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Lead Sales Engineer

Engineering and Architecture

Aerospace Engineer


Houston, Texas, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER NAS division is currently seeking a Lead Sales Engineer. Relocation and a company car will be offered for this position.

What you’ll do:

Position Overview:

The primary function of the Lead Sales Engineer is to sell assigned product lines to targeted customers in targeted market areas. This position will be responsible to achieve the assigned sales goal consistent with the expectations of a thoroughly seasoned professional sales engineer for the assigned product categories while under little supervision. It will be an expectation to optimize sales volume, product mix and profit margin, while increasing sales in the marketplace. This position will need to coordinate sales for the assigned customer and distributor base. It has the responsibility to manage all aspects of the customer relationship, providing sales and technical assistance with distributors, customers, and end users.

Making what matters work at Eaton takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

• Accurate and timely plan and specification interpretation, quotation, and technical support;

• Communicate with customers, warehouse, and plants to facilitate problem resolution;

• Collect, analyze, and utilize market intelligence regarding competitive products, customer needs, preferences, and buying habits;

• Review and interpret customer needs on plans and specifications;

• Provide facility timely solutions to customer issues by utilizing available resources or creating procedure for resolution;

• Be aware of and responsiveness to market conditions and competitive activities while communicating such information to product divisions;

• Plan promotional events and presentations with distributor personnel to promote Eaton’s position, while developing a proven record of achieving assigned sales goals; and

• Prepare and present bids and quotations to customers using company price and delivery guidelines while using sound business judgment.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum five (5) years' experience in electrical industry
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship
  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license

Preferred qualifications:

  • Industrial sales experience
  • Minimum two years (2) of Control and Drives products experience as well as LV and MV Switchgear
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering

Position Criteria:

• Knowledge of key customers within sales territories

• Time management, presentation, and planning skills

• Commands knowledge of Eaton Electrical product and service capabilities and can assemble standard offerings to meet customer needs with occasional internal oversight

• Possesses an understanding of the sales process using sales techniques as evidenced by good customer relationships

• Demonstrated and understanding of market trends, industry issues and knowledge of competitors

• Effective interpersonal and teamwork skills

• Ability to leverage support personnel to meet customer and organizational needs

The compensation range for this full-time position includes base pay and sales incentive. This position has a total compensation range of $108,750-159,500.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.