Business Development Manager - Coventry

£60-65000 + benefits - Sales
Ref: 357 Date Posted: Wednesday 09 May 2018
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A manufacturer of in-car entertainment systems is seeking an OEM Business Development Manager based in Coventry to join its expanding team reporting to the business group.

Trading for nearly 50 years this company has become a world leader in in-car entertainment supplying the majority of car manufacturers and employing over 12,500 staff across the world.

As the OEM Business Development Manager your duties will include:

  • Developing and maintaining commercial relationships with existing and potential new customers. 
  • Identifying and understanding customer requirements and opportunities and effectively communicating with the company.
  • Promoting products and services in order to develop new opportunities.
  • Working with the Key Account Manager to respond to RFIs and RFQs received from customers.
  • Working with the Product Planning department in HQ to define the direction for new products.
  • Managing projects as assigned to ensure effective development and introduction.
  • Man management of team members (if assigned) according to the organisation structure. Appraisals, salary reviews, workload planning, headcount planning.  Selection and recruitment of new staff.

To be a successful OEM Business Development Manager you will have the following skills and experience:

  • A university-level education is desirable.
  • Substantial practical experience in a similar field, either with another OEM supplier, vehicle manufacturer or similar. 
  • Some experience of management will be distinctly advantageous.
  • Knowledge of the automotive industry is essential. 
  • Experience of a vehicle manufacturer or tier 1 supplier would be useful.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • A clean valid driving licence.
  • Flexible as this role will involve regular travel to customer sites, and will include travel to company offices overseas, sometimes at short notice.

In return, the OEM Business Development Manager will receive a salary of £65,000 per annum plus a car and bonus.