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Sr. Sales Executive, Total Fire Life Safety ~ Chicago (PUSH)

Job Description

Are you passionate about solving some of the world's most pressing challenges?  Are you interested in developing your career path within a global technology powerhouse which empowers employee creativity to change, challenge, and influence our business and customer relationships?

This is the career for you!

SIEMENS Smart Infrastructure is seeking a confident and self-motivated and technical Senior Sales Executive to grow our Total Fire Life Safety Service Agreement business in the Chicago, IL area in vertical markets such as Healthcare, Corporate Real Estate, Data Centers, K-12, Universities, Federal, and State facilities.   Using your technical and financial expertise, along with your critical thinking and negotiation skills, you will help tailor our customer’s needs into winning solutions, for direct end-user service market.

Highlights

  • NO CAP COMMISSION STRUCTURE: this will allow you to grow your accounts as much as you want…the sky’s the limit!
  • Leverage the Siemens Smart Infrastructure Service & Product portfolios in expanding your customer base.
  • Excellent benefits:  starting from day one of employment, benefits include medical/dental/vision/life, matching dollar-for-dollar 401K up to 6%, generous Paid Time Off, and company vehicle reimbursement program
  • Quick ramp-up time:  Siemens new “Ready To Sell” Development Program:  A structured sales development program that provides new sales hires with a one-year plan for learning about the products, processes, and people that will help them achieve their performance targets in the least amount of time.

Responsibilities 

  • The primary responsibility is to establish contact with prospects and to qualify potential buyers of Service Agreements by scheduling sales calls, following up of leads and utilizing outlined marketing strategies for commercial building systems products to include automation controls, fire alarm, total fire life safety service offerings, electrical, and mechanical systems.
  • Position Siemens as an industry leader among service providers and position service as a key Siemens differentiator to customers and prospects. 
  • Prospects and customers would include new and existing Siemens installations and installations of 3rd party automation, electrical, fire, and mechanical products and solutions.
  • Jointly works with the multiple levels of the customer’s organization to understand and document their business and facility goals and how success is measured. Aligns the customers objectives with services to ensure that their building systems perform as required to achieve their facility and business goals. Develops value-based sales proposals, estimates, specifications, and presentations. Works with operations, finance, legal and other inside and outside resources as needed to complete a compelling proposal and close the sale.
  • Follows through on sold projects to ensure satisfactory completion. Ensures a smooth sales to operations turnover and monitors progress. Assists in resolving collections and other customer satisfaction issues as needed. Stays involved with the customer to grow the Service Agreement when renewed by proposing additional customer valued services from the comprehensive Siemens portfolio.
  • Assists customers and potential customers with problems involving the use of company products and services and recommends suitable resolutions accordingly.
  • Prepares accurate and thorough sales activity reports, forecast reports and expense tracking.
  • Participates in sales department meetings, workshops, training, and professional development seminars.
  • Actively involved and participates in civic and professional and industry organizations such as NFPA, BOMA, ASHE, IAHSS, ASIS, SIA, NBFAA, AFAA, ESA, and etc.
  • Keeps current on automation, electrical, fire and mechanical market business and product trends. Continues to pursue in-depth product and service knowledge and acquire deeper selling, technical and financial skills.
  • Develops and deploys effective Service strategies to grow their accounts and capture more Service wallet share. Prepares annual service roadmap for each account managed. Team sells with solutions sales executives. Develops and builds long-term relationships. Expand the value of assigned accounts for all Siemens offerings. Focus on customer retention and satisfaction/loyalty
  • Focus is on prospecting and selling directly to end-users and the retention and growth of their service business with Siemens.
  • Key success drivers would include managing the entire sales process including uncovering the opportunity, developing a service solution/value proposition, conducting a goals to service alignment workshop, preparing the proposal, creating the contract, negotiating terms, closing opportunities, and providing on-going customer service selling any upgrades and add-on opportunities.

Qualifications - Fire Contract Sales

The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of common fire and life safety systems and equipment, including but not limited to; fire alarm systems, fire sprinkler systems, fire pumps, fire extinguishers, kitchen hood suppression, etc.  Familiarity with the related NFPA codes and standards that document the required inspection, testing and maintenance of these systems is essential.

  • Ability to perform customer site surveys to support the development of multi-offering service estimates and proposals across a broad fire and life safety portfolio
  • Employ a customer focused approach that relates the benefits of scheduled maintenance and code compliance to customers’ business goals and challenges
  • Build and maintain strong end-user customer relationships that position Siemens as their valued and trusted fire and life safety services provider

Qualifications - Fire/Sprinkler MAC Sales

The successful candidate must be a subject matter expert in the application, system layout and operation of water-based fire protection and fire alarm systems, with the ability to identify and pursue deficiencies, repairs and project opportunities with end-user customers

  • Minimum of five years of sales and operations experience with fire sprinkler systems (wet-type, dry-type, pre-action) and fire alarm systems
  • Ability to review inspection and testing documentation to address identified system deficiencies and potential issues effecting the performance fire alarm, sprinkler and other life safety systems
  • Leverage fire protection systems experience and code requirements to propose systems improvements that help customers minimize risk and control unexpected costs
  • Build and maintain strong end-user customer relationships that position Siemens as their valued and trusted fire and life safety services provider

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Industry, Inc.

Experience Level: Mid-level Professional

Job Type: Full-time



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