General Electric Configured Solutions Sales Account Manager in Portland, Oregon

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 Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running. www.GEEnergyConnections.com.

Industrial Solutions, part of GE Energy Connections, empowers smarter business operations by connecting equipment, software and services to protect, control and optimize assets within electrical infrastructures. The business provides customers, across various industries, with end-to-end product and service solutions that help ensure the reliability and protection of their electrical infrastructure. Industrial Solutions’ product and service solutions add to GE’s broader portfolio of leading technology solutions for the delivery, management, conversion and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple energy-intensive industries. To learn more, please visit: www.GEIndustrial.com.

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 Configured Solutions Sales Account Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining productive working relationships with assigned contractors & channel partners, at all levels of their organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

As the Configured Solutions Sales Account Manager, you will:

Plan and implement sales strategies to maximize market share and margin with contractors & channel partners supporting the Plano/Dallas Fort Worth area

Coordinate with commercial operations team to develop accurate proposals for complex switchgear projects

Develop selling strategies to negotiate and close large deals

Coordinate with local specification engineer to educate customer base about differentiating products with technical presentations etc.

Generate cross-selling leads and make it easier to do business with Industrial Solutions

Identify and track upcoming sales opportunities and influence customer specifications to favor GE

Conduct presentations to create awareness of complete GE solutions

Introduce new products to existing customer base and identify target customers

Create strategic account plans for key customers

Meet or exceed assigned volume measurements

Develop cost effective and creative proposals based on drawings and specifications; provide value engineering suggestions; provide full packages to differentiate from competition

Understand market pricing and utilize to successfully close opportunities

Provide market feedback, competitive intelligence and hit-rate information to business and sales leadership

Track sales leads, wins and losses in Customer Response Management (CRM) system; perform analysis on hit-rate data

Create customer marketing programs New Product Introduction (NPI) launch, training to promote GE products and services

Identify new customers and create customer profiles to understand GE’s position

Participate in industry and local organizations to build relationships

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college (OR a High School Diploma / GED with a minimum of 4 years of experience in Sales)

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in Sales Origination

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability and willingness to possess and maintain a valid driver's license

Desired Characteristics:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering / Industrial Distribution

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Ability to influence others and lead small teams

  • Lead initiatives of moderate scope and impact

  • Ability to coordinate several projects simultaneously

  • Effective problem identification and solution skills

  • Proven analytical and organizational ability

  • Experience with complex contact negotiations

  • Demonstrated knowledge of electrical industry and GE products

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Experience working with contractors & channel partners

  • Strong technical application, take-off, and proposal development skills

  • Customer-focused mindset with proven ability to respond quickly to customer needs

  • Strong coordination and influencing skills

  • Knowledge of customer financial drivers

  • Ability to apply Six Sigma to improve customer satisfaction

  • Six Sigma or equivalent Quality training

  • Ability to utilize analytical software and sales tools

  • Strong oral, written communication skills and presentation skills

  • Commercial Leadership Program (CLP) Graduate (GE Employees only)

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Locations: United States; Oregon; Portland

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeocselfprint_poster.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.

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