Technical Sales Engineer or BD Manager

The Company
This is a well-established and high growth Electrical Engineering and Automation Systems Integration company who specialise in delivering projects across a wide variety of sectors and system platforms in this technical niche.

The Opportunity
You will join a small Sales / Consulting team made up of two very longstanding Directors and a Client Facing Estimator. The two Directors in this team have a focus on high end BDM dealing with major clients e.g., at the Plant Manager up to CEO level. The need right now is to have someone come in to work alongside their Estimator and drive project sales through to their engineers. This is likely to be with clients at the Engineering Manager sort of level. Having said this if you are capable and experienced at a higher BDM and consulting level you are welcome to the party too.

You need to be genuine, and someone who knows what to say to a client when you don’t have the answer yourself. You will be supported by a team of technically savvy engineers who will likely know that answer, and you can also move a conversation towards recommending a client consulting hours with the Directors so that a project scope and solution can be tailor made.

Ideally you will be someone who has experience with a structured sales approach, and you will know how to close a deal, follow up, and ask the right questions.

The sales approach here is not pushy, it is more soft and consultative solution selling, with the aim of providing the best project solution for a client. Client relationships are longstanding and maintained. This is also a company with hundreds of potential clients, so the scope of work for you here is only limited by you and your drive to get out there and grow the business.

This is a B2B company, so this role is about relationships. Building new relationships and maintaining existing relationships. It is about listening, keeping clients happy, and being part of delivering a project solution.

This company is open to people from a wide variety of backgrounds if you can do or quickly learn to do this job. A background in Technical Sales and/or Consulting plus a technical background in Software (e.g., ERP), Industrial Controls, or Electrical Engineering could mesh well here. You will have to know what a PLC control system is and have at least some knowledge about some of these technical areas, although you can be trained to a certain extent too.

Does this sound like you?

  • Experience and drive to do Technical Sales, Business Development, and Consulting
  • Experience with elements of: Industrial Controls, Electrical Engineering, or Data: Integration, Analytics, Reporting (IIoT)
  • A good communicator and people person
  • A solid engineering background
  • Understanding of Manufacturing & Production
  • ERP and CRM Software Experience would be valuable e.g., they use Microsoft Dynamics

Why Apply?
The people in this team enjoy what they do. They like that it is not pure sales, it is more of a sales/consultant role doing business and relationship building rather trying to push a product.

The work you do will be exciting, you will get a lot of variety, and you will work with a lot of autonomy too, effectively carving out a role for yourself.

This is a small/medium, flexible company that has high growth. They are doing some really technically interesting work across New Zealand, providing custom solutions to a range of industry sectors. They are also part of really growing the market in the data/IIoT space right now too.

You will be paid in line with your experience and what you can offer.

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