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Ladder of Opportunity

Our Ladder of Opportunity shows how hardworking Associates can move up in their careers at 84 Lumber.

What’s your 84 Lumber Career Path?

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Regional Vice President

A Regional Vice President is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy in support of overall business objectives. This position also provides support for store and field personnel to achieve operational growth, increased profits and risk management.

Contract Sales Market Manager

Working you way to a Sales Manager, the following are required to be successful in this role:

  • Proven contractor sales experience for an area.
  • Enjoyment of teaching others outside sales and helping them hit their sales goals.
  • Willingness to become involved in builder-groups within your area to promote 84 lumber.
  • Enjoy working with large accounts within your area and the challenges they bring.
  • Willing to organize builder events for you area

Outside Sales Representative

Already have building industry sales experience and market based contacts? Join our team as an experience sales person in the Outside Sales Representative position! This position is responsible for servicing our big accounts, ensuring store profits with good sales margins! The more you sell, the more you make!

Area Manager

Area managers are responsible for building operational excellence in their designated territories. This includes, but is not limited to, increasing sales and profits, evaluating, prioritizing, planning, and adapting business needs. As Leaders, Area Managers must build associate talent by applying and teaching effective selling skills and techniques, networking, recruiting, assessing, and hiring the right people, and evaluating, developing, and promoting high performing associates.

Store Manager

The Store Manager serves as the primary teacher and sales leader in the store. Managers need to effectively and fairly communicate on a daily basis with all associates ensuring that standards are kept and goals are attained. A Manager is responsible for the profitability of the location including sales, margin, payroll expense and delivery. They visit customers and participate in sales calls, teach in-store associates how to sell and are responsible for the maintenance of the store and for preserving company assets.

  • Selling lumber and building materials supplies.
  • Sourcing special orders and other activities that enhance the customer’s experience.
  • Must achieve predetermined sales goals at an acceptable margin.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints & creating material estimates.
  • Scheduling deliveries.
  • Maintains and grows existing customer base across through prospecting, sales development, quoting and customer follow-up to ensure sales goals are met or exceeded.
  • Regular site visits to plan and evaluate customers’ needs, ensuring prompt and accurate service.
  • Correlates with sales support, operations team and vendor resources to secure business and attain profit and sales goals.
  • Regular account evaluation determining revenue and profitability
  • Updates and maintains accurate account information, customer details, and contact information available to management and support teams

Co-Manager

The Co-Manager serves as a teacher and sales leader in the store. They are responsible, under the direction of the Store Manager, for ensuring profitability of the location including sales, margin, payroll expense and delivery. Co-Managers are also responsible for the store Trade Relations program, teaching in-store associates how to sell, for the maintenance of the location and for preserving company assets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selling lumber and building materials supplies.
  • Sourcing special orders and other activities that enhance the customer’s experience.
  • Must achieve predetermined sales goals at an acceptable margin
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints & creating material estimates.
  • Scheduling deliveries.
  • Maintains and grows existing customer base across through prospecting, sales development, quoting and customer follow-up to ensure sales goals are met or exceeded.
  • Regular site visits to plan and evaluate customers’ needs, ensuring prompt and accurate service.
  • Correlates with sales support, operations team and vendor resources to secure business and attain profit and sales goals.
  • Regular account evaluation determining revenue and profitability.
  • Updates and maintains accurate account information, customer details, and contact information available to management and support teams.

Contractor Sales Representative

The Contractor Sales Representative position is an excellent opportunity for you to develop a great career in sales with an industry leader! As a Contractor Sales Representative you are responsible for identifying potential customers, building positive relationships, and creating customer loyalty.

Responsibilities include:

  • Selling lumber and building materials supplies.
  • Sourcing special orders and other activities that enhance the customer's experience.
  • Must achieve predetermined sales goals at an acceptable margin.
  • Reading and interpreting blueprints & creating material estimates.
  • Scheduling deliveries.
  • Maintains and grows existing customer base across through prospecting, sales development, quoting and customer follow-up to ensure sales goals are met or exceeded.
  • Regular site visits to plan and evaluate customers’ needs, ensuring prompt and accurate service.
  • Correlates with sales support, operations team and vendor resources to secure business and attain profit and sales goals.
  • Regular account evaluation determining revenue and profitability
  • Updates and maintains accurate account information, customer details, and contact information available to management and support teams.

Inventory Manager

This position is the “Springboard” into the different departments at our World Headquarters, including Pricing, Human Resources, and Purchasing… just to name a few! We promote nearly 100% from within, so in order to move into these departments, you must first become an Inventory Manager to learn about our company operations. With excellent performance, you can be promoted in as quick as 6 months into our other departments!

Inventory Managers are responsible for communications and inventory replenishment for approximately 30 stores and $25-30 million dollars worth of inventory. Maintaining optimal inventory levels requires analyzing numerous reports and reacting on the results. Your goal is to keep the stores in stock and under budget. As an Inventory Manager you will:

  • Analyze and monitor store inventory levels
  • Analyze stock orders
  • Review replenishment reports and recommend potential order needs
  • Trace orders for delivery status
  • Other duties as assigned

Training will include 10-12 weeks working in an 84 Lumber Company store (near where you live) to gain product knowledge and store operations experience. The position is based in Eighty Four, PA (Near Washington, PA).

Department Director

Department Directors are responsible for the training and support of department personnel and the creation and implementation of department and company policies and procedures that deal with the departmental processes.

Department Vice President

The Vice President of the department is responsible for developing and implementing the company’s strategy in support of overall business objectives. This position also provides support and supervises office and field personnel to achieve operational growth, increased profits and risk management.

Purchasing Manager

The Purchasing Manager is central to 84 Lumber store operations by providing stores with the material they need in a timely manner and at a price which enables them to have a market advantage, assists stores with long term bids and technical questions, and is responsible for negotiating contracts, purchasing agreements, and other legal documents.

Installed Sales Manager

The Installed Sales Manager is responsible for the supervision of, and coordination with, Independent Subcontracting crews working on 84 Lumber projects.

Other responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Training new installers, performing quality checks at jobsites, monitoring the safety at each jobsite, overseeing the maintenance of all equipment and trucks, as well as assisting with any estimates that will need performed in the field.
  • The superintendent is also responsible for coordinating/scheduling labor and material needs with 84 Lumber Sales Staff, Store Management, Coordinators, and Independent Subcontracts working on 84 Lumber projects.

Installed Sales Divisional Manager

The Installed Sales Divisional Manager is responsible for developing and evaluating installed programs. These programs are designed to sell products to customers that require suppliers to install the products they supply. They must also hire, train and evaluate installed managers, qualify new sources of labor to install products, and reduce risk and liability to insure profitable programs.

Installed Sales Area Manager

The Installed Sales Area Manager works with executive management to identify markets to enter with install programs, meets with the selected market managers and sales force to introduce and inform on how the program works and the benefits to the builder and 84 Lumber associates.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Conducting market analysis on cost of outsourced products and scope of work required in specific markets.
  • Meeting with target customers, trades and vendors to build data base for all aspects of the program.
  • Training and implementing all P&P in the market.

Production Manager

Production Manager is responsible for most aspects of component manufacturing and people management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand how to perform every position in the plant efficiently and correctly
  • Understand all aspects of people management
  • Understand current production practices and learn to form new ones
  • Ensure the accuracy of Quality Control program
  • Be involved in the evaluations of hourly associates
  • Prepare paperwork and participate in inventories
  • Audit outgoing loads for completeness

General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for responsible for all aspects of component manufacturing and people management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for Profit and Loss of Plant
  • Understand how to perform every position in the plant efficiently and correctly
  • Correct all quality issues and develop solutions to prevent them
  • Audit outgoing loads for completeness.
  • Prepare daily production plan
  • Complete the weekly inventory.
  • Calculate weekly BCS Spreadsheet.
  • Administer safety and quality training to all new hires on the 1st day of work and all associates annually.
  • Inventory control, complete weekly inventories for lumber and hardware.
  • Ensure that equipment is maintained for reliability and calibration.
  • Complete a daily walk-through inspection.
  • Create and implement a layout for the plant to optimize inventory flow for the current product mix.
  • Report all hourly associate sick time, vacations, attendance, evaluations to corporate office
  • Actively participate in the evaluations of hourly associates

Production Manager Trainee

Under direct supervision of the Plant Manager, the PMT is responsible for learning to perform every position at the plant correctly and efficiently. The PMT must also familiarize himself with all aspects of people management.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to and enforce 84 Components’ Safety Standards
  • Adhere to and enforce 84 Components’ Policies and Procedures as set forth in the Associate Handbook
  • Work Safely with Quality and Efficiency
  • Dress in appropriate 84 Lumber Uniform and adhere to appearance standards
  • Learn how to perform every position in the plant efficiently and correctly
  • Learn how to perform management duties
  • Familiarize self with current production practices and learn to form new ones