Customer Service Manager (Industrial Distribution, Inside Sales Manager)


Yakima, WA, US, 98901

Company:  1100-Applied Industrial Technologies

Our company culture is friendly, fun with healthy competition and rewards. Applied Industrial Technologies offers integrity, inclusion, and career advancement. Individual contributorship and ideas are encouraged and welcomed.

We are hiring immediately for a full-time Customer Service Manager in Yakima, WA. As a leading industrial distributor (and Fortune 1000 company), we realize we are only as strong as our dedicated team. Selling millions of industrial products to all types of customers takes special skill and that's where you come in. 

Why join us?
Applied is listed as one of the World’s Best Employers by Forbes for 2021. We have earned the Outstanding Employer Support award from the US Navy, and we are a GSA approved vendor.

You'll receive rewards and resources to fulfill you both professionally and personally. In addition to competitive pay including bonus opportunities, and all the benefits you’d expect from an industry leader (401K, insurance, time off, employee assistance, etc.) you will also enjoy:

•    A LASTING CAREER – Career paths are available in sales, operations, or management throughout the country.
•    Professional development, training and tuition reimbursement.
•    Team oriented company culture where it’s called work for a reason but have fun in the process. Customers can hear that in your voice. 
•    Join a local team with company backing.
•    Great work / life balance.

What you’ll do:     
In our fast-paced team environment, you will collaborate with our customers and sales team to find products and services, solve customer needs, and build ongoing business relationships. 

Manage and lead / participate in day-to-day service center operations. This position reports directly to our General Manager. 

•    Hire, train, and develop service center personnel
•    Manage internal service center operations to meet/exceed P&L objectives including inventory, AR / DSO, AP 
•    Meet customer and shipment metrics including time to fill, expediting orders, and quoting
•    Review and complete monthly reports as well as overseeing petty cash balancing
•    Ensure that customer relations are maintained at a high level
•    Use key metrics to evaluate and recommend best practices for operations


Build a team. Your mission is to meet / exceed sales and profit goals by developing a productive, positive environment where associates want to succeed and grow personally and as a team.

•    1+ year sales or customer service leadership experience in a business-to-business transactional environment.  Supervisory/management experience preferred
•    2+ yrs customer service, inside sales and/or inventory / warehouse experience with a tangible product
•    High school diploma or GED
•    Written and verbal communication skills, including English grammar
•    Computer skills. ERP / SAP experience a plus
•    Understanding of financial and accounting concepts preferred
•    Industrial sales / distribution experience a plus

Apply now for immediate consideration. We look forward to learning about you

In accordance with applicable wage transparency law requirements, the typical total compensation for this position in Yakima WA is $45,000 - $55,000 per year depending on experience, plus bonus opportunities. Bonus amounts are tied to location performance and historically have generally been between $350 – $600/mo, though no specific amount is guaranteed. There are additional quarterly and annual bonus opportunities.


Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE: AIT)  is a leading value-added distributor and technical solutions provider of industrial motion, fluid power, flow control, automation technologies, and related maintenance supplies. Our leading brands, specialized services, and comprehensive knowledge serve MRO and OEM end users in virtually all industrial markets through our multi-channel capabilities that provide choice, convenience, and expertise.


We are an equal employment opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, medical condition or any other characteristic protected by law.


If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a disability, please send an email to or call 216-426-4389 to let us know the nature of your request.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle
Nearest Secondary Market: Yakima

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