Lead Data Center Sales Engineer

Job Description

Eaton’s North American Electrical Sales division is currently seeking a Lead Data Center Sales Engineer to join our team. This position is based at our San Antonio, TX location. 

Position Overview:

The primary function of the Lead Data Center Sales Engineer includes achieving assigned sales quote through the technical marketing and sale of Eaton Data Center Segment products (primarily Uninterruptable Power Supply Systems – single and three phase- as well as Power distribution equipment and Eaton Services) - to Specifying Consultants, Architects, Design Build Electrical Contractors, and End Users.  This will be expected in the geographic market region consistent with the expectations of seasoned sales professionals.  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.  This position is expected to develop, grow, and maintain relationships with Eaton employees, specifiers, and customers including Eaton Authorized Distributors. 

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:

  • Effectively represent Eaton Data Center segment products and solutions in the market from a technical and features position.

  • Develop and execute sales plans to meet performance expectations and requirements

  • Quote projects and negotiate correct required pricing

  • Prepare sales presentations to create product understanding and awareness

  • Build relationships with key customers to enhance long-term business prospects

  • Work with factories to resolve technical issues while working with customers to resolve quality issues

  • Canvas the market to gain insight and adjust to ever changing pricing and delivery requirements

  • Assist the team to develop a coordinated sales effort while keeping management informed of market conditions

  • Obtain ongoing training on both functional and technical skills.

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution

  • Minimum five (5) years of electrical OR data center industry sales experience

  • Possess and maintain a valid and unrestricted driver’s license

  • Legally authorized to work in the US without company sponsorship

  • No relocation benefit is being offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate geographical area (50 miles) will be considered.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering

  • Knowledge of Data Centers, specifically UPS systems, low voltage distribution gear, ATS, transformers, power monitoring and metering

  • Electrical systems application and configuration knowledge and experience

Position Criteria:

  • Ability to respond to a variety of challenging circumstances while continuing to demonstrate superior selling skills for important customer services and applications

  • Electrical product knowledge

  • Ability to provide technical solutions built around customer needs

  • Skilled in time management

  • Willingness to use our CRM (Customer Relationship Management) tool C360 daily  

  • Possess negotiating skills while understanding and using techniques needed to close orders

  • Experience with preparing sales proposals that meet customer expectations

  • Robust presentation, training and communications skills

  • Experience utilizing Value Added selling techniques

  • Strong work ethic, communications skills, competitiveness, willingness to learn and adept at building relationships

  • Experience working with Bidmanager and SAP

  • Strong computer skills with Office C360 suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, One Drive, Sharepoint, etc)

We 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.


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: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: NAS North American Sales

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