USG Corporation Architectural Sales Representative - Ceilings Plus (California) in California


The Architectural Sales Representative Ceilings Plus applies extensive product, technical, and application expertise to promote USG Ceilings Plus specialty ceilings products. The incumbent establishes strong relationships with the Architectural and Design communities and obtains specifications for USG Ceilings Plus products. In addition, the incumbent collaborates effectively with Ceilings Plus management, Ceilings Plus field project management and other “buy side” players to close major projects that they have specified.

The Architectural Sales Representative (ASR) for Ceilings Plus focuses on getting the A&D specification and staying involved with specifications to track the project through bid and sale of the specification. The ASR understands the full construction cycle and connects specifications to successful installations.

This position will be based in California and will service the Los Angeles and greater LA metro market.


· MaximizesUSG's shortand long termgrowthinsalesvolume,grossprofitandindustryposition,withaparticularfocus on Ceilings Plus products and systems

· Proactivelydevelopsrelationshipswitharchitects,interiordesigners,specwriters,owners,constructionmanagersand generalcontractorstoincreasepreferenceanddemandforUSGproductsandsystems

· Networkswithintheindustry by participating in appropriate associations to build credibility and USG’s brand

· Activelytracksprojectsintheearlydesignstagestoinfluencethespecification.Maintainsandregularlyupdatesin Salesforce.comaminimumnumberofprojectswhereUSGis/couldbespecifiedandsharestheinformationwiththefield salesteam

· Follows projects through to close and ensures ongoing collaboration with the Field Project Managers

· CommunicatesandcollaborateswithintheArchitecturalSalesteam,CeilingsDivisionManagementteam,andother USGdepartmentsanddivisions.Supportslocalfieldsalesteamanddistributionpartners.Teamplayisessentialwiththis entrepreneurialindividualcontributorrole

· Launchesandpromotestargetproductsandprograms.MonitorscompetitiveactivityandstrategicallypromotesUSG's Ceilings Plus offering.Workswellinafast-pacedenvironment

· Educates the customer by providing lunch and learns, pertinent literature and samples


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

· Self-starterwithverystrongorganizational,timemanagement,andproblem-solvingabilities

· ComputerproficiencyrequiredinMSOffice(Excel,PowerPoint,etc.).Salesforce.comisuseddailytorecordandshareinformation.Otherindustryrelatedcomputerskills(CAD,REVIT,SketchUp,Presentationsoftware,etc.)areaplus

· Attends USGsponsoredtrainingcoursestothoroughlyunderstandvalue-proposition, positioningstrength, andoverallstrategyandtacticsofsellingceilingssystem

· Provenabilitytoidentifykeydecisionmakersandbuildrelationships.Anadeptnetworker.Membershipinatleastone industrygroupinvolvingperiodiceveningmeetingswillbeexpected

· Goodlistener.Strongwrittenandoralcommunicationskills.Interactivepresentationskills.Goodclient and customerserviceskills

Physical Demands and Other Requirements

· Physicalrequirementsincludetheabilitytocarry30lbsanddriveacar(validdriver’slicenserequired)

· Travelwithin the major marketwillberequired,approximately30-50%travel

Education and Related Experience

* Bachelor'sDegreeinArchitecture,Design,Marketing,Businessorrelatedfield.Advancededucationbeyond aBachelor’sDegreeisaplus * TwoyearminimumofArchitecturalSalesexperienceorProjectManagementexperienceinanArchitecturalorDesignFirm.Technicalexpertise/aptituderequired.Ifnotalreadyattained,willneedtobecomeAIACertifiedtodeliverCEUpresentations.LEEDAccreditationpreferred


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Individual Contributor


Manages at least one direct report

Business Leader

Manages at least two managers


VP level and above


Critical Thinking

· Translates strategy into action

  • Understands functional strategy and objectives and clarifies with manager to ensure alignment with job responsibilities and goals

    · Problem solving / analysis

  • Asks open-ended questions to clarify underlying issues and identifies and escalates issues promptly and appropriately

    · Planning and organizing

  • Multi-tasks and prioritizes work according to shifting goals, to accomplish own responsibilities

    Focus on Customer and Market

    · Understands customer needs

  • Invests time to understand the needs of internal/external customers and how USG products and services can meet those needs

    · Market / Industry knowledge

  • Demonstrates basic understanding of current market and competitive landscape in which USG operates

    · Shares knowledge

  • Willingly shares information, materials and know-how to contribute to and achieve common objectives amongst team members

    Innovation and Growth

    · Adopts new ideas and creates new concepts

  • Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and meaningful questions status quo

    · Entrepreneurship (calculated risk taking)

  • Approaches work or situations with a focus on how to adapt and enhance

    · Process Improvement

  • Shows eagerness to learn new knowledge, technologies, tools or systems and displays willingness to go above and beyond


    Inspires and Motivates

    · Builds trust and respect

  • Earns trust by demonstrating a positive attitude and commitment to learn, while delivering on own accountabilities and tasks

    · Creates teamwork and recognizes and celebrates contributions

  • Works with own team and others in a way that creates strong teamwork and mutual respect

    · Leverages diversity

  • Takes cultural differences into consideration when interpreting messages and interacting with others

    Coaches and Develops

    · Provides feedback

  • Gives and seeks open and authentic feedback

    · Develops others

  • Seeks to help others develop their job skills

    · Builds talent pipeline

  • Gets involved in recruiting and is effective at attracting great people both internally and externally

    Partnerships and Collaboration

    · Communication and interpersonal skills

  • Recognizes group dynamics and modifies one’s own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Writes and speaks in a clear and concise manner

    · External partnerships (customers, vendors and suppliers)

  • Addresses external stakeholder needs and concerns in a timely manner within own area of responsibility

    · Cross-functional / internal collaboration

  • Seeks to understand internal/ cross-functional teams’ priorities and working styles and manages interactions across levels and functions smoothly


    Ownership and Results

    · Accountability and initiative

  • Takes personal responsibility for completing assigned activities and thinks beyond conventional approaches to provide high-quality work/service

    · Performance orientation

  • Takes responsibility to ensure that the quality of work meets the expectations of internal and external customers

    · Judgment and decision-making

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm to achieve results. Using sound judgment and decision making, consistently reaches quality outcomes on time and without error

    Learning and Growth

    · Commitment to self – development

  • Strives to continuously improve skills by identifying traditional and non-traditional development opportunities

    · Learning agility

  • Seeks feedback and challenging experiences; always looking to learn new things

    · Change adaptability

  • Embraces change by keeping an open mind to changing plans and incorporates change instructions into own area of work

    Emotional Intelligence

    · Resilience

  • Demonstrates confidence in one’s own ability to deliver and stays calm in the face of situations beyond one’s control

    · Sensitivity to others

  • Invests time to listen and understand others’ needs and views by observing their actions, behaviors and styles

    · Stress tolerance

  • Demonstrates self-control under stressful situations. Takes time to listen to criticism without being defensive

Job: *Sales

Organization: *Ceilings-Arch Svcs Rep West-330-242

Title: Architectural Sales Representative - Ceilings Plus (California)

Location: California

Requisition ID: CAL10148

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.