Sales Executive – Industrial Software

September 30, 2021
Houston, TX
Job Type


If you are a Sales Executive in Industrial Software looking for an opportunity to grow, Emerson has an exciting opportunity for you!  You will be responsible for driving business growth and meeting annual orders targets for Emerson’s Plantweb Optics software and services in assigned accounts. Included in these responsibilities are developing and leading account penetration plans and the global Emerson team supporting these accounts. Plantweb Optics is an innovative solution for operational data management and analytics used across a wide variety of manufacturing and process industries. The software enables users to achieve operational excellence in the areas of safety, reliability, production, and environmental sustainability. This is a REMOTE position based in the United States.

The successful candidate will have experience and a proven track record in selling software solutions to industrial clients, working across customer stakeholders with OT, IT, and C-level responsibility. You will be driven to achieve exceptional business growth working at an enterprise level with strategic accounts.  You must be both technically savvy and have a high level of business acumen to create and communicate innovative solutions that deliver quantifiable results to clients.

In addition, this individual will be an integral team member representing Plantweb Optics platform in large enterprise Digital Transformation / Capital Project pursuits that may include everything from sensors to cloud-deployed enterprise solutions.


  • Grow Software License, Subscription, and Services Orders for Plantweb Optics platform on assigned accounts.
    • Responsible for achieving or exceeding annual order targets of Plantweb Optics in enterprise accounts and within an assigned geographical territory.
    • Manage the entire sales process to ensure delivery against key performance metrics, with a strong emphasis on new business sales, while expanding existing footprint.
  • Build Trusted Advisor Relationships –
      • Establishes relationships with C-Level Business, Digital & IT executive sponsors on assigned accounts; participate in the development of Plantweb Optics based Software solutions to improve client’s business operating metrics and represent Emerson in their QBR’s by bringing in value of counsel and expertise, value of solutions, and value of implementation expertise.
      • Builds a foundation on which to harvest future business opportunities and accurate account information and coaching.
  • Demonstrate Customer and Situational Awareness
    • Actively understand assigned account’s technology footprint, strategic growth plans, technology strategy, and competitive landscape.
    • Review public information (e.g. new executive appointments, earnings statements, press releases) for the company and its competitors to remain updated on key industry trends and issues impacting the prospect.
  • Drive Account Leadership –
    • Lead the development & execution of designated account plans, stakeholder mapping, address stakeholder priorities & pain points, and optimize sales cycles, using value-based solution selling methodologies with a focus on business case definition, ROI, and business outcomes.
    • Target to make nominated accounts to become Emerson Customer Success references;
    • Develop a high-level strategy for data management, analytics taking into account competitive positioning in respective enterprise sales pursuits
    • Close enterprise agreements with assigned strategic accounts and their sites regionally or globally
  • Practice Sales Excellence :
    • Practitioner of best practice Solution Selling Sales Methodologies Communicate customer drivers, needs, sales strategy, and account plans to internal management and the sales team
    • Lead and manage the end to end sales process on assigned accounts through engagement of appropriate Pre-Sales, Professional Services and Industry Solution Group resources
    • Lead internal sales team through Opportunity Review, Deal Approval processes.  Effectively articulate customer drivers, needs, and sales strategy to leadership and the sales team


You serve as a strategic partner to build, grow, and maintain profitable and long-lasting relationships with key accounts. You persist in the face of challenges and setbacks. You articulate a compelling, inspired, and relatable vision. You anticipate the impact of emerging technologies and make necessary adjustments. You show a tremendous amount of initiative in tough situations and are exceptional at spotting and seizing opportunities. You remain energized and effective when faced with ambiguity and uncertainty. You use knowledge of business drivers and how strategies and tactics play out in the market to guide actions. You build immediate rapport even when facing difficult or tense situations.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Engineering disciplines, or Business-related field
  • 5 years’ experience in software platform sales or business development with experience in leading enterprise engagements
  • Proven ability to engage C-level contacts for the purposes of solution selling, establishing peer relationships, articulating strategic vision and closing deals with client’s business and IT leaders.
  • Understanding the client’s buying and decision-making process; demonstrated ability to work effectively at all levels and influence key decision makers of the client organization.
  • Knowledge of integrated operations, functional architectures, financial models and impact of technology, and able to translate business needs into functional requirements 
  • Team player able to work effectively at all levels of an organization with the ability to influence
  • Effective written and verbal communicator, can relate to employees and customers at all levels
  • Facilitation skills, particularly workshop sessions and Consultative Selling skills
  • Excellent analytical, technical, presentation, leadership, consensus building, and interpersonal skills
  • An average of 50% travel


  • Minimum 8-10 years’ industry experience
  • Proven track record as an enterprise sales/account manager in the OT (Operational Technology) and enterprise software field (real-time infrastructure, historians, data processing, analytics and asset management) with annual individual Orders responsibility of > $5M 
  • Consistent track record of achieving business objectives including revenue goals, high NPS and customer focus in a highly dynamic business environment, working with commercial and enterprise clients
  • Minimum 3 years experience selling enterprise software solutions to IT decision makers (CIO, CTO, C-level targets)
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Flexible and competitive benefits plans offer you the right options to meet your individual and family needs: medical insurance plans, dental and vision coverage, 401(k), tuition reimbursement and more. We also provide you flexible time-off plans, including paid parental leave, vacation, and holiday leave.
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This philosophy is fundamental to living our company’s values and our responsibility to leave the world in a better place. Learn more about our Culture & Values and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Emerson.
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Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J or TN, or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.
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Emerson is a leading global technology, software, and engineering company providing innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and residential markets.
Our Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid, and discrete manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency and create sustainable infrastructure.
We help customers in the world’s most essential industries solve the biggest challenges of modern life. Every day, our global workforce fulfills our unified Purpose and lives out the Values we hold close as an organization: Integrity, Safety & Quality, Support Our People, Customer Focus, Continuous Improvement, Collaboration, and Innovation.
Our Causes – Planet, Humanity, Champion, Inclusion, and Future – shape, define and fuel Emerson’s culture while inspiring our innovative spirit and driving our focus.
Whether you’re an established professional looking for a career change, an undergraduate student exploring possibilities, or recently received your MBA degree, you’ll find opportunities with us. Join our team and start your journey today!

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