Sales Manager – Inside Sales

We are working with a leading manufacturer of custom made plastic and industrial fabric products. Serving the military, space program, medical and extreme sports industries, they are a family-owned company known for their incredible customer service and quality products. They offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, EAP and 401(k) with match, paid vacation, and more! This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that provides all its team members with stock ownership opportunities!

We are currently seeking a Sales Manager/Inside Sales to join their dynamic team in California.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent work experience in Sales or related industry
  • Experience in Inside Sales and Project Management
  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment servicing: Aerospace, Defense, DCMA, Medical and Industrial
  • Preferred familiar with government procedures like WAWF, DD250
  • Understanding of Aerospace and Military solicitation and contract review
  • Experience with Govspend, Logicquest or other similar type government solicitation programs
  • Previous experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems is a plus
  • Experience leading a sales team
  • Able to understand key performance indicators, such as financial, technical and quality
  • Some travel required
  • High level of engagement with Engineering and Quality department to support product realization
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical topics in a simple and meaningful manner
  • Experience with Quality Management Systems (AS9100 and ISO 9001:2015)
  • Experienced with ERP systems (Epicor)
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of his/her respective department
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
  • Partner with sales teams to create contract-winning proposals for current and prospective clients
  • Negotiate contract terms with clients and communicate terms to stakeholders
  • Become a subject matter expert on our business products, processes and operations, and remain up to date on industry news
  • Responsible for maintaining Sales Playbook and Boiler Plate correspondence
  • Responsible for assisting in developing sales strategies and sales forecasting
  • Responsible for annual communication with Customers on Sales Forecast and Price Increases
  • Review sales opportunities
  • Approves sales opportunities for further pursuit
  • Ensures sales team has all required information to support review process
  • Liaison between sales team member and supporting departments
  • Follows-up with sales personnel for items or information in pursuit
  • Responsible for delivering top and bottom-line sales goals and results
  • Ability to motivate individuals with excellent communication skills, incredible relationship-building abilities, and a natural talent to lead
  • Lead and direct the sales team to make sure they meet and exceed sales revenues
  • Establishes performance and stretch goals for internal and external sales personnel, monitors performance on a continual basis
  • Ensures compliance with sales team with required standards for maintaining CRM data which requires accurately recording all sales and prospecting activities including sales calls, closed sales and follow-up activities
  • Ensure Sales team adheres to company policies, procedures and business ethics (VALUES)
  • Forge effective working relationships with inside sales, engineering, quality and operations in order to successfully champion customer interests
  • Other related duties as assigned by Supervisor

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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Rush & Company is a full service Executive Search Firm that specializes in the Soft Goods industry.

Included in this industry are the apparel, home furnishings and industrial markets. We work in the fiber, fabric and fashion industry with clients and candidates located all over the world.

All candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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