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Business Development - Student Executive

Job Description

We are Siemens

Siemens Digital Industries Software is a leading provider of solutions for the design, simulation and manufacture of products across many different industries. Formula 1 cars, skyscrapers, ships, space exploration vehicles, and many of the objects we see in our daily lives are being conceived and manufactured using our Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software.

The Solihull and Farnborough offices are the main UK offices for our various PLM Software teams including Sales, Marketing, Services and Administration. The Mainstream Engineering segment within Siemens focuses primarily on Solid Edge, our 3DCAD software portfolio. We have an European Business Development team that aims to introduce our solutions to existing and new customers with customer success the ultimate objective.

What we’re looking for

As someone who’s opted for a placement within their degree course, you will be looking to explore a career within a broader commercial role such as business development and/or a sales related function. You will need to be studying a degree course within Mechanical Engineering, Product Design or similar disciplines since this will help you understand our solutions and the industry we operate in. We are looking for someone with good inter-personal skills that allows you to work with colleagues across Europe. This role offers a fantastic opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in an exciting and varied enterprise environment for industry leading customers. You will need to use a variety of business software packages such as Salesforce.com and Microsoft Office.

This is a 1 year fixed term full-time role, where you will be spending the 3rd year with us as part of your 4 year under-graduate course.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the European Business Development Director, you will be working in a small team tasked with marketing and sales related tasks such our Start-up Program that works with new businesses.  You will need to collaborate with our partner resellers and end-point customers to promote the scheme to drive customer success. You will need to monitor and manage our customer databases to ensure enquiries are assigned and correctly handled to ensure campaigns are successful. You will need to identify bottlenecks and escalate as required.

It is expected that the candidate will acquire a broad understanding of our products and their application; have the confidence to express ideas as part of a creative business development team; have a genuine interest in design; have the ability to meet deadlines; to think creatively about solutions to complex problems; and be constantly striving to enhance the team’s results.

What you’ll bring
  • An empathy with people and ability to engage with colleagues and customers across Europe
  • Communication skills to simplify and present data in an understandable and concise way
  • A passion for understanding customer needs and their behaviours
  • A desire to learn more about the commercial aspects of a software business
  • An interest in Software used for design and manufacturing of products

A knowledge of any of the following would be desirable:

  • Design and Manufacturing processes within industry
  • 3D CAD software such as Solidworks, Autodesk Inventor, Solid Edge

In return, we offer you the opportunity for Self-Development and an introduction to one of the biggest software companies in the world. You would be offered attendance on various commercial training courses and receive coaching and guidance from experienced senior level managers.

Join our Digital World

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We offer a comprehensive reward package which includes a competitive basic salary, generous holiday allowance, pension, private healthcare and actively support working from home.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

At Siemens, we are always challenging ourselves to build a better future. We have some of the smartest minds working across the world, re-imagining the future and doing extraordinary things. Join our Talent Community today and let's stay connected in areas that interest you: https://new.siemens.com/global/en/company/jobs/digital-minds.html

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Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Siemens Industry Software Limited

Experience Level: Student (Not Yet Graduated)

Job Type: Full-time

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