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Energy Storage Sales Specialist

Segrate, Italy


Job Description

Eaton’s Electrical has an opening for an:
Sales Specialist - Energy Storage 
Hiring Location: Milan

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Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power  protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and  hazardous environments; and engineering services.

The Sales Specialist –Energy Storage  is a sales and marketing professional responsible to support Eaton Electrical Energy Storage Sector sales  for a focused set of key accounts and partners in Italy. 

The candidate must have expert knowledge of the industry, technology, opportunities, problems, business drivers and competitors in Italy. He/she is expected to develop and sustain relationships with executives within his/her assigned accounts. 
The position will apply strategy for assigned accounts and will cooperate with  internal resources within the general sales force, marketing and services team and other resources to develop comprehensive solutions, positioning Eaton as the preferred supplier. 

The Sales Specialist– Energy Storage sets the strategy for overall business growth with assigned accounts and through developed domain expertise, then also plays an important role in contributing to Eaton’s overall strategy in the vertical segment(s) where his assigned accounts participate. Activities include but are not limited to voice of customer feedback, fostering teamwork and the support/development of complete proposal packages, value proposition creation. 
He/she will support sales activities for the Eaton Electrical Sector's Sales Operation in Italy, providing business and operational matrix leadership to the sales teams and associated support functions. 

Your key deliverables:

Sales Strategy

- Analysis of market data, trends, customer needs in order to align with executive management concerning market opportunities, threats and along with that long term organisational strategy and to implement operational plans to execute the sales strategy.
- Maintaining and building relations with important market parties, internal sales organisations, business units and branch organisations
- Assessment of the effects of changes within the organisational strategy and acting upon them. 
- Management of the strategic country operating planning process.
- Suggests strategic direction in collaboration with the Sales Manager

Sales Operation
- Actively participate to sales plans definition (scope, targets, deadlines), support and motivate sales representatives in achieving their plans.
- Analysis, reporting evaluation and development of KPI’s aligned to the Profit Plan and Strategic Plan for short, mid and long term adjustments.
- Maintaining Activity and Sales Reports as required and using Eaton Business Systems’s leadership processes for the sales organization.
- Keeping good contacts with key market stakeholders and even building closer relation with our key accounts and business partners  in order to further develop our market position in 
- Creating good contacts with key market stakeholders and building closer relation with our key accounts and business partners  in order to further develop our market position in 

Business Development
- Provides suppor to the BU and Mktg , Defining and communicating sales enablers (pricing, documentations, trainings plan, value propositions)
- Negotiating and influencing at executive and management level resulting in opportunities identification to contracts and agreements framework.
- Initiates, develops and implements sales oriented customer events, activities, campaigns, company and product presentations and trade fairs.
- Focus on developing and winning new customers across our businesses.
- Initiates collaborations in sales activities within Eaton, resulting in synergy sales and new business.
- Personnally lobby major Italian key account customers
- Set up an xStorage internal community 
- Provides operational support and matrix leadership to the Italy Sales Organisation for Energy Storage activities
- Acts as a role model in line with Eaton ethical standards of conduct.
- Works in cooperation with other Business Units and Eaton departments putting Eaton’s overall interest above immediate local benefit.




  • Bachelor’s degree of science or business degree preferrable Master degree or equivalent
  • Ideally experience between 5/10 years combining sales
  • A strong background in the energy, power electronics and battery industry;
  • Experience or knowledge in industry/application of assigned key account preferred
  • Previous major account selling experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and coordinate others. Must be an excellent team leader
  • Strong organization, communication and project management skills
  • Initiative and self-management skills
  • Value selling training
  • Presentation skills
  • Proficiency in Italian and English language 

Then we want to hear about you!

What Eaton offers:
  • Excellent working environment – safety and ethics is really important for us
  • Culture & Values - Eaton is more than the products we invent and produce – the way we do business is just as important. At Eaton, our values and culture define who we are – both individually and as an organization – and direct our activities every day
  • Inclusion & Diversity - Openness to diversity widens our access to the best talent. Inclusion allows us to engage that talent fully

Candidate applying to the vacancy will be subject of the background screening.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s 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. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Sales

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: Sales EMEA

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 75 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 063005