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Sales Engineer at Menlo Systems

Newton, NJ, United States
Job Description

Menlo Systems is a high-tech company that develops, manufactures and sells lasers and laser systems for precision applications in research and industry. Menlo Systems is one of the market leaders in the field of optical precision measurements with light and lasers based on the Nobel Prize-winning frequency comb technology. The company is headquartered in Martinsried, near Munich, Germany. Menlo Systems Inc, located in Newton, New Jersey, is the U.S. subsidiary for sales and service in North America.

Purpose of the Position

Sales Engineer is responsible for generating and developing new business and customers in assigned territory for US customers. In addition, responsible for increasing business within the existing account base. Provides technical support in assigned territory to support growth objectives. Provides input from account base to management for future product development or strategy adjustment. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and objectives.

This person is responsible for the customer requests assigned.

Reports to General Manager in Menlo Systems Inc.

Essential Job Functions include the following, but are not limited to:

  • Sales – Primary responsibility is to generate revenue and increase market share in the US assigned territory. Activities include program management, account development and establishing and maintaining key relationships for new and existing accounts. Meets assigned revenue and profitability targets.
  • Account Management – Develops key account plans to align resources to support company growth objectives with major customers/opportunities.
  • Forecasting – generates and maintains accurate forecasts for revenue and product / volume mix for assigned territory and customers.
  • Products – Identifies the need for new products and services. Works with management on development of products in support of market requirements.
  • Marketing – Gives input to the organization and the Marketing Communications group to support the goal of establishing and implementing promotional, advertising, and communication strategies. Supports trade show’s as required.
  • Provides pre & post sales technical support to customers
  • Coordinates activities with other sales team members as well as with service team.
  • Strengthens existing customer accounts and network by providing excellent support in academia and industry. Leading to new contacts and sales opportunities.
  • Working closely with product management and engineering team to interpret customer requirements and to offer customized technical solutions.
  • Work with scientists and engineers on applying government or academic related projects.  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.
  • Travel expectation approx. 50%

 In addition to the essential functions and duties listed above, all positions are also responsible for:

  • Meeting company standards pertaining to quantity and quality of work performed on an ongoing basis, performing all work related tasks in a manner that is in compliance with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Adhering to Company policies, procedures, and directives regarding standards of workplace behavior in completing job duties and assignments.

The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

Physical Activities:

Frequent business trips within the US are an essential part of the job.

No physical demands required to perform duties beyond the travel.





·         Preferable 0 to 3 years of sales experience in relevant industries such as Photonics, Lasers, Optical Fiber, Semiconductor, Life Science Imaging System, etc.




  • MS or PhD degree. Technical field in Physics, EE, Photonics or related. 



Specialized Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrated experience in technical sales or working with customers
  • Strong willingness to get "hands dirty" in entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated experience in a customer centric environment
  • Strong decision making skills




Due to the nature of the tasks. US Citizen or Permanent Resident may be required.


Organizational Relationships

Direct Reports:

This position is directly responsible for connecting to the customers and for keeping and growing the good relationships and network.


Menlo Systems Inc values its diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status. Job descriptions are not intended as and do not create employment contracts.  The organization maintains its status as an at-will employer.  Employees can be terminated for any reason not prohibited by law.


12 June 2019
12 July 2019
Masters Degree
Advanced Manufacturing