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Senior Sales Staff Director (m/f)

  • Job Function: Sales
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 4/11/2018 4:51:24 AM
  • Job #: 3087671
  • Location(s): Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom; Leicester

About Us:
Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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GE is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that promise we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you!

Role Summary:
In this role, the Regional Sales Director will lead a team of Sales Managers and Technical Sales Leads while providing the Europe regional sales leadership for a segment within BHGE’s Measurement & Controls business. With the goal to drive long term growth and customer relationships for the Bently Nevada (BN) business, this role will be responsible for approximately $120MM in annual orders operating plan.

Essential Responsibilities:
In the role of Regional Sales Director, you will:

  • Work with the Region Sales Executive, Product Company Team Leaders, and Sales
  • Managers to establish orders and growth targets for the Europe BN business
  • Establish operating plan targets (OP) for Region Sales Team Leaders, Sales Managers and Channels to address the viability of the customer, territory and/or industry segment and achieve overall orders, sales and CM growth targets
  • Lead the sales team to develop unique business plans for each territory and/or industry segment including: key customers, product campaigns, and aftermarket solution strategies leveraging the resources available (key account managers, technical sales managers, aftermarket sales team, inside sales and channel partners)
  • Define regional strategy for the BN business including recommendations of future NPI investments and key marketing and trade show needs within region to grow market share
  • Grow services orders with installed base penetration and support of customers thru strategic commercial and life cycle management solutions
  • Provide management and oversight for the BN Technical Sales/Product Specialists within the region
  • Lead relationship development with the Product Company and Supply Chain to establish improved customer experience, early commercial engagement and overall business development
  • Provide regular updates of operating plan status, key commercial opportunities and other key metrics utilizing business tools including Deal Machine, blue sheets, Tableau, etc.
  • Provide periodic Sales Team Leader and Sales Manager skills assessment and feedback via GE Performance Development to drive productivity and effectiveness of the team


    • Bachelors’ degree in Engineering or Business from an accredited college or university or equivalent knowledge and experience
    • Strong experience in technical sales or project leadership
    • Ability and willingness to travel up to 50%, as required
    • EU Work Permit if hired in an EU country

    Non-national candidates are responsible to know the minimum documentation requirements to be able to be contracted in country: NIE- Social Security Affiliation Number in Spain (NAF) and Bank Account in Spain. They must be in possession of them at the time of start hiring. GE will not sponsor this requirement.

    Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

    Desired Characteristics:

    • Knowledge of machinery diagnostic, vibration and condition monitoring solutions
    • Team leadership/management experience
    • Demonstrated ability to execute and drive results
    • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills to lead in matrix organization
    • Excellent sales skills, with the ability to teach, train, motivate others
    • Strong leadership skills with the ability to make quick and difficult decisions
    • Strong problem-solving skills, with an emphasis on innovative and creative solutions that result in higher profitability
    • Strong analytical and forecasting skills and knowledge of all business reports, including in-depth knowledge of financial statements
    • Experience communicating with both internal and external customers
    • Professional experience within Europe and with customers in this region
    • Proactive work style, creativity, high energy
    • Effective team builder with accountability for regional performance
    • Six Sigma Green Belt (GE employees only)

      Locations: Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom; Leicester

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