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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Working with or selling to contractors in the construction industry
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Outside Sales experience
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Valid CA Driver's License and clean driving record (if Class C please notate)
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Within the last 5 years, what role did the following play in your job:
Working with or selling to contractors in the construction industry
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Experience selling to or working with underground contractors
Outside Sales Representative
CA - San Diego

Opportunity Snapshot
Find out why you should consider a career with Trench Plate Rentals
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Build a Career Home as Part of a Collaborative, High-Performance Team at a Growing Industry Leader
If you complement your sales skills with self-motivation and drive, a sense of urgency and strong integrity, this position offers you some great opportunities. You will:
  • Take point on expanding our presence in South San Diego and Imperial Counties; we have a strong brand presence, but we also believe there is some low-hanging fruit to help you build momentum quickly. 
  • Represent a respected brand and a broad portfolio of shoring and safety solutions for the construction industry. 
  • Enjoy a good deal of autonomy as you build an existing customer base through new account generation and hunting for new business.
  • Spend time in the field -- your "office" will be a company-provided F-150 -- consulting and building relationships with contractors, developing a pipeline and closing deals.
  • Showcase your potential to take on additional responsibilities and advance within our multi-state organization.
Note: We do a good deal of work at secure locations such as airports, military bases, prison grounds, etc. To be considered for this role, you must be a U.S. citizen with a clean record, able to pass Homeland Security clearance and other background checks.

Trench Plate Rental Co (TPR) is a multi-state construction rental corporation with over 40 years of excellent performance. We offer trench plates, steel trench boxes, aluminum shoring and many other products and services associated with excavation shoring. With corporate offices in Downey, California, we have locations in 11 states -- and we continue to grow.

Pictured: Quadra Brace is a 4-way Waler system that can create an open excavations in a wide range of sizes. Extremely strong and versatile, Quadra Brace is great for vaults, pump stations, tanks or any excavation needing a fully open area without cross bracing.
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Play a Key Role in a High-Potential Market while Earning Uncapped Incentives

The Requirements
What does it take to thrive as an Outside Sales Rep?
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To meet the basic requirements for this role you must:
  • Be a U.S. citizen.
  • Pass security clearance/background screenings.
To be a good fit for the Outside Sales Representative opportunity, you will have:
  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, OR 2+ years of successful outside sales experience.
  • 3-5+ years of experience working in the construction industry, OR a combination of sales and construction experience, ideally in shoring and underground construction.  Quick question for you - click here
  • Experience in the rental industry, ideally construction equipment rental.
  • Solid sales fundamentals (generating leads, building a pipeline, overcoming objections, closing business, etc.). If you have a strong background in construction and the drive to sell, we will help you fill in any gaps in your sales training.
  • The ability to maintain and expand existing business, as well as close new business.
  • Solid computer skills including MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and CRM experience. Comfort learning new software.
  • A valid driver's license and insurable driving record. Quick question for you - click here
  • Bilingual English / Spanish skills are a plus.
Just as important will be the following competencies and characteristics:
  • A competitive nature and drive to win.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to build strong internal and external relationships.
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to present one-on-one or to a group.
  • A team-oriented approach to doing business; ability to work independently and as a strong team member.
  • Solid analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to explain/teach product and related information to clients, prospects and new hires.
  • Basic math skills including the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
In general, you will focus on prospects and clients in your assigned areas of San Diego and Imperial counties. You occasionally may travel as far as 100 miles to develop business. This position requires attending after-hours social meetings, golf outings or other events, and have must your phone on 24/7 for urgent customer calls. You'll take the truck home with you each night, so you will need a safe and secure place to park it.

Pictured: Trench plates have always been an important product for us, but today we offer more than 3000 products, as well as services. They include steel and aluminum boxes, hydraulic shoring, shoring beams, traffic control, slide rail shoring systems, pipe plugs, and confined space products, as well as competent person and flagger training.
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The Role
If you meet the minimum qualifications, feel free to apply at any time. If you'd like some additional details about the role, please read below.
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Role Overview
Reporting to the Division Sales Manager and branch General Manager, you will be responsible for growing and establishing a book of business within your territory. You will go to the branch office approximately once a week for meetings, but most days, you'll head right out into the field.

On a daily basis, you'll promote the sales and rental of TPR trench protection equipment, service, and solutions to the construction industry. You'll spend the majority of your time (75% +) prospecting for new business and building relationships with contractors. You'll begin with a few existing clients, which you'll add to as you close deals, so you'll spend the remaining time on account maintenance and expansion. As part of your sales strategy, you'll provide on-site demonstrations / presentations of TPR products. You will be responsible for delivering job solutions and recommendations, bids, pricing, and customer service, offering full project cradle to grave service. Quick question for you - click here

Role Details
More specifically, you will:
  • Cold call for new business, while supporting existing business.
  • Build a pipeline of potential opportunities.
  • Provide updates to existing customers on TPR product modifications, changes, and enhancements.
  • Act as liaison between the Company and existing customers for up to date condition of pricing, service, and latest product release launches.
  • Leverage marketing data to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of sales calls and promotions.
  • Prepare reports for sales and maintain expense accounts.
  • Assist and train new hires in TPR products and construction methods, soils and general sales concepts.
  • Assist outside engineers, inspectors, and other government agencies as it relates to TPR products and services.
  • Be in the field every day during the prime sales hours -- post-job setup and pre-closing.
You will also find some opportunities outside of traditional underground construction. For example, we've done projects with Disneyland, music events such as Coachella, sporting events, such as the Grand Prix -- anywhere our equipment can be leveraged. The vast majority of your business will be rental (90%) which all tends to repeat, but you'll also sell equipment.  Quick question for you - click here

Note: this description is intended to give you a general overview of the position and is not an exhaustive listing of duties and responsibilities.

Pictured: The MOD Series is a modular aluminum trench shield system that is lightweight and easily transported via pickup truck. It can be used as a 2-, 3- or 4-sided system with existing components and can be changed on the fly at a job site to meet the job’s requirements.
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Why Join Us
More great reasons to build a career home with us.
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Outstanding training
To get up to speed you'll work with the Divions Sales Manager, General Manager and experienced salespeople so that you can learn the product line, attend sales calls, and see how we do things. You'll also gain OSHA knowledge and training. We'll make sure you have the tools you need to succeed -- you just need the drive to get out in the field every day and leverage those tools for success.

Autonomy and support
Support doesn't stop after the training period. You'll have new product training and an experienced supervisor -- the General Manager came up through sales -- to help. In other words, you'll have support when you need it and "elbow room" when you don't.

Team-based success
Ours is a unique approach to driving business. Each sales team member is responsible for their territory, but we achieve success as a team. We support one another, strive to reach team goals, and help each other's clients to ensure success. Tired of dog-eat-dog, cut-throat sales? You are going to love our collaborative, upbeat atmosphere!

Drive your career
This is an opportunity to decide your own destiny. We work in a multi-billion dollar industry, have strong products, a respected name, and a goal of tremendous expansion. While you could be happy in this sales role for years, if you have the runway and desire, and you prove yourself, you could pursue a Branch or Regional Manager position.

Under the leadership of a seasoned senior management team, we have achieved a record of financial stability, consistent growth, and business success.

It's not just about getting the rental or sales contract, it's about providing ongoing service. TPR has a reputation as the "go-to" company for contractors and is ranked number 1 in service!

Great work environment
If integrity and honesty are "old school," then within Trench Plate Rental Co., there's no school like the old school. We'll look to you to promote our culture of high-ethics, respect, congeniality, and high standards. We operate in a team environment and help each other as needed.

Excellent compensation
In addition to a competitive base and incentive program, we offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical insurances, a company truck, gas card, a laptop, and cell phone, a profit sharing program, tuition reimbursement and student loan assistance, and more.

Pictured: Slide rail components offer the option of using lighter equipment when installing the system. One of the biggest advantages of slide rail is that installation of the system and the excavation are completed together, saving time and reducing cost.
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Road to Success
Explore the characteristics that will enable you to stand out.
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You probably already know that the construction market in this area is tight-knit and well-connected. Relationship-building and integrity are essential here. Our top salespeople are tremendous relationship builders and take a consultative approach to their customers. They are reliable, honest, available, snd persistent, and have strong follow-up/follow-through skills. You will need strong drive, a sense of ownership and the ability to achieve goals independently. At the same time, we'll look to you to be a team player, willing to support the Branch Manager and help other sales team members. 

Another challenge for our new salespeople is gaining product knowledge and understanding the application of the products. Your construction background will be invaluable, but you'll also need strong learning acumen and a commitment to getting up to speed quickly. Some products are rarely used, so when you have the opportunity -- in the beginning and ongoing -- to see a presentation, you'll need to take advantage of it.

You should expect to spend time at construction sites, rain or shine, not only to call on prospects but sometimes also to demonstrate equipment. This will include wearing boots and a hard hat, and you can't be afraid to get them dirty.

Pictured above (just under Opportunity Snapshot: Aluminum Quik-Boxes are manufactured by TPR subsidiary Quik-Shor®, and make the perfect box for smaller projects where only a small excavator or rubber-tire backhoe is available. Quik-Shor also can manufacture customized solutions.
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Trench Plate Rental Co is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Department at sgaskill@engage2excel.com.