Technical Sales Specialist - Electrical Systems (1912) Southfield, Michigan

Company:  Mentor Graphics
Job Title:  Technical Sales Specialist - Electrical Systems  
Job Location: US - MI - Southfield (other locations will be considered)
Job Category:  Sales, Engineering


Mentor Graphics is a technology leader in Electronic Design Automation, providing software and hardware design solutions that help engineers around the world innovate. Each year, our customers push the boundaries to deliver new technologies to the world. Along the way, Mentor Graphics helps them see what is possible. They trust us with their technologies. We trust you to make them better.

For you, that means challenge, variety, and a chance to apply your individual talents to some of the most complex hardware and software design problems in the world. Our collaborative environment combined with a commitment to work/life balance makes Mentor Graphics an ideal place to advance your career and challenge your mind.


Position Overview
The Sales Specialist will provide technical selling support to the Transportation Sector Team. As a Sales Specialist, you will be contributing to the success of a team of product specialists and account managers by increasing the deployment of Mentor Graphics software in the Americas’ region accounts. Primary focus will be on Mentor tools that support electrical system design for the Transportation Industry (Automotive/Military Aerospace) including Capital, SystemVision, and Mentor’s legacy electrical/harness design tools: TransDesign and LCable.

Responsibilities Include:
•Understanding and contributing to Mentor Graphics’ strategy in the Transportation market
•Enabling customers to use and deploy Mentor Graphics software for electrical system design in pre and post sales situations.
•Assisting Account Managers to determine sales execution strategy by identifying and qualifying the match-up between customer needs and Mentor Graphics’ software products.
•Developing and maintaining technical sales plans for every account being engaged.
•Supporting sales activity with product demonstrations, evaluations, and competitive benchmarking.
•Providing technical support to customers including technical problem resolution and training.
•Communicating customer’s technical requirements to product marketing.
•Assisting customers with their software evaluations and benchmarks.
•Travel will be involved within the Americas region (65%)


Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following combination of education and experience:
•BS degree (or equivalent) in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering (or similar) is required.
•Must have 5 years of electrical system (and/or electrical harness) design and project management experience.
•Hands on experience with electrical systems and harness design tools in the Automotive and Aerospace markets.
•Experience with Mentor Capital or other electrical system design tools/flows is desirable.
•Demonstrated ability to build strong rapport and credibility with customer organizations while maintaining a company internal network of contacts.
•Experience with associated flows such as library management, data management design is a plus.
•Strong written and verbal skills are required


Mentor Benefits
Mentor Graphics believes in fostering a work environment that promotes a healthy work-life balance.  Our world class benefits package includes up to 32 days of vacation/holidays per year, 401k matching, Stock purchase plan, annual performance reviews/bonuses, education reimbursement, partially paid Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, Life, Short/Long Term Disability and much more.