Business Development Manager – Detroit, MI

An automotive plastic resin compounding company specializing in supplying polyolefin resins to the automotive industry is searching for a Business Development Manager to lead the OEM automotive account team.  This is a newly created opening, special training and coaching will be provided in the start-up phase.  After training, the Business Development Manager will work out of a home office.

The Business Development Manager will be responsible for:

  • Implementing the marketing strategy for a defined OEM group; GM, Ford and Fiat/Chrysler.
  • Accountability for al European and Japanese landed OEM’s in US focused on VW-Daimler-Renault and Nissan.
  • Managing 3 Marketing Managers.
  • Driving automotive Masterbatched polyolefin resins for Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
  • Developing an OEM market fact base.
  • Developing an OEM and Strategic partnerships.
  • Setting targets and accomplishing actions.
  • Driving launch of new products/solutions in the OEM market.
  • Driving for OEM project portfolios and driving for successful implementation.

In addition to an annual salary in the $140,000 to $170,000 range the company offers; an annual bonus in the $10,000 to $25,000 range, very competitive benefits including a 401k with matching, and relocation assistance.

Business Development Manager; Education, Experience and People Skill requirements:

  • Business, Marketing and/or Technical four year degree.
  • Ten plus yeas of relevant experience in sales, technical service, product and market development of Polyolefin compounded resins.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Tools.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of marketing and sales techniques.
  • Ability to lead and inspire OEM teams.
  • Strong conceptual and analytical thinking skills.


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