Brand overview posting address mi, il, in, mo, ar
Position overview identify, develop and close new sales opportunities for aclara`s ami and other solutions within an assigned territory and with focus on the assigned utility sector (gas, electric or water)Develop and maintain strong relationship with key clients, regulatory personnel, industry consultants and other market influencersAdditionally, communicate market information for company’s strategic planning and developing key account sales strategies in support of company’s revenue and profit objectivesSales territory includes: mi, il, in, mo, ar duties and responsibilities essential functions:
Assume sales lead responsibility for all industry accounts in an assigned territory.
Develop and execute a sales plan for the assigned territory to create new business in the territory.
Develop and maintain relationships at high levels within customer organizations, in addition to effectively accessing all appropriate organization levels.
Manage tactical relationships with consultants and partners
Monitor and report on the activities of competitors.
Create and deliver effective sales presentations.
Coordinate with other aclara employees to ensure successful programs
Participate in setting of objectives and execute to accomplish those objectives.
Identify, access and sell to high level executives in the prospective organization (c – levels)
Accurately communicate company’s vision, purpose and value to customers and other market participants.
Maintain current and accurate account information in salesforce.com.
Develop and execute specific account strategies using miller-heiman methodology.
Identify and, as appropriate, attend industry trade shows and meetings assigned throughout the year.
Use company provided tools and resources to manage, document sales strategies and track account activities.
Take the lead in the preparation of rfp response.
Develop strong relationships with accounts prior to a rfp being issued.
Establish proposal response strategy and manage the process.
Prepare and present reports to upper management.
Must adhere to all company policies as outlined in the employee manual.
Skills and experience knowledge/skills/abilities:
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in business or related field required and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of five years system level direct selling experience within the utility market.
Ability to sell infrastructure systems and solutions.
Ability to sell to high level utility executives.
Strategic thinking, planning and effective execution.
Demonstrated executive level sales experience.
Strategic knowledge of the major utility market.
Proven sales results in major utility or related markets.
Ability to effectively communicate independently or as a member of a team.
Ability to work independently without daily supervision.
Ability to identify and internally communicate emerging market trends and opportunities.
Ability to effectively support significant business contract negotiations.
5 or more years of industry-specific major utility sales experience.
Demonstrated use of miller heiman selling process.
Basic knowledge of metering and meter reading technologies.
Strong knowledge of utility market with experience in gas, water or electric sectors.
Frequent (50%) travelEducation bachelors degree in business or other relevant industries