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Augustine Strings is looking for an Inside Sales Representative in the NYC area. Applicants must be able to report to our facility in Mount Vernon, NY. 

Available immediately, details below. To apply, please send a brief cover letter and resume to:

Position Summary:

Augustine Strings is a leading manufacturer of strings for the guitar, with a special emphasis on nylon strings. As the inventor of nylon strings for the guitar in 1947, Augustine Strings has been a leader in the sector for over 75 years, providing guitar strings to suit the needs of world-class performing artists. We are currently seeking an Inside Sales Representative.

Successful candidates will utilize a contagious enthusiasm as a representative of Augustine Strings to inspire musical instrument retailers, wholesalers, and educators to partner with us and carry our products, often through cold calls. Exceptional organizational skills are essential as the position will require establishing and maintaining relationships with hundreds of buyers throughout the United States.

Potential for advancement to management, with other sales reps below you once a mastery for sales has been demonstrated.

Leads provided along with expert training for this lucrative opportunity. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Developing relationships with independent retailers throughout the United States.
• Assisting regional distributors maintain already-established relationships in their territories.
• Tracking and maintaining customer inventories to trigger new orders and analyze top sellers.
• Growing existing e-commerce business.
• Forging connections with the accessories purchasing departments at chain retailers.
• Some travel is required for national and regional trade shows.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Minimum 2 years experience in sales.
• Minimum 2 years experience in the musical instrument industry.
• Basic knowledge of and ability to play the guitar.
• Familiarity with e-commerce purchasing departments, especially Amazon. 

Flexible schedule - 12+ hours per week in our Mount Vernon, NY offices preferred, plus 28+ hours per week remote.

Base salary plus commission. Benefits may be available after one year.

Augustine Strings is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted [2022-10-11] #
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