Forklift Sales Specialist - Entry Level

Maybury Material Handling - New Haven, CT3.0

Full-timeEstimated: $50,000 - $69,000 a year

Are you a goal-oriented, highly motivated recent college graduate looking to start a career in Sales? Does the idea of selling forklifts to warehouse, distribution and manufacturing facilities interest you? If you answered yes - we want to hear from you! Maybury Material Handling is looking for an outside sales professional to increase our market share of Crown forklifts in New Haven county. In this position, you will use your enthusiasm and desire to win to prospect and initiate sales calls, conduct product demonstrations, present proposals and close forklift sales deals. Both entry level and experienced sales professionals are encouraged to apply.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Generate target customer lists and strategies to gain forklift market share. Travel throughout assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers.
  • Establish and maintain extensive knowledge of Crown’s product line as well as knowledge of competitive equipment specifications, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Survey regular and prospective customers’ facilities and recommend proper equipment solutions. Generate and present quotes and perform sales presentations.
  • Set-up, test and adjust equipment as needed before delivery and/or demonstrations. Perform effective demonstrations of products emphasizing industry standout features and benefits.
  • Work with inside sales staff to log account activities, file customer credit inquiries and to keep customer database and product literature up to date.
  • Attend trade shows and belong to trade organizations and local groups to promote the sales of forklifts.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or at least two years of successful sales experience. Knowledge or experience with forklifts a plus.
  • Must have a passion for sales, be self-motivated and driven towards success.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills required as well as mechanical aptitude.
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Internet Explorer required.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving history and be able to lift or move up to 50 lbs.

About Us

Maybury Material Handling is a dealer for Crown Lift trucks as well as a distributor for approximately 1,300 other manufacturers. We are one of the largest, most successful material handling companies in the Northeast and employ over 90 employees. We supply virtually all types of material handling equipment, including many ergonomic & productivity enhancing products. Customers range from large manufacturers to small, family-owned businesses. A diverse product line, knowledgeable personnel, and an emphasis on safety combine to make Maybury a recognizable leader in the material handling industry. Learn more about Maybury at

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time


  • outside sales: 2 years (Required)

Work Location:

  • On the road