Cummins Inc. Sales Engineer, Cummins Rocky Mountain in Billings, Montana

Sales Engineer, Cummins Rocky Mountain


Manages customers of large complexity relationships through the sales cycle and executes sales plans to achieve revenue and profitability goals within a large sized assigned sales territory and/or high complexity market.

  • Roles aligned to this GPP may be eligible for a Sales Compensation program.

Sells highly complex company products and services by developing new prospects and accounts.

Achieves revenue and margin targets and ensures customer satisfaction through execution of a sales cycle from lead to sale.

Develops very complex relationships to generate customer goodwill and loyalty.

Conducts negotiations according to company guidelines.

Identifies, researches, and contacts prospective customers and builds positive relationships that will generate future sales and repeat business.

Responds to highly complex customer concerns about the company and its products and services.

Oversees very complex projects, programs and business relationships with assigned accounts and/or territory and/or market segment.

Maintains accurate reporting and forecasting through utilization of Cummins tools and processes (i.e. common sales cycle, Customer Relationship -- Management Systems)

Seeks opportunities to utilize Customer Focus Six Sigma and Customer Support Excellence Tools to concurrently grow the business and increase loyalty

Assures good communication and coordination between account management, field sales, upstream influencers, sales management, inside sales and sales analysts (as applicable) to attain the goals of the sales strategy and culture, management of customers, sales talent management and sales operations.

Has the potential to manage sales function personnel excluding field sales and/or account manager positions.

Assists with the collection of receivables from accounts/customers.

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Manages key customer relationships with a focus on OEM engine sales growth to achieve sales goals and execute sales plans within an assigned sales territory.

  • Primary responsibility is generating revenue by the selling and delivery of Cummins engines across all industrial markets of Montana, Western North Dakota and Northern Wyoming

  • Maintain and grow the existing OEM and key engine customer accounts in the region by setting/achieving aggressive sales goals and maintaining forecast documentation

  • Focus on the growth of new OEM and end-user business for all markets in the region, including underground mining, oil and gas, industrial, general manufacturing, municipal and retail

  • Willingness to travel 50-75% of the time by automobile with 6-8 nights/month in hotels

  • Plans 1-3 month schedule in the region to maintain continual customer presence and build/maintain key relationships in territory

  • Actively promotes a Safety minded culture (with a clear driving record) and focus on the safety of co-workers and customer inside and outside the Cummins service branch

  • 3-5 years of Industry specific experience required OR minimum 5 years of sales experience in an adjacent market

  • Proven success in sales across multiple branches or businesses in a specific geographic region

  • Strong ability to put TEAM first and focus on the branch and internal customers to maximize the satisfaction and sales of the external Cummins customer

  • Ability to cross-sell Cummins prducts, such as Fleetguard filters, parts & service, power generation and extended engine coverage

  • Successfully delegates responsibility and drives progress with co-workers and team members that are not direct reports

  • Familiarity with Cummins customer tools such as INSITE, Quickserve Online, Global Customer Engineering (GCE)

  • Understand competitive products and a proven ability to sell brand, value and relationships

  • Works as a team with Cummins branch on safety initiatives and sales opportunities while providing SUPERB customer support at each location


Communication Skills - Verbal communication and presentation skills utilizing telephone and web technologies. Possesses listening and written communication skills. Can use these skills to accomplish required job tasks. Little support is required to apply these skills effectively.

Focus on Customer Needs - Familiar with key Cummins customers. Awareness and / or knowledge of business strategies, organizational structures, geographic footprints, financial results, internal processes, and primary needs for effective segmentation. Anticipates and takes action to meet customer needs. Continually searches for ways to increase customer satisfaction. Knowledgeable of vital customer information required to make informed business decisions. Able to leverage customer contact to both attain customer specific information to provide a match between Customer needs and Cummins offerings to maximize sales opportunities. Consistently demonstrates ability to establish rapport, meet commitments, and develop effective working relationships with customers.

Sales Cycle - Can develop, manage, measure and coach a lead-to-sale sales cycle appropriate for segment responsible for. Sales Negotiation (3) - Identifies, recognizes, and uses negotiating tactics. Understands and knows how to develop and leverage power in a negotiation. Can coach others on the utilization of negotiating skills. Uses the Customer Market Profitability tools that support customer negotiations. Lead negotiator on major accounts.

Account Planning - Is able to develop strategies to grow business, formulate marketing plans, identify support needs and measure progress. Understands what strategies need to be put in place to strengthen customer relationships. Uses the Customer Market Profitability tools that support account planning as well as customer loyalty NPS tools and process.

Product Knowledge - Business-specific knowledge of what Cummins is trying to sell (features, benefits, applications, etc.). Knowledge of products and product lines. Able to represent the features and benefits to sell the products. Able to recognize customer needs and suggest product applications to solve problems and create benefits for the customer. Able to teach others to formulate effective messages and represent the features and benefits of the product.

Service Knowledge - Knowledge of the organizational structure of the Regional Distribution Organizations (RDOs). Familiarity with the services offered by the distribution channel. This includes whole good sales, part sales and distribution, maintenance and repair services, dealer support, and other areas of revenue generation. Can serve as a subject matter trainer/mentor for new department members.

Coach and develop - Accurately evaluates the strengths and development needs of direct reports; determines the appropriate coaching approach to use based on the situation and the needs of the individual; deliberately sets aside time to coach and develop direct reports; assists direct reports in setting high performance goals and preparing quality individual development plans; provides challenging assignments to facilitate individual development; provides each individual with the tools, knowledge and coaching he or she needs to develop; gives honest, timely and constructive feedback to others on their performance; conducts difficult conversations in a timely way with direct reports who are not performing to expectations or do not demonstrate the core values; invests time in coaching key high potentials, high performers and talent critical to the business; develops mentoring relationships with key talent across the organization.

Education, Licenses, Certifications

University or college degree in the field of Sales or Marketing, or an acceptable combination of education and experience. MBA desirable but not required.


Significant level of relevant work experience required for this senior position. Experience in field sales and or account management desirable. Significant travel may be required.

Compensation: Base salary commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.


Primary Location United States-Montana-Billings-US, MT, Billings, Cummins Rocky Mountain

Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office

Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced

Job Posting Feb 23, 2017, 5:04:57 PM

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 170000NQ