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Regional Sales Manager - Services

Job Description

The Regional Sales Manager (Services) is responsible for identifying, monitoring, coordinating, generating, facilitating, and closing Service sales opportunities, using a consultative selling approach, across North America.  Responsibilities include implementing strategies to drive profitable attach rates and capture market share in the region. Responsibilities also include identifying and closing Service sales opportunities in conjunction with product Sales teams, and implementing strategies to drive profitable attach rates and capture market share. Duties include identifying qualified opportunities, funnel management, creating and presenting a value-based Service portfolio, driving contractual terms and conditions alignment, and closing sales.

 

KEY PROJECTS/DELIVERABLES:
•    Own and achieve or exceed service sales targets across North America.
•    Develop and drive a strategy for winning complex service sales contracts to include solar power plants built with equipment from other suppliers – multi-vendor.
•    Prospect for and identifies service sales opportunities across North America and develops strategies to win new business.
•    Prospect for and identifies Operations & Maintenance (O&M) opportunities across North America and develops strategies to win new business.
•    Increase Service sales through relationship building with key decision makers at targeted customers, delivering value propositions, and increasing portfolio share by converting customers to purchase Services.
•    Actively maintain Service sales funnel.
•    Partner with Product Sales teams to drive solution services selling, and to create pull throughout all stages of the sales lifecycle.
•    Develop in-depth understanding of SMA services as compared to key competitors; promote benefits of SMA over competition by executing brand strategy that positions SMA as industry leader in the solar PV market.
•    Subject matter expert on service product portfolio and unique selling propositions.
•    Lead response to requests for proposals and ensures appropriate contractual terms and conditions are agreed to.

KEY STAKEHOLDERS:
-    Senior Sales Executives of North America (i.e. SVP of Sales)
-    EVP of Global Service Sales
-    Senior Director of Service Sales
-    Operations & Maintenance team 

MAJOR SELLING POINTS:
-    Join an emerging market levelling in maturity with the industry leader and a Renewables market looking at double-digit growth 
-    Opportunity to drive significant growth for Service Sales Division and realize aggressive revenue targets
-    SMA manufactures solar inverters, the most complicated component of a solar power system; uniquely qualified to provide services and repairs for solar projects given highly technical focus area within manufacturing

QUALIFICATIONS:
•    A bachelor’s degree is required, technical or business field preferred.
•    At least 10 years of experience in sales or account manager role with proven track record of success.
•    Complex technical sales experience with hardware and/or service products are a plus.
•    Experience presenting and closing business with C-level executives.
•    Experience in renewable energy technology or related industry is preferred.

Knowledge Base
•    Knowledge of strategic selling principals and key account management is required.
•    Knowledge of solar PV Operations & Maintenance (Utility and Commercial) is preferred.
•    Knowledge of solar electric (PV) installation, system design and/or inspection is preferred.

Skills
•    Strong business sense and ability to take action to support corporate growth.
•    Strong organizational and communication skills are required.
•    Excellent presentation and negotiation skills are required.
•    Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, is required; Spanish language skills are a plus.
•    Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel) is required.
•    Proficiency with Salesforce, SAP, or other CRM tools is preferred.
•    Attention to detail and a high level of accuracy are required.

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