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Global Industry Segment Leader - Welding

ID:  4123
Function:  Sales

Ann Arbor, MI, US Boston, MA, US


Our international team of hardware, software, and business professionals comes from all walks of life and is united by a common goal: sharing the world-changing benefits that robots can provide.

We offer a highly stimulating, dynamic environment with unlimited career potential – where you set your own level of success. You will be an essential part of a team that is focused on success, growth, development, and innovation. 

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Global Segment Leader – Welding


At Universal Robots, you will have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture, and technology to become the best version of you. And we are counting on your unique voice and perspective to help UR become even better too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all. We are Universal Robots. Check us out!



The Global Segment Leader is responsible for defining, developing, and activating the segment go-to-market strategy, ultimately owning the global segment performance for top line growth and profitability.


This role works closely with Market Segment and Sales leadership to drive strategic and tactical deployment of business development programs and go-to-market initiatives for the targeted segment and ecosystem.  This individual also plays a key role in idea generation, project management, execution and measurement of go-to-market programs and initiatives. 


This is a remote position although living in the greater Detroit area is a strong plus, due to our Center of Excellence location in Ann Arbor.  



Key responsibilities:





  • Drive the strategic planning and deployment of the segment go-to-market plans and activities. Work closely with Market Segment Leader and Regional Presidents to identify business needs, determine key accounts, co-develop actions and timelines, and align resources in support of go-to-market activities. 
  • Serve as program lead for the implementation of companywide business development programs within market segment including go-to-market sales campaigns, growth platforms and other prioritized initiatives that support opportunity development and account management. Track results of go-to-market initiatives and provide frequent status communications.
  • Drive the sales cadence process for the market segment including initiating/supporting activities to enhance pipeline integrity. 
  • Collaborate with Markets, Business Development functional specialists, Brand, Marketing and Communications, and other resources as needed to support market segment and account team needs. 


Executing the Go-To-Market (GTM) Strategy


  • Facilitate account management sessions with regional sales and key focus accounts.
  • Review and interpret key accounts financial performance, pipeline reporting and analysis leveraging firm tools and data. Identify, develop, and provide to leadership insights, trends, opportunities, and action plans to drive account pipeline and revenue growth.
  • Lead strategic discussions with our UR+ Partner Ecosystem to determine relevant strategies and fill gaps within the industry segment.
  • Lead strategic discussions with our Product Management organization to ensure future needs are well understood to ensure success within the industry segment
  • Ensure that strong and effective relationships are built and maintained within the industry segment 
  • Leverage the global Universal Robots network to connect our ecosystem to the right insights and thought leadership.
  • Drive exceptional customer service by delivering relevant insights and best practices in the markets segment.



Pursuits and opportunity management


  • Monitor various CRM tools regularly, understand market trends and drive actions as needed
  • Collaborate with global and regional teams to provide strategic pursuit support for the market segment 


About you


We are looking for people with the following experience: 


  • 15+ years’ experience working in Sales, Business Development, or Industry Leadership roles
  • Working within the Metal Fabrication / Welding Industry Segment is a strong plus!
  • Works independently and experienced in delivering results with regional and global teams
  • Demonstrated success in building strong relationships at a senior level
  • Strong executive presence, leadership skills and the ability to influence others
  • Experience with coaching teams in a global / matrix setting
  • Experience managing budgets and/or P&L
  • Team player, willing to get involved in all aspects of projects
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Knowledgeable of market and industry dynamics
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to adapt quickly in an ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Competent with the use of Microsoft Power BI, Power Point, Word and Excel, including the use of Pivot tables, reporting, charts.


This position requires domestic and international travel to customer and potential sites up to 50 percent.




Nearest Major Market: Ann Arbor
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Welding, Strategic Planning, Product Manager, Project Manager, Manufacturing, Strategy, Technology, Marketing, Operations