Business Development Manager - Automotive at Flex

Posted in Management 8 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Farmington Hills, Michigan

Job Description:

Flex is the manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products that improve the world. Through the collective strength of a global workforce across 30 countries and responsible, sustainable operations, Flex delivers technology innovation, supply chain, and manufacturing solutions to various industries and end markets. Create the extraordinatry:


  • Industry: Electrical / Electronic Manufacturing

  • Type: Public Company


  • Headquarters: 2 Changi South Lane, Singapore, 486123

  • Company Size: 10,001+ employees

  • Website:


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Job Description

The Business Development Manager will be based in Farmington Hills, MI. This role is responsible for the direct sale of Flex’s services to targeted accounts, and providing management with information used to evaluate sales opportunities.

We are looking for someone who demonstrates:

  • Intense collaboration

  • Passionate customer focus

  • Thoughtful, fast, disciplined execution

  • Tenacious commitment to continuous improvement

  • Relentless drive to win

Here is a glimpse of what you’ll do:

  • Identify and pursue target accounts and determine potential customer opportunities in assigned geographic sales territory or industry segment.

  • Develop business plan to identify prospective customers and/or key divisions to initially penetrate and grow business in target accounts.

  • Target and win business in the accounts assigned to maximize revenues and enhance customer satisfaction.

  • Provide technical and administrative services information, demonstrations and quotes.

  • Work with Flex support teams to drive tactical plan.

  • Work with pre and post-sales support teams to ensure the optimal customer solution is defined (presales) and delivered (post sales).

  • Regularly interact with executives of major prospective customers, involving customer negotiations or influencing and persuading other senior level managers.

  • Manage and support prospect tracking and sales forecasting.

  • Travel as required.

Here is some of what you’ll need (required):

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or an equivalent field

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the automotive industry

  • Account management experience including cost breakdowns, quoting, etc.

  • Extensive experience in a customer facing/customer relationship environment

  • Excellent presentational skills; an ability to respond to technical questions from groups of managers and customers

Here are a few of our preferred experiences:

  • Business development (pure hunting) experience

  • Experience in automotive manufacturing

  • Knowledge of electrical wiring products (such as wire harnesses)

  • Masters Degree in Engineering or related field

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:

  • Full range of medical benefits, dental, vision

  • Life Insurance

  • Matching 401K

  • PTO

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee discounts at local retailers


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