Sales Specialist - Fire Service Industry - Holden, LA

Date:  May 24, 2024

Holden, LA, US, 70744

Company:  REV Group, Inc.
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Requisition ID: 20901
Ferrara/KME are premiere manufacturers of fire trucks and emergency response vehicles offering a full line of pumpers, aerials, industrial, wildland, and rescue apparatus. Working hands-on with both municipal and industrial fire departments, the Ferrara/KME team thrives on diagnosing departments' current apparatus limitations and response needs to custom design the perfect fire apparatus solution that will stand the test of time.
Ferrara/KME is part of the larger REV Group (NYSE: REVG), a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles for the fire & emergency, commercial, and recreation markets. REV Group’s extensive vehicle line-up includes models such as ambulances, fire trucks, school buses, terminal trucks, RV’s, luxury buses, and much more. Our 6,500+ employees continuously demonstrate their commitment to building innovative and reliable vehicles that our customers can depend on whether for a family trip across the U.S. or when responding to an emergency. Rev Group is a veteran-friendly employer and hires over 200 veterans and or those transferring out of the military each year.

Sales Specialist - Fire Service Industry


Responsible for processing and coordinating bids/quotes and orders, following up outstanding orders, submitted by the Sales Staff.  Also responsible for keeping up with Equipment Inventory and Vendor Pricing updates. Display a high degree of technical and administrative proficiency. This position requires interaction with the Outside Sales Staff, Regional Sales Managers, dealers, and customers. Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the job functions.



Fire Service Experience

Proficiency in Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel is necessary.



Must have knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the quote/bid field. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as competency in appropriate computer and software tools.



  • Provides Sales Staff and customers with technical assistance by reviewing specifications and preparing bid quotation material.  
  • Provides Sales Staff with special priced options to include reviewing all special requests for non-standard items.
  • Resolve bid review questions with Sales Staff.
  • Review out going bid quotes for completeness and accuracy.
  • Participate in bid/order review meetings.
  • Promote the sale of existing and new product lines through written, verbal and personal sales efforts.   
  • Writes information bulletins when necessary.  
  • Prepares and submits reports as required.
  • Establishes and maintain competitor/supplier information files.
  • Coordinate communications concerning bids/orders which may include the dealer, customer, sales, marketing, engineering, production, purchasing, and finance personnel.



Job functions may include special assignments as directed by the department supervisor or manager.



Must be able to handle a variety of customers, which can include interaction with other departments, managers, customers, vendors, etc. 



Will be exposed to information of a confidential nature. Will be required to sign a standard confidentiality and non-compete agreement.  



Will work in an office setting with some exposure to customer locations and at times on the factory floor. Would be required to comply with all safety and environmental rules, regulations and guidelines including PPE requirements. Could be exposed to dust, noise or hazardous materials. May be required to handle material up to 50 pounds in weight.



While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.



Reports to the department supervisor or manager.


This position description is not intended to be a detailed description of every duty and job responsibility.  Incumbent may be called from time to time to do miscellaneous unrelated and related duties, as well as training to upgrade to a higher level.




REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunities for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans. 



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