Sales Counselor

Memorial Park Cemetery   Sioux City, IA   Full-time     Sales
Posted on February 10, 2024
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Job Type

Full-time

Description

Why Everstory

At Everstory Partners, our mission is to create supportive spaces where individuals and families can find solace, meaning, and hope in the midst of loss. At the heart of our mission is a deep understanding of the profound and complex nature of grief. Every person’s journey through loss is unique, and we are committed to providing compassionate and personalized support. We also believe that grief is not a problem to be solved or a burden to manage alone, but rather a natural and beautiful part of the human experience. Backed by our national strength and our local partners’ role is to be a steady presence, a source of comfort and guidance, and a partner in celebrating the life and legacy of the person who has passed.

 

The Impact You Will Make

The Sales Counselor in a cemetery location is responsible for providing a customer focused experience during every interaction with families, guests, and community members. Utilizing the Everstory sales process, based on exemplary discovery, industry specific expertise, and customer driven solutions. The Sales Counselor will sell products and services to customers who want to pre-plan their final arrangements. The Sales Counselor will also sell products and services to customers at their immediate time of need, in addition to overseeing customer satisfaction. By effectively executing on monthly goals, the Sales Counselor will maximize revenue for the organization and succeed in a commission-based selling environment.

 

Responsibilities:

Guides individuals and families through end of life memorial planning utilizing sales presentations and additional tools provided by Everstory.

Provides individuals and families with options to best meet their unique needs, or the unique needs of a deceased loved one. This includes touring the location, identifying location of existing or potential plots, and advising customers on in-ground burial options, above ground entombment options, cremation options, memorials, and merchandise. Understands and presents all associated costs and advises customers on financing options; ensuring that all financing is finalized prior to internment.

Responsible for daily management of CRM and lead data base, including generation of new leads via networking, online, and cold calling, generation of referrals, and categorization of leads (hot, warm, cold).

Plan and conduct community outreach events, both on site and off site, to build relationships within the broader community and generate new leads.

Completes all required paperwork, processes and authorizations required to finalize a sale and deliver the service/product from start to finish.

Actively participates in supporting services at the location.

Participates in all sales meetings, communicating effectively with local management and team members regarding activity, progress, and results.

 

Competencies

Drive for Results – Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers. Very bottom-line oriented.

Problem Solving – Probes all fruitful sources for answers. Is excellent at honest analysis. Looks beyond the obvious and doesn’t stop at the first answers.

Listening – Practices attentive and active listening. Has the patience to hear people out. Can accurately restate the opinions of others.

Business Acumen - Knows how businesses work. Knowledgeable in current and future policies, practices, trends technology, and information affecting their business and organization. Knows the competition.

Perseverance – Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish. Seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Presentation Skills – Is effective in a variety of formal presentation settings: one-on-one, small and large groups, with peers, customers, and bosses. Commands attention and can manage group process during the presentation.                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Requirements

Education and/or Experience:

High School diploma or equivalent required with some additional education preferred in a related area such as Business, Marketing, and/or Sales.

1 year of sales experience preferred.

Ability to speak clearly and articulate effectively in a professional, friendly and positive manner on the telephone and in person to internal and external customers (i.e. Employees, Vendors, and Customers). 

Ability to recognize and use proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and accurate formatting in correspondence. 

Ability to interpret any incoming documents concerning State, and Federal compliances.

Computer Skills: Ability to understand and use computer software that the department uses for employment, compliance, and reporting purposes. Specific Software Packages: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Google Chrome, HRIS and ATS software. Experience working in a CRM (lead management system) preferred

 

Our Investment in You

Everstory Partners is proud to provide our employees with a quality work environment and opportunity for both personal and professional growth. As part of our ongoing commitment, we offer a competitive benefits package for our Full-Time Employees including: Medical, Dental, 401k with a company match, Life, Short-Term Disability, Long-term Disability, Vision, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Discount Programs, Generous PTO Programs, Volunteer Opportunities & much more!

 

Everstory Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to employing a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.