Sales Manager Urban Transport Germany (m/f/d)

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Date: 23-Sep-2021

Location: Hennigsdorf, Germany

Company: Alstom

Req ID:153381 

We create smart innovations to meet the mobility challenges of today and tomorrow. We design and manufacture a complete range of transportation systems, from high-speed trains to electric buses and driverless trains, as well as infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility solutions. Joining us means joining a truly global community of more than 75 000 people dedicated to solving real-world mobility challenges and achieving international projects with sustainable local impact.   


If you’re ambitious, driven and team-spirited, this is your opportunity to build a career as a Sales Manager Urban Transport Germany, Region DACH at our site in Hennigsdorf, Germany. Mannheim or Bautzen are alternative locations.


The main purpose of the role is to lead the sales & tender process for dedicated opportunities in Germany (Light Rail/ Urban Transport Vehicles), identifying business opportunities and carrying out customer acquisition activities. The successful candidate develops business to win new customers and nurture the existing ones.


Main Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain a solid customer relationship (working & management level) with a dedicated well known client’s group of Germany Cities;
  • Establish, maintain & develop technical knowledge of ALSTOM and competitor’s light rail/ urban transport products;
  • Develop the capture plan & winning strategy together with the bid team for opportunities within an expected annual three-digit million Euro market value;
  • Evaluate and analyze key trends impacting business in very close collaboration with respective product platforms, derive implications for current and potential strategies and develop those to gain market share;
  • Create and establish a foundation to provide management with a constant pulse on industry trends and issues important to the business;
  • Lead a cross-functional team, incl. marketing, sales and bid management in all aspects of project identification, development, selection, bidding, negotiating and closing;
  • Support of project core team during execution phase     


Qualifications & Functional Knowledge Education

  • University Technical Degree or a strong transportation business-related background
  • Mature Sales skills


Relevant experience required

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a sales, project management or business development role, working preferably in the railway industry (ideally light rail/ urban transport), experience in project & commercial management is also highly welcome


Specialized or cross-functional knowledge / relevant experience required by the position/role

  • Strong evidence of customer relationship building skills, demonstrated understanding of current and future market challenges as well as competitor knowledge
  • Strong technical & commercial background
  • Excellent German language knowledge is mandatorily required


An agile, inclusive and responsible culture is the foundation of our company where diverse people are offered excellent opportunities to grow, learn and advance in their careers.  We are committed to encouraging our employees to reach their full potential, while valuing and respecting them as individuals.   


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