Sales Engineer (Systems & Software)

Edison Technical Recruitment
West Midlands
£30000 - £45000/annum salary negotiable
18 Aug 2019
20 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
On behalf of a global engineering client involved with software tools and communications networks for a range of industries, we are currently looking for a Sales Engineer. The ideal candidate will come from an engineering background with a relevant degree and be happy in a commercial and customer facing role.

Based in 26 locations across 12 countries with over 2,500 employees globally, our client is "Best Employer" award winner for their sector and they offer excellent long-term career prospects.

Job description

This is a varied role involving both back office responsibilities and customer facing activities for a motivated person whose tasks will include the following:

Your role will involve:

* Consulting and building relationships with our customers (predominantly within engineering teams) in UK and Ireland.

* Develop a high level knowledge of our client's entire product portfolio

* Conducting product presentations

* Manage customer data via our client's Customer Relationship Management system ensuring customer contacts, sales leads and enquiries are up to date.

* Support the team when preparing for trade events and during follow-up activities.

* Prepare customer quotations and process customer orders.

* Maintain and develop relationships with existing customers.

* Review your own performance, against agreed personal targets.

* Educate customers regarding the handling and licensing of our client's tools.

* Respond in a timely manner to customer enquiries to ensure customer satisfaction.

* Communicate effectively between UK customers, colleagues and our teams in Germany

Desired skills and experience:


* Be self-motivated and comfortable working in a technical organization with a large customer base.

* Possess strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate professionally both on the phone and in written correspondence with customers.

* Be organized and analytical in your approach ensuring adherence to all relevant processes.

* Hold an Engineering degree or hold an equivalent qualification in a technical discipline such as Physics and Computer Science.

(Automotive, Electrical or Electronics qualification would be ideal)

* Be willing to travel within the UK and occasionally within Europe

* Hold a Full-UK Driving licence


* Have experience working in the Automotive Industry

* Have a proven track record working in an IT/Engineering environment and a customer facing role.

* Knowledge of common automotive communication protocols

We Offer:

* Full training and personal development

* Competitive salary, dependent on experience

* Annual company bonus

* Contributory pension

* Generous holiday allowance increased with service

* Challenging tasks in an innovative and state-of-the-art field

* Modern workplaces, small efficient teams and an excellent working atmosphere

* Stability and security of an independently owned and managed company group

* Sharing in the company's success

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