Account Specialist

Valdosta, GA
United States

Job posting date Related department
1 month ago Sales


"Where our people and our products are essential"

 Stella-Jones is North America's leading producer of industrial pressure-treated wood products. Responding to the vital infrastructure needs of our economy, we manufacture and distribute railway ties, utility poles, residential lumber and industrial wood products across the continent. Stella-Jones recruits team members who embody our core values and desire an environment where growth is inspired, dedication is recognized, and achievement is rewarded. Our ever-expanding footprint provides a great prospect for career advancement as we seek to develop our emerging leaders.

Stella-Jones has openings for an Account Specialist at our Tacoma, WA and Valdosta, GA locations.  This position manages assigned customer accounts by handling a variety of pre/post sales functions to ensure the highest quality of customer service.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Contributes to the development of sales forecasts and targets.
  • Assists with managing inventories, orders, and related transactions for assigned customers and territories.
  • Maintains knowledge of all contractual and regulatory requirements of the customers.
  • Verifies and posts details of business transactions to spreadsheets and databases.
  • Investigates and resolves customer complaints and/or issues in an urgent manner.
  • Reconciles report discrepancies and problems.
  • Inputs customer and sales data into processing system according to company procedures.
  • Reviews, balances, interprets, and corrects computer reports and submits to management upon request.
  • Assists customers and other staff by answering questions related to accounts, procedures, and services.
  • Monitor inventories in yards and may be responsible for Alliance customers as assigned.
  • Provides input to the planning department to ensure that appropriate FG inventory levels are maintained and that replenishments are scheduled in order to meet the requirements of our customers.
  • Reviews all quotes and orders to ensure accuracy and timely submission.
  • Monitors transactions to ensure compliance with both company and industry procedures and regulations. 
  • Ensures all proper paperwork is filed in customer folders to meet department policy. 
  • Participates in the preparation and submission of RFQ's, RFP's, other formal quotations, and bids as requested by the customers. 
  • May need to be available to work additional hours and/or weekends to provide required customer storm response coverage, as appropriate
  • May be required to attend customer service events and field calls with limited overnight travel
  • Participates and contributes to company safety program.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  •  Education: Associate's degree (A.A) or equivalent; or four or more years related experience and/or training
  •  Experience: Five or more years customer service experience; four or more years industry knowledge; inventory management knowledge
  • Advance proficiency in Microsoft Suite
  • Strong organizational skills, proactive attitude with exceptional attention to detail
  • Capability to multi-task and work under pressure of deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interface interdepartmentally
  • Demonstrated ability to review RFP's and to identify business issues
  • Ability to make sound decisions with minimum supervision and delegates effectively
  • Ability to build strong working relationships and have an excellent customer service record

Employee Benefits

As a Stella-Jones employee, you will have access to excellent benefits and incentives including:

  • The security of working for a company designated as an essential workplace
  • Comprehensive total benefits package
  • Several company-paid benefits including:
    • Dental and Vision coverage
    • Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) policies
    • Long-Term Disability Coverage
    • Access to a robust employee assistance program
    • Competitive compensation
    • Annual bonus program opportunity
    • 401(k) savings plan with generous Company match (150% on the first 4% deferred)
    • Paid time off and holidays
    • Career advancement opportunities
    • Ability to purchase Company stock

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled