Ancillary Pricing Specialist
Los Angeles
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Who we are

We are a high-end office furniture dealership serving corporate clients across industries. Western Office has been partnering with Knoll on a national level for 25 years; we are a member of Knoll's President's Circle representing the Top 20 Knoll Dealers in North America. We have locations in Los Angeles, Orange County, Seattle, and Las Vegas and we have been in business for nearly 100 years. We provide excellent career opportunities and many of our employees have been with us for over 15 years. If you are personally committed to "being the best" at what you do, we encourage you to consider joining our team.

The Opportunity

We currently see a full-time Ancillary Pricing Specialist in our Los Angeles location. In this role, you will partner with Business Developers and Project Managers to provide pricing of non-Knoll ancillary commercial furniture for projects, proposals and bids. Liaison with manufacturers/vendors to develop relationships and manage the day to day relationships with vendor representatives. The position provides the opportunity to learn about several aspects of our business.

What we offer
  • Base salary based on experience and skill level
  • Medical & Dental insurance after the eligibility period
  • Paid public holidays and vacation
  • Non-contributory 401k
  • Voluntary group insurance plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Medical & Dependent Care

 

Position Responsibilities
  • Prepare ancillary pricing specifications in CAP 20/20
  • Work with manufacturers to obtain quotes that include pricing, discounts, lead times, and freight cost
  • Verify manufacturer/vendor quotes to what is being specified and address any discrepancies
  • Assist in the development of proposal/bid responses for ancillary furniture including gathering images, warranty, and any additional information requested if time allows                
  • Count quantities on a plan and add any discrepancies between plan and spec sheets
  • Organize and save all back-up information in job file for future reference
  • Create a list of exceptions and clarifications regarding product specifications that cannot be met exactly as written and specifications that differ from plan
  • Manage My Resource Library rep contact information, discounts, and freight terms
  • Maintain ancillary product knowledge

 Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Product selection and specification development for ancillary (non-Knoll) furniture (excluding systems/ workstations, or complex conference tables)
  • Schedule vendor presentations and mobile showroom tours
  • Provide alternatives to client needs such as lower-cost options, quick-ship, etc.  
  • Update and manage internal resources such as price list, warranty, and quick-ship programs
  • Work with the marketing team to create look book inspiration ideas for business developers
  • Create and manage a system that stores all ancillary research for future reference
  • Visit local showrooms to become more familiar with the product, meet local manufacture reps, and compare the product quality
  • Other special projects based on a specific scope of work
Position Requirements
  • Education: 4-year degree required
  • Experience: Minimum of 2 years of business experience
  • Knowledge of My Resource Library and Cap 20/20 a plus
  • Excellent spelling, grammar, and written communication skills
  • Well-spoken and presents well as a representative of the company's professional brand
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Must be highly organized, action-oriented and collaborative
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Efficient and accurate
  • Detail-oriented and conscientious
Locations
Womb Chair
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