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Software Solutions Sales Leader (Remote)

Software Solutions Sales Leader (Remote)

Software Solutions Sales Leader (Remote)

Houston, TX

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Software Solutions Sales Leader (Remote)
Requisition ID: (22002880)
Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston
Job Function: Sales
Job Posting Date: Feb 11, 2022, 12:07:44 PM
If you are a Sales professional looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you! This is a 100% Remote opportunity based in the United States! This is a fast-paced commercial matrix leadership role that drives growth in industrial software solutions. You will work as the software solutions leader across the North American region in a matrix organizational structure. You will lead, help and mentor the sales organization in the North American region to deliver the business objectives.
We aim to be trusted advisors to our customers by delivering tangible value through the use of modern industrial software solutions. We build lasting partnerships through deep collaboration as we work to solve business challenges together.
Emerson’s Machine Automation Solutions business is an award-winning manufacturer of PLC control systems, Industrial Computers, HMI/SCADA software, Analytic solutions and IIoT technology.
Over the last 25 years, our exciting software offering has been based on the latest product technology know-how, customer service, quality and professionalism. Today, the Movicon.NExTTM software platform stands alone as a modern IoT, HMI, SCADA, Analytics and Augmented Reality offering using the latest development and communication standards. Our is mission to offer nothing but the best in advanced industrial software technology.
Our PACSystemsTM outcome optimizing controllers were the world’s first and have opened an exciting door into a new era of edge control. From small/medium PLC applications in discrete applications to high performance and high availability systems in hybrid and process industries, we have the right control solution for our customers. When combined with our PACMotionTM servo and VFD technology we are able to offer high end machine control solutions
You will create the regional software solutions strategic growth plans and lead the execution thereof. You’ll be expected to lead and manage your matrix team to achieve the goals of the region. This includes ensuring existing customers are serviced, and new customers are identified, developed, and activated.
You will solve customer challenges by working with the supporting functions in the global organization and headquarters.
You’ll keep abreast of rapidly emerging industrial software, control systems, Industry 4.0, and other technologies. You will act as an adviser and partner to customers as you help them implement these new technologies to change their business models and drive new outcomes.
You will drive the specification and implementation of our software solutions by working closely with end-users, OEM’s, EPC’s and system integrators. You will also partner with other Emerson business units to drive growth.
You will lead your matrix team to sell software solutions into an exciting variety of industries such as tunnels & metros, food & beverage, life sciences, water & wastewater, power, green energy, chemicals, oil & gas and discrete manufacturing, electronics, telecommunications, warehousing, building management, materials management, machine builders and Industry 4.0 solution companies. This wide exposure will help your expertise and career opportunities grow.
  • Accountable for software solution orders, including forecasting and reporting
  • Achieve growth sales targets for the region
  • Manage the regional software solution pipeline creation, management and analysis
  • Identify key target accounts
  • Early-stage business development and vendor pre-qualification as may be required
  • Matrix leadership of the sales team. Help them to find and win new customers.
  • Strategic planning and leadership of tactical execution
  • Participate in defining regional campaigns, initiatives and necessary KPI’s
  • Support Distribution partner ecosystem to grow software sales
  • Assisting the marketing team with campaign and activity planning as well as execution
  • Adopting and leading the implementation of Solution Selling
  • Deal negotiation & closing
  • Account planning and management
  • Interacting with marketing & product managers to provide feedback on market, or customer, needs, and dynamics
  • Exclusive use of CRM for opportunity management, quoting, and orders forecasting

You readily action new challenges, without unnecessary planning. You maintain relationships across a variety of functions and locations. You identify opportunities that benefit the customer. You persist in accomplishing objectives despite obstacles and setbacks. You anticipate land mines and plan approaches accordingly.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in industrial automation software solutions sales.
  • Strong sales and business development skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a collaborative environment.
  • Ability to work with manufacturing customers to understand their objectives and conceptualize solutions. Candidates should be comfortable selecting technologies, architecting systems, helping to define project scope, schedule, as well as roughly estimating solutions cost and time.
  • Experience in selling Manufacturing and Supply Chain solutions to customer executives (CxO / VPs)
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 50%
  • Legal authorization to work in the United States.
  • Competitive awareness and working knowledge are required in modern discrete and hybrid automation technology products, such as:
  • HMI / SCADA software
  • Management Information System (MIS) software
  • Communication drivers and connectivity solutions
  • Augmented Reality
  • Cloud and EDGE computing
  • Industrial IIoT and Digital Transformation
  • Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC’s)
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) systems
  • Energy Management
  • Recipe Systems
  • Smart manufacturing
  • MES experience would be advantageous

Growing in large PLC & SCADA automation project services is a key focus. The software and solutions leader is expected to guide their matrix team to grow the projects business. The following leadership working knowledge is essential:

  • Good understanding of industrial/manufacturing industry value chains
  • Solution selling methodology (pain, solution, differentiation, competition, strength of sale)
  • Supplier prequalification
  • Scope of work definition
  • Project terms & conditions of contract
  • Identification & planning of billing milestones
  • Negotiation and deal closing skills

  • Bachelors degree in engineering or a related technical discipline
  • Safety Control Systems certifications, or qualifications
  • Sales Methodology training (e.g. Miller Heiman)

Our Commitment to Our People
We invest in our employees to ensure they have the marketplace knowledge, skills and competencies to compete and lead in a global economy. Our training programs focus on end-to-end development from onboarding through senior leadership.
Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual/family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, and more. We provide employees flexible time off plans including paid parental leave (maternal and paternal), vacation and holiday leave.
Our success is measured by the positive impact we make on people, our communities and the world in which we live. Learn more about us!.
Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
At Emerson, we are committed to fostering a culture where every employee is valued and respected for their experiences and perspectives. We believe a diverse and inclusive work environment contributes to the rich exchange of ideas that inspires innovation and brings the best solutions to our customers. This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place.
Diversity and Inclusion at Emerson is about welcoming, respecting, and valuing the differences each employee possesses. Inclusion is creating a real sense of engagement, belonging and connection for all employees. Learn more about our Culture & Values and about Diversity & Inclusion at Emerson.
Work Authorization
"Per ITAR requirements, an applicant must be a U.S. Person to be eligible for this position. U.S. Persons include indviduals who are (1) citizens or nationals of the U.S., (2) lawful permanent residents, (3) admitted as refugees, or (4) are granted asylum in the United States."
Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Emerson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.
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Emerson, a Fortune 500 company with $16.8 billion in sales, more than 20 Innovation, Solutions & Engineering Centers, and 200 manufacturing locations worldwide, is committed to helping employees grow and thrive throughout their careers. We are innovators, question-askers and problem-solvers. We don’t settle for good enough or “This is the way it’s always been done.” Instead, we push ourselves and strive for the “never been done before.”
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