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Senior Account Executive - Manufacturing Vertical



Requisition ID: 289362
Work Area: Sales
Expected Travel: 0 - 50%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



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The Account Executive’s primary responsibilities include prospecting, qualifying, selling and closing new business to existing customers within the Manufacturing Vertical. The Account Executive brings a Point of View to the Customer engagement; leading all resources to solve customer problems with appropriate SAP products.  This position will be focused on a set of large Manufacturing Accounts to include Automotive within the Midwest Region. The Account Executive will be responsible for both Cloud Software Revenue and On-Premise Revenue.  




Sales Execution

  • Revenue – Meet or exceed your quarterly targets and projected annual revenue goals, both cloud and on-premise.
  • Cloud Consumption – Generally support customer care for the consumption of software.
  • Pipeline - Generate 3X-4X R4Q of your quota in accurate and feasible pipeline opportunities. 
  • Deal and Pipeline Health – Stay current and accurate in your forecasting and the information maintained in supporting systems.
  • Sales Cycle Execution
    • Demonstrate accurate understanding of SAP solutions and the necessary combinations of products for accurate client proposal generation
    • Demonstrate ability to develop and lead a holistic sales cycle
    • Demonstrate your ability to individually create and deliver client proposals
    • Demonstrate ability to personally close business


Business Development

  • Territory Planning – develop a plan for your territory including large opportunities and a glidepath to deliver them.
  • Account Planning – effectively execute Account Planning as well as appropriate follow up actions. 
  • Virtual Account Team (VAT) Management – manage and effectively use your extended VAT to penetrate all customer buying centers to identify and qualify new opportunities.  Leverage whitespace to focus your team’s efforts.
  • Events – Fully leverage SAP events such as SAPPHIRE as well as individual customer-centric events.


Customer Engagement

  • Activity – Put the day-to-day effort into personally connecting with your customers. 
  • Value-Sell – leverage a value-centric and strategic perspective with your customers.
  • Expansion and Customer Intimacy – Expand and deepen SAP relationships at your respective customers – with special focus of development outside of traditional IT channels.
  • Executive Alignment – Develop and leverage SAP-to-customer executive engagement, not just in support of a given deal.



  • Leadership – demonstrate effective leadership of your entire “business” by strategizing and communicating with your team early and often.  Be the field general.  Lead your customer versus being led – think and act proactively.  Hold people accountable for corresponding actions. Effectively escalate and/or remove roadblocks.
  • Partner – utilize partners across all spectrums (internal and external) to support your objectives
  • Communication – exhibit clarity, accuracy, frequency and professionalism in all forms of communication. 
  • Responsiveness – be responsive and timely to all internal and external customer and partner requests.  Have a sense of urgency.
  • Operational Excellence – run your territory like a business in all regards. Utilize best practices.
  • Attitude and Effort – Creatively approach issues and opportunities.  Put the effort in that is required and exhibit a can-do attitude.  Have a high “motor.”





-  10+  years of experience in sales of complex business software / IT solutions - Expereince selling into Manufacturing clients preferred

-  Proven track record in business application software sales.

-  Experience in lead role of a team-selling environment.

-  Demonstrated success with large transactions and lengthy sales campaigns in a fast-paced, consultative and competitive market.

-  Business level English: Fluent




Bachelor equivalent



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Senior Account Executive - Manufacturing Vertical

Facility:  289362
Posted Date:  Jul 21, 2021
Work Area:  Sales
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 50%

Downers Grove, IL, US, 60515

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

Job Segment: Outside Sales, ERP, Business Development, Software Sales, SAP, Sales, Technology