Sales Manager – Automotive (New Posting!)


 Sales Manager – Automotive

Auburn Hills, MI

We are partnered with an Automotive Electronics Tier One supplier that is seeking an experienced Sales Manager to join its fast paced growing team.  The qualified candidate will have 10 plus years’ experience as a Sales Manager. Because of the company’s growth and success the position will morph into a Sales Director/VP Sales in a short period of time. We are looking for the candidate that has strong leadership and strategic skills. If you are an Account/Sales Manager and looking for a position of growth this position offers that and lots more. Listed below are the Bullet points for this position. If you are interest please submit your resume or reach out as soon as you are able as we are actively interviewing.

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for coverage and penetration of large OEM accounts for the development and implementation of sales strategies, account management and in conjunction with program management, engineering and other related departments and personnel.
  • Perform all job duties in alignment with the overall Company’s sales strategies to aggressively grow sales, maintain and improve the Company’s position in the marketplace and support achievement of annual sales and profit targets.
  • Lead and manage positive and proactive relationship management with customer decision-makers to ensure that the Company’s products and services are selected and specified by customers to the maximum possible extent.
  • Manage Contract Manufacturers Representatives in all sales and account efforts including customer sales, support, future vehicle plans and designs.
  • Support and/or lead presentation development and execute at the customer level.
  • Create and direct efforts toward new business in current or target accounts, and/or Tier ones. Identify new business opportunities and track sales progress toward objectives. Utilize the Company’s value proposition to advantage in all sales initiatives.
  • Call on customer representatives such as Sales/Marketing/Brand Managers, Product Managers, Engineering Managers, and Purchasing Managers at customer facilities in automotive markets.
  • Review customer’s product plans, vehicle specifications, and other relevant documents, data and information to develop sales proposals, price estimates and project schedules to demonstrate the capabilities of the Company as a Value-add supplier.

Required Skills: 

  • Consultative selling skills
  • Ability to sell complete solutions
  • Analytical; ability to collect and research data, use intuition and experience to generate creative solutions, and use feedback to modify designs
  • Project Management Oversight: oversee account and customer teams to complete projects on time and on budget
  • Technical: strives to continuously build knowledge, share expertise with others. Proficient with use of MS Office programs and CRM tools
  • Customer Service: responds promptly to customer needs and requests for service/assistance. Meets commitments given to customers
  • Leadership: exhibits confidence in self and others; effectively influences actions and opinions of others; accepts feedback
  • Automotive; familiar with customer processes and requirements – PMT’s, Validation, DVP, DFMEA, etc. 

Degree:  BSEE

Travel:  Both domestic and international travel.

Salary:  Base salary plus bonus and benefits