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Account Sales Engineer

Cognex Corporation Frankfurt am Main

We, at Cognex Corporation, are world leaders in the development of industrial cameras and software for identification and image processing solutions. Our products are essential components of the automation of production processes (automotive, chip production), quality monitoring of products (3D check of electronic circuit boards), the digitalization of logistics processes (package detections and transports) and much more. Industry 4.0, IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) and Connected Factory are our core business. With more than 2,300 employees worldwide and a turnover of $US 811 million, we enable more than 25,000 customers to digitalize their production, logistics and quality assurance and thus optimize them in real time. Our customers include the world’s largest companies in the automotive, electronics, food industry, medical technology, chip manufacturing and online retail sectors. You would like to get a first impression of us and our products and systems? Then watch our video:

We enable a significant part of the current and future digitalization of the global economy. As a result, the demand for our products is increasing enormously. We are expanding globally.

Would you like to work for a world leader in automation and digitalization technology? If you would like to be part of a great team, then send us a convincing application for:

Account Sales Engineer (m/f/d) Digitalization

Your Location: Germany — ideally close to an airport as Frankfurt or Munich due to frequent travel to Russia

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for the field sales of our ID and Vision product portfolio at a list of assigned accounts in a given territory. The clients will be a mix of end users and machine builders, existing and prospective customers. The ASE will work closely with the District Sales Manager and the Product Specialist Sales Engineer to develop account strategies and tactics. The ASE will be responsible for meeting or exceeding a defined quota for assigned accounts. The employee will embody the core values of Cognex including: Work Hard, Play Hard, and Move Fast.

Your Responsibilities:

  • Identify, manage and close profitable business at assigned accounts and identify opportunities for cross selling at existing assigned accounts
  • Engage at appropriate levels within assigned accounts to understand client business objectives, plans, challenges and objectives; develop a trust relationship with existing customers, nurture prospects and build new point of contact
  • Develop a 12 to 24 month pipeline of well qualified incremental business opportunities
  • Maintain detailed knowledge of installed Cognex technology including competitive products
  • Effectively demonstrate products to customers utilizing the Cognex standard sales process
  • Play a lead role in contract negotiations and ensure contract compliance
  • Cooperate and contribute to the development of integration partners applying the “best sales channel” approach to close strategic opportunities
  • Assist at trade shows and other marketing events
  • Coordinate evaluations utilizing the Applications Engineering team
  • Maintain operational excellence on a weekly basis by accurate forecasting and upward information flow

Your Background:

  • Proven track record of sales performance in the automation or similar industry
  • Proven track record of operating in a solutions sales environment with longer and more complex sales cycles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and business fluent in Russian and English. Other languages can be a plus
  • Building long-term account and partner relationships
  • Energetic, flexible and capable of operating remotely
  • PC literate with a working knowledge of MS Windows applications
  • Ability to travel intensively across the assigned territory
  • Ability to work independently is required
  • University Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Proven sales experience and a good track record for exceeding sales targets is required
  • Experience in approaching & selling at C-level
  • Experience in selling vision products is also preferred

What we offer:

  • Interesting remit in a fast growing international company
  • Outstanding career opportunities at the world market leader for IIoT and Connected Factory Enabler
  • Proven track record of working with partners in a sensitive environment & maintaining trustful relationship
  • Business fluent in Russian and English is a must.
  • Excellent personal and professional development in a diverse team with a great team spirit
  • A secure and future-oriented workplace with above-average income opportunities
  • The good feeling of being among the best and always being in demand
  • Unique employee-centered corporate culture — «Work Hard, Play Hard, Move Fast»! Watch Cognex celebrating its 40th Birthday

Your Application:

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