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Sales Director

Bloomington, MN, USA Req #223
Monday, September 30, 2019
SkyWater is co-creating the next wave of computing by operating a unique business model that enables innovative technology developers to utilize our advanced processing expertise and volume-manufacturing capabilities to bring their revolutionary products to market. This puts SkyWater at the center of a technology revolution as we exit the smartphone era and into the age of 5G and artificial intelligence. Joining our team means contributing to commercialization of some of the most exciting technologies the world has ever seen including superconducting and 3D ICs, carbon nanotube and photonic logic devices, Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and other emerging device topologies.
We cultivate an environment of learning and invest in further developing the knowledge of our highly skilled and dedicated employees.  We provide them with a dynamic workplace, open communication and an opportunity to grow within the company. If you’re searching for a company where you can be apart of the next level of technology and truly make a difference, consider joining SkyWater today!

Position Summary: This position will be responsible for developing and closing business in one or more areas of business including: Standard Foundry, defined as volume wafer opportunities including ASICs designed to process, device process ports and process transfers or Custom Foundry, defined as anything needing process technology customization.


• Identify new business accounts and opportunities.
• Develop opportunities and position SkyWater as the best solution.
• Generate proposals, quotes, and statement of work (SOW), including pricing strategy.
• Coordinate communication and facilitate engineering scoping to develop SOW-based pricing.
• Facilitate customer requests for Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), representations and certifications, vendor setup, pricing validations.
• Negotiate purchase order (PO) terms and contracts for optimal profit, cash flow, intellectual property (IP) terms, and liability.
• Work with legal and/or contracts administration to develop redlines on negotiated documents.
• Close PO’s and contracts, both with customer and internal stakeholders.
• Interface between customer and internal groups (engineering, finance, production).
• Track and update opportunities in Salesforce CRM including revenue probabilities.
• Present regularly on customer opportunities and collaborate on closing strategy.
• Represent SkyWater as a Trusted Innovation Partner (vs a transactional vendor).
• Address customer concerns and find ways for SkyWater to add value.
• Foster close connections with customer stakeholders to understand needs and position SkyWater as the solution.
• Attend conferences to represent SkyWater, make connections, and learn more about customer needs.
The job also requires performing other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree
Experience and/or Training:
• 3+ years experience in foundry technical sales or business development role.
• Strong technical understanding of semiconductor device fabrication and ability to create technical solutions on-the-fly.
• Active listening and questioning skills to understand customers needs and pain points as well as ability to extract critical sales opportunity information.
• Outstanding written and verbal communication abilities including presentation experience.
• Ability to collaborate effectively across internal teams, with customers and market partners as appropriate.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

• Sales and opportunity tracking using CRM tools such as Salesforce.
• Highly proficient computer skills and internet with developed skills in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).

Licenses or Certifications:
• Willingness to pursue a security clearance

U.S. Citizen Required: This position will require the holding of or ability to obtain government security clearance which requires U.S Citizenship.

Travel Requirements: 30% travel

Preferred Qualifications:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in engineering (electrical preferred)

SkyWater Technology offers competitive pay, a comprehensive benefits package including benefit eligibility day one, paid time off, paid holidays, matching 401(k), an on-site fitness facility, an on-site cafeteria and so much more!

SkyWater is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants for all job openings are welcome and will be considered without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic characteristics, medical conditions, family care or medical leave status, military service or status as a Protected Veteran, marital status, familial status, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, status with regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local laws (“Protected Characteristics”). SkyWater complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws concerning EEO/AA employment.

SkyWater complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources at 952-851-5200 or

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Travel Required Yes
  • Travel % 30
  • Required Education Bachelor’s Degree
  • Bloomington, MN, USA