General Electric Sales Manager, North Region, Hydro in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

About Us:

GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

GE Power is a world leader in power generation with deep domain expertise that helps customers deliver electricity from a wide spectrum of fuel sources. We are transforming the electricity industry with the digital power plant, the world’s largest & most efficient gas turbine, full balance of plant solutions and our data-leveraging software. Our innovative technologies and digital offerings help make power and water more affordable, reliable, accessible and sustainable.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www.ge.com/sites/default/files/15-000845%20EEO%20combined.pdf . Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Role Summary:

The Sales Manager will have responsibility for the profitable growth of GE Power Lifecycle Solutions (LS) Hydro product and service lines at Industrial, Utility, and IPP end user customers by owning the external LS Orders Operating Plan for North Region.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Sales Manager, you will:

  • Be responsible for product / service lines, including Field Services, Generator Rewinds / Upgrades, and spare parts

  • Lead transactional order closing strategies on own or with other Sales / Commercial Managers to drive results and meet Operating Plan Objectives (Budgets)

  • Accurately forecast pipeline of opportunities including; Orders and Sales for a given sales territory in GE's Salesforce.com system on a weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual basis

  • Meet and exceed individual orders targets with focus on convertible orders and profitable growth

  • Develop and use of customer presentations to convey Lifecycle Services Sales portfolio of Services in Hydro segment to specific customer targets

  • Develop new customers and grow existing customer market share in Lifecycle Services

  • Develop customer relationships at the transactional level with key decision makers and vertically integrate accounts to upper management and executive levels, continuously moving accounts from transnational to the enterprise selling level

  • Provide competitive market feedback to the business on any proposals, win or lose via use of Salesforce.com

  • Assist in all major proposal generation including; Terms and Conditions negotiations with customers

  • Control operating and entertainment expenses within approved budgets (T&L)

  • Collaborate with the Application Engineers, Technical Proposal Managers, and Repair Sales Managers needed to qualify, quantify, and close key orders

  • Provide customer insights to key service offering gaps for New offerings development

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Marketing, or Business from an accredited college or university (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 8 years Marketing, Sales, Customer Service, or hands-on experience with GE's Industrial Services portfolio)

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Industrial Services Customer Service, Commercial Operations, Application Engineering, Field Service, and/or Technical Sales

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong background and experience with Hydro Services

  • Electrical Engineering, Industrial, or Mechanical Engineering or Advanced Engineering Degree

  • Master's Degree in Business (MBA) from an accredited college or university

  • Black or Green Belt Certification or equivalent Quality certification

  • Technical Sales Program Graduate (TSLP, CLP, or ECLP)

  • Proven customer centric behaviors and consistent track record of meeting objectives

  • High proficiency in utilizing electronic sales tools including; Salesforce.com, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

  • Excellent analytical, communication, and presentation skills with all levels of the organization

  • Strong Interpersonal and team building skills

  • Industry process experience in Hydro and/or Utilities

  • Proven performance in developing and maintaining executive level business relationships

  • Ability to work effectively within a matrix environment

  • Ability to manage multiple transactions and priorities simultaneously

  • Ability to negotiate complex and strategic contracts

Preferred locations: North region of the US

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