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Application Engineer (Machine Vision)
Location: Minneapolis, MN

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This successful Electrical Distributor is adding staff to its Automation Support Department and is in need of someone experienced in Machine Vision. If you have 2+ years of factory automation vision experience and would like to join a company where you can thrive and grow, please apply.

The Application Engineer (Machine Vision) will help grow overall Vision Systems business by driving growth through identifying, developing and helping close Cognex Vision business opportunities. This role will be responsible for the building and maintaining relationships with vendors and customers in collaboration with the Automation Manager, Account Managers, and other Application Engineers.
Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
  • Work with the Automation Manager and Account Managers to identify and close Machine Vision opportunities within existing account base and new accounts
  • Expected to be customer facing 75% of time demonstrating and presenting Vision Products with the goal of winning the order
  • Develop a sales plan for Vision business and participate in the execution and monitoring of the plan
  • Primary interface with Vision vendors 
  • Manages the Vision Products Funnel within our CRM 
  • Distributes and manages Vision leads
  • Create the appropriate training plan for the Sales team
  • Participate in automation commercial events
  • In conjunction with Marketing resources, provides input into the Vision Products marketing plan
Critical Success Factors:
  • Exhibit strong sales skills or strong technical knowledge with the desire to perform sales functions
  • Ability to present & demo technical products
  • Planning Skills
  • Strong desire/interest in to keep on the leading edge of technology
  • Ability to negotiate effectively at a high level and build strong relationships with customers, vendors and suppliers
  • Drive for Continuous Improvement
  • Detail orientated
  • Dependable
  • Customer Focused; must be a resource & partner to our internal and external customers
  • Ability to learn quickly and transfer knowledge to others
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills via phone, email and in person are required
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with internal and external customers
Job Requirements/Specifications:
  • 2+ years machine vision experience and ability to present hands-on product demonstrations
  • Requires B.S. degree, preferably in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent occupational experience

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