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Placement - Sales Engineering Specialist

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At Cummins we recognise that having experience of the working world during your university degree provides a key insight to the practical application of your learning. We run an exciting 12 months placement where you are given an opportunity to work in a role and on real projects making a difference in both your team and the company as a whole. You will receive on the job training and take part in a structured Training & Development Programme designed to give the skills and competencies required for future graduate roles.

We are Cummins. We Power a World That's Always On.

At Cummins, innovation is nothing new. Over a century ago we pioneered some of the first car and truck engines, catalysing change and bringing the impossible into reach. And now, we're driving a new revolution, one in which we keep the world moving forward by harnessing energy itself -and transforming it into power.

As a member of the Greater Europe sales team, you will be supporting business development opportunities within the region. This role involves cross functional work across the Cummins business where you will have the unique opportunity to interact with many different functions internally including marketing communications, product management, engineering, distribution and aftermarket as well as externally with distributors and at times with end customers. You will also be responsible for the preparation of sales analyses and reports.

Support the sales team in technical customer enquiries.

Assist the sales team in their effort for creating and delivering qualified opportunities to sales representatives where appropriate.

Assists the sales force with Request For Quotation (RFQ) management and other sales cycle operations as needed.

Responds to customer/distributor concerns about the company and its products and services.

Sourcing information, interpreting, developing and implementing results to agreed deadlines.

Investigates and direct distributor transactional and pre-sale technical issues.

Maintains accurate sales entry, reporting and forecasting through utilization of Cummins tools and processes (i.e. common sales cycle, Customer Relationship Management Systems).

Assures good communication and coordination between account management, field sales, upstream influencers, sales management and inside sales to attain the goals of the sales strategy and culture, management of customers, sales talent management and sales operations.

Supporting in the technical submittal process of smaller scale projects

Embrace the Company values and mission; represent and promote Cummins to the Customer internally and externally.

Assists in the pricing analysis and discount decision process.

Supports the sales team in the entry and analysis of the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and the Configure Price and Quote (CPQ) systems.


  • College, university, or equivalent degree in Business/Electrical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering or a related subject required.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent IT skills to include Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Flexible and proactive attitude with a desire to learn and take on responsibilities.
  • Some experience of working within Sales environment will be advantageous but not mandatory.
  • The role will provide excellent experience for your CV and an introduction to sales role in industry. A mentor will be there to guide you through your placement year. The following training will be provided;
  • Training in Corporate systems such as Oracle, and familiarisation with other business software.
  • Coaching to enable the development of other business skills.
  • Training in industry relevant products and segments.
  • Access to the learning centre providing web-training opportunities in a wide range of subjects.

At Cummins, we are dedicated to diversity in the workplace and we are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applicants equally. No employee or potential employee will receive less favourable treatment because of any protected characteristic.


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Job ID Number: 1800070K
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Wellingborough (Northamptonshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical

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