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General Summary:

The Inside Sales Representative is responsible for the sale of goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses or groups of individuals. This position will require substantial knowledge of Astec products sold.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned, as requested or required.

  • Answer customers’ questions about products, prices, availability and product uses
  • Schedule work order meetings for all construction jobs to include confirmation of signed contracts and/or purchase orders
  • Act as liaison between sales and accounting for customer invoicing issues
  • Prepare and deliver equipment quotations / proposals to meet customer specifications with product availability, pricing, and order status
  • Effectively present product offerings to customers
  • Obtain freight quotes from multiple carriers
  • Produce quotes for Sales Representatives
  • Obtain quotes from outside vendors/contractors
  • Calculate discount percentages
  • Schedule work order meetings for all construction jobs to include confirmation of signed contracts and/or purchase orders
  • Act as liaison between sales and accounting for customer invoicing issues
  • Conduct plant tours during customer visits
  • Provide complete information to facilitate order fulfillment
  • Comply with all company and customer safety policies
  • Participate in customer entertainment events as appropriate
  • Willingness to drive and/or fly long distances

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or technical school preferred but not required with sufficient experience
  • 3 or more years of experience in Sales/Customer Relations
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to gain acceptance of a product, service or idea
  • Ability to effectively speak publicly and make presentations before groups
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills as well as math proficiency
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team player while meeting the needs of internal and external customers
  • Strong multitasking capability and organizational skills in a fast-paced environment
  • Time management skills are critical for scheduling, meeting customer needs, and meeting deadlines
  • Desire to be proactive and create a positive experience for others
  • Understanding of import/export process for manufacturing equipment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Teams, SharePoint, Quote Works & Act, and Visual Manufacturing

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms and; climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to risk of injury in an office environment and occasionally a manufacturing shop plant environment.  Duties include a typical office setting including extensive computer work, sitting or standing. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Note: The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.