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Area Sales Manager GIS Swiss Market 80 - 100% (f/m/d)   

At Hitachi Energy our purpose is advancing a sustainable​ energy future for all. We bring power to our homes, schools, hospitals and factories. Join us and work with fantastic people, while learning and developing yourself on projects that have a real impact to our communities and society. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and be part of a global team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Great Innovation

Hitachi Energy, High Voltage Products, is renowned worldwide as a specialist for power transmission and distribution. Our unit Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS), based in Zürich-Oerlikon, is active in the development and production of gas insulated switching systems. We ensure the high reliability of our systems by using state-of-the-art development tools and methods.   
You will be part of the newly formed European Sales Team that focuses on the European GIS market with particular responsibility for the Swiss market as part of the Swiss Front-End Sales Team. As Area Sales Manager, it is your exciting task to facilitate the energy transition by a cutting-edge product portfolio. In this team, you will work with international peers having many years of experience within the high voltage business. Based in Baden and Oerlikon, the role will assume responsibility for the Swiss GIS customers.   
Our flexible working practices help you optimize personal and business performance while creating an environment where all employees can develop their skills and grow.  
Your responsibilities  

  • Assume responsibility for tender management of the GIS product line and devise complete offers for the Swiss market   

  • Assume responsibility for the Swiss market as central contact person for all GIS sales related questions , consult and advice customers in technical and commercial project matters

  • Functionally lead our global sales operations team members and other relevant functions on a project base to ensure full consistency of the offers (technical and commercial)   

  • Perform risk reviews and set up cost calculations  

  • Lead the technical and commercial negotiations on behalf of the GIS factory and the local Swiss sales unit   

  • Support the Swiss Sales Representatives and Account Managers to develop and maintain sustainable business relationships with Swiss customers to achieve agreed budget and growth targets    

  • Prepare production forecasts and provide support in preparing sales key figures (budget) in collaboration with local Market Management   

  • Deliver customer workshops, sales trainings, and participate in trade fairs  

Your background

  • 5-10 years of professional experience in technical sales, project management, product management, key account management or similar areas of expertise   

  • Degree (Bachelor/Master) in a technical/engineering discipline   

  • Sales personality with confident appearance on all customer levels proven experience in the energy industry or manufacturing   

  • Entrepreneurial mindset, assertiveness, and ability to convince  

  • Understanding of customers and sales channels  

  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills  

  • Eager to develop yourself, support your peers, and our customers  

  • Fluency in German language (minimum C2) is mandatory as well as fluent English. Good knowledge of French is an advantage  

  • Occasional travel for business trips  

Lieu Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Type d'emploi Full time
De l'expérience Experienced
Fonction du poste Sales, Marketing & Product Management
Contrat Regular
Date de publication 2024-05-21
Numéro de réference R0049189
More about us

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of approximately $10 billion USD.