Lead Outside Sales Engineer

Lead Outside Sales Engineer

Eaton Corporation | Metairie, LA, 70001, US
Salary Range:$74,000 – $93,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 8 days ago

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**Eaton's North American Sales Division is currently seeking a Lead Outside Sales Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our Metairie, LA location. Relocation assistance will be offered.**

**Position Overview:**

The primary function of the Lead Outside Sales Engineer within the Commercial Construction Team is to sell assigned product lines to targeted customers in targeted market areas. This position will be responsible to achieve the assigned sales goal consistent with the expectations of a thoroughly seasoned professional sales engineer for the assigned product categories while under little supervision. It will be an expectation to optimize sales volume, product mix and profit margin, while increasing sales in the marketplace. This position will need to coordinate sales for the assigned customer and distributor base. It has the responsibility to manage all aspects of the customer relationship, providing sales and technical assistance with distributors, customers and end users.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It's where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential-and where you can help us reach ours.

**In this function you will:**

+ Accurate and timely plan and specify interpretation, quotation and technical support

+ Communicate with customers, warehouse and plants to facilitate problem resolution

+ Collect, analyze and utilize market intelligence regarding competitive products, customer needs, preferences and buying habits

+ Review and interpret customer needs on plans and specifications Provide facility timely solutions to customer issues by utilizing available resources or creating procedure for resolution

+ Be aware of and respond to market conditions and competitive activities while communicating such information to product divisions

+ Plan promotional events and presentations with distributor personnel to promote Eaton's position, while developing a proven record of achieving assigned sales goals

+ Prepare and present bids and quotations to customers using company price and delivery guidelines while using sound business judgment

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we - as individuals and as a company - are stronger.


**Required (Basic) Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

+ Minimum five (5) years of electrical industry sales experience

+ Possess and maintain a valid & unrestricted driver's license

+ Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

**Preferred Qualifications:**

+ Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

+ Commercial construction sales experience

+ Minimum two (2) years of exposure with panelboards/switchboards, along with a solid fundamental knowledge of basic electricity and how the products we sell apply in the field

**Position Criteria:**

+ Possess excellent communication skills

+ Knowledge of Eaton products & key customers within sales territories

+ Time management, presentation and planning skills

+ Commands knowledge of Eaton electrical product and service capabilities and can assemble standard offerings to meet customer needs with occasional internal oversight

+ Possess an understanding of the sales process using sales techniques as evidenced by good customer relationships

+ Demonstrated and understanding of market trends, industry issues and knowledge of competitors

+ Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills

+ Ability to leverage support personnel to meet customer and organizational needs

+ Ability to travel up to 10%

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Eaton considers qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with local laws. To request a disability-related reasonable accommodation to assist you in your job search, application or interview process, please call 412-893-3600 or send an email to: AccommodationsForApplying@Eaton.com

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power - today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we're accelerating the planet's transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world's most urgent power management challenges, and doing what's best for our stakeholders and all of society. Founded in 1911, Eaton has been listed on the NYSE for nearly a century. We reported revenues of $19.6 billion in 2021 and serve customers in more than 170 countries.

Our culture is built on a strong commitment to practicing our core values and supporting our employees with the tools they need to succeed. We have demonstrated our passion for sustainability with the announcement of cutting carbon emissions from the company's operations by at least 50 percent by 2030.

Eaton is committed to having a workforce that is diverse and non-discriminatory at all levels, reflecting the diversity of our customers and the varied environments in which we conduct business around the world. Our success depends on our ability to attract and retain the very best people unlimited by race, color, social or economic status, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status. Eaton follows relevant non-discrimination laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. It is the policy of the Company to make all decisions regarding employment, including hiring, compensation, training, promotions, transfers, or lay-offs, based on the principle of equal employment opportunity as defined above.

**Job: Sales**

**Region: North America - US/Puerto Rico**

**Organization: NAS North American Sales**

**Job Level: Individual Contributor**

**Schedule: Full-time**

**Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes - Hybrid**

**Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within hiring country only**

**Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time**