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General Electric Senior Sales Manager GE Digital Oil & Gas Sales (DACH) in Frankfurt, Germany

Job Description Summary

The Sr Sales Manager – GED O&G Sales Direct is responsible for managing the overall Sales and market development effort supporting our GE Digital business in the Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Metals and Mining industries to ensure attainment of revenue and growth targets in the DACH region. Germany, Austria, Switzerland. In this Sales position, the Sr Sales Manager will be directly responsible for identifying sales opportunities within existing and new accounts, drive key activities, including prospecting, strategy and account planning, executive relationship development and discovery assessments. They will work closely with other staff members in GED Oil & Gas to drive and lead growth in service, software, and value-driven revenue generation. S/he will partner closely with leaders to drive the creation and development of an overall sales readiness vision for the territory.

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Establish a deep understanding of the territory and customers’ business needs by creating value to customers for our Digital Solutions footprint. Prospect and drive business prospects and / or retain and penetrate existing customers in order to drive growth.

  • Responsible for earning customer trust through value driven engagements and solid execution – establish win/win partnerships and deepen relationships.

  • Develop and execute an Account Playbook that formalizes the “go high / go low” strategy for the Enterprise account. Where applicable, develop a joint Governance process with executive sponsorship that aligns along the following pillars – Commercial, Product/Technology, Implementation and Support.

  • Develop a world-class account management strategy. Develop a value selling framework for GED Digital business in O&G and Chemicals — tailor deal lifecycle, deliverables, required resources, technology support, maturity model, sales methodology etc., all focused on meeting the Customer and shareholder objectives.

  • Develop and drive the strategic growth vision and objectives, including participating in essential operating rhythm processes with sales leadership, product management, engineering and services.

  • Implement the execution framework on identified opportunities, which includes the orders forecasting to deal closure.

  • Establish, cultivate and maintain customer relations at appropriate decision-maker levels. Lead the development of sales opportunities and coordinate with the business lines sales support groups.

  • Drive Commercial process improvements and leverage tools for growth (SFDC, etc). Analyzes sales pipeline and maintains an array of opportunities to ensure that sales goals are achieved

  • Actively grow and maintain a multi-year account plan that will be shared globally with parts of our business including Marketing, Product Management, Sales, Professional Services, and the Development teams to ensure coordination across the business.

  • Ensuring a Professional Sales Experience for customers during all aspects of sales process and touch points including: Formal meeting agendas, formal follow-up stating sequence of events and next steps in writing, and issue resolution in a timely fashion.

  • Formulates the winning proposals based on a cohesive strategy that leverages deep knowledge of the O&G, Chemicals and Petrochemicals industries, customer and GE product.

  • Has and maintains a working knowledge of competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.

  • Expectation of a willingness to travel to customer locations and GE offices at a minimum of 60% of the year to fulfil duties.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, science, engineering, technology or related discipline.

  • 5+ years’ experience in enterprise software sales, management consulting, or strategic planning in Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Petrochemicals.

  • Proven track record of value selling.

  • Proven track record of sales success, achievement and enterprise account management.

  • Understand the various financial instruments used by customers to conduct business.

  • Strong negotiation and sales leadership skills.

  • Proactively identifies market trends via data analysis and makes strategic recommendations as appropriate.

  • Manage account relationships to proactively identify and address client needs and converts competitive installs to GED solutions; Seen by client as strategic partner who brings values and solutions to address clients’ business needs.

  • Identifies and prioritizes critical resources needed to further the sales effort, negotiating with all client and internal stakeholders

  • Languages: Fluent in German. Good written and verbal command of English. Additional languages a plus.

Desired Characteristics

  • Manages and possesses working O&G industry knowledge and skillset.

  • Mining and Metals industry experience a plus.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including creativity and curiosity with ability to effectively communicate and influence solution direction to both technical and non-technical audiences alike across all organizational levels

  • Prior experience selling contracts / products with technical content of substantial value is preferred.

  • Value Solution Selling methodology training

  • Fast learner willing to learn the complete GE Digital portfolio and offerings

  • Asset Performance Management domain knowledge and expertise a plus

  • Excellent communication and language skills

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No