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Posted: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 6:50 AM

It starts with great chemistry.
Univar is more than a distribution company : we're a leading, global partner dedicated to improving quality of life for our customers through the products, expertise, and relationships that serve the world's most essential industries. Founded in 1924, with global headquarters in Downers Grove, IL, Univar generated 8+ billion in sales in 2016 : securing the 1 market position in North America and the 2 market position in Europe.
Creating great chemistry is not just about the innovative products and services we safely deliver to customers around the world. It also takes people : people like you : and today, our worldwide team of more than 8,000 employees is helping build a company where the best people want to work. If you're looking for an experience where your actions will make a positive difference every day, you've come to the right place.
Sales Support Specialist
Provide support to sales team by performing such tasks as forecasting, processing third:party directs and product pricing. Acts as link between sales, MPU and operations. Overall duties will be defined by the needs of the customer and will be in support of any business segment as deemed appropriate by the Sales Support Supervisor.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
:Maintain and update Energy Sector spreadsheet and database.
:Consolidate demand forecasts received from sales team to ensure customer satisfaction.
:Monitor Forecast Exceptions report monthly. Follow up with sales team to verify and adjust forecast when necessary.
:Monitor purchase orders being placed by MPU to avoid overstocking, and/or inaccurate product purchases and inaccurate pricing. Reports that are commonly used for this purpose are Daily Purchasing Activity, Canceled/Reduced Order and Unapproved PO Line Costs.
:Work with supplier on vendor material returns when needed, i.e. off:spec product or wrong material.
:Maintain costbooks : direct and warehouse.
:Research and process cost variances.
:Process and bill all third:party direct orders.
:Provide back up to all sales support team members as needed.
Specialized Knowledge/Skills:
:Ability to manage wide range of detail:oriented work activities.
:Teamwork : understand the need for continuous communication between sales, MPU, and operations.
:Works well under pressure and aggressive deadlines.
:Strong organizational and communication skills. Communication includes both written and verbal.
:Persistent in following up detailed issues to conclusion.
:Demonstrated ability to work well with diverse work group.
:PC experience to create spreadsheets and update database. Familiarity with MS Word and Excel.
:MS Access experience a plus.
:Understanding of company planning system, policies and procedures
:UVX knowledge needed for daily transactions
:Bachelor degree, or equivalent related work experience
:Minimum 2 years experience in sale support related work. Chemical Industry experience preferred.
:Excellent problem solving skills
:Proven ability to resolve disputes in product cost and quantity with MPU as it relates to backorders, forecasts and new product issues.
Univar is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on their race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other protected classification.
We offer comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD and life insurance, 401k, generous vacation and sick leave and much more.


• Location: Houston

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