Manager of Business Development and Sales Job in Houston, TX or Midland / Odessa

Manager of Business Development and Sales


A leader in water treatment technology for the oil and gas industry.  We have developed a suite of proven environmental solutions designed for the treatment of waste water for reuse, disposal or discharge.   The company is planning for significant growth. 

This position has been created due to growth.  This is a great opportunity to get in near the ground floor and grow with the company; excellent advancement opportunity for the successful hire.

Area of Geographic Responsibility:  Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas

Location:  Houston, TX is the preferred location.  Midland or Odessa, TX area is the second choice; will consider candidates in other locations within the region of responsibility.  This is a work from home position.

Reports to: the Vice President of Business Development.


The following major responsibilities are included in the scope of this position:

  • Growing sales to meet company sales goals for several product lines.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with individuals responsible for leasing company products or influencing the placement of company products.

  • Ensuring that the company provides customers with superior support during pre-order, ordering, deployment and post deployment activities.

  • Recognizing new opportunities for company products and defining the requirements for such applications.

  • Obtaining orders in other regions on a selective basis.

  • Safeguarding company proprietary information.

  • Becoming and staying technically knowledgeable of company products.

The regular duties of this position include the following:

  • Obtaining orders for company products and services.

  • Establishing and maintaining effective relationships with appropriate people in the petroleum industry.

  • Presenting company products to customers clearly and accurately.

  • Developing sales plans.

  • Developing new customers.

  • Creating proposals and conducting negotiations for orders.

  • Write and review contracts and serve as liaison during contract negotiations with the customer. Secure contract approval from the VP of Business Development.

  • Identifying product improvements and new applications needed to satisfy customer needs.

  • Preparing customer correspondence.

  • Meeting with customers.

  • Preparing and delivering customer presentations.

  • Preparing and submitting technical and commercial proposals with support from the Controller and VP of Business Development.

  • Preparing sales forecasts.

  • Preparing reports on trips, and meetings, including sales calls.

  • Keeping the VP of Business Development informed.

  • Assisting in the development of product literature and marketing communications.

  • Making arrangements for personal business travel.

  • Representing the company with industry associations.

  • Giving presentations and conducting seminars about the company and its products.

  • Collecting information on competitors and competing products.


  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in sales and business development for high technology or industrial products.

  • A minimum of 5 years of hands on selling in the petroleum industry.

  • Has a “rolodex” of contacts who are Drilling Engineers, Completions Engineers, Production Supervisors, etc. at operating and service companies who you can contact to get a foot in the door for the company to explain the benefits and features of the services and technology offered

  • An aptitude and enthusiasm for high technology products.

  • Experience in preparing technical proposals and price quotations.

  • Experience in working effectively on a cross-functional basis within a firm.

  • Ability to handle and prioritize tasks in a fast paced environment.

  • Ability to work as a team member and as a team leader.

  • Ability to be work independently but keep supervisor regularly updated on sales progress.

  • Willingness to travel extensively throughout the region of responsibility (many of the potential clients and associated travel will probably be in the Houston and Midland / Odessa areas); there will be travel to the corporate headquarters in the Western US on occasion. 

  • Must live in the region of responsibilities or have previous experience there, so you have the appropriate contacts in the region and an understanding of the industry in the region

  • Must be authorized to work for any employer in the US without sponsorship or time restriction or eligible for a TN Visa to work in the US.


  • Competitive salary plus commissions

  • Company benefits

To Apply: 

  • If you have an interest, e-mail your resume to

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