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Business Development/Senior Sales Specialist (Energy)

Date: Apr 5, 2021

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44117


Lincoln Electric is a global manufacturer of the highest quality welding, cutting and joining solutions ranging from simple to complex. With over 120 years of service excellence, we are committed to employing talent that will support our strategy to foster innovation and a first class experience for our customers. Lincoln Electric, where the actual is limited and the possible is immense.


Req. ID: 19738 


PRIMARY FUNCTION: Leads the business development activities in the Energy industry segment (power generation, oil & gas, petrochemical), in particular replacing cast components with additively manufactured components, by building key customer relationships, identifying new business opportunities, negotiating and closing business deals, and maintaining knowledge of current market conditions. Establishes the strategic sales goals and formulates plans to makes sure goals are met.



  • Research prospective accounts in targeted markets, pursue leads, and follow through to a successful agreement.
  • Understand the target markets, including industry, company, project, company contacts, and which market strategies can be used to attract clients.
  • Collaborate with engineering, production, and sales teams to ensure that requirements are met.
  • Maintain relationships with current clients and identify new prospects.
  • Possess a strong understanding of our value proposition, product offering, our competition in the industry, and positioning.
  • Follow the latest industry developments and stay up-to-date on competitors.
  • Responsible for developing colleagues’ and customer’s understanding in the Energy industry segment.
  • Works with complex or high profile territory/account, products/services, sales or account management process; serves as team lead.
  • Plans own territory or account approach and has input into colleagues’ approaches; manages own and often others’ resources.
  • Has broad authority/opportunity to set and negotiate product/service terms.
  • Recognized as an expert in the casting process and cast components.
  • Assumes additional responsibilities as need or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Engineering or Business degree preferred.
  • 8 plus years of a proven track record in business sales or related activities in the supply of cast components to energy markets.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with emphasis on priorities and goal setting.
  • Superior presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking abilities.
  • Technical skills required to understand and propose products or solutions by focusing on client requirements.
  • Ability to communicate information, whether technical or non-technical to staff members and customers, in a clear and concise manner.
  • This position requires traveling.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $2.5B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 10,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 40 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Sales 
Section:  Lincoln Cleveland (US10) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

Job Segment: Engineer, Welding, Engineering, Manufacturing