General Electric Sr. Sales Manager in Houston, Texas
Job Description Summary
The Sr Sales Manager – GED Oil & Gas is responsible for managing the sales and market development efforts supporting our GE Digital business to ensure attainment of revenue and growth targets in North America. Has independence in achieving commercial objectives within operating budgets and operating guidelines.
Roles and Responsibilities
Establish a deep understanding of customers’ business needs by creating value to customers for our Digital solution footprint. Solicit new business and / or retain and penetrate existing business in order to drive growth.
Responsible for earning customer trust through 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 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 O&G industry, customer and GE product
Bachelor’s Degree in business, science, engineering, technology or related discipline
7+ years’ experience in software sales, management consulting, or strategic planning in O&G, Chem, Petrochem, with proven track record of value selling.
Mining and Metals experience a plus.
Proactively identifies 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.
Languages: English, Spanish a plus.
Manages and possesses working O&G industry knowledge and skillset
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
Proven track record of account management and sales success and achievement.
Understand the various financial instruments used by customers to conduct business.
Strong negotiation and sales leadership skills.
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 skills
GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer (https://assets.phenompeople.com/CareerConnectResources/GE11GLOBAL/en_global/desktop/assets/images/poster_screen_reader_optimized_w_supplement.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 conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable).
Relocation Assistance Provided: No