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Business Development Manager- High Performance Materials

  • Location

    West Midlands, England

  • Sector:

    Automotive

  • Job disciplines:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Chiara Caterisano

  • Contact email:

    chiara.caterisano@jonlee.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    60000

  • Salary low:

    50000

  • Job ref:

    BBBH46162

  • Published:

    9 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2018-04-14

  • Consultant:

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Due to continued growth a Business Development Manager is required to join a leading Speciality Composite Materials company. You will need to possess a good working knowledge of composites/sheet metal from the automotive industry gained within either a technical or commercial role.
Through the management and co-ordination of relationships with key international customers and potential new customers you will work to actively promote and maximise sales of the Company's products.

ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Able to travel to Italy - Italian language skills would be of significant benefit
  • Understanding customer requirements, particularly of low to medium volume OEM's
  • Understanding costing and quoting strategies targeting the value of the proposition and not cost-up pricing models
  • Winning new business from both new and existing clients and developing customer relationships with their engineering, purchasing and manufacturing personnel
  • Maintaining the relationship and the customer's perception and valuation of the business

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • Degree level relevant technical qualification
  • Experienced Business Development manager within automotive
  • Experience in selling automotive composites/sheet metal components - particularly BIW panels would be a distinct advantage - this should also include a knowledgeable commercial skill set on stamping tooling
  • Assertive, articulate; goal-oriented with strong business acumen and judgement. Action-oriented with well-honed organisation and planning abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, capable of dealing effectively with senior management and high-level customer contacts.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing in both English and Italian is a key requirement
  • Proven experience of building strong working relationships with a wide range of people both internally across the business and with external agencies and customers

Package - The company offer a highly competitive basic salary alongside Bonus and Excellent company benefits