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Solution Line Sales Manager - APAC

Location: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Job ID: MY54776147
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Senior Management
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Energy Grid Automation team provide the most complete digital portfolio in the industry, offering our customers with end-to-end solutions. Combining our products with our exceptional expertise allows us to provide innovative solutions to energize the digital grid. The role's mission is to lead the growth of the Enterprise Software Solutions business in the APAC HUB (Japan, Korea, China, South-East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand). This Sales Leader will generate net new orders by selling software solutions to new and existing customers directly and via Channels, with the core focus on the new SaaS and license revenue stream. The role will own the definition and management of the sales plans and growth strategies.


  • You will implement the HUB strategy across the entire region, ensure business development, sales growth in the targeted markets, lead and drives the Hub Enterprise Software sales strategies.

  • You will ensure achievement of established business targets through direct ownership of sales strategies, actions, and definition of improvement actions as needed, focus on achievement of total demand orders (Hitachi Energy and 3rd Party) to grow new software logos and ensure profitable growth in the region by maximizing geographic coverage, channel penetration and focusing on industry segments in the targeted market.

  • You will build and maintain strong personal relationships with existing customers, partners, and stakeholders to ensure strong, long-term, strategically profitable relationships, strengthens customers’ perception of Hitachi Energy which is easy to do business with. Is the voice of the customer internally, proactively raises awareness and ensure proper action towards product quality improvement.

  • You will drive Marketing and Sales in the region, including new product launch sales campaigns, drive sales efficiency and effectiveness locally in partnership with all support functions, ensure balanced growth through all support functions, ensure lines/Product Groups/Business Units and create demand through technical promotion, providing solutions and a value base selling approach and ensure agreed service levels are maintained through efficient business, support functions in back-end sales and shared platforms.

  • You will Implement Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) and business compliance standards and regulations in the country and the area of responsibility, lives the Hitachi Energy values and Group standards, implement and ensure compliance with global and local standards, rules, tools, policies, and processes related to operations/project execution and share functional best practices and lessons learned across the organization, ensure the accuracy of the financial statement reported in the country by the Local Sales & Marketing function.

  • You will perform sales activities for an assigned geographic area (APAC) and accounts to achieve or exceed set orders objectives, meet new account sales quotas for products and services by closing recognizable contracts. develop sales plans, strategies, and final presentations designed to enhance orders growth and meet customer needs, travel throughout APAC to call on existing and prospective customers to identify opportunities and solicit orders. You will analyze customers' needs and recommend a solution that best meets the customers' requirements, work under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment, maintain regular contact with customers to ensure satisfaction.

  • You will remain knowledgeable of the organization’s products/services to facilitate sales efforts, compile lists of prospective customers for use as sales lead based on information from newspapers, business directories, Hitachi Energy Enterprise Software ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites, and other sources and quote prices, credit terms and prepare sales contracts for orders obtained, ensure client satisfaction and maximize order opportunities within the assigned account base. and promptly follow-up on marketing leads and other customer-based actions.

  • Living Hitachi Energy’s core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.


  • Bachelor's degree.

  • At least 10+ years of experience with an enterprise software asset management regional sales leadership role representing solutions selling, especially in the utilities, power, transport space or large infrastructure segments. Proven track record in operating in leading across multiple countries, associated industrial dynamics and customer players, formal training in a recognized sales methodology such as Miller Heiman, TAS or Solution Selling.

  • Experienced in applying these techniques to lead regional marketing and Sales activities, successful new product launch sales campaigns, customer expansion, consistent and successful track record of exceeding multi-$M sales targets with year over year growth, led large successful cross-regional sales team.

  • Confident, credible, C-Level presenter, business value-based sales approach, pro-active self-starter.

  • Ability to work autonomously and high level of travel required.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

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