The Key to Finding a Good Roofing Sales Job

Today’s job market is suffering from stagnation, and many professionals are looking for new opportunities to build up their income potential or just searching for employment.

For professionals who are committed, there are great job opportunities within the building industry, especially commercial roofing sales jobs. Industry estimates for commercial roofing sales in 2014 are expected to balloon past $5 billion nationwide. With the demand for commercial roofing increasing and contractors everywhere working to take advantage of that growth, there is truly no limit to what a committed salesperson can accomplish.

But exactly what factors should you look out for when searching for a quality roofing sales job? We cover a number of factors to keep an eye out for below.

Key Questions to Ask when Searching

  • Do the sales personnel and employees in the company in general appear happy? A great company will have achieved a balance between its employees’ goals and satisfaction being met and its own business objectives being completed. The balance between the company’s commitment to its employees’ well-being and the pursuit of its own goals will be clearly present in the workers themselves. For instance: Are they productive? Do they give off a sense of cheerfulness or enthusiasm when you engage them? Keep these questions in mind when looking at a company you are considering.
  • What sort of training and support does the company offer its sales team? Whether you are new to commercial roofing or a seasoned building materials sales professional, there is always a learning curve when stepping into a new role. Pay close attention to whether a company offers good training for new sales personnel, how comprehensive that training is, and the support current sales team members enjoy in their daily sales efforts.
  • What sorts of income opportunities are available? This factor is an obvious one, as well as the factor by which most people looking for a sales job evaluate a particular company’s value to them. When it comes to roofing materials, depending on the size of a business, it is not unusual for a full-time contractor to buy anywhere from $250,000-1,000,000 worth of roofing product. With sizable commissions, those can be great opportunities for income-building. Clarify what the payment structure of the job is, too. Is there a base salary with commissions? Are the commissions one-time or residual (recurring)? Notably, commission-based jobs may offer very strong earning potential, as there is no income cap to what you can earn.
  • What is the company’s reputation in its local area, or the areas which it covers? Whether you are working for a roofing contractor, a building materials distributor, or on an independent basis, it is important to know the reputation of the company with which you are partnering. When you work with a company over time, you build up your own reputation. If a company’s ability to offer value is limited, or it has taken some hits for faulty services or poor-quality products, it is best to start searching for new opportunities. Do not even consider the possibility of letting a company’s poor reputation tarnish your own.

Great Opportunities with Nationwide Contractor Network

sales-opportunityChoice Roof Contractor Group offers a variety of ways to get involved in commercial roofing sales. The income potential is tremendous, and we are a company that has an across-the-board commitment to everyone’s success. More about our opportunities can be found on our commercial roofing sales page.

Are you interested in going further? Then contact us today for more information, including on how we can help you achieve your long-term objectives.

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Written by: Ian Myers
Ian Myers
Ian was the very first team member brought on by the original co-founders of the Choice Roof Contractor Group to assist with nationwide growth. Since then he has written 120+ blog posts and provided excellent support to the roofing contractors in the group. Through his multiple roles in the commercial roofing industry, he has gained tremendous knowledge in the sector.