Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Midland, Texas, United States
In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.
Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.
Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world's current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.
**This position is based in Midland, TX and therefore eligible for a Cost of Living Allowance under Weatherford's current compensation structure. Please note this incentive is subject to change at any time.**
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The Technical Sales Manager is responsible for the delivery of the annual revenue target agreed jointly by their Geozone Sales VP/Director & the Geozone Business Manager (GBM) for their particular Product Line(s). They shall work in conjunction with the GBM who is accountable for the operational execution that delivers the identified revenue. The role will be accountable for delivering an accurate revenue and margin forecast based on operational activity and expenditure plans by their customers. This is to be incorporated into the local Account Plan. They are responsible for providing a detailed product line strategy document (their input into the Account Plan) which is to be reviewed on a regular basis, quarterly as a minimum. This review will monitor performance and offer early indication of potential revenue gaps that the role will be responsible for addressing accordingly. They will offer support to and be supported by the Technical Sales Representatives & Account Managers to ensure effective and efficient delivery of all sales processes; support for all customer engagement opportunities, opportunity management, contract handover and management of the contract review process. Quotation generation and tender response is a key job function, as is the generation of commercial strategies for bundling and integrating our services and products. They shall, through liaison with GBM, Tech Sales Reps& Account Managers qualify strategic business opportunities for introducing new technologies, products & services to both new and existing customers. The role proactively and strategically sells Weatherford tools, technologies and services within the defined Product Line segment but proactively seeks opportunities for selling and bundling.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintains safety and service quality as first priorities when working across all areas of the business
Maintains the highest standards of corporate governance, ensuring that all commercial activity is carried out ethically and in compliance with relevant Co policies inc FCPA & Overseas Trade policies, laws, regulations, standards and industry practices
Responsible for adopting consistent & effective use of the available Technology (SFDC.com, XAIT-Porter)
Ensures Tech Sales Reps follow up on leads & opportunities assigned to them & complies with SFDC procedures
Accountable for the technical review & commercial proposal using Xait-Porter, inc; initial pricing
Oversees the tender development and response process, ensures all resources are available for highest quality submissions
Liaise with Commercial Operations to ensure efficient and effective tender management inc negotiations
Liaise with the legal department for contract drafting and execution
Responsible for advising client whether or not the Company wishes to participate in the opportunity
Ensures that the technical specifications are discussed with the client & gaining their feedback
Responsible for contract review with the Tech Sales Rep & Account Manager to agree overall performance
Develop strategic plans to strengthen WFT Identity by understanding customer/industry key objectives & aligning our Core Capabilities, assembling and disseminating market intelligence
Oversees all areas of business risk and ensure strategies exist to mitigate these as much as possible
Ensures Tech Sales Reps understand customer's needs and ensures products and services are marketed, positioned and understood by key decision makers in customer organizations.
Responsible for responding to the Client Engagement Plan to enhance the profitability of the company through Weatherford provision of products and services to new & existing customers
Proposes solutions to customers formally (through pitches, presentations & tender submissions) and informally through networks, relationships, discussions
Responsible for relaying competitive information back to the appropriate PL stakeholders, inc: pricing, product performance, marketing material, activities, new products/technology etc.
Responsible for developing specific client application value propositions
Submit technical abstracts or articles to industry publications and/or WFT intercompany magazine.
Maintains understanding of WFT technology capabilities, service & effectively communicates PL to customers
Participates in PL demonstrations and training to customers & internal stakeholders where appropriate
Responsible for undertaking where appropriate contract closure meetings with the client in conjunction with the Account Manager & Tech Sales Rep
Responsible for the generation of annual revenue targets through the creation and conversion of account plans via the Technical Sales Reps
As a minimum undertakes quarterly reviews of their account plans with the Geozone Sales leader and Account Managers & Tech Sales Reps
Take relevant actions to identify and address revenue 'gaps' for the year to ensure target achievement
Accountable for delivering positive commercial results through strong negotiating skills which result in significant continuous improvements in margin performance
Evaluates sales opportunities via the Account Managers, GBMs & Tech Sales Team
Finalizes the upsell plan as per the BSA in conjunction with the Account Manager & Tech Sales team
Supports line management in the efficient, effective and compliant use of resources in the support of Geozone sales
Promotes the highest possible values, principles and the Weatherford culture to their team
Supports cohesion and common purpose in a changing environment to all sales related personnel
Supports and coordinates the Technical PL education of internal sales community
Support Technical Sales team capabilities and development by utilizing all training & development resources, performance management, succession planning and talent management processes
5- 7+ years of Artificial Lift and Production Systems experience in a combination of field and onshore technical support roles; must have prior Technical Sales experience
Collaborative team player
Must have a strong technical knowledge of the oil & gas industry
Management skills with ability to exercise initiative to resolve potential & actual problems
Must have excellent communication skills; must have advanced computer and presentation skills with experience of delivering to internal and external clients
Must be able to understand and evaluate product line opportunities
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business or related field
Candidates should demonstrate that they are commercially astute, have a good understanding of commercial tenders, contracts, high margin/profitability impact and requirements for high quality customer service
POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS
Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested
Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. We may be a large company, but we empower our team to create fresh ideas that challenge convention and break the status quo. Our employees are the key to driving our growth and success. Everywhere we operate, they are inspired to develop new and efficient ways of raising the bar to meet the needs of an evolving industry and solve our clients’ toughest challenges.
At Weatherford, you will work in an exciting, high-energy environment where we are making groundbreaking, award-winning advancements in oilfield technology. The opportunity to explore your potential is limitless.
Visit www.weatherford.com/careers to learn more.