Specialist, Inside Sales



The Inside Sales Specialist position is in our Carrollton, TX facility. This is a hybrid role.


Position Summary:  The Inside Sales Specialist works directly with the sales teams, mechanical suppliers, direct customers, and customer service personnel to perform sales support functions including product training, business development functions, and assisting in pre work to release orders for doors, fans, loading dock equipment, and/or other product lines. This role is responsible for handling incoming calls from outside product leads, mechanical suppliers, direct customers, and working with customer service on orders issues/questions. Supports the management and coordination in a large domestic area ensuring target sales achievement and total customer satisfaction. 


  1. Description of Essential Job Functions: 

  • Develop a complete understanding of assigned product applications including design, installation, and operation and interact with distributors, end users, and architects. 

  • Provide sales support for all Regional Sales Managers in their specific territories. 

  • Assist the Regional Sales Manager team in aiding US distributors with marketing and submittal pieces and segment-specific penetration strategies.  

  • Develop and maintain relationships with 4 Front distributors. Plan and ensure optimum use of resources with distributors to attain assigned targets and objectives. Perform effective online training experiences to distributors. 

  • Compile lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads based on information from existing customer end user lists, business directories, industry ads, trade shows, internet web sites, newspapers, and other sources. 

  • Source new sales opportunities through inbound leads via the website, internet, and inbound phone calls.  Provide initial follow up on leads and document all aspects of the lead follow up process in the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. 

  • Perform outbound cold calls and emails to targeted customers. 

  • Respond consistently and efficiently to applicable client calls and requests.  

  • Actively increase sales through upselling and follow up on customer quotations.  

  • Reviews and approves non-standard quotes or bids.  

  • Contacts customers and prospective customers to determine their needs and degree of interest and satisfaction with 4Front products.  

  • Enter new customer data and other sales contact data for current and potential customers into the computer database. 

  • Assist in covering day-to-day activities in any open territories as needed by management.   

  • Perform post shipment/installation follow up with customers to ensure customer satisfaction on product jobs. 

  • Provides liaison with production and engineering functions to ensure on-time delivery and resolution of any technical related problems. 


  1. Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities. 


  1. Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  


Education and Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing, sales, business administration, or related discipline preferred. 

  • 3-5 years of sales experience in manufacturing. 

  • 3+ years of Inside Sales or Project Management experience preferred. 

  • Proven success record in exceeding revenue & margin budget goals. 


Computer Skills 

  • Ability to use a personal computer utilizing spreadsheet and word processing software applications, databases, and automated systems to accomplish work. 

  • Advanced/Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite; Word, Excel, Project, and PowerPoint preferred. 

  • Skill in the use of Microsoft Dynamics CRM. 


Certificates, Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: 

  • None 


Other Skills, Abilities, or Core Competencies (Standard behavioral performance dimensions are listed below): 

  • Ability to “solution sell”. 

  • Working knowledge of competition.  

  • Strong network of industry contacts. 

  • Ability to maintain customer database. 

  • Knowledge of territory/market awareness. 

  • Ability to read job plans and specifications. 

  • Skills in time management and organization. 

  • Proven track record of achieving sales goals. 

  • Ability to use the internet to research potential customers. 

  • Knowledge of selling skills, practices, techniques, and tools. 

  • Communicates with customer sensitivity and sense of urgency. 

  • Ability to analyze and interpret specifications and prepare quotations. 

  • Working knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.  

  • Ability to be responsive and timely to customer requests and expectations.   

  • Ability to prepare and execute yearly strategic plan for the inside sales team. 

  • Ability to work well under pressure and have the confidence to make decisions. 

  • A strong desire to exceed customer expectations as it relates to customer service. 

  • Creativity and a strong sense of willingness to present innovative ideas to management. 

  • Ability to prepare quotes, process orders, and order transmittals to the customer service department. 

  • Ability to organize personal workload, prioritize activities, and accomplish tasks under deadline pressure. 

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. 

  • Maintain thorough knowledge and understanding of each customer’s specifications, standards, and other engineering requirements. 

  • Working knowledge of complete product line including industrial fans, sectional doors, high-performance doors, and loading dock equipment. 

  • Ability to work in a group setting and independently while multi-tasking and adjusting to changing priorities in a minimally supervised fast paced environment. 

  • Working knowledge of material types specifications and characteristics used in dock levelers, dock seals & shelters, impactable dock doors, high speed and high-performance doors, and other entrance automation products and warehouse solutions. 

  • Sales Ability/Persuasiveness - Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and communication methods to gain acceptance of a product, service, or idea from prospects and clients. 

  • Sales and Marketing – Advanced knowledge of showing, promoting, and selling products and services. 

  • Safety Focus - Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices by learning and following safe work procedures in a manufacturing environment. 

  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources. 

  • Communications - Communicates accurately, clearly, effectively, and directly both verbally and written, internally and externally, across all mediums, audiences, and situations. 

  • Flexibility - Adapts to and works with a variety of situations, individuals, and groups; is open to different and new ways of doing things; willingness to modify one’s preferred way of doing things. 

  • Global Mindset - Embraces the idea that there are differences between the global and local levels, and that these differences should be acknowledged and leveraged as a strategic business advantage. 

  • Core Values - Ability to genuinely champion Company vision, mission, values including the ability and willingness to demonstrate and uphold the Company's Core Values of Empowerment, Innovation, and Integrity. 

  • Customer Focused - Demonstrates dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and acts with customers in mind. 

  • Quality Orientation - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; strives for continuous improvement and looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality. 

  • Demonstrating Beliefs and Principles - Openly confronts actions or decisions that do not align with his/her core beliefs, values, and principles; lets people know where he/she stands on issues and why; willing to agree to disagree when appropriate. 

  • Creativity and Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; encourages new ideas and innovations; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention. 

  • Accountability & Dependability - Takes personal responsibility for own actions and the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight; follows instructions, responds to management direction; keeps commitments and completes tasks on time; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. 

  • Valuing Diversity - Appreciates and leverages the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals including those with culturally different backgrounds; works effectively with individuals of diverse style, ability, and motivation; values diverse perspectives and working with others as a way to achieve the best output possible. 

  • Diagnostic Information Gathering - The ability to identify the information, assistance, and support needed to clarify a situation, seek that information from professional partnerships with others inside or outside the organizations, and use skillful questioning to draw out the information, when others are reluctant to disclose it. 

  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; able to do firsthand investigation, analysis, and track back to arrive at the root cause of a problem and then identify best possible solutions or countermeasures that must be done to resolve the problem or achieve the goal; works well in-group problem solving situations. 

  • Technical & Professional Skill and Expertise - Ability to demonstrate depth of knowledge and skill acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job at a high level of accomplishment; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues. 

  • Self-Development & Continual Learning - Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement; making an effort to acquire and apply new knowledge or skills for work; uses training, feedback, or other opportunities for self-learning and development; actively seeks feedback and works on compensating for weakness and limits. 

  • Fostering Teamwork - Ability and desire to work cooperatively with others on a team; encourages and facilitates cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity; fosters commitment and team spirit; capable of working well with others both on the team and cross-functionally to achieve individual goals, team goals, department goals, and/or organizational goals; supports team decisions. 

  • Leveraging Customer Networks - Understands how work gets done in organizations; purposefully develops internal and external customer relationships to build value through collaboration; builds networks that allow him/her to efficiently drive projects through the organizational structure; maximizes productivity while staying within constraints of formal organizational policies and rules. 

  • Facilitating Change - The ability to develop, sponsor, or support different and innovative approaches to addressing problems and opportunities including the introduction of new and improved methods, products, procedures, or technologies to improve the organization's effectiveness; facilitates the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace by encouraging and helping others successfully manage organizational change. 

  • Integrity, Trust, & Respect - Accomplishes results while maintaining respect for others, empathy, trust, fairness, and positive communications and relationships; demonstrates high ethical standards, integrity, and moral character; supports Company policies and practices in all work activities; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; follows through on commitments; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain. 

  • Guiding Behaviors - Demonstrates 4Front's guiding behaviors: develops and maintains effective relationships with others; takes the initiative on actions to accomplish goals and objectives and proactively looks for ways to improve existing processes; takes personal responsibility for own actions and for the quality and timeliness of work, and acts with a sense of urgency to achieves results; can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and constantly drives for results. 


Other Qualifications, Experience, or Requirements: 

  • Ability to travel up to 10%+ if necessary. 

  • Requires a valid passport and motor vehicle operator’s license and the ability to operate a motor vehicle while carefully observing all traffic rules and regulations. 

  • Requires the ability to use a variety of office/production related equipment such as a telephone and photocopier. 

  • Work beyond the traditional 40 hours per week may be required as workload or projects dictate, including weekends and holidays. 


  1. 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. The phrases “occasionally,” “regularly,” and “frequently” correspond to the following definitions: “occasionally” means up to 1/3 of working time, “regularly” means between 1/3 and 2/3 of working time, and “frequently” means 2/3 and more of working time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects or controls and talk and/or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and/or stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. 

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds while performing duties such as moving files or records.  Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


  1. Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • The employee occasionally works in proximity to moving mechanical parts, works in high, precarious places, outdoor weather conditions, and is exposed to fumes or airborne particles.    

  • The employee must occasionally travel on company business. 

  • The employee must occasionally wear a hard hat and eye protection while working in manufacturing areas. 

  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate while working in the office but may be loud while working in manufacturing areas. 





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Carrollton, TX, US, 75006

Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Travel Required: 0%-10%
Not applicable

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth