Outside Sales Representative - Houston

Xylem Inc. Houston , TX 77020

Posted 1 month ago

Xylem |zlm|

  1. The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots;
  2. a leading global water technology company.

We're a global team unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology solutions to the world's water challenges. Developing new technologies that will improve the way water is used, conserved, and re-used in the future is central to our work. Our products and services move, treat, analyze, monitor and return water to the environment, in public utility, industrial, residential and commercial building services settings. Xylem also provides a leading portfolio of smart metering, network technologies and advanced analytics solutions for water, electric and gas utilities. In more than 150 countries, we have strong, long-standing relationships with customers who know us for our powerful combination of leading product brands and applications expertise with a strong focus on developing comprehensive, sustainable solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.xylem.com

If you are excited and passionate about helping us solve water, we want to hear from you!

Godwin, a Xylem brand, offers a broad product line of fully automatic self-priming pumps used in temporary and permanent applications. With a full range of diesel and electric pumps available to purchase or rent, Godwin pumps are used for dewatering and liquids transfer in mining, constructions, municipal and industrial projects around the world. Learn more at sensus.com and follow @Xylem on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Role: Xylem seeks to hire an Outside Sales Representative who will be responsible for the overall growth and profitability of his/her sales territory by effectively managing time and sales skills and resources. Utilizing strong technical and product knowledge, the Outside Sales Representative will solve customer fluid handling problems and increase Company business through the development of Godwin Dri-Prime and Flygt pumping systems, related pumping products, and aftermarket sales and services, particularly as related to the rental of pumps in the construction and industrial field.


Essential Duties/Principal

Responsibilities:
  • Plan and organize business strategies to achieve desired growth results. Establish new rental and sales accounts through territory management, to include cold calling and personal visits to potential customer sites. Develop a diverse customer base to include traditional and nontraditional accounts and specialty market segments.

  • Identify, analyze and assess customers' pumping needs and react appropriately by recommending and designing pumping systems.

  • Develop a strong understanding of market conditions and local competitor pricingin order to position Xylem as the leading choice.

  • Provide technical services and support to customers, including educating them through in-person presentations and equipment demonstrations.

  • Expand the sale and rental of pumping products and aftermarket sales and services through establishing and maintaining customer contacts.

  • Collaborate with office and support staff to ensure the highest quality of customer service.

  • Collaborate with local and other Xylem sales teams, as well as, all branch and corporate departments to ensure customer satisfaction.

  • Collaborate with Marketing, Engineering, Growth Center Management, Branch Manager and Sales Team regarding new equipment, equipment availability and rental programs. This will include industry news and trends, products, services, competitors, relevant information about legacy, existing, and emerging technologies, and the latest product-line developments.

  • Utilizing the Customer Relationship Management system, generate sales plans, sales reports, bids, proposals and quotes; maintain prompt completion of filing expense reports and call reports.

  • Keep up-to-date with and review/analyze lead generators.

  • Participate in trade/professional shows and conferences as required.

  • Remain conscious and role model a safety-first approach at all time; ensure safety and regulatory compliance at both Xylem offices and on customer sites.

Minimum Qualifications:
Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:

  • Ability to use consistent business processes to achieve desired results, including ability to react appropriately and timely to changing business needs.

  • Willingness and ability to provide superior customer service at all times.

  • General knowledge of mechanical and pumping designs; hydraulics; pneumatics; water flow; diesel, gas and electric motors.

  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Strong problem-solving and negotiation skills.

  • Strong sales acumen and record of achievement.

  • Effective interpersonal skills with customers, coworkers and management team

  • Strong teamwork and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and the use of computer applications.

  • Ability to meet and continuously maintain authorization to operate a Company vehicle.

  • Ability to safely and effectively operate a company vehicle for extended periods of time throughout cities, job sites, major highways and interstates (including tunnels and bridges) and in all weather conditions.

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent experience preferred

  • Three years' experience in related field of pumps or pumping systems within industry or construction industries preferred

  • Three years' experience in related equipment rental preferred

  • Valid driver's license with acceptable driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with salesforce.com highly preferred

Physical Demands

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Occasional heavy lifting (50-75 lbs.), job site environment

  • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facility

  • Regularly required to listen, talk to, and see employees and customers on a daily basis

Work Environment

(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Intermittent exposure to job site conditions; e.g., gas fields, petrochemical refineries, mills, mines, construction sites, industrial/power plants, waste water treatment plants, etc.; intermittent exposure to shop noise and fumes.

  • Standard office environment free of disagreeable elements.

  • Travel as required to fulfill the duties listed above or as required by the Company.

  • Standard weekly job hours: 40 hours

EOE including disability and veteran


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