Business Development Director, Manufacturing

Cognite

Cognite

Sales & Business Development
Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Saturday, April 20, 2024
About Cognite
Embark on a transformative journey with Cognite, a global SaaS forerunner in leveraging data to unravel complex business challenges through our cutting-edge Cognite Data Fusion (CDF) platform. We were awarded the 2022 Technology Innovation Leader for Global Digital Industrial Platforms. In the realm of industrial digitalization, we stand at the forefront, reshaping the future of Oil & Gas, Manufacturing and Energy sectors. As an integral part of the esteemed Aker family, Cognite brings forth a legacy of innovation and excellence. Excitingly, we are set to extend our footprint to the vibrant landscapes of India, which opens the door for you to be part of the expansion from the beginning. Join us in this venture where data meets ingenuity, and together, we forge the path to a smarter, more connected industrial future.
As a Business Development Director, you will contribute to Cognite’s growth by winning new business with Manufacturing accounts, who are headquartered in your territory. You will help customers achieve improved business results through their adoption of Cognite Applications and the Cognite Data Fusion Platform to improve customers’ operational results in the Manufacturing industry.

What You'll Do

  • Develop and execute a territory strategy to drive bookings growth and win new customers
  • Through active prospecting and your personal network of contacts, generate new pipeline and provide “commercial insights” to prospective clients on how Cognite’s solutions will address the most important areas of their value chain
  • Manage complex sales cycles and lead your extended territory team (pre-sales and other key functions) to delight your prospects and customers
  • Utilize value-selling processes alongside demonstrating a wealth of knowledge of Cognite’s solutions
  • Negotiate favorable pricing and business terms with large enterprises by selling value and ROI
  • Achieve bookings targets while developing satisfied and referenceable customers
  • Accurately forecast monthly and quarterly results
  • Update salesforce.com on a regular basis
  • Provide timely and insightful input back to other corporate functions, particularly product management and marketing
  • Present and demonstrate our solutions in-person and via web-based presentations
  • Approximately 50% travel on client site and to our Texas offices

Who You Are

  • 7+ years successful Software Sales Experience into the Manufacturing vertical is required
  • Can explain the respective value chains for process and discrete manufacturing - including the key economic drivers; the business, people, and technical inter-dependencies; the digitalization opportunity with Industry 4.0
  • Well-versed in important manufacturing use cases, such as yield optimization, production visibility, higher operator productivity, quality improvement, predictive maintenance, and higher machine utilization
  • Experience with Operational Technology equipment and related software, such as Honeywell Connected Plant, Emerson Plantweb/AMS, GE/Meridum APM, Aveva, Bentley, and OSIsoft PI
  • 7+ years of direct sales experience carrying and exceeding a quota and selling enterprise software/ software-as-a-service (Business Intelligence/ Data Warehouse/ Big Data/ Advanced Analytics/ Machine Learning) to C-level executives
  • Proven track record meeting and exceeding software/SaaS bookings goals with new customers in a Direct sales role (not Channel or Partner-based)
  • Experience starting, managing, and closing complex sales cycles
  • Detail oriented, strong relationship-building skills and a focus on a high level of customer service
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including stellar presentation skills
  • Self-starter, able to work in a team environment, and superb time management and prioritization skills
  • Savvy at helping customers create business cases with quantified ROI to justify new investments
  • Familiarity with relevant technology, such as Big Data (Hadoop, Spark, Hive, BigQuery); Data Warehouses; Business Intelligence; and Machine Learning
  • Start-up experience (Series A, B, or C)
  • Bachelor's degree

Why choose Cognite? 🏆 🚀

A snapshot of our many perks and benefits as a Cogniter

  • Competitive Compensation including base plus bonus
  • 401(k) with 4% employer matching
  • Health, Dental, Vision & Disability Coverages with premiums fully covered for employees and all dependents
  • Unlimited PTO + flexibility to enjoy it
  • 18 Company Holidays including the week between Christmas & New Years
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Company Paid Friday Lunch via DoorDash + Fully Stocked Fridges in the offices
  • Join a team of 70 different nationalities 🌐 with Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in focus 🤝.
  • A highly modern and fun working environment with sublime culture across the organization, follow us on Instagram @cognitedata 📷 to know more
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best people on some of the most ambitious projects found anywhere, across industries
  • Join our HUB 🗣️ to be part of the conversation directly with Cogniters and our partners.
  • Paid mobile phone and WiFI
  • A pet lover? Get the chance to meet Spot 🐶!
Cognite is a global industrial SaaS company that was established with one clear vision: to rapidly empower industrial companies with contextualized, trustworthy, and accessible data to help drive the full-scale digital transformation of asset-heavy industries around the world. Our core Industrial DataOps platform, Cognite Data Fusion™, enables industrial data and domain users to collaborate quickly and safely to develop, operationalize, and scale industrial AI solutions and applications to deliver both profitability and sustainability. Visit us at www.cognite.com and follow us on Twitter @CogniteData or LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cognitedata
Equal Opportunity
Cognite is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment at work and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive the same level of consideration for employment; everyone we hire will receive the same level of consideration for training, compensation, and promotion.
We ask for gender as part of our application because we want to ensure equal assessment in the recruitment process. Your answer will help us reach this commitment! However, the question about gender is optional and your choice not to answer will not affect the assessment of your application in any way.