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Business Developer - Automotive & Transportation (286442)

Job ID 286442 - Posted 11/01/2018 - Belgium - Leuven - Digital Factory - Engineering - Experienced Professional - Permanent - Full time only
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Business Developer
Automotive & Transportation


Siemens Industry Software N.V. (SISW, formerly known as LMS) is an engineering innovation company, with proven track record in the area of experimental, numerical and hybrid (mixed experimental-numerical) system modelling for noise, vibration, durability and dynamics, performing substantial in-house research on advanced methods and applications. SISW is part of the Siemens PLM Software, a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with seven million licensed seats and more than 71,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, Siemens PLM Software collaborates with companies to deliver open solutions, helping them make smarter decisions that result in better products. For more information on Siemens PLM Software products and services, visit

Within the Test Subsegment, we are searching for a Business Developer - Automotive & Transportation for the team in Leuven, Belgium.


The main focus for this function is on:
* Maximizing sales of existing products and services for the assigned market segment (Automotive & Transportation)
* Supporting the launch of new solutions
* Deal support for large (named) opportunities
* Training of regional sales and presales engineers

This position reports to the Director Business Development - Test.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1. Maximize sales of existing products and services for the assigned market segment
* Support regional sales organizations by defining and executing sales programs
* Leveraging successes from one region to another
* Guiding regional offices to go to new market segments with existing products
* Ensure availability of required sales materials
* Develop & maintain a view on market potential for the assigned market segment
* Work with Test Subsegment Management to set targets for the market segment
* Analyse market segment & define strategy to maximize market share for LMS
* Work with Product Management to improve the product lines
2. Support launch of new solutions
* Help enabling the sales of the relevant solutions through the regular field sales force
* Training of sales and presales engineers on new solutions
* Work with regional sales engineers to develop first reference accounts for new solutions
3. Deal support for large (named) opportunities
* Act as liaison person between the regions and the Test Subsegment in support of larger deals
* Coordination of efforts in support of technical and commercial close of the opportunity
* Work with Product Management and Product Development Management on required product customization or extensions
* Report on progress for the assigned opportunities
4. Training of the regional sales engineers
* Ensure that sales engineers are sufficiently familiar with the offering in order to represent the solutions effectively in front of the customers
* Ensure availability of training materials for sales

* University degree M.Sc. in engineering or higher
* Knowledge of theory and background wrt. acoustics & vibration testing, basics of fatigue
* Knowledge of the SISW LMS Test product portfolio (LMS SCADAS/LMS Test.Lab) and/or competitive solutions (B&K, Mueller-BBM, Head Acoustics, HBM, Dewetron, …) is an extra asset
* Knowledgeable about engineering process in automotive & transportation
+ Structural testing (Shaker testing, Impact testing, Modal Analysis, …)
+ Acoustic testing (Binaural measurements, Sound Quality, Sound source localization, Material testing, Pass-by noise, …)
+ Signature testing (Engine testing, Gearbox testing, Torsional vibrations, …)
+ Environmental testing (Sine/Random/Shock testing, Time Waveform replication, …)
* Experience in technical/commercial customer contacts
* Languages:
+ Fluent in English
+ Knowledge of German and/or French are extra strong assets
* Behavioral competencies:
+ Customer oriented
+ Analytical mind
+ Team player
+ Creative and innovation-minded
+ Stress tolerant
+ Flexibility


Siemens PLM Software offers, besides an attractive salary and benefits package, an internationally oriented and innovative high-tech environment. It is a fast growing, financially healthy company with a flat structure, which develops LMS simulation and testing solutions in an informal, flexible atmosphere. People working within the business unit appreciate the room for initiative and career development. LMS solutions are driven by innovation and therefore management fosters the creativity of its employees. Siemens PLM Software provides continuous training and competence development, stimulating personal development with respect to technical and/or management skills.

Siemens PLM Software is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V

Automotive & Transportation

Siemens nv / SA, Leuven
Employment type: 
Permanent contract, Temporary fixed-term contract