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Lighting Business Development Manager- Cypress , CA

Cypress, California

English (US)

Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Field Operations
Requisition Number: 221374
Primary Location: United States-California-Cypress
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 10%

Division Description:

The Siemens Building Technologies Division is the North American market leader for safe and secure, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly buildings and infrastructure. As a technology partner, service provider, and system integrator, Building Technologies has offerings for fire protection; life safety; and security as well as building automation; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC); and energy management. Since 1995, Siemens has helped to modernize nearly 7,000 buildings worldwide, including important American landmarks such as World Trade Center Memorial, Times Square Building, Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney World and the Mount Vernon Estate.
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Job Description:


Siemens Building Technologies is currently searching for an experienced Business Development Manager to lead business development activities for our Building Technologies Lighting Control Solutions Group.  The Business Development Manager will develop strong relationships with targeted lighting industry specifiers and contractors to strengthen Siemens position as a lighting control solution provider, as well as educate architects, lighting designers, electrical engineers and end users on the value proposition of Siemens Total Room Automation and Gamma lighting controls.  The Business Development Manager will be based out of our (Branch Location) location.

• Utilizes sales techniques to sell products / services / solutions to established or prospective customers. Drives and exceeds assigned sales goals and/or is significantly contributing to overall sales team’s success. Initiates / establishes / maintains customer and channel partner contact, providing basic technical product application assistance as required. Calls on prospective / established customers, providing technical and administrative product information and/or demonstrations.
• Assists/reviews in the preparation of product information required by customers. Assists/reviews training assignments as directed in order to apply engineering knowledge and principles. Continually strives to become more familiar with Siemens products, technology, personnel, culture, policies, practices and regulations.
• Provide expert approach/application support to Design Consultants and Contractors to improve customer and branch productivity and reduce their risk.
• Teams/Leads the Sales Engineer/Account Manager to respond to Design Consultant requirements in a timely and knowledgeable manner.
• Allow Siemens Industry, Inc. to increase its visibility and Building Automation, Fire Alarm and Security leadership position image in the Design Consultant and construction community. Reviews/initiates design specifications on targeted projects to enhance the company’s probability of success through price and preference. Develop and conduct seminars and lunch & learns to consulting/contracting firms to promote company products and solution sets. Neutralize or put competition at a disadvantage. Develop business opportunities and generate sales volume.
• Supports local sales management with strategic planning and forecasting. Research, develop and maintain competitive information resources.
• Maintains technical competence of company’s products, applications and services. Represents Siemens with active participation in industry associations, professional organization and affiliations. Follows through on sold projects to ensure satisfactory approval of design documents and create outstanding customer value.

• Bachelor’s Degree in a technical field preferred, however, an equivalent combination of education and experience (High School Diploma or GED equivalent a minimum requirement) will also be considered.
• 5+ years experience in a similar role in the commercial lighting industry, preferably lighting controls experience
• Knowledge of Siemens Industry products and solution sets desired
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Must possess an outgoing personality, be able to present themselves and Siemens Industry, Inc. in a professional and positive way, be technically astute and work well in a team/collaborative environment
• Demonstrates knowledge of professional principles and skills
• Effectively uses fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of particular area of specialization
• Individual must possess a valid Driver's license in good standing, and 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.





Siemens is seeking a sharp and technically-sound professional to join our sales team in Mount Prospect.  Specifically, we need someone who can sell lighting control system technologies to consultants and construction contractors building facilities in various commercial markets in the Chicagoland area. 


This role will support our Branch Sales Manager, and is a fantastic opportunity to join a global engineering powerhouse offering huge developmental potential.




Under general supervision the Sales Manager,  manages and grows assigned territory or group of accounts. Achieves booking and gross margin goals as determined by management.  Develops and implements plans to take advantage of all sales opportunities for assigned customers or territory. Coordination with other salespeople as appropriate.

Working from the local Siemens branch office, the Lighting Control Solutions Sales Executive will drive awareness by promoting the Siemens lighting controls solutions in the marketplace in order to achieve sales targets and profit objectives.


  • Perform as local Siemens lighting controls subject matter expert in the face of lighting designers, architects, and end users
  • Develop strong relationships with targeted lighting industry specifiers and contractors to strengthen Siemens position as a lighting control solution provider
  • Educate architects, lighting designers, electrical engineers and end users on the value

proposition of Siemens Total Room Automation and Gamma lighting controls

  • Discover lighting control opportunities and position the solution to align with Siemens Total Room Automation solution targets
  • Provide lighting controls design support, budgeting, and technical support to the local Siemens branch
  • Collaborate with other Siemens solutions salespeople and operations to deliver a turnkey solution to the customer
  • Evaluate and report sales and competitive activity within the territory

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:


  •  5+ yrs. experience in a similar role in the commercial lighting industry, preferably lighting controls experience

·          Associate’s degree

·         Strong knowledge and experience in Microsoft Office tools and SAP

·         Knowledgeable in business processes, standard practices, tools, and financial systems within branch 

·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills, computer skills, financial skills and effective estimating skills

·         Strong interpersonal skills to work with operations and Sales

·         Travel required minimal, within assigned region

Other Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal, written, organizational and negotiation skills in English.
  • Must be at least 21 years old to participate in required Siemens vehicle plan
  • Must have a valid driver’s license in good standing.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without the need for current or future sponsorship.


Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:


• Preferred education: Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Preferred experience: Two years of selling lighting control system offerings to Chicagoland electrical contractors.




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