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Solution Engineer


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH

Brand:  RS Components
Function:  Sales

Job Title – Solutions Engineer

Location – Field Based/Corby


As the Solutions Engineer, you will be creating value for our Customers- Working closely with customers to understand customer maintenance needs and look for ways to meet these through existing and new supplier capability. Create value for our Suppliers- working closely with Suppliers to fully understand their Maintenance Solutions, be a Subject Matter Expert for Maintenance Solutions that are in line with our maintenance services strategy and support suppliers growth by proactively matching those solutions with our customer’s needs.


You will be a part of an organization that promotes personal development, growth, and career progression and who will provide you with the tools and training you need to excel in the industry.


What you will enjoy doing to be successful in this role


  • Working with our customers to fully understand their maintenance challenges and needs so you can offer expert, practical advice to solve problems. Focus on delighting the customer to ensure renewal and expansion
  • Working with existing, and new, suppliers to fully understand their available Maintenance Solutions and match them with our customers’ needs
  • Identifying our suppliers’ repeatable and scalable Maintenance Solutions that are in line with our Maintenance solutions strategy
  • Upon successfully identifying the right maintenance solution matching customer’s needs, and full implementation of it, developing case studies and sharing with Sales and Marketing Teams
  • Working closely with Proposition Marketing Teams and Suppliers in order to produce appropriate marketing material for identified solutions
  • Become Subject Matter Expert for RS for those identified Suppliers Maintenance Solutions
  • Support in coaching and training Sales Teams to proactively promote these solutions to their customers
  • Collaborate with other sales teams to identify and handover leads for other products and services
  • Be an active member of the group, shaping the overall strategic direction for the maintenance proposition and the team
  • Development of collaborative relationships with both suppliers and relevant stakeholders in our high potential customers
  • Drive the technical capability journey of our business by delivering product and application training within RS and providing ongoing coaching of external sales teams


What you will need to be successful in this position:


  • Higher qualification in an electrical or mechanical engineering discipline. Minimum of ONC/ BTEC or equivalent. Desirable HNC / Degree or equivalent in mechanical, electrical or electronics engineering.
  • Experience working in either a manufacturing or maintenance environment with strong technical knowledge
  • An understanding of the RS customer base and the MRO market
  • Possesses a growth mind-set with a strong desire to continually self-develop
  • Curious and Innovative, always looking for new and different solutions to customer needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated and customer focused, understanding the needs of providing high levels of customer service and satisfaction
  • Demonstrate commercial acumen by identifying and acting upon buying signals to maximize and capture all sales opportunities.


The good stuff


Innovators and pioneers. Rebels and creators. A global organization of optimists and specialists with big ambitions for the future. You can take control of your future here at RS. We offer all the benefits you’d expect to receive in a progressive global business.

We recognise that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone. In this role, we can confidently offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Working remotely - from home or any other work location
  • Working flexibly - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive. If you need some flexibility, please just ask us and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

Grow in our learning and inclusive culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here. Are you ready to explore the possibilities?


We are RS


We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture where our people get to bring their true self work every day and thrive. We recognise that a diverse and representative workforce is critical to our success, and our aim is to create a business where people can be their best selves. Our employees expect this as a matter of course and it is fundamental to how we attract, develop, and hold on to the best talent.


We recruit and develop employees who are the best suited to the requirements of the job role, regardless of gender, ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.  We believe everyone should be able to bring their true self to work and be given the opportunities to succeed.  If you require any adjustments during this process to ensure you can bring your true self, please let us know.


We recognise that we’re not perfect when it comes to being a truly diverse organisation yet.  However, we are passionate about diversity and are proactively working to build an organisation where everyone can see themselves succeed here.

Increasingly powered by digital technology, we’re our customers’ one-stop-shop for electronic products and industrial components. We began in a north-west London garage supplying spare parts to radio repair shops back in 1937 and we’ve kept transforming for over 80 years. Today, we’re using digital globally to revolutionise the way we do business and strengthen our position as the people engineers turn to for help, advice and knowledge.


We’re proud of what we’ve done, but we’re not sitting back. We’re always looking to make the customer experience simpler, faster and easier. We’re transforming markets and the impact of technology. We’ve widened our services portfolio with innovations from procurement and inventory solutions to 24/7 product support.


We’ve been on an incredible journey, but the best is yet to come; are you ready to join us?

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