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Sales. It’s a special department that takes a special kind of person to be a part of. No two days are a like and most days, you’re running full-force, never walking. A sales person is also a problem solver and has passion for helping people. Meet Wanda Bankert – a seasoned 20-year-veteran at Yazoo Mills, working in our Sales Department as a Senior Sales Associate, with her primary focus in quoting.
Wanda’s day starts as soon as the alarm goes off at 5:45am. Well, okay, maybe after hitting the snooze button once, for 10 minutes… the day officially starts. She hops in the shower, brews a fresh cup of coffee filled with lots of caffeine needed to power through the work day, finishes getting ready, packs her lunch and then she’s out the door, on her way to work.
Once Wanda arrives at work around 8am, she checks her email for quotes, orders and questions about previous quotes. Her main focus throughout the majority of the day is understanding customer’s needs, finding solutions for their industry and providing a quote for high-quality paper tubes or cores. Wanda is responsible for managing 100+ customer accounts each month as well as setting up new accounts, working with customers on in-line printing, custom printed liners and labels. Additionally, she helps enter orders and assists with volume quotes.
After all of her quotes have gone out for the day, Wanda follows-up with customers on supplied sales quotes and reviews new opportunities with them. For her, it’s all about the customers. She says “I enjoy working with the customers and focusing on their needs for tubes and cores. It’s interesting to hear how they use our products.”
A few fun facts about Wanda:
Dream vacation: Travel out West
Favorite food: Shrimp – anything seafood!
Fun Facts: She loves spending time with family, especially her 8-month-old grandson, visiting local wineries, sitting around a campfire, going shopping for primitive decorations/antiques for her house (loves to decorate) and helps organize a fundraiser at her church every year for Make-A-Wish
Our company has been continuously growing over the past few years at a rapid rate and in return, we have seen a growth in the number of our skilled and experienced employees. In
May of 2016, Roxanne Erdman joined our Sales Department as a Customer Service Representative.
Before coming to Yazoo, Roxanne worked in Sales and Marketing Analytics for a nationally recognized drug store. She wanted to find a more stable and reliable job that also allowed her to keep her time with her son, which is what led her to Yazoo Mills. Roxanne started her college career initially as an architecture major but then switched to Psychology. Currently, she has one more year left to finish and will be pursing that in the coming months.
When asked what she likes most about working at Yazoo, she said “I like that it is family-owned and a smaller company which gives an open and friendly environment. Everyone has
been so welcoming and eager to help me learn the business. I am eager to see how I can grow in my career with Yazoo.”
She likes to spend a lot of her time with her three-year-old son and enjoys doing crafts as well as DIY projects. She is a big fan of the new adult coloring books and she is a coffee addict.
Yazoo is happy to welcome Roxanne to our team and look forward to watching her grow with the company.