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Sales Engineer


Houston, TX, US

Brand:  Allied Electronics
Function:  Sales
Work Location: 

We are RS Group.

RS Group is a global integrated omni-channel solutions partner for industrial B2B customers who design, build, and maintain industrial equipment and operations.  We are a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, operating in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide.

Our Vision is to be first choice for all our stakeholders, and we know that starts with our people. At RS we want everyone to show up to work as themselves and know that they will be supported and encouraged to develop and grow. We want work to be a place that excites and empowers, a place where you can be passionate and challenge people to think differently. 

We want to hire the best talent, people who share our values and understand that when we act with respect and humility, we can do great things.  That’s why we’ve put our purpose at the heart of our organisation, we want to make amazing happen for a better world. We empower our people to make a difference, innovate to make more possible and deliver to make it happen.

Footnote: RS Group Brands:  RS, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe.


Sales Engineer

Job Description

  • Use technical expertise and strong selling skills to help customers find solutions to business and technical challenges, adopting a solutions-based selling approach to interactions with customers
  • Directly manages ~30 accounts in a market area with ultimate ownership for account revenue, profitability and market share performance
  • Obtains expert level product and application knowledge for a select group of industrial automation products and supplier brands and uses this knowledge to assist and sell to customers with projects that are simple to highly complex
  • Obtains expert level sales skills focused on consultative, solution-based selling methodologies to maximize customer satisfaction and customer and market potential
  • Develops and maintains a business plan with specific actions around understanding and anticipating customer and market needs, growing current customer share of wallet growth and acquiring new customers and business
  • Manages and communicates current and future performance through frequent reporting, data analysis, forecasting and pipeline tools, and customer feedback with the ability to convey both positive and challenging information
  • Utilizes Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and other applicable internal tools to conduct business and manage sales and business-related activities for maximum visibility and improved performance
  • Develops a solid and trusting relationship with customers and manages communication, coordinates activities and resolves issues either directly or with assistance from internal teams and resources as applicable
  • Partners with and develops strong relationships with local market and national resources for key supplier brands to win current and new business opportunities and solve customer’s challenges  


Location: Houston, TX

Remote/Office Location/Hybrid: Hybrid

Employment Type: Full Time


About the role

Responsible for meeting revenue and profitability objectives for a defined geographic sales territory and through the direct ownership and management of a specific set of customer accounts.  Use a combination of technical and sales skills to increase business with current customers and find new business with prospective customers.


What we’re looking for


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.) or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • 3+ years’ experience in an Industrial Automation Sales Engineer 
  • Industrial automation product and application expertise
  • Direct customer account sales and management experience


A bit about you

As a professional representing our RS Group, we insist on exceptional standards, a sense of urgency, and a commitment to add value for our customers. You’ll need an exceptional work ethic, an inherent technical aptitude, and the ability to build and strengthen relationships with our customers.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


Equal Employment Opportunity Allied is an equal opportunity employer and maintains policies and practices that are designed to prevent and prohibit unlawful discrimination against any qualified employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, military/veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other unlawful classification to the extent protected by law. This policy of non-discrimination applies to all employment practices, including hiring, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination. Employees who engage in unlawful discrimination will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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