Regional Sales Leader (Latin America)

Location US-TX-Houston
Job ID
# Positions
Experience (Years)
Engineered Sales


The Sales Leader provides strategic and daily direction for the Engineered Solutions group for the Latin America Operations region.  Holds primary accountability for customer satisfaction, increasing solutions opportunity pipeline and achieving financial goals for the region (primarily orders, but also revenue and operating income).


The position is designed to accomplish opportunities pipeline growth and order execution within the required external and internal parameters; timeliness to customer deliverable required dates; adherence to customer technical and commercial specifications; internal profitability goals; and minimization of product, warranty and operating costs, while complying with established ISO and corporate guidelines.


The general function is that of an Engineered Solutions regional business owner; the incumbent must integrate a traditionally diverse business and segregated functions (sales) into an effective solutions order generating team while maintaining adherence to the individual process control aspects of each function.  Other primary roles are: functioning as a change agent by driving process analysis, understanding markets and trends in the region and change to continually improve results; serving as a customer agent and point of contact; ensuring customer advocacy throughout customer solution process by functioning as a quality, execution and continuous improvement champion relative to intra and inter-departmental issues.


Travel is approximately 60% internationally (Latin America).


  • Provide technical engineered solutions direction with regard to conversions, modifications, upgrades and rerates for the region. This will include Steam Turbine, Compressor, Axials and Expanders for both Elliott and Non-Elliott fleets.
  • Work directly with Region Director and Region Sales Leader to develop strategic and tactical plans to enhance Engineered Solution’s value for both internal and external customers.
  • Be a strong customer advocate with regard to operational excellence (on time delivery and quality for example).
  • Make or exceed bookings target for the region.
  • Generate enthusiasm and excitement around engineered solutions within the internal selling team. Build and grow opportunities pipeline for both Elliott and Non-Elliot equipment.
  • Drive “Pro Active Initiative” to successful customer relationship development, opportunities pipeline and eventual tangible orders.
  • Collect, analyze, understand and make recommendations to regional leaders and Engineered Solutions staff with regard to Engineered Solutions offerings from a marketing and regional perspective. Identify significant trends and develop strategic plans accordingly.
  • Be instrumental in working with Marketing to develop tools to enable the sales team.
  • Directionally focus, provide guidance and technical engineered solutions support to sales team to ultimately close orders.
  • Provide oversight for the Engineered Solutions business interests with regard to any execution activities taking place in the region.
  • Focus on a sold margin vs. actual margin for orders received from the region.
  • As the most senior Engineered Solutions person in the region (excluding NA – HQ), provide day-to-day site/regional guidance for Engineered Solutions employees. Work with said employees’ direct manager to complete performance appraisals and salary plans.
  • Work with commercial teams to ensure accurate market based pricing, cost, lead time and margin for all engineered solution opportunities in the region.
  • Perform special projects as directed by superiors.


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in an engineered-to-order product manufacturer.
  • Specialized training in various related fields: technical sales, application engineering, accounting and change methodologies.
  • Intensive functional understanding of the entire order execution process gained by actual on-the-job exposure.
  • Working knowledge of state and regional government regulations and compliance criteria (ISO 9000, 14000, and 18000 regulations) as well as strict adherence to local compliance and "best practice" quality & inspection standards.
  • Proven proficiency in integrating broadly defined objectives into functional goals and metrics.
  • Demonstrated logistic, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, including conflict resolution.
  • Experience in negotiations, customer contact and organization dynamics.
  • Extensive understanding of Elliott products, processes, procedures and personnel.  Non-Elliott product knowledge required to expand Engineered Solutions regional footprint.
  • Knowledge of financial parameters governing Elliott goals.
  • Bi-lingual preferred. English required, Spanish preferred.


Elliott is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by the federal, state or local laws of the United States. Elliott is a drug free workplace.


No agency submissions please. NOTE: Resumes submitted to any Elliott Group employee without a current, signed and valid contract in place with the Elliott Group recruiting team will become the property of Elliott Group and no search fees will be paid.


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