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Vestas Factory

Sales Manager, Utility 
US, Portland | Professional | Full-Time | ID: 10571



Are you looking for an exciting opportunity in a growing industry? Then take a closer look at Vestas. As Vestas grows into new markets, we are looking for motivated leaders to contribute to new opportunities. Vestas looks to accelerate innovation through the development of our employee's skills and talents.


Department Description: Regulated Utility Sales 

Position is responsible for guiding Business Development across specific Development, Utility, and IPP customers. Candidate will focus on growing all business areas and maximizing the total customer share of wallet on behalf of Vestas. Individual interacts regularly with external customers and internal stakeholder functions to bring execution excellence. Requires solid commercial and financial understanding, to enhance customer satisfaction, operational excellence, and overall business growth / profitability.



  • Business Development professional will direct front-end assessment of business opportunities leveraging Vestas team and its network of colleagues globally to provide sales and service solutions.
  • Tasks include building strategy to ensure Vestas meets FOI, Revenue and CM targets for all segment revenue streams.
  • Structures deals with the full breadth of Vestas in mind to understand and support the organizational linkages and impacts.
  • Accountable for product line leadership and collaborates cross-functionally with colleagues to promote successful transactions.
  • Develops sales strategy and negotiates sound business deals with customers in accordance with company standards.
  • Solid participation in marketing activities including trade show and conference attendance and product marketing development.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or Economics, MBA degree preference.
  • 7-10 years’ experience in the following skill sets as they relate to Sales: technical sales, commercial customer communications, contract negotiation, or legal knowledge and has distinct expertise in at least one of these disciplines.
  • 5+ years’ experience selling power generation equipment to utilities in the wind industry or complex capital equipment sales.
  • Demonstrated achievement in the negotiation and closing of complex long-cycle larger cap-ex agreements where long-term partnering is crucial to achievement.
  • Demonstrated achievement in understanding commercial terms, and negotiation strategy, balancing business profitability and customer needs.
  • Understanding of how to supervise customer accounts and support team selling. Demonstrated aptitude to identify business opportunities and initiate customer contact including “cold calling.
  • Solid leadership skills; demonstrated ability in coaching, mentoring, motivating and developing employees to achieve a highly aligned, motivated and engaged team. Converts strategy into action-oriented goals and communicates the direction with enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrated continuous improvement and quality methodology skills. Effective issue resolution and structured problem-solving methodology. Recommends and directs improvement in existing products / services to better meet customer needs.
  • Advance skills in Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint



  • Ability to perform under high priority and progressive work environment handling multiple deliverables.
  • Ability to understand financial and technical language, and translate into customer value propositions
  • Ability to function effectively in a time-sensitive setting, in environments of rapid change and conflicting demands.
  • Ability to assimilate technical and commercial information and translate that into appropriate business assessments.
  • Essential behaviors – Creative, diligent, innovative, collaborative, continuous improvement, flexibility, customer focus, active listener, etc.
  • Communication- Solid professional verbal and written communication skills required


Additional Information

  • This position is located in Portland, OR. Will consider remote candidates.
  • Travel required as an essential element of job (~50%)


What we offer:

As a member of the Vestas team, we offer a attractive salary and one of the most comprehensive benefits plans in the industry. Among the many amenities we offer: healthcare; dental; vision; paid time off (PTO); generous 401(k) plan; tuition assistance; and much more

It is the policy of Vestas to afford equal employment opportunity without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, or national origin, and to afford equal opportunity to veterans and applicants with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, provincial, or local law. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application or interview process should notify a representative within the People & Culture department.


About Vestas

Vestas is the energy industry’s global partner on sustainable energy solutions. We design, manufacture, install, and service wind turbines across the globe, and with more than 113 GW of wind turbines in 81 countries, we have installed more wind power than anyone else. 

Through our industry-leading smart data capabilities and unparalleled more than 96 GW of wind turbines under service, we use data to interpret, forecast, and exploit wind resources and deliver best-in-class wind power solutions. 

Together with our customers, Vestas’ more than 25.000 employees are bringing the world sustainable energy solutions to power a bright future.

Vestas promotes a diverse workforce which embraces all social identities and is free of any discrimination. We commit to create and sustain an environment that acknowledges and harvests different experiences, skills and perspectives, and gives everyone equal access to opportunity. 

We invite you to learn more about Vestas by visiting our website at www.vestas.com and following us on our social media channels.