You’ll see it in the vibrant colors of your school hallway, doctors and nurses will walk it while caring for your loved ones, your family will gather on it while creating everlasting memories.
We are North America’s #1 manufacturer of resilient flooring with a strong passion for integrity, safety, quality, and community.
That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.
Community & Philanthropy: We have a heritage of investing substantial dollars in programs that enhance the neighborhoods where we live and work. Additionally, we’re proud that our employees regularly and willingly give of their time and talents to support the efforts of local organizations.
Sustainability: Armstrong Flooring has a long-standing reputation for sustainable innovation, starting with using cork waste to make linoleum floors over 100 years ago. We continue to develop products that have lower environmental footprints, and in some cases, reduce the environmental footprints of the buildings where they are installed.
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. (AFI) has an opportunity as a Market Manager located in Vancouver. The Market Manager will be joining an established team of sales professionals to collectively drive sales. The successful candidate will be responsible for achieving or exceeding budgeted sales, volume, mix, and profitability targets by writing specifications for Armstrong Flooring products with the architectural and design (A&D) community. Efforts will be supported by exclusive wholesale distribution partners and their sales reps. The successful candidate will currently have, or quickly develop strong and powerful connections within the architectural & design community and with end-users to drive and close flooring specifications required for key projects in the healthcare, education, office and specialty-retail market segments.
What you'll get to do:
Develop and maintaining a preferred manufacturer status with key A&D Firms, major end-users and Flooring Contractors
Partner with the local distributor to close projects, administer pricing to support key projects, site inspections/claims when necessary, and product knowledge and training
Drive and grow profitable sales of Armstrong products with key flooring contractors and buying groups/affiliations
Build relationships with distributors to achieve customer satisfaction and financial goals via joint-travel to key customers, sales promotions and presentations
Communicate and implement pricing, marketing programs, promotions, and initiatives to drive the business
Successfully executing new product launch initiatives with distributor reps, A&D/End Users and at the flooring contractor level.
Develop local and regional promotions within established budgets to drive sales and gain market share for maximum return on investment of time and capital
Execute the sales call process and accurate job tracking utilizing Salesforce.com as the opportunity and account management repository for all activities.
The candidate will set the stage, fact find, listen and present the total Armstrong value across all product segments which may include cross-selling residential products to meet the customer’s need
Manage objections and find solutions for targeted accounts
Regularly make joint sales calls with distributor sales representatives and management personnel with the primary emphasis to close business
Monitor and evaluating the market, activities and products of the competition
Identify SWOT and developing plans to address issues, problems and opportunities
Prepare monthly reports of activity, results, action items, business transactions and keep detailed expense reports for travel and activities in the territory
What you'll bring to the table:
5-7 years previous sales experience
A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree preferred
A strong track record of achievement; Experience as a top performer with outstanding result
Excellent communication and relationship building skills
The ability to learn quickly
Results driven attitude
High energy level
Desire to sell a great brand and great products within an appropriate spectrum of price range
Consultative selling, strong communication, influencing, negotiating, analytical, time/project management skills are essential
Demonstrated ability and experience to effectively manage multiple relationships and priorities.
Valid Canadian driver's license
We'll be excited if you have:
Construction, project management or interior design industry experience
At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has development plans and discussions around career growth. We have many long-tenured employees with diverse career paths. We offer the following opportunities to promote a growth culture:
Competitive medical, dental and vision plans
RRSP with company match
Ability to purchase additional vacation
Employee discount program
Employee Assistance Program
In addition, our world headquarters office offers:
3 mile wooded walking path
Disc golf, volleyball, bocce ball
Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets.
Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters
Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.
Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.
Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity.
Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at www.goscoutgo.com/searchfirmreferral.