Director Sales - Capital Equipment

Jabil   •  

San Jose, CA

Industry: Manufacturing


Less than 5 years

Posted 180 days ago

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Job Summary
Jabil is a Supply Chain Solutions organization with the Sales Executive being the catalyst to create the proper business atmosphere within the customer. The ability to create a strategic partnership for long term collaborative manufacturing and services is the goal. Generating sales from new or existing customers across the Western Region within the server/storage/high velocity and infrastructure industries. Responsible for ensuring customer trust and satisfaction. Maintains contact with the customer at a high, executive level focusing on the strategic nature of the relationship. Works with Sr. management in developing target customers and landing the customer. Typically, the sales are more consultative than transactional in which the purchase decision is complex and long, value is the key, and focus is on the solution.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Jabil has created a culture that is empowering to a person in the sales industry. The Jabil Sales person is a “Deal Maker” for the company. They are allowed the flexibility to run their own territory/ accounts and develop the target opportunities on a collaborative effort with the area VP/ Sr Director to ensure the corporate sales targets are met. This is accomplished with a team atmosphere that includes Business Units, Marketing, Engineering and Jabil Executive management. The goal is to target key capital equipment or mechatronics accounts in the area and as a team define the opportunities and create a strategy to win.

Target Deal Size: The average target deal size is between $20M- $100M+ for total EMS business and $2M – $10M for mechanical business. Target customers tend to semiconductor, test, automation or industrial space. We are looking for a progressive deal maker that sells more than just price. The right candidate must have the ability to do the research on the client and define the key areas of interest and create a strategy on how to win the business. Understanding the client’s needs and competitive landscape is critical to defining the entry points for Jabil. The candidate must have experience in the Silicon Valley and have a network of contacts at the senior leadership level.

Business Strategy and Direction:

  • Define, develop and implement a sales strategy, which contributes to the corporate sales strategic direction.
  • Develop trust with customer or potential customer.
  • Understand the Jabil selling process: Prospecting; Preapproach-planning the sale; Approach; Need Assessment; Presentation; Meeting Objections; Gaining commitment; and Follow-up.

*Qualify new potential customers with guidance from Sr. Management, Sector VP’s, and Business Development.

  • Responsible for customer satisfaction and good client relationships.
  • Develop an understanding of the workcell and business unit strategies as it pertains to sales.
  • Work closely with Business Development, Operations, and legal groups for quote and contract development.

*Knowledge of and its use to target new customers.

  • Provide regular updates to VP / Sr. Director of sales and marketing team on the execution of the strategy.

    Forecast Development and Accuracy:

  • Prepare timely forecasts for the sales department.
  • Provide expense budgets when required.
  • Compare forward forecast results to historical actual results for trend assessment and analysis.

    Technical Responsibilities:

  • Create customer /product penetration strategies and the deployment of such for new accounts.
  • Interpret and communicate customer requirements to enable development of services and operational capabilities to support new customers and business opportunities.
  • Develop RFQ analysis and present formal presentation to customer; ensure key financial measures are achieved within each quote, including profitability targets.
  • Promote Jabil’s capabilities, footprint and services to new customers.
  • Lead commercial negotiations with new customers.
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Typically reports to Management. Direct supervisor job title(s) typically include: VP Sales / Marketing; Sr. Director of Sales

Job is directlyresponsible for managing other employees (e.g., hiring/termination and/or pay decisions, performance management). Job title example(s) of employees directly supervised: Inside Sales Associate, Sales Assistant, etc.



Ability to sell Jabil’s comprehensive services into new accounts, and possesses a demonstrated ability to develop, qualify, and close large complex business solution opportunities.

* Able to develop and maintain customer executive relationships; define approach/strategy to building relationships

* Able to develop account opportunities; able to establish consistent prospecting to maintain a healthy sales funnel; accurately and objectively reports sales funnel status of opportunities.

* Able to proactively create, drive, and manage proposal opportunities

* Able to develop competitive value propositions clearly mapped against the impact on customers business objectives.

* Ability to prepare & plan for customer meetings; ability to track: meeting value, objectives achievement, and action item/follow-up

* Adept at developing consultative relationships with customers; able to provide insights to client’s business, objectives, and strategy

* Possessing the creative ability to manage multiple customers and complex priorities within demanding timeframes, and ensure team accountability.

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and communicate regarding common scientific and/or technical journals, financialreports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Ability to tailor advanced quality tools training to all levels of the organization. Multilingual preferred.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Strong knowledge of global and regional logistics operations and industry.
  • Strong proficiency in determining logistics requirements to enable company’s business goals and objectives with ability to devise and implement strategy to achieve targets.
  • Strong financial and analytical ability. Proficiency in managing business analytics to determine optimum company footprint.
  • Strong knowledge of international direct and indirect taxes as well as global customs regimes.
  • Proven track record of successful change management accomplishments, implementing and management of continuous productivity and cost reduction programs.
  • Strong and convincing communication skills.

Education & Experience Requirements
– Requires a bachelor’s degree in Business; Master’s Degree preferred
– Plus 3 – 5 years of experience in the field
– Ability to read, analyze, interpret and communicate regarding common scientific and/or technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
– Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors

Jabil is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Requisition Number: 207837