Sales Engineer - San Jose, CA

San Jose, California
01-21-2020
San Jose
Depends on Experience 

Position:  Sales Engineer

Location: San Jose, CA

AICC, a group within Amphenol, is the market leader for high speed, high bandwidth electrical connectors for the Data Center market (Mobil Networks, Storage, Servers, Routers, Switches, etc.).  Our products help to enable the electronics revolution and remain a key enabler for all the major Tier 1 OEM’s globally.  Our headquarters are located in Nashua, NH and we have design, sales and manufacturing locations globally.

We are currently seeking a Sales Engineer to join our West Region Sales Team.  The position will be located in San Jose, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our customer’s ultimate success depends on our ability to solve cutting edge problems in relation to high bandwidth signal transmission.  We value our relationships with these companies and we depend on our Sales and Field Applications Engineering Teams to foster this ongoing partnership.

As a Sales Engineer you interface with our external customers and internal product development, product marketing and application teams.  Sell and promote all Amphenol ICC products within an assigned territory and defined accounts, either through original equipment manufacturers (OEM customers) and/or distributors, via successful design win (AVL) activities and total channel management. Help devise strategies to differentiate our products and solutions from our competitors. Broaden customer base and increase penetration at existing accounts, including key global accounts. The role of Sales Engineer gives an excellent insight into the Sales, Marketing, Technical, and Product Development functions of the organization.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide sales leadership, and work closely with Field Applications Engineer and Business Units within AICC
  • Promote and sell Amphenol ICC products with established customers and developing new prospects.
  • Identify all interconnect opportunities/applications of Amphenol ICC products for clients and work with the customers engineering team to design in new products
  • Develop and implement sales plan and growth strategy for territory and customers
  • Meet and exceed strategic objectives and established sales quota  via new design wins and management of the entire sales channel
  • Motivate existing and potential customers to increase product content on the design
  • Support technical aspects of the sales cycle including marketing support for the development and implementation of AICC products
  • Provide customer service to solve complex interconnect problems and technical inquiries
  • Track orders and revenue by customer
  • Build rapport and provide customer support by supplying information related to samples, delivery dates, part drawings and specifications, quality issues, credit issues, etc.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the market and competition in your territory.
  • Keep informed of new products and other general information of interest to customers.
  • Travel required

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors in Business/Marketing with a technical background or Engineering with a Business/Marketing aptitude                             
  • Knowledge and understanding of interconnect solutions industry
  • Field sales and applications experience, or related experience (inside sales or customer service with interconnect, passive, electromechanical components)
  • Knowledge of international business practices a plus

SKILLS:

  • Sales skills to successfully negotiate a technical design win, approved vendor status, contracts, and customer partnership.
  • Technically astute with an ability to acquire extensive product and application knowledge, with an ability to assess, and provide solutions for, customer design challenges/needs
  • Self-motivated and driven to identify, qualify and pursue new customers and new markets
  • Ability to effectively communicate across the engineering and managerial functions of a business
  • Strong oral and written communications to provide high level customer service and build relationships
  • Organizational skills to anticipate, prioritize, plan, organize to meet and exceed strategic objectives
  • Leadership skills to assess and drive new opportunities in a global account environment
  • Knowledge of modeling tools Pro E or Solidworks
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products

Amphenol Corporation is proud of our reputation as an excellent employer.  Our main focus is to provide the highest level of support and responsiveness to both our employees and our customers, the world's largest technology companies.  Amphenol Corporation offers the opportunity for career growth within a global organization.  We believe that Amphenol Corporation is unique in that every employee, regardless of his or her position, has the ability to positively impact the business.

Amphenol is an “Equal Opportunity Employer” - Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity or National Origin

For additional company information please visit our website at www.amphenol-icc.com

To apply please visit our website at www.amphenol-icc.com/careers