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Sales Executive, Automotive Solutions - Services

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Location: Remote
Job ID: 1012378HV
Date Posted: Sep 24, 2021
Segment: IT
Business Unit: Hitachi Vantara
Company Name: Hitachi Vantara Corporation
Profession (Job Category): Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Remote: Yes

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The Company

Are you ready to change the world? Do you want to be passionate about your employer and the brand you represent? Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, guides our customers from what's now to what's next by solving their digital challenges. Working alongside each customer, we apply our unmatched industrial and digital capabilities to their data and applications to benefit both business and society. More than 80% of the Fortune 100 trust Hitachi Vantara to help them develop new revenue streams, unlock competitive advantages, lower costs, enhance customer experiences, and deliver social and environmental value. Come prepared to be encouraged and inspired.

Job Overview:

Responsible for meeting and/or exceeding the Company's booking quota for Digital Solutions and Services in assigned territory. Identifies, develops, and retains new business relationships. Develops sales opportunities through prospecting, cold calling, and leveraging third party relationships. Responsible for sales account management and customer satisfaction. Reports to the Vice President of Sales, Digital Solutions Business Unit

Responsibilities:
  • Achieve sales objectives primarily through selling Digital Solutions and Services to new customers.
  • Develops and maintains an effective business, sales, and marketing plan for assigned territory.
  • Develops sales strategies that link prospect's business drivers to Digital Solutions and Services offerings and Hitachi Vantara's capabilities.
  • Identify sales opportunities through direct prospecting, lead follow up, networking and partner relationships.
  • Accountable for driving the sales process through business discovery, opportunity qualification, needs analysis, product positioning, business case development, negotiation and close.
  • Understand the buying process and align resources needed to facilitate account penetration.
  • Consistently maintains a reasonable number of new weekly face-to-face prospect meetings.
  • Work with consulting team when implementation, integration, project management support is required.
  • Effectively demonstrates and presents Digital Solutions and Services products and value proposition - Hitachi Vantara services and solutions to qualified prospects.
  • Demonstrate and maintain a high level of knowledge about Digital Solutions and Services offerings.
  • Demonstrate and maintain an understanding of the territory, marketplace, competitive offerings to Digital Solutions and Services and to Hitachi Vantara, and other business issues relevant to the position.
  • Use effective time and territory management to maximize results.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Digital Solutions and Services and other third parties to increase opportunities.
  • Respond to RFPs/RFIs, coordinating and organizing input from multiple sources within Hitachi Vantara
  • Properly forecasts monthly, quarterly and annual booking values for assigned territory
  • Document daily sales activities in sales force automation tool, prepare accurate reports and forecasts, manage pipeline and perform other tasks necessary to drive sales bookings and communicate activities to sales management.
  • Be an active team player both on the sales team and throughout Hitachi Vantara to help meet company objectives.
  • Effectively demonstrates and presents Hitachi Vantara's Digital Solutions and Services to qualified prospects.
  • Accurately qualifies and prepares Leadership, Consultants and Services staff for customer demonstrations and presentations.
  • Provide feedback from field experience to internal cross-functional teams with regard to product, selling, and competitive matters.
  • Shares input with other departments in preparing sales materials and technical publications.
  • Operates under moderate supervision.

Position Requirements: Education, Experience - Training required:
  • Degree in a business or technical related area of study
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience selling Digital Solutions and Services into Industrial Manufacturing Industry
  • Added value: Strong understanding of ERP Transformation Services, Cloud Engineering or Managed Services within Industrial Manufacturing - Transportation.
  • Current rolodex of Automotive clients
  • In-depth understanding of the Automotive Industry

Job Specific Specialized Knowledge - Skills:
  • Successful experience identifying, qualifying, and closing new business.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective business, sales, and marketing plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software direct and reseller sales channels.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately forecast monthly, quarterly, and annual revenue.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully negotiate complex contracts.
  • Strong ability to create sales presentation messages, demonstrate Digital Solutions and Services, positioning statements, and other sales collateral.
  • Flexibility in work schedule is required.
  • Various means of travel are required, including air travel.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and achieve goals with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to perform in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Works under moderate supervision.
  • Interacts with consulting, marketing, finance and external customers.
  • Vertical specific experience in Automotive vertical
  • Proficiency in a Consultative Selling approach
  • Have a specialized expertise on specific manufacturing sub-segments with an in-depth understanding of the trends, challenges and opportunities in those segments
  • Ability to engage with clients in C-Suite conversations addressing industry business drivers


Critical Performance Competencies:
  • Demonstrates different influence styles as appropriate to situation while maintaining positive relationships
  • Builds and maintains trusting relationships with associates and customers
  • Effectively transfers thoughts and expresses ideas using speech, and listening skills to influences others and gain support
  • Adjust to new, different, or changing requirements
  • Listens with objectivity and checks for understanding
  • Persists despite obstacles and opposition or setbacks
  • Competitive, high achiever
  • Holds self-accountable for results
  • Conveys a sense of urgency and drives issues to closure
  • Outcome driven focus and considers meeting - exceeding performance targets as the North Star

Value Competencies:
  • Displays a curious mind set
  • Displays a passion for - responsibility to the customer
  • Displays leadership through innovation in everything you do
  • Displays a passion for what you do and a drive to improve
  • Displays a relentless commitment to win
  • Displays personal - corporate integrity
  • Displays ability to connect the dots to create winning propositions

We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

*US residency and working authorization required

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