business Units with pertinent comments  
  • Organize and review all bids with special, non-standard commercial bid requirements (i.e.; terms and conditions, warranty clauses). Recommend HPS modifications and obtain approvals
  • Work as a liaison between Engineering, Marketing, Field Sales, and HPS clients regarding product requirements, application questions, and potential issues
  • Issue finalized quotations to customers, including organizing and addressing commercial and technical requirements
  • Identify and grow opportunities within your account base and collaborate with sales teams to ensure growth attainment
  • Review purchase orders to ensure requirements are adequately defined and documented, that differences are resolved prior to order entry and that HPS has the capability to meet contractual requirements
  • Discuss important quotations, significant purchase orders, returned goods requests, and any other important transactions with the Customer Service Manager, Territory Manager, and Regional VP of Sales
  • Coordinate resolution of customer complaints, warranty replacements, returned goods, and any discrepancies
  • Resolve credit and accounts receivable issues

Skills and Experience

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  

  • Ability to communicate effectively in telephone, electronic, and face-to-face interactions; ability to work on a personal computer or other related equipment for 8+ hours per day, as required.
  • On rare occasions, may need to lift packaging materials or office equipment- Maximum Lifting Policy is 50 pounds.

 

RECOMMENDED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • BA/BS in Business- or Marketing-related fields and 2-4 years of customer service experience preferred.  Proven extensive experience in Customer Service may substitute for education requirements.  


LEVEL OF DECISION-MAKING:

  • Shared/recommended decisions concerning order acceptance and entry

 

ATTRIBUTES:

  • Excellent listening, negotiation, and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while paying strict attention to detail

Education

Bachelors Degree in Business or Marketing

 

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the LA Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO).


Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles