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18 March 2010. Vol 2, Issue 3

Dear Readers,

The major story of the last seven days was the publication of proposals to revolutionise Britain's rail network by delivering a high speed rail network linking London to Birmingham, the East Midlands, and on to Newcastle, Liverpool and ultimately Scotland.

The GBP30 billion project is subject to parliamentary approval and public consultation with work is not expected to commence until 2017. Should all go to plan, about 10,000 jobs would be created – great news for everyone in the rail industry.

To read the full details of the proposal go to the Department of Transport's website at http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/pi/highspeedrail/om

Jobs of the Week in Brisbane and Melbourne, Australia, here our client, a global provider of signaling and communications solutions to the transportation industry markets, is seeking Senior Sales Leaders – Signalling.

For further details of these positions and other opportunities worldwide, visit our website at www.railpersonnel.com.

Regards
Ceri Taylor
Editor
ceri@railpersonnel.com

   
 
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Job Title: Senior Sales Leader Signalling ( #8521 )
Discipline: Signalling, Sales and Marketing
Role:
Position Type: Permanent
Country: Australia
Languages: English

Job Description:
Our client is a global provider of signaling and communications solutions to the transportation industry. Markets served include heavy haul freight, mass transit, and metro systems, among others. We currently have two positions available for this role, one located in Melbourne and one located in Brisbane, Australia.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • sales leadership responsibility for signaling, onboard and GRO, products and services and services including launching NPI, increasing market share, and bringing value to the customer by solving problems
  • determining/creating customer needs and articulating the needs to drive product management and engineering to develop technical solutions, marketing, sales and strategic business plans and be responsible for delivering sales commitments for railrway
  • developing instrumental relationships at all levels of the railway
  • facilitating the proper application of resources such as Field Service, Customer Advocates, Customer Service, Product Solution Engineers, etc. in support of customers
  • providing key input in the generation of proposals, Business Selling Team (BST) initiatives, MGPP innovations, and Six Sigma quality
  • continually improving commercial IQ: Competitive analysis, Technical depth, Segment / Market analysis, Customer centricity; and
  • meeting sales, orders and pricing.
Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Business discipline; and
  • minimum of 3 years industrial sales experience, preferably in railway or signaling.
Contact: adam@railpersonnel.com

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