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Sales Executive, ETRM

Location: Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
Job ID: AU54851106
Date Posted: Jul 24, 2023
Segment: Green Energy & Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Energy
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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General information:

You will have the responsibility for generating revenue by selling Hitachi Energy’s ETRM software solutions and associated services directly to prospective clients.  You will be in charge of devising direct sales strategies and plans to deliver revenue growth.  This ETRM Sales Executive role will report directly to the ETRM APAC Sales Leader

You will also be in charge of proactively developing the sales pipeline and drive these to fruition. 

To be successful in this role, you will need a strong grasp of the commodity trading of Power, Natural Gas, Renewables and LNG in the Asia-Pacific region. Experience in Crude and Refined Products, Coal, and Emissions trading will be a plus.  You need to understand the trade life cycle from Front Office, Middle Office Risk Management, Back Office, and Logistics. You also need to understand the overall market developments in various countries and target companies. 

You must demonstrate a high-level understanding of business processes and integration solutions in ETRM industry. You will also need to work with the pre-sales team and subject matter experts to prepare and submit documents such as RFI/ RFQ/ RFP. 

In developing the pipeline and scoping sales opportunities, you need to be able to visualize the technical requirements communicated by various departments of a prospective client, and to be able to synthesize these into proposed solutions which the client will find compelling.  You must be able to understand the implicit and explicit requirements and navigate these from a techno-commercial perspective. 

This is an Australia or Singapore-based role, but with a regional mandate covering the entire APAC region.


  • You will develop sales plans, strategies, and presentations designed to deliver revenue growth aligned with the ETRM APAC Sales Leader plan and strategy.
  • You will perform sales activities to achieve or exceed assigned revenue objectives.  
  • You will meet new account sales quotas for products and services by closing recognizable contracts.
  • You should call on existing and prospective customers to identify opportunities and solicit orders.
  • You must analyze customers' needs and recommend solution that best meets the customers' requirements.  
  • You will work independently to develop the sales pipeline.
  • You will remain knowledgeable of organization's products/services to facilitate sales efforts.  
  • You will compile lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads based on industry information sources.
  • You must work with marketing and APAC ETRM Sales Lead to develop visibility to prospective clients.
  • You must enter new customer data and other sales data for current customers into CRM systems (e.g. database.  
  • You will promptly follows up marketing leads and other customer-based actions.
  • You will work with global technical resources to produce the most compelling and concise proposal response. 
  • You must quote prices and credit terms and prepare sales contracts.  
  • Living Hitachi Energy core values of safety and integrity, which means taking responsibility for your own actions while caring for your colleagues and the business.

Your background:

  • A Bachelor's/Master’s degree in Business/Economics and Information Systems.
  • Minimum experience of 5 years in energy or related industry experience in Energy Trading and Risk Management (ETRM) solutions, with knowledge of the industry landscape, prospective clients, and business network.
  • Excellent English language skills. Knowledge of another Asian language(s) is advantageous.
  • Strategic Business Acumen, and resilience in sales pursuits.
  • Prior sales/work experience with prominent ETRM vendors.
  • Excellent time management, decision-making, presentation, relationship-building, and organizational skills.
  • Must thrive in a fast-paced, time-compressed, and dynamic environment.
  • Business networks and clients contacts in the Asia-Pacific region is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel when required.
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