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 Business Development Lead - Network & Cybersecurity Services - Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Job information
Posted by: Rockwell Automation 
Hiring entity type: Manufacturing 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Management - Senior
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: R21-9269 / Latpro-3823507 
Date posted: Sep-14-2021
State, Zip: Tennessee, 37201


Location: Nashville - Tennessee
Location: Atlanta - Georgia
Location: Dallas - Texas

Job Description

Business Development Lead - Network and Cybersecurity Services

Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley(R) and Rockwell Software(R) product brands are recognized for innovation and excellence. When you choose Rockwell Automation, you join countless talented employees who have helped us establish our leadership position in the automation industry over the past century.
The Business Development Lead (BDL) is responsible for driving sales growth in the Southwest Region for the Networks and Cyber Services business suite of offerings within their assigned geographic territory/domain specialty. Provides sales leadership and consultation within assigned territory as well as assuming direct involvement in major sales opportunities. Provides domain expertise of industries, applications, and technologies relevant to Rockwell Automation Network and Cyber Services.

Responsible for establishing and maintaining business relationships at key accounts, leveraging existing North America Sales and Distribution relationships with the customer. Also responsible for identifying customer technical /commercial challenges and engaging appropriate resources to bring issues to resolution. Performance of these duties requires a substantial amount of independent interface with Rockwell Automation customers, our authorized distributors, strategic alliance partners, and business unit personnel.

Position Summary

This position will be responsible for consistently driving direct sales to achieve order and revenue goals for the Connected Services Business suite of offerings assigned territory. This includes but is not limited to selling Industrial Networking and Data Center Infrastructure Systems, Compute Assessments, Designs, Implementations, Cyber Security offerings (Risk assessments, iDMZ's, Continuous Threat Detection and End Point Protection) and associated Comprehensive Managed Services. The role requires a proven track record of leading and executing complex sales pursuits as well as client based executive level engagement/consulting. This individual must demonstrate collaboration and cross functional leadership skills, as their responsibilities will also include working with sales territories, sales management, business unit domain experts, and strategic partners to Rockwell Automation. Global collaboration, project coordination, market access and strategy planning will be needed as required

Key Responsibilities

  • Achieve Rockwell Automation Connected Services sales targets, and meet business plans for Industrial Infrastructure, Virtualization, Cyber solutions, and Managed Services Contracts using a discipline sales process within targeted accounts.
  • Directly responsible for meeting and exceeding quota by actively negotiating and bringing opportunities to closure while working with the broader Rockwell Automation sales teams.
  • Develop and manage an accurate sales forecast and pipeline of Connected Services opportunities and other related solutions.
  • Work with Technical Service Engineers/Solution Architects and Connected Services Proposal Solution Consultants/Leads to develop the Scope of Supply, Bill of Materials, and Contract Requirements for proposals.
  • Leverage Global Sales & Marketing selling resources for target opportunity identification and access. Serve as the primary liaison between customers, regional sales team members and Rockwell Automation Connected Services to ensure efficient and effective communications and information flow from sales and pipeline development activities. Effectively translate technical terms into everyday language and properly manage expectations, both internally and externally.
  • Provide formal regular status reports to sales management which include forecast, pipeline and activity summary information. Monitor & report revenue and pipeline results weekly via CRM tool for assigned Verticals or Geographies to ensure performance goals are met.
  • Understand products, technologies, and solutions centered on Networking, Infrastructure, Information Security, Virtualization, and Cyber Security Services to generate demand, develop, and lead complex sales, close opportunities into revenue, and work within all vertical industries within the assigned region (e.g., Oil and Gas, Mining, Life Sciences, Heavy Industries, Food and Beverage, Chemical)
  • Demonstrate and execute sales and business management processes, (Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Funnel Reviews, Target Account Progression, New Customer Generation, Financial Forecasting, Proposal Generation/Revenue Target Review)
  • Responsible for competency development of territory sales teams, limited authorized distributor sales teams, and customers through conducting regular learning sessions, participate in/coordinate Rockwell Automation lead seminars and trade shows.
  • Collect, analyze and communicate market data to produce growth strategies, target account planning, which includes deep understanding of competitive landscapes, trends, key wins/losses and service development needs to the BU product management teams.

EOE, M/F/Disable, Vet

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Must be able and willing to travel 50% plus of the time to assigned territories.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US is required. We will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required. Preferably in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, or Computer Science.
  • Minimum of 8 years of proven sales experience in consultative sales, track record of consistently meeting and exceeding sales goals.
  • Minimum of 8 years or more of Automation, Engineering Services or Manufacturing industry experience required.
  • Ability to develop technical value propositions, demonstrate business and financial acumen, quantify return on investment, capital planning, operational budget management
  • Capable in leading and facilitating win strategy processes
  • Proven experience and demonstrated track record in developing account penetration, executive level selling, client-based strategy creation, and execution of existing frameworks in place
  • Preferred - Expertise / certification in Cyber Security standards, such as ISO 27001, IEC 62443.
  • Must have strong communication & collaboration skills in order to work with Rockwell Automation Product Business Units, Solutions and Services Delivery Teams, Global Sales teams, Sales Leadership, and Key strategic partners.
  • Demonstrates vendor/partner relationship management, collaborative selling (e.g. Cisco Systems, Panduit, Claroty VMware, Juniper, Bluecoat, CheckPoint, Symantec) including influencing and developing strategic partnerships.
  • Strong contributor.
  • High energy, driven and enthusiastic about opportunities to establish and implement new approaches.
  • Consistently achieving results even under tough circumstances. Ability to work in high visibility, high pressure situations.


This is a summary of the position's responsibilities and does not reflect the entire scope of work expectations.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability and veterans.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or a reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact our services team at +1 (see application details).


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