Account Executive - Smart Buildings, Energy Performance Services
- Tampa, FL
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The position of Account Executive for Energy Performance Solutions (EPS) will be part of the Smart Infrastructure Regional Solutions and Services of Siemens Americas. This role will lead and grow the EPS business in Florida, while focusing on the Higher Education market segment. The Account Executive will identify market needs and develop sales strategies to address customer objectives and develop solutions to help clients improve their facilities, operations and profitability.
The EPS group is a virtual/overlay "branch" which works across multiple divisions and physical branches with the goal to position Siemens as the preferred solutions provider for value-based Building Retrofit, Performance Contracting and Distributed Energy Systems (DES) projects. This person will be an Individual Contributor with no direct reports; however, the position requires leadership and collaboration will all levels of management and the EPS team on assigned projects.
Under limited supervision, you will manage and grow the EPS business in the Higher Education target market through maintaining Executive, C-level relationships and proficiency in value-selling solutions and services at this corporate level. Providing early identification and qualification of sales leads with cross-divisional sales teams (develop sales funnel). Developing and implementing plans to take advantage of all sales opportunities for target customers. Consultatively assisting targeted clients in understanding financial business goals, uncovering challenges and defining long-term infrastructure solutions whether self-funding or business outcome oriented. Thoroughly understanding the sophisticated challenges faced by the market/clients, with a strategic approach to help address and overcome these by developing mutually-beneficial partnerships. Acquiring letters of intent, coordinating financing options and negotiating contracts, as needed. Works well with internal and external teams such as operations, finance, legal and other inside and outside resources as needed to acquire client commitment. Team-sells with other salespeople when appropriate and mutually beneficial. Follows through on sold projects to ensure expected customer outcomes. Participates in Higher Education trade associations and professional organizations, workshops and seminars. Understands and explains the correlation between market drivers, business objectives, and operational issues as they relate to value propositions-applying this knowledge as a strategic sales mentor to build account strategies. Maintain, report and be responsible for the internal sales process. Effectively completes needs assessments, financial justifications, and related proposals and presentations.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
- Five plus years of executive consultative selling experience providing sophisticated solutions to MUSH clients, or financial transactions that underwrite construction (e.g. underwriting bonds) or other complex solution sales to executive decision-makers in the geography in which this role will sell.
- Proven involvement in any of the following are considered a plus
- Expertise in the energy industry, specifically Distributed Energy sector
- Experience with Project and Energy Finance
- Relationship or history with local industrial clients
- Familiarity with energy-related financing programs
- Familiarity with local utility regulations
- Up to 30% travel may be required
Individual must possess a valid Driver's license in good standing. Individual must be at least 21 years of age in order to participate in the required Siemens vehicle plan.
Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the United States. Qualified Applicants will not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.
Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience
- Bachelor's degree preferred, or equivalent proven industry experience
- Related technical and financial expertise with an aptitude to learn and competently use contractual and financial concepts.
- Ability to plan, navigate and negotiate a sophisticated sales process.
- Strong understanding of customer business & drivers.
- Excellent leadership and communication skills.
- Competitive salary based on qualifications
- Health, dental, and vision plans with options
- Matching 401(k)
- Competitive paid time off plan, holidays, and floating holidays
- Paid parental leave
- Company cell phone and laptop
- Extensive product training and professional career development
- Education and tuition reimbursement programs available
- Overtime, on-call pay, and company uniform and vehicle for eligible positions
Organization: Smart Infrastructure
Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.
Experience Level: Experienced Professional
Job Type: Full-time
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