Account Representative at Cornerstone Building Brands in Kansas City, Missouri

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Job Description:

Account Representative

Kansas City, MO, USA
Req #7172

Monday, April 5, 2021

Cornerstone Building Brands is the largest manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. Our comprehensive portfolio spans the breadth of the residential and commercial markets, while our expansive footprint enables us to serve customers and communities across North America. Our relentless focus on excellence combined with our ongoing commitment to innovation and R&D has driven us to become the #1 manufacturer of windows, vinyl siding, insulated metal panels, metal roofing and wall systems, and metal accessories. We believe every building we create, and every part of that building, positively contributes to communities where people live, work and play.

Ply Gem,a division of Cornerstone Building Brands,is currently looking for an Account Representative/ Customer Service Representative to join our team. This person will provide optimum customer service which exceeds customer's expectations. Maintenance and enhancement of existing business and obtaining new business; to service the customer in one contact. Take personal responsibility for every order to ensure that the customer's requirements are met from time of initial order receipt until the product is delivered, invoiced and the customer is satisfied.


  • Receive detailed order information via fax, phone EDI, etc. from customers and Territory Sales Managers and process through computer system. Orders that are unable to be automatically entered by the document imaging system will be entered into JD Edwards.

  • Maintain accurate and detailed customer account information and keep each respective Territory Sales Manager knowledgeable of all activities associated with each customer account.

  • Responsible for accurate pricing and updates; advise all concerned of all competitive price adjustments.

  • Advise customers on market conditions that may affect their order and price breaks that will benefit them.

  • Assist the customer and/or Territory Sales Manager with any inquiry or problem concerning their orders. Provide prompt and efficient response and resolution to each inquiry; such inquiries or problems could involve quality, coordination of deliveries, availability of product, customer pricing and/or billing, etc.

  • Provide product technical information as required to respond to customer technical inquiries and to recommend alternative materials or products. Refer customer to appropriate qualified divisional personnel in response to sophisticated customer technical inquiries.

  • Maintain accurate and consistent product inventory information as this relates to current and anticipated customer order requirements. Function as the focal point between the customer and Territory Sales Manager regarding this information.

  • Determine if standard lead times are acceptable. If not, negotiate appropriate lead time with the Master Scheduler.

  • Notify customers of potential missed shipments and revised dates well in advance of missing the original promise date.

  • Using routine exception reports, monitor orders that are not progressing through the process smoothly and intervene as necessary to ensure maximum customer satisfaction.

  • Assist in solicitation and sales of company products and services to new and existing customers.

  • Identify potential customers through analysis of the marketplace, gained knowledge and/or personal knowledge of the industry and product fines; attendance at customer service seminars, in-house training seminars, sales meetings, plant tours, and trade shows, and by keeping knowledgeable of existing customer needs through various contacts and periodic personal visits to customer locations.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Education: High School Diploma; required, College Degree; preferred.

Experience: Minimum of three years experience in a responsible position tasked with meeting or exceeding customer expectations.


  • Must possess the proven ability to converse well, both orally and in writing, with all cust01ners at all levels of management.

  • Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office based software such as Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.

  • Should possess the proven ability necessary to influence the sale of company products.

  • JD Edwards experience; preferred.

Knowledge: Should be tactful, courteous, and possess a thorough knowledge and extensive technical knowledge of all company products.


  • Standard office environment.

Cornerstone Building Brands is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, protected veteran status, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or national origin.

Recruitment Fraud

We have been made aware of multiple scams whereby unauthorized individuals are using Cornerstone Building Brand's name and logo to solicit potential job-seekers for employment. In some cases, job-seekers are being contacted directly, both by phone and e-mail. In other instances, these unauthorized individuals are placing advertisements for fake positions with both legitimate websites and fabricated ones. These individuals are typically promising high-paying jobs with the requirement that the job-seeker send money to pay for things such as visa applications or processing fees. Please be advised that Cornerstone Building Brands will never ask potential job-seekers for any sort of advance payment or bank account information as part of the recruiting or hiring process.

Other details

  • Job Family
    Customer Service

  • Pay Type

  • Travel Required

  • Required Education
    High School

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  • Kansas City, MO, USA

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