Sales Lead

Apply now »

Date: Nov 27, 2023

Location: Houston, Texas, US

Company: Bureau Veritas


Bureau Veritas offers dynamic, exciting employment opportunities with an attractive salary/benefit package and an opportunity to play a vital role with a global organization. If you would enjoy working in a dynamic environment and are looking for an opportunity to become part of a stellar team of professionals, we invite you to apply online today.

Bureau Veritas is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, citizen status, sexual orientation, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other non-job-related characteristics.

This position is responsible to ensure equal opportunity in employment in that all persons are treated equally and on the basis of merit, in decisions regarding selection, placement, promotions, training, work assignments, transfers and other personnel actions.

City: Houston 

State: Texas

Bureau Veritas North America (BVNA) Sales Lead

Location: Houston, TX

The purpose of this position is to develop new business with new customers and foster strong and sustainable working relationships with assigned clients. The Sales Lead will work with the Vice-President of Business Development and our respective Operations Directors to develop plans and implement growth strategies for key clients and business initiatives. This person is responsible for developing and maintaining customer relationships and selling Inspection and Engineering services in the Oil and Gas, Chemical and Renewable Energy sector. This is a direct sales role.



  • In coordination with the Industrial Inspections VP of the business development, develop and manage the sales for new and existing accounts.
  • Develop and implement “Win” strategies for targeted accounts.
  • Continuously interface with clients to calibrate their expectations with BVNA performance and resolve or escalate issues that do not meet client expectations.
  • Fully understand client organization, their business model, goals and strategies (including leadership personnel, key initiatives, news and financials) to drive business development activities.
  • Work with the operations leadership to ensure alignment of BVNA resources with client needs and expectations to realize client satisfaction.
  • Ensure financial and customer activity metrics are achieved and soft issues are managed effectively.
  • Accurately forecast and deliver account revenue overall for group of targeted areas and accounts.
  • Identify and coordinate the development of additional BVNA services offerings to fully maximize BVNA’s engagement with the client – communicate with fellow sales professionals in different operating groups.
  • Lead proposal development, both commercial and technical, on requests for proposals (RFP) and ensure quality and timely submission.
  • Manage price negotiation, discounts, contracts, RFP’s between client and BVNA related parties.
  • Collect, monitor and disseminate data on market trends and client needs to the operations team.
  • Communicate to relevant parties any risk or opportunities based on continuous review of the account.
  • Ensure creation and execution of account reviews quarterly
    Manage client meetings and presentations and participate in training seminars and/or tradeshows.
  • Maintain account activities in Salesforce (Accounts, Opportunities, Contacts, Activity, etc.)




• Achieves assigned sales quota in designated accounts.
• Meets assigned standard/ target for profitability.
• Achieves strategic customer objectives defined by company management.
• Develops and executes strategic customer account plans that meet strategic objectives.
• Achieves assigned teams sales and revenue quota(s).



• Reports to the Vice-President Business Development - Energy
• Coordinates company executive involvement with client management.
• Works within the assigned customer base to ensure client satisfaction and problem resolution.




• At least five (5) years of sales experience in the Testing, Inspection and Certification service industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Industry experience and client contacts in the Oil and Gas and Energy market with owner operators and EPCs.

• Understanding and general competency in areas of technical regulations, standards, and compliance and requirements that relate to inspection and related engineering services.

• Exposure and experience with low carbon projects such as renewable diesel, hydrogen, or carbon capturing preferred.
• Proven ability to balance multiple competing priorities, meet deadlines, be responsive and thrive in a team environment. Demonstrated ability to develop and lead sales forecasting activities, budget development, and performance goals. Strong emphasis in client acquisition and development, valuations, and competitor analysis.
• Communication - Strong communication and stakeholder management skills, excellent presentation skills, able to communicate at all levels with both internal and external executives, quality managers and engineers.
• Leadership and Teamwork - Ability to interface and effectively work with various groups and cultures involved (partners, government, agencies, contractors, operations, etc.), and gain alignment to achieve objectives.
• Ability to travel up to 20% of the time.



Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of computer software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, document and database software (MS Office suite) and CRM systems (Salesforce preferred).



An employee in this position typically works in an office environment with controlled climate.
This position requires extensive travel to client offices both locally and out of town.

If you are an individual with a disability and you would like us to assist you with searching the Careers Page site for employment opportunities and/or assistance with completing your profile and application, please contact us at 1-888-357-7020 or email us with your request to

We are happy to assist you and encourage you to consider Bureau Veritas for your next great career opportunity!


If you would like additional information regarding Bureau Veritas' federal obligations in regards to equal employment opportunity, please click the link below:

Apply now »