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Sr Sales Engineer - Power Quality

San Jose, Costa Rica


Job Description

The primary responsibility is to manage the assigned customer base, to increase sales in the local marketplace, application guidance and technical assistance to assigned customers and/or distributors and obtaining orders that are profitable to Eaton.

Essential functions include: develop and execute sales plans to meet performance expectations and requirements, achieving assigned sales quota, develop, grow, and maintain relationships with Eaton employees, specifiers, customers and distributors. Maintain cooperative and credible working relationship with other company personnel to assure customer satisfaction. Provide technical assistance to customers, distributors and/or end users as needed. Plan promotional activities and presentations with end users to elevate products and solutions over competitors.

Sell assigned product (lines) to targeted customers with the objective of optimizing sales volume, product mix, and profit margin. Collect, analyze and utilize market intelligence data on competitive products, customer needs, preferences and buying habits.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or related field from an accredited institution required.

  • Minimum of 5 years on electronic/electrical or IT industry sales experience in a large company required.

  • Must have good verbal and written communication skills in English-Spanish required (90%).

  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate geographical area will be considered for this position.

  • Valid Driver's license.



  • Demonstrated strong skills on following competencies: Dealing with Ambiguity; Business Acumen; Conflict Management; Ethics and Values; Interpersonal Savvy; Learning on the Fly; Managerial Courage; Problem Solving; Drive for Results; Understanding Others; Presentation Skills; Customer Focus; Problem Solving, Time Management, Communication Skills.

  • Ability to respond to a variety of challenging circumstances.

  • Capacity to manage several projects and decisions at the same time as well as interrelation with all kind people at all level of the organization and with our customers, channels and end users.

  • Desired experience working with directly end customers and/or distributors in the mission critical, information technology, power quality and electrical market.

  • Experience utilizing Value Added Selling techniques.

  • Proficiency in computer skills Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access and Project Management)

  • Collect, analyze and utilize market intelligence data on competitive products, customer needs, preferences and buying habits.



  • Desired experience in UPS market, Data Center/Power Quality and Power Distribution.

  • Knowledge/Experience  of Eaton Power Quality products and their applications.


FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES (please review APEX/My Competencies for functional competencies assignment details)

  • Market and Customer Knowledge.

  • Value Proposition Design.

  • Price for Value.

  • Sales Strategy and Management - Direct Selling.

  • Sales Strategy and Management - Channel Management.

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: Latin America
Organization: EPG LAC Latin AmericaCaribbean Division

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 064472