N/A, SC, US, N/A

Our company culture is built upon YKK’s philosophy called the CYCLE OF GOODNESS™.  We believe that providing value and being fair to our customers and our employees is what makes us a successful company in return.  Guided by our core values and fundamental behaviors, we strive to foster a caring company, committed employees and challenging work that benefits our employees, customers, and communities. We offer competitive compensation packages, training and advancement opportunities. YKK AP America provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package designed to provide the security they need to enjoy life at home and at work.  By providing a high level of benefit coverage at a reasonable cost to the employee, we hope to foster a long and productive employment relationship.


Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to sell products for the manufacturer to business and industrial establishments or individuals at sales office, showroom, or customer's place of business by performing the following duties.


Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities

  • Sells YKK AP America residential vinyl products and related products.
  • Responsible for building a customer base for repeat business in the sales territory, building long term relationships with them, and securing orders for YKK.
  • Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads, based on information from newspapers, business directories, industry ads, trade shows, internet websites, and other sources.
  • Travels throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders, or talks with customers on sales floor, job sites or by phone.
  • Displays or demonstrates product, using samples or catalog, and emphasizes salable features.
  • Quotes prices and credit terms for orders obtained.
  • Estimates date of delivery to customer, based on knowledge of own firm's production and delivery schedules.
  • Prepares reports of business transactions and keeps expense accounts.
  • Works with customers' sales representatives to keep account activities and literature up to date.
  • Tracks customers' stock levels.
  • Coordinates customer training.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with purchasing contacts.
  • Investigates and resolves customer problems with deliveries.
  • Performs light field service and repairs.
  • Diagnoses quality problems in the field.
  • Attends trade shows.
  • Additional duties may be assigned as business needs require.


Qualifications and Skill Requirements

  • Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in sales or business plus 0 - 1 year of experience in a related area; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Sales aptitude & experience
  • Customer-centric
  • Capable of problem diagnosis and small repairs
  • Understand competitions' products and business practices
  • Communication.
  • Be vigilant about safety
  • Quality - conscious, oriented to excellence


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, an individual is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; work in high, precarious places and outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Special requirements i.e. computer equipment): On-going travel away from home, familiarity with Microsoft Suite, familiarity with industry estimation program(s), responsive to internal business practice.


YKK AP America Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant (Opens in a new window).


YKK AP America Inc. will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. United States Department of Labor. Learn more (Opens in a new window).


YKK AP America Inc. participates in the E-Verify program as required by law. Learn more about the E-Verify program (Opens in a new window)


YKK AP America Inc. is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to job applicants with physical or mental disabilities. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can follow the process outlined below when applying for a position: Provide your name and contact information to YKK AP's  Accommodations team at Your request will be responded to as soon as possible. Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis.


Employment with YKK AP America Inc. is conditioned upon successfully completing a negative drug test for the presence of illegal drugs.