Field Operations - Business Development / Sales Manager

Field Operations - Business Development / Sales Manager

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Responsible for Business Development, Sales activities and Implementation of Strategic Plans including Growth initiatives for ABB’s Field Operations Business specifically focusing on Electrical & Instrumentation Construction, Fabrication & Maintenance opportunities within the Oil, Gas & Chemicals sector.

The Business Development Manager will also be responsible for maintaining and utilizing industry contacts and networks for further opportunities as they arise.

• Ensure that the successful candidate supports & drives the RFQ process to the extent that we understand scope of work, risks related to scope, and contract
• Support the Project Construction Manager and Execution teams to complete the project/s successfully
• Collaborate and work with the Safety and Quality Managers to ensure the team is supported proactively and that QHS&E plans are current and available to be used
• Responsible for creating, supporting and driving business development plans & sales activities within local markets
• Supports management of respective local business unit in translating global strategies into local operations and in defining local implementation actions
• Develop good understanding of respective local markets, competitive enviroments and ABB positon
• Works with respective management in identification and prioritization of new business opportunities in line with strategic priorities, based on good understanding of local situation and global business strategies
• Collaborates with all related internal contracts and managers to ensure alignment, efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of the respective local business strategies
• Leads the organization with a focus on longer term strategic planning and development
• Leadership of one or more organizational areas
• Requires in-depth knowledge of the company’s plans and goals
• Clear focus on organizational leadership over subject matter expertise
• Following and being a strong advocate towards the implementation of ABB’s policies, procedures and guidelines such as… safety, code of conduct, integrity
• Promote, coach and endeavor a ‘lateral thinking’ culture within the business, leading best practices initiatives to effectively and efficiently solve problems and overcome challenges
• Interfacing with ABB’s current and potential clients, identifying and capturing opportunities and building trusted relationships
• Increasing personal and team capabilities, mentor employees and to build trust within the team
• Creating, collaborating and implementing growth initiatives across the operations
• Securing RFQ’s, sound scope of work along with understanding deliverables and working in conjunction with ABB’s estimating and proposal teams to deliver a sound, competitive and complete proposal
• Secure new business, business relationships and tangible opportunities for ABB’s Field Operations Business
• Maintaining communication with the team and customers in relation to project details including progress and status


• Electrical / Instrumentation or trade experience (minimum 5 years)
• Electrical estimating, project or construction management experience
• Technical Sales and or Business Development background & experience
• Grade 12 Diploma; post-secondary education an asset
• Experience in Electrical and Instrumentation
• Sales, business development, managing, construction knowledge and or overseeing small to medium sized EI&C projects would be an asset
• Well rounded, strong, established knowledge of the Oil and Gas Industry
• Sales and business development experience
• Strategic planning and growth initiative experience
• Knowledge & experience in a construction environment
• Firm grasp of project safety requirements
• Firm grasp of project quality requirements
• Is highly credible with customers – provides comfort on technical issues and is recognized as a professional expert in the field
• Sales and negotiation skills
• Ability to build and maintain sustainable customer relationships
• Has a strong network of contacts within the industry
• Good verbal and written communication skills – communication must be clear and concise
• Solid interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to all stakeholders
• Strong multi-tasking ability
• Works well under significant pressure, maintains equilibrium in a complex environment – resilient
• Provides relevant and proven expertise and instills confidence in client project teams
• Ability to coordinate and lead numerous individuals and activities to achieve project success
• Excellent conflict management skills
• Excellent problem solving and diagnostic skills
• Ability to effectively influence the wider organization within ABB
• Highly developed people management skills
• Exceptional ability to engage project team members, developing and leveraging those strengths for project success
• Promote a safe and healthy work place
• Promote health and safety awareness
• Identify, investigate and correct unsafe practices
• Implement and enforce health and safety rules and regulations
• Consistent use of proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
• Maintain all required safety certifications in good standing
• Attend and / or conduct regular safety meetings
• Ability to react quickly and maintain professional conduct under stressful, real-time situations
• Extensive knowledge with electrical and instrumentation equipment and applications
• Able to foster professional relationships with people from a variety of technical backgrounds and skill sets
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills
• Technical and professional writing experience
• Site pre-commissioning / commissioning experience

Additional information

ABB is an Employment Equity Employer and values a diverse workforce. ABB will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. In support of our Employment Equity Program, women, aboriginal people, members of visible minorities, and/or persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply and self-identify in the application process. We also offer a stimulating work environment, competitive salaries and a complete benefits package.

ABB is prepared to act on requests for disability accommodations that might be required to allow any disabled person to access our facility. Please advise us if any attending person requires/requests some specific form of disability accommodation.

The masculine form is used as neutral gender and includes men and women.

Red Deer, AB, Alberta, Canada
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Business Unit Oil, Gas & Chemicals
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ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing a history of innovation spanning more than 130 years, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization with two clear value propositions: bringing electricity from any power plant to any plug and automating industries from natural resources to finished products. As title partner of Formula E, the fully electric international FIA motorsport class, ABB is pushing the boundaries of e-mobility to contribute to a sustainable future. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 135,000 employees.

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