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USG Corporation Sales Representative (Home Improvement) - Chicago in Roselle, Illinois

USG is an industry-leading manufacturer of building products and innovative solutions. For more than 115 years, Chicago-based USG has developed award-winning wall, ceiling, flooring, sheathing and roofing products that enable customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. With almost 7,000 employees across North America and operations around the world, we are steadfastly committed to our core values: safety, innovation, quality, integrity, service, diversity and efficiency.

Our employees are the backbone that supports our organization. That’s why we hire people for careers, not jobs. We offer benefits on Day 1, including medical and dental, paid sick days, and paid vacation and holidays. Plus, providing competitive pay and separate investment and retirement plans help secure our employees’ futures. Each year, we have hundreds of employees who celebrate milestone anniversaries with us – find out how you can join our team and build your career with USG:


This sales position is a great opportunity to demonstrate and develop: sales skills, customer facing interactions, and relationship management and cultivation. Proficiency in these areas will be necessary for success in broader and more advanced sales roles within USG in the future.

Candidate will live in Chicago and support assigned territory in the market. Bi-lingual candidates strongly preferred.

Relocation will not be available for this position.


Includes the following and performs additional responsibilities as assigned

  • Build strong business relationships with all levels of management, contractor sales teams and associates in the retail centers in an assigned geography with key focus in the assigned market.
  • Increase sales by coordinating and executing training with store associates/service teams on USG products, thereby increasing name recognition, product knowledge and USG loyalty.
  • Maximize product availability in the aisle by using sales analytics and training store associates on inventory management and ordering processes.
  • Maximize sales potential and brand loyalty through daily in-aisle product demos focused on the end user.
  • Work with the marketing team to actively promote USG products in the big box stores.
  • Actively seek new and innovative ways to promote USG products in line with organizational goals



  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field

Travel Requirements

  • Travel time up to and over 50% servicing respective market and within the assigned region
  • Travel to, but not limited to assigned market territory on a regular basis while managing the respective market.
  • Valid driver’s license.

Required Skills

  • Strong business acumen and professionalism.
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills including presentation, professional selling and conflict resolution.
  • Strong relationship building skills with the ability to communicate and relate to a diverse group of people.
  • Exudes confidence through excellent public speaking skills in order to execute product training.
  • Self-motivated with a focus on working to and exceeding targets.
  • Effective and independent with time and scheduling management of activities.
  • Ability to set and self-manage priorities to ensure maximizing of account development for both existing and new accounts.
  • A sense of urgency and a high level of customer focus.
  • Creative problem solver; agility and resourcefulness necessary.
  • Attention to the details that drive sales.
  • Presents himself/herself in a professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Willing to relocate with USG for future promotional opportunities.

Preferred Experience

  • Familiarity and knowledge with construction products and processes
  • Willing and able to successfully manage a territory with multiple customers
  • Bilingual speaking ability in Spanish and English strongly preferred
  • exposure/experience

/EOE including disability/veteran/

Job: *Sales

Organization: *Bldg Sys-Retail Sales Mgr West-135-440

Title: Sales Representative (Home Improvement) - Chicago

Location: Illinois-Roselle

Requisition ID: NOT10019

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, transgender status, sexual identity, veteran status, genetic information or other criteria prohibited by law.