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Sales Engineer-Greater Detroit Area

Job Description: 

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Responsible for growth of our automotive customer based in addition to the development of new business opportunities with GM, Ford, Chrysler and Tier I Suppliers/ applications throughout North America.

• Assist in the development of innovative bearing solutions for automotive customers via new products for applications in which there are substantial growth opportunities.
• Utilize CRM as primary tool to document and report all customer related activity.
• Establish and maintain relationships with t automotive customers to generate new applications/sales opportunities.
• Expand our customer base by penetrating new automotive type customers, geographic locations and bearing platforms.
• Responsibly plan yearly / monthly business activities within established budget constraints by defining the targets/tasks/expected results. Prioritize daily work by timely consulting with automotive management team.
• Willingness to complete weekly and biweekly business trips to automotive customer locations.
• Capacity for creative thinking to develop plausible strategies to obtain automotive business growth.
• Flexibility to respond to customer’s requests that are sometimes pressing and demanding.
• Strong observation and judgment capability in difficult situations without hastily making premature decisions.

Communication & Teamwork:
• Must be able to work effectively in a fast pace environment where constructive criticism is encouraged.
• Must be able to work on multiple assignments at once, and complete assignments within deadline and with satisfactory quality.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications, skills & expertise:
• Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in product specification/technical sales into an auto-motive type environment.
• Excellent time management skills.
• Strong analytical and decision making skills.
• Technical/Business Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.
• Computer proficiency in Microsoft Windows, Outlook and Microsoft Office Programs.

Products their bearings are used in:
• Steering Systems: yoke support, steering column, gear pump bearings
• Transmissions: rear output shaft, main shaft and reverse idler bearings, clutches, pumps, solenoids, planetary gear sets, gear shifting forks
• Seats: seat recliner and height adjuster mechanisms
• Axles: driveline systems, kingpins
• Brake Systems
• Hinges: door, trunk and hood hinges, door checkers
• Engine Management: water and oil pumps, belt tensioners, pulley dampers
• Struts and Shock Absorbers

Wendy Pierce
Sr. Executive/Technical Recruiter