We have already covered in our past blog post about growing demand of sales engineers; in this blog post we would like to highlight how sales engineers from India are making a mark in international market.
Who is a Sales Engineer?
A sales engineer is a professional that combines technical knowledge with sales skills to provide advice and support on a range of engineering products to clients. A Sales Engineer is usually given a particular geographical area with mutually derived sales target that one has to achieve in that particular area. Hence, it is very important that sales engineers are self motivated and target driven individuals as in most cases they would be given complete freedom to choose how they work as long as they are able to achieve their targets.
Why Recruit Sales Engineers from India?
There are mainly 5 reasons why Sales Engineers from India are in high demand particularly from Middle East countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman, Kuwait and also in English speaking European countries:
High Technical Knowledge: Indian does usually have a high technical knowhow considering engineering is the most sought after branch after schooling in India. Further, there are many renowned engineering universities in India.
Cost Effectiveness:Considering a weaker Rupee (Indian Currency) than Middle East currency; Indians provide a more affordable alternative than Americans and English speaking European countries.
Socio-Cultural Factors: Being a diverse country; you will find a close resemblance between Indian culture in some places closely resembling that of Middle East places. Further, being a part of diverse country like India, Indians are more accommodative than citizens from other countries.
Ease with English Language: Indians are particularly good in English which comes in handy while dealing with international clients whose first language in English.
Ease of Recruitment: Getting a qualified and right candidate from India is far easier than from any other Asian countries. India has signed several labor treaties with most of the Middle East countries that have eased the process of hiring an Indian. Further, Indian government keeps a close watch on any fraudulent recruitment agencies in India and hence its quite difficult to be duped in India which is sometimes not the case among many other countries.
Job description of a sales engineer:
Following are some of the required skill set that a sales engineer should possess:
Relevant Experience in the required engineering domain: This is one of the foremost requirements. You most have the necessary experience in the engineering domain you would like to enter. With this experience clients are comfortable looking at your other skills as they are aware that you have been a part of the industry and can start early and need little or no training.
Good Communication Skills: Though it sounds old and have been mentioned in all the job description be it for any profile; however, for sales engineers this one factor could be the deciding factor. You need to have confidence in yourself and your skills because it shows when you would be interacting with clients and customers.
Street Smart: Now, sales is all about being smart and for those individuals who can think on their toes. One can easily cramp product details and engineering specifications in less than 3 months time. But being street smart is a different ball game you need to cultivate this skill and nourish it. This skill comes in handy when you need to win competitive sales, meet ever increasing revenue targets, suppress the competition and finally to come out as a winner.
Build Relationships: Building strong relationships goes more than closing a sales. It means you close sales where both the parties WIN. It means that you follow up with your clients to make sure what you have promised is being delivered and if not; helping this get what they have paid for. As its rightly said “You don’t close a sale; you open a relationship if you want to build a long-term, successful enterprise.” – Patricia Fripp.
If you are an individual who has the above mentioned qualities and zeal to excel then we at MM Enterprises will help you get the right sales engineering job that would help you propel your career and if you are an organization who is looking to hire an energetic and number driver sales engineer from India then we have some of the best talent that India has to offer.