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Senior Sales Leader

  • GE Aviation
  • Experienced
  • Posted 1/24/2017 5:56:13 AM
  • 2707056
  • Job Function: Sales
  • Business Segment: Aviation Sales & Marketing
Location(s): United Kingdom ; Gloucester

About Us:
GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

It is not about your career… it is not about your job title… it is about who you are…. It is about the impact you are going to make on the world. You want to go into uncharted waters… do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better. GE has been doing that for decades! We will continue to do so! We are the world’s digital industrial company.

At GE Aviation, we are imagination at work. Whether we’re manufacturing components for our GEnx engines or driving innovation in fuel and noise reduction, the GE Aviation teams are dedicated to turning imaginative ideas into advances in aviation that solve some of the world’s toughest problems. Join us and you’ll find yourself in a dynamic environment where our ongoing, substantial investment in research and development keeps us moving forward and looking ahead. At GE, developing people is embedded in our culture and integral to our growth. Here you’ll work collaboratively and across functions with the highest caliber talent, utilizing cutting-edge technology and processes. Whether it’s the next generation of ecomagination products or the future of aircraft engines, we’ve got the state-of-the-art resources to make those innovations a reality. If you’re passionate about aviation and looking for a career rich with challenges and unlimited opportunities for growth and advancement, then join GE in reengineering the sky through aviation innovations that will impact the globe for generations to come.

GE is diversity. We aim to employ the worlds’ brightest minds to help us create an unlimited source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles - people like you!

Role Summary:
The Senior Sales Leader demonstrates accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives. In this role you will integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.

Essential Responsibilities:

This role will support the Dowty Propellers business with particular focus on aftermarket services of the installed base of Dowty products. The role is based in Gloucester/Cheltenham and reports directly into the Mechanical Systems Product Sales Director with a dotted line into the Dowty Product Leader.

Essential Responsibilities
• Gather market intelligence and competitive information to understand overall market conditions; Work with Marketing to develop new products and services for commercial growth
• Make informed business decisions and recommendations based upon a thorough understanding of GE Aviation, customer and commercial aviation market financial dynamics. Identify, prioritize, and target opportunities; using data analysis and revenue modeling to evaluate market potential
• Provide deal team leadership for sales activities (prospecting, account planning, identification of customer needs, solution development, customer objection management, negotiations and deal closure) working with customer account managers and global sales directors.
• Lead deal structuring, pricing and all other proposal development activities as the sales team's primary proposal interface with projects, platform, global operations, risk management and other functional groups as required
• Lead campaign strategy development and reviews, ultimately obtaining appropriate approvals for pricing, delivery and other commercial terms for specific sales proposals
• Develop clear and concise value propositions from the customer's perspective that addresses their needs and maximizes impact for the business goals. leveraging deep knowledge of industry, customer and product to develop winning proposals. Communicate, train and support global sales directors in executing these propositions with customers.
• Support sales directors with direct customer negotiations as required
• Demonstrate command of the contractual terms and conditions specific to the product solutions negotiated with and sold to the customer, particularly in the aviation services sector
• Implement and execute process to establish appropriate Aviation customer team and customer contact plan to facilitate the creation of robust customer relationships both on and off season
• Understand financial risk/controllership/regulatory compliance issues;
• Employ operating rhythm rigor to implement & execute process to achieve customer targets and sales plans; support the overall business management team to create sales plans that meet business objectives via the required operating rhythms
• Lead and participate in lean projects to improve the effectiveness of the sales organization


• Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Proven years of experience in Sales, Program Management, or Customer Support, ideally in Aviation services

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics:

· Knowledge of related products, services and markets
· Strong oral and written communication skills
· Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
· Integrative team working style

Locations: United Kingdom ; Gloucester

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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