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Lawson Products Strategic Accounts Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Strategic Accounts Specialist

City: Chicago

State/Province: IL

Country: United States

Division: Corporate

Job ID: 12002

Since 1952, Lawson Products has worked hard to make our customers' jobs easier by improving their operational efficiency, productivity and overall performance. As a leader in the MRO industry, we partner with customers to make sure they have the right maintenance and repair parts on hand when needed.

We’re looking for a motivated Strategic Accounts Specialist to join our team!

Our corporate office is located in Chicago, IL. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes vision, dental, medical and retirement benefits, as well as a paid holiday and PTO package.


  • Responsible for all new and existing client implementations, including facilitating meetings with customers to gather their requirements.

  • Maintain all implementation documents before, during and after implementation.

  • Works cross-functionally with other departments to set-up strategic accounts.

  • Process Request for Quotes (RFQs) and Requests for Information (RFIs) for all strategic customers.

  • Resolve customer issues, including a root cause analysis to prevent these issues from recurring.

  • Manages and prepares monthly reports and annual / quarterly customer business reviews. Attends customer-facing meetings when appropriate.

  • Coordinates with the collections department to ensure all accounts remain current.

  • Ensures the terms and conditions for all customers are being adhered to and that our organization is in compliance with all contracts/agreements. Ensures this information is available to all internal entities.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED required, bachelor's degree preferred, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in major account or strategic account support, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Detail oriented with strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office.

  • Works with minimal supervision to achieve results. Relies on experience and judgement to plan and accomplish goals. A high degree of creativity and latitude is required.

  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts and technical procedures.

  • Able to prepare and write business presentations, reports, and correspondence. Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, sales representatives and customers.

Lawson Products is an Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.