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Supervisor, Builder Admin in Independence, OH at Kichler

Date Posted: 4/17/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job Description

Position Summary: Daily management of Builder Administration Department & personnel.  Monthly reporting of builder profitability including Builder Charter Initiative and Rebate Accrual.  Administrative and analytical support to the National Sales Manager, Builder Channel, Regional Builder Sales Manager-East, Regional Builder Sales Manager-Central and Regional Builder Sales Manager – West.

Manage and Lead Builder Administration Department & Personnel:

  • Actively manage the Builder Administrative team that supports the Builder Channel
  • Drive and implement effective processes to improve reporting accuracy and efficiency
  • Participate in Quarterly Sales Meetings, Sales Rep Training, Quotation Meetings and Builder Strategy Meetings
  • Manage day to day builder issues and contract “out of compliance” issues such as back orders, late shipments, product discontinuation, and non-responsive builders/reps/distributors
  • Manage the Builder TBD process to insure seamless impact to the Builder community

Contract Management:

  • Manage and Measure Contract Profitability (distributor growth, contract evaluation, quote measurement/adjustment, revenue maximization)
  • Create / enforce policy, maintain guidelines and documentation, process ownership
  • Deal scoring, review, approval, measurement, adjustments, renewals
  • Expanded Contract Management – forecasting validation, distributor requirement/participation, rep responsibilities and follow up for National Accounts
  • Incentive Management – rebate and other incentive approval and monitoring, process improvement

Reporting & Analysis:

  • Reporting and Measurement of Quotes, Contract and the Builder Business
  • Quote analysis, validation, reporting, win/loss analysis, identify continues improvements and opportunities, etc.
  • Rebate accrual and accuracy


  • Education Required: High School/GED or Some College Classes or College Degree (what type of degree): Bachelor’s Degree or 3 -5 years’ work-related experience, not required but a plus.
  • Excellent Communication, Grammar and Interpersonal Skills – including phone, written and email. Ability to effectively communicate and influence internal and external relationships and to confidently negotiate at senior management level.
  • 5 Years of lighting experience is a plus.
  • Basic financial calculations to measure profitability and presenting basic financial information in relation to contract/distributor performance. Knowledge of general business processes and documents such as invoices, credits, sales orders, and vouchers.Must test at the intermediate level or higher on the Excel skills test
  • Software: MS Office (PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Access, and Excel), and SharePoint/Cognos/PeopleSoft/P21 are a plus.
  • Some travel is required throughout the year (10-20% as needed).

Why Kichler?

Kichler is a leader in interior and exterior decorative lighting, landscape lighting and ceiling fans. Kichler products are available through authorized independent lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, procurement companies, irrigation distributors and select e-retailers.

What we offer you as a Kichler employee:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Comprehensive medical, vision and dental insurance 
  • Available 401(k) program with generous company match, no waiting period, 100% vested
  • Company-paid life and STD/LTD disability coverage 
  • Paid vacation, onsite cafeteria and work-out facility, paid yoga and personal training classes weekly
  • Location: adjacent to CVNP
  • Employee purchase program (MASCO partners)
  • Company events including Night at the Indians, Holiday party, Breakfast with Santa, Summer Picnic lunches

The Kichler brand encompasses more than 3,000 products, including chandelierswall sconcesbath lightingceiling fansunder-cabinet lightinglandscape lightinglamps and accessories.

A leader in energy-efficient technology, Kichler's line of Design Pro LED fixtures feature several winners of the Lighting for Tomorrow Award, sponsored by the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Lighting Association.

Kichler products are available through authorized independent lighting showrooms, electrical distributors, procurement companies, irrigation distributors and select e-retailers.


Full or Part Time

Full time

Kichler Lighting (the “Company”) is an equal opportunity employer and we want to have the best available persons in every job. The Company makes employment decisions only based on merit. It is the Company’s policy to prohibit discrimination in any employment opportunity (including but not limited to recruitment, employment, promotion, salary increases, benefits, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment) based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, pregnancy, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical/mental disability, medical condition, marital/domestic partner status, military and veteran status, height, weight or any other such characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. The Company is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the Company regardless of where the employee is located and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the Company.

Kichler Lighting is an E-Verify employer. E-Verify is an Internet based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA) that allows participating employers to electronically verify the employment eligibility of their newly hired employees in the United States. Please click on the following links for more information.

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No visa sponsorship is available for this position, unless specified within the job description.