Pre-Employment Application

Office Administrator
Columbus, OH  43064

Midwest Retail Services, ( an Ohio-based distributor of retail display fixtures, is currently seeking an Office Administrator with a strong Customer Service focus to join our team. This position plays an integral role in the operations of our company as well as interacting with our customers. This heavy customer and office contact position will include the responsibilities of answering and directing incoming phone calls and supporting the sales staff. Our ideal Office Administrator has excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and an insatiable desire to continuously learn. You will have the opportunity to advance your career with our challenging work load and our supportive environment.
To the qualified Office Administrator we offer:

  • $12.00 - $13.50 / hour
  • Excellent Medical benefits
  • 401(k)
  • Quarterly bonus based on company sales and profitability
  • Thorough and extensive training
  • Collaborative environment  
  • Opportunity for advancement
Established in 1994, Midwest Retail Services is a multi-brand wholesale store fixture distributor, providing an adaptive and unique blend of products, solutions, and services. We supply gondola shelving, pharmacy shelving, merchandising hooks and accessories, counters, and custom designed fixtures. Our retail clientele crosses industry lines encompassing grocery stores, pet stores, and convenience stores. We are continually striving for simplicity and efficiency by offering key products to successful retail merchandisers.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Office Administrator:

  • Answer multi-line phone system
  • Assist Sales team
  • Fax, Scan, Copy, and file documents
  • Perform work related office supply errands as requested
  • Greet clients and guests
  • General office duties as assigned
  • Associates Degree required
  • Minimum of 2 years office administration experience
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM a plus
  • Computer savvy
  • Previous receptionist/office experience a plus
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Proactive
  • Team oriented
  • Friendly and reliable


Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone 3

High School
Some College
College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree.

How many years of reception experience do you have?
Less than 1 year
2-3 years
4-6 years
9 or more years

Rate your overall computer skills, especially considering your abilities with Microsoft Office.

How would you rate your experience level maintaining and operating a multi-line phone system?
No experience

How fast do you type? (words per minute)

My ideal work week consists of:
Regular daily duties
Several projects I can work on to completion
A variety of tasks that I can juggle as time permits
A mixture of daily duties and projects

You have received a voice mail from an irate customer demanding an immediate return call. No one else is available. How do you proceed?

What would you bring to the table to make you the ideal candidate to become part of a growth oriented, close knit, successful organization?

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual.)


Provide two references (no family members):
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