Vertical Sales Specialist – Fiber Industry

Job Description

Vertical Sales Specialist – Fiber Industry


Position Overview:

The Vertical Sales Specialist is the first contact to our customers, e.g. Pulp & Paper Mills, Process Machinery OEMs, System Integrators and Engineering Consultants.

He / she is a self-starter, works independently with little supervision, develops a robust opportunity pipeline, is able to close orders and grows market share in the United States.

He / she establishes and develops customer relationships, and in a consultative approach develops project and life-cycle services solutions which address our customer’s operational and strategic needs.

He / she presents the available solutions and complete portfolio, e.g.  sectional-, stand-alone Drives, DCS and Electrical Power Distribution including our industry-specific SIPAPER solutions and Service offerings.

This individual will work mainly with external customers but will also need to communicate with internal product suppliers and the global organization. 

He / She will work from local Siemens’ offices or from home and reports directly to the Head of Fiber Industry. 




Interfaces with the full range of the solution spectrum contacts – End-customers, OEM partners, consultancies, integrators, internal and external suppliers / vendors, Sales and field service personnel.

Initiates customer RFQs and supports proposals for Pulp & Paper applications including participation in the bid- release-process.

As part of the team provide customized solution with Drives, Automation and Power distribution for the customer’s application. 



Required Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience: 


  • Education: BA or BS degree in Electrical Engineering (E.E.) or (E.E.T.). MBA or MS degree a plus.
  • 8 years of Sales experience with Sectional Drives, DCS, Power Distribution, Solutions and services.
  • Has product/system, service and application knowledge in the fiber industry.
  • Proven record of performance and trusted professional credibility.
  • Strong organization and excellent time management skills.
  • Is self-driven and motivated, flexible in communication with customers, seeks best solution for customer.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with internal and external contacts.
  • Computer skills required, including Microsoft Office.    
  • He / She is a team-player.
  • Travel 60%



Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education and Experience: 

Background in Sales, Business Development and / or Application Engineering / field service directly related to the Pulp & Paper or similar Industry.

Experience with sectional drives, low & medium voltage motors, single drives and automation.


Experience working directly for electrical / automation suppliers to the Pulp & Paper Industry.

Knowhow of power distribution equipment, e.g. switchgear, MCC, transformers.

Knowledge of Siemens SIPAPER software.


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

Job ID: 184623

Organization: Gas and Power

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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