Eatons North American Electrical Sales division is currently seeking a Lead Sales Engineer to join our team. This position will be located in Houston, TX. Relocation assistance will be provided for candidates outside of a 50 mile radius to this location.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. Its where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potentialand 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 Eatons 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.When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we as individuals and as a company are stronger. QualificationsRequired (Basic) Qualifications:+ Bachelors degree from an accredited institution+ Minimum five (5) years' experience in electrical sales+ Minimum two years (2) of Control and Drives products experience as well as LV and MV Switchgear+ Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship+ Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted drivers licensePreferred qualifications:+ Industrial sales experience+ Bachelors degree in Electrical EngineeringPosition 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 needsWe are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.#LI-AM2We make what matters work. Everywhere you lookfrom the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every dayyoull find one thing in common. It all relies on power. Thats why Eaton is dedicated to improving peoples lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. Were ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and were committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.Job: SalesRegion: North America US/Puerto RicoOrganization: NAS North American SalesJob Level: Individual ContributorSchedule: Full-timeIs remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: NoDoes this position offer relocation?: NoTravel: Yes, 25 % of the TimeEaton is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Eaton is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.