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Account Executive - ESPC State and Local Higher Education - Pacific Northwest

Bellevue, Washington
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Job Description

Division: Building Technologies
Business Unit: Field Operations
Requisition Number: 231123
Primary Location: United States-Washington-Bellevue
Assignment Category: Full-time regular
Experience Level: Senior level
Education Required Level: High School Diploma / (GED)
Travel Required: 25%

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.

For more information, please visit: http://www.siemens.com/businesses/us/en/building-technologies.htm

Job Description:

 
We have an immediate need for an Account Executive for Energy Savings Performance Contracting in the Pacific Northwest Region!  The Account Executive can be located in the Seattle metro area and will cover WA, OR, ID, MT.
 
The Account Executive, ESPC will develop and execute an overall strategy to grow Siemens’ ESPC business with State and Local Higher Educational institutions and facilities with the objective of increasing long term value for Siemens.
 
The primary purpose of the Account Executive position is to generate new ESPC business in the Pacific Northwest region by utilizing a consultative sales approach to develop leads and relationships with potential clients leading to new revenue business with appropriate gross margins. Account Executives must discover and understand Educational customers’ needs and concerns and, working closely with the operations team, translate those into feasible, installable solutions. Account Executives communicate directly with both the company’s and the prospective customers’ leadership, engineers, project managers, contract specialists, and other technical representatives. In addition, Account Executives will be involved in development of financial solutions for the customer and engaging market segment customer leadership to understand strategic opportunities as input to the State & Local Education vertical market long term plans and targets.

This position is in the Building Performance and Sustainability (BPS) segment of Siemens

Building TechnologiesThe BPS mission in Higher Education is to increase the value and competitiveness of our customers by delivering infrastructure solutions that; maximize the patient experience, create operational

efficiencies, minimize operating costs, enhance an institution’s financial position, mitigate

future business risk, and promote the institution’s contribution to improving the

environment

 
Responsibilities:
  • Prospect for new State & Local Higher Education business, including presenting white papers and business briefings; participate in energy working groups and professional organizations; work trade shows, researching via publications and the Web; make cold calls and more.
  • Develop thorough knowledge of building energy requirements; energy and renewable energy goals and strategy; and structure, opportunities, trends, and issues.
  • Utilize a consultative sales approach to cultivate effective business relationships, identify customer needs, and communicate full scope of solutions to meet Higher Education customer business goals while achieving sales objectives, volume, and market share.
  • Open communication lines with customer to understand needs and concerns and ensure that our solutions are in accordance with their goals
  • Meet standards for activities and results, including gross margin dollar goals
  • Prepare and present professional proposals addressing all of the customers’ needs and concerns (including a financial proposal).
  • Maintains customer contact throughout the installation period to meeting any additional needs and resolving concerns that may arise.
  • Maintains proper documentation and produces required reports.
  • Monitor account plan progress--including market conditions, customer needs, and competitive activity.
  • Coordinate with government regulatory agencies when required.
  • Occasionally help analyze customer’s infrastructure.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of wide-ranging challenges faced by local government clients, with strong ideas and approach for helping address and overcome these through comprehensive, mutually-beneficial partnerships.
  • Be well networked with client decision makers, and involved in trade organizations and professional groups associated with Education
  • Effectively complete needs assessment, financial justification, and related proposals and presentations. Obtains letters of intent and arranges financing.
  • Works with operations, finance, legal and other inside and outside resources as needed to obtain client commitment.
  • Follow through on sold projects to ensure satisfactory completion. Ensure smooth sales-to-operations turnover. Assist in resolving, collections, and other customer satisfaction issues as needed.
  • Prepare accurate and thorough sales activity reports, forecast reports, and expense tracking.
  • Participate in civic and professional organizations, workshops, and seminars. Keep current on market and business trends.
  • Understand and explain the correlation between market drives, business objectives, and operational issues as they relate to value propositions while applying this knowledge as a strategic sales coach to create account strategies.
  •  Continue to acquire deeper selling, technical, and financial skills. 
  • Under limited supervision, manage and grow assigned territory or group of accounts. 
  • Develop and implement plans to take advantage of all sales opportunities for assigned customers or territory. 
  • Develop and deploys account strategies.
Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
 
  • Bachelor’s Degree strongly preferred (the minimum education required is a high school diploma, state-recognized GED, or state-recognized high school proficiency exam).
  • Experience in working with State & Local Higher Education business partners to design, deliver, and service the best solution or combination of solutions for the customer
  • Requires related technical and financial expertise with an aptitude to learn and competently use, contractual, and financial concepts.
  • Experience selling complex solutions to Higher Education:  CEO, CFO, CAO, facilities, managers, and financial leadership buyers.
  • Required travel: 40%
  • Experience working with ESPC contract vehicles.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Maturity and professionalism to effectively handle frequent exposure to senior members at Siemens, as well as with external organizations and customers.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodical, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to compose and write proposals, reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Effective and successful consultative sales development, negotiation, and closing techniques
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple priorities and business relationships.
  • Other requirements:
  • 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 Unites States without the need for current or future work sponsorship.

Financial Aptitude

Possesses strong business acumen with a thorough knowledge of financial structures

related to operating leases, services agreement structures, cash flows, and pro-forma.

A detailed understanding of the changing financial requirements of healthcare

institutions is strongly desired.

· Project Management Skills

Strong planning and organizational skills. Team leader that is detail oriented and holds

others accountable for commitments. Excellent time management skills

· Cross-functional Experience

Ability to lead a team selling effort, which require development of collaborative plans

with members of other sales groups, product groups, operations, service, marketing

and manufacturing.

· Results and Achievement Orientation

Continually strives to exceed goals and previous accomplishments. Demands quality

and will not accept substandard performance from self and others.

· Network Builder

Ability to expand on existing relationships and create new relationships internally and

in the marketplace. Positions self as a key communications link/hub. Can excite and

energize others to action.

· Strategic Influence and Communication

Develops clear and specific rationales tailored to different internal groups and external

customers. Predicts others’ concerns and objections and develops specific influence

strategies to overcome them. Has strong written and oral presentation skills.

· Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking

Identifies current/potential barriers to meeting customer commitments and relentlessly

pursues solutions.

· Negotiation Skills

Must be able to get results and drive positive results through others.

· Other desired personal characteristics include:

Multi-tasking capability, with the ability to manage and prioritize several projects

A team player that has the ability to collaborate and work well under pressure and can

“think on their feet” in changing sales situations

Excellent communication and presentation skills with ability to present to Senior

Management and C suite

A self-starter “type A” with energy, drive, and determination to accomplish sales goals

on a mission critical basis

Proven ability selling complex multi-million dollar solutions projects with a long sales

cycle

       
      Preferred Knowledge/Skills, Education, and Experience:
       
    • Existing experience with infrastructure, construction, engineering or technology sales.
    • Candidates with success in Performance Contracting sales in local government, or candidates selling other types of complex solution sales to local government will receive preference.
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