Business Development Manger

Manufacturing & Engineering
Job Location: 
Grand Rapids, MI

The Business Development Manager shall evaluate processes, configure manufacturing system proposals for our customers, and assist with the optimization of the quoting process. Duties include:

- Responsible for developing new and managing existing key customer accounts for a range of factory automation equipment solutions
- Partner closely with the process engineering department to properly evaluate proposals and provide necessary concept, engineering and pricing feedback expeditiously to customer accounts
- Conceptualize assembly processes describing how the end users’ part will be manufactured with automation equipment
- Interact with suppliers and cross functional team members from engineering, Supply Chain, Project Management and Manufacturing to solicit input establishing project proposals
- Liaise with management to develop and execute business development and segmentation strategies
- Maintain accurate and consistent reporting of all customer project proposals
- Occasional travel to meet customers, support all proposal activities with technical and commercial content
- Professional management of customer relationships and requests
- Real-time communication with company management on developments


Education and Experience Requirements

- A minimum of five (5) years’ experience in engineering, manufacturing, project management or business development in the automation integration industry
- Voice of the customer experience
- Automation, integration, robotics, HMI, MMI integration experience0
- Preferred experience selling to an OEM or Tier 1 manufacturer
- Preferred experience with automotive tool design and welding applications
- Familiarity with costing methods
- Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering-related field (preferred)
- Intermediate technical understanding of machine design and robotic integration manufacturing challenges
- The ability to work with others in a team atmosphere
- Comfortable with speaking technically in front of groups (co-workers & customers)



Recruiter Name: 
Steve Torosian
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 230

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