Company: Weatherford Skills: Sales Experience: 12 + Years Education: High School/Secondary Location: El Reno, Oklahoma, United States
Weatherford is a leading global energy services company. Our world-class experts partner with customers to optimize their resources and realize the full potential of their assets. Across our operating locations, including manufacturing, research and development, service, and training facilities, operators choose us for strategic solutions that add efficiency, flexibility, and responsibility to any energy operation.
We are focused on technology development, digital solutions, and defining our footprint in the new energy space. Our ability to provide integrated solutions across our segments will be critical to growth in our core operations and the energy transition.
Energy producers face unique challenges every day, so it is our job to create solutions that enhance safety, streamline operations, and sustain uptime to meet or exceed their targets. We operate across the global energy landscape employing some of the best diverse talent in the industry. At Weatherford, we understand the value each individual brings to the table. We celebrate diversity in all its forms and are immensely proud of our workforce. We invite you to join our passionate, talented, word-class team.
When you join Weatherford, you instantly feel connected to something bigger - a community that is grounded by our core values and driven to create innovative solutions for our customers. We celebrate each other's successes, grow together, and learn from each other constantly. Individually, we are impressive. Together, we are unstoppable. We are One Weatherford.
Weatherford offers competitive compensation, a comprehensive benefits program and provides you a challenging and enriching career path, with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are focused on providing a challenging and enriching career path with a healthy balance of structure and flexibility to chart your own course. We are an innovative, global company with wide-ranging opportunities that include career-enhancing talent rotations. Our structured career paths will ensure that you know what it takes to build your ideal career at Weatherford when you join our Company. We also offer a comprehensive benefits program, including health insurance coverage, income protection plans, a 401(k) savings plan, Company paid holidays, and paid time off for vacation.
Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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 X-PL selling and bundling to customers located within this region that have both a MCNE & NAM scope.
SAFETY, SECURITY & COMPLIANCE • 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
OPERATIONAL CAPABILTY • 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
CLIENT COMMUNICATION • 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 tech. capabilities and 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
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE • 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
PEOPLE MANAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT • 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
REQUIRED • Degree educated in relevant oilfield or technical discipline • 12 years of Weatherford / Industry technical / operational experience including 6 years sale experience • Ability to 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
• Collaborative team player • Strong technical knowledge of the Oil & Gas industry • Management skills with ability to exercise initiative to resolve potential & actual problems • Broad knowledge of the Weatherford sales process, policies, products & services • Excellent communication skills • Advanced computer and presentation skills with experience of delivering to internal and external clients