Strategic Accounts Specialist / Account Manager

Strategic Accounts · Chesterfield, Missouri
Department Strategic Accounts
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation DOQ + Excellent Benefits

Local candidates only please | currently remote | Recognized as a Top Workplace, Cat5 offers a competitive rate, top notch benefits, and a fun, dynamic culture! 

At a Glance

  • Entry level, inside sales support position w/ a customer-centric approach
  • Highly motivated and passionate about relationship building and customer advocacy 
  • Internet company | Small business | Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Exemplary verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills 
  • Tech-savvy, highly productive, and resourceful w/ the tools at hand
  • Please submit both resume and a cover letter stating desired rate 


We are currently seeking a dynamic team player to take on the role of Strategic Accounts Specialist within our ever-growing organization. This entry level position is responsible for supporting strategic account initiatives, including  processing large volume orders placed through and; fostering relationships within our existing customer base; and assisting with the completion of Request for Pricing/Bid documents.

Direct experience not required, however the ideal candidate will possess 1-3 years demonstrated success within administrative sales support or progressively responsible Customer Relations experience in a retail environment. They proactively communicate with all stakeholders to achieve agreed upon outcomes and contribute towards Cat5’s excellent reputation as a partner within the industry. They embrace new challenges and quickly step up to meet the needs of an evolving team and role while remaining fully committed to Cat5’s mission to provide a best-in-class experience to our customers.


  • Quickly gain an understanding of our core customer base, our capabilities, our websites and brands
  • Coordinate the pre-sales process to provide prospective customer proposals in a timely manner, including drafting RFP responses
  • Establish and maintain positive customer and vendor relationships 
  • Communicate with major customers on a regular basis, proactively share purchase opportunities, and promptly respond to inquiries 
  • Assist with the timely and complete resolution of order issues or complications 
  • Provide support in the completion of CRM data entry, bid contracts, and sample requests
  • Document all sales processes and correspondence with exceptional attention to detail and timelines


  • 1+ years prior experience within a comparable administrative support role or Customer Relations experience  
  • Excellent customer service provider: actively listens to customer input and feedback, proactively identifies customer needs and responds promptly
  • Diligent and proactive coordinator between purchasing/vendor management, customer relations, and other internal partners
  • Team contributor who successfully manages their day to day work independently
  • Superb critical thinking and problem solving skills 
  • Articulate, engaging and persuasive communication style 
  • Tech savvy with working knowledge of Google Drive
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet competing demands in a fast-paced environment 
  • Ability to adapt communication style to a variety of audiences and situations

Major Pluses

  • Prior experience within the ecommerce industry
  • Prior purchasing/procurement experience 
  • Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains (GP)

About Us

Cat5 Commerce is an online retail company based in Chesterfield, Missouri. We operate a handful of niche ecommerce destinations serving the tactical, outdoor and workwear markets including and

We have enjoyed consistent growth with each passing year, and strive to actively recruit and retain the best and brightest talent. Recognized as a Top Workplace by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, our culture provides a healthy, challenging and people-focused atmosphere. We offer a top-tier benefits package and collaborative workspace for those who thrive in a casual yet fast paced environment. 

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  • Location
    Chesterfield, Missouri
  • Department
    Strategic Accounts
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    DOQ + Excellent Benefits