GE Services Sales Manager, Renewable Energy in Chicago, Illinois

Job Number

2783736

Business

GE Renewable Energy

Business Segment

Renewable Energy OnShore Wind

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 Renewable Energy is a 9 billion dollar start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. With 13,000 employees present in more than 40 countries, and headquartered in Paris, GE Renewable Energy is backed-up by the resources of the world’s first digital industrial company. We take the earth’s most abundant resources - the strength of the wind, the force of water, and the heat of the sun, - and put them to work with breakthrough technology that unleashes their true possibilities. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 370 gigawatts capacity globally to make the world work better and cleaner.

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is anEqual Opportunity Employer. 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.

Posted Position Title

Services Sales Manager, Renewable Energy

Career Level

Experienced

Function

Sales

Function Segment

Sales Origination

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United States

U.S. State, China or Canada Provinces

Illinois

City

Chicago

Postal Code

60661-3671

Relocation Assistance

Yes

Role Summary/Purpose

The Services Sales Manager, Renewable Energy is responsible for driving profitable growth in the Renewable Energy Onshore Wind portfolio through increasing sales of GE's wind turbines services to include contractual agreements, upgrades, and complex transactional agreements along with driving and facilitating GE onshore wind turbine unit sales.

Essential Responsibilities

You will maintain existing customer relationships, develop new clients, create product demand and demonstrate an ability to work closely with product management, services, supply chain, finance commercial operations and projects.

As the Services Sales Manager, Renewable Energy, you will:

• Identify and create close working relationships with all key personnel at assigned accounts and develop a thorough understanding of their renewable energy strategies and needs

• Promote a customer centric mindset within the Renewable Energy business

• Provide commercial and technical assistance to assigned accounts and foster the development their renewable energy strategies

• Insure GE wind services and products have favorable consideration in all projects at assigned accounts

• Understand the impact of national and regional market drivers, financing and competiveness of GE’s Renewable Energy services and products

• Identify project issues early and anticipate competitor moves

• Stay current with the development of GE’s new Renewable Energy services and products and effectively communicate their value to assigned accounts

• Identify, develop, and close sales opportunities with assigned accounts

• Identify, understand, and communicate to the Renewable Energy business, customer issues which are critical

• Work effectively in a team environment with Commercial Operations, Technical Operations, Engineering, Finance, OTR (order to remittance) and new unit sales to insure the most efficient use of all resources

• Integrate broader GE Power and GE Energy Connections products and services into both strategic and transactional activities and opportunities

• Participate in and support renewable energy trade shows, conferences, and other market development activities

• Support and participate in additional GE cross-business activities and processes such as Cross-Business Lead Sharing and Net Promoter Score

• Maintain accurate and current project and opportunity information within the on-line Sales Force application tool and manage the ITO (Inquiry to Order) process for assigned accounts

• Participate in annual sales and customer planning processes

• Be accountable for orders, pricing / profitability, cash, risk assessment, terms & conditions, and customer satisfaction

• Understand and dissect key customer financial metrics in order to properly outcome based sell GE wind service solutions while maximizing GE profitability

Qualifications/Requirements

• Bachelor's Degree in a business or engineering discipline from an accredited college or university

• Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in power generation equipment sales or completion of a GE leadership program (GE employees only)

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.

Desired Characteristics

• Master of Business Administration or other Advanced Degree

• Practical understanding of current and emerging requirements of the renewable energy or power generation markets and customer financial drivers and needs

• Ability and willingness to frequently travel to various locations as required

• Ability to influence key stakeholders and focus on priorities

• Proven ability to operate in a team environment and work in a matrix organization

• Strong communication skills and confidence with executive level presentations

• Strong interpersonal, team building, and negotiation skills; ability to work with colleagues and customers at all levels of the organizations

• Flexible travel schedule

• Consistent track record of meeting performance objectives

• Self-starter with high energy and ability to energize others

• Performance relative to assigned accounts and region Operating Plan (orders, margin, cash, sales, Region Sales Leader objectives)

• Performance to Goals & Objectives (developed in cooperation with Region Sales Leader)

• Orders forecasting and SaleForce.com accuracy

• Quality and accuracy of “Strategy to Win” plan developed for Risk Reviews

• Support of other regional and GE initiatives

• Management of T&L (Travel & Living) and other expenses

• Net Promoter Score Activities Participation and Improvement

• Knowledge of related products, services and markets

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

• Proficiency with computer applications used in the position including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and Internet Explorer

• Green Belt Certification or equivalent quality certification

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