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Business Development Manager at SGS North America Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: Christiansburg, Virginia

Job Description:
SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 96,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.


As the Business Development Manager, you will utilize your experience and understanding of the metals industry to win business from prospective clients and generate new lines of business from existing clients.


  • Follows market activity to anticipate new trends, capture new business opportunities, and expand into new markets.
  • Researches organizations and individuals online to identify new leads and potential new markets.
  • Contacts potential clients via email or phone to establish relationship and set up meetings.
  • Builds and maintains current customer relationships.
  • Develops and achieves a prospecting plan while accomplishing yearly targets.
  • Creates/reviews proposals for new services and ensures that acceptable margins are maintained.
  • Responds to inquiries regarding the scope of our services and capabilities.
  • Develops long-term relationships and short-term sales strategies that are consistent with the SGS vision.
  • Attends conferences, meetings, industry events, expo's, and professional development events to increase company visibility and networking.
  • Generates winning proposals that articulate clearly our value proposition as it directly relates to the customer's problem/pain point.
  • Mines the customer lists of relevant SGS businesses for materials testing opportunities.
  • Attends trade shows, host facility tours, provide hospitality, advocate sponsorship and facilitate networking at industry and social events.
  • Assists in the creation of direct marketing campaigns and promotions.
  • Maintains weekly sales metrics and documents customer meetings.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • College degree required, preferably in Business or related field.
  • Minimum 3 years of inside/outside sales experience; minimum 5 years of metals industry experience.
  • Solid knowledge base of materials/polymers testing (basic technical knowledge, main industry players, trends/shifts, competitors, processes, regulatory framework, etc.).
  • Organized professional with strong selling techniques and an ability to translate these skills into tangible results.

  • Valid driver's license, due to travel requirements.

  • Requires up to 75% travel. Overnight stays up to 50%. Schedule flexibility required to accommodate customer's needs. Heavy focus on customers on the US Midwest and West Coast.

  • Laptop and cell phone.
SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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