Representative, Sales Development at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) in Spring, Texas

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Job Description:

The Sales Development Representative (SDR) is responsible for inside sales lead generation. The SDR is tasked with sourcing sales leads that support and enhance ABS businesses. In order to ensure success, the SDR will use multiple methods of sourcing and partner with the various business development team members and leaders to accomplish broader goals. The SDR will provide input to marketing and operations on go-to market plans, improving customer interaction/satisfaction, expanding to new markets, and for improving financial performance.

What You Will Do:

  • Contact prospective customers to introduce products and services, explain product features, and schedule client meetings for Account Managers (AM).
  • Select appropriate AM to recommend products and services to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.
  • Convince others to buy products and services or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
  • Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, social media, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintaining them over time.
  • Observing, receiving, researching, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

What You Will Need:

Education and Experience
  • Requires a Bachelor' degree or recognized equivalent.
  • One (1) to three (3) years of related experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Behavioral Competencies
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Persistence
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation
    • Customer service
    • Active Listening
    • Persuasion
    • Social Perceptiveness
    • Critical Thinking

  • Ability to quickly gain knowledge of specified products and services to be sold.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • An entrepreneurial mentality that enables the incumbent to recognize and capitalize on new business opportunities.
  • Able to work in a result-driven organization.
  • Can assess the reasonableness and likelihood of success of various business scenarios
  • Ability to commit to ethical business practices, in full accordance with ABS Operating Principles and Mission as well as corporate policies.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to speak well in group and/or client facing environments. English language fluency to conduct detailed business and technical communication at a professional level.
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the ABS Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management Systems.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to a manager-level position or above and has no direct reports.


We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We're at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Group proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers additional support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Group also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

The ABS Group of Companies is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.


ABS and Affiliated Companies (ABS) will not pay a fee to any third-party agency without a valid ABS Master Service Agreement (MSA) authorized and signed by Human Resources. Any resume, CV, application, or other forms of candidate submission provided to any employee of ABS without a valid MSA on file will be considered property of ABS, and no fee will be paid.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job. #ogjs
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