Business Sales Manager


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About this job

  • Market: Industry
  • Industry: Automotive
  • Area of expertise: Project Management & Services
  • Location: Twinsburg

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Academic Bachelor
  • Closing date: Monday, February 13, 2023

About this role: Business Sales Manager

Brunel is currently searching for a Business Sales Manager for direct hire with our client in Twinsburg, Ohio.

We are looking for a leader, a coach, a hands-on people developer for our New Business Development Sales team. 30% of your function will be sales of new business through your existing network, 70% of your role will be focused on developing a product sales team. Sales are directed towards tier automotive suppliers. In this role, you will have 5 direct reports.


  • Lead product sales team in North America and develop product sales business lines by dedicated team, ensuring an efficient, convenient, and reliable customer service and supply chain (including a strong e-commerce sales and service channel)
  • Lead the local business development opportunities
  • Understand customer requirements/objectives; create and implement appropriate value propositions and commercial strategies
  • Maximize project sales adding value by optimizing operational efficiencies, purchasing efforts, and pricing strategies
  • Lead and manage customer satisfaction initiatives and rating, providing guidance to account managers and team, creating strategy where needed
  • Be and act as a manager! Provide clear structure, organization, targets, develop business lines as appropriate
  • Map the team competencies, identify backup, potential personnel development and organize the necessary training for them
  • Control and improve profitability through dedicated account plans
  • Maintain current company SWOT for region
  • Implement a capture plan to trigger prospect’s interest
  • Collaborate with cross-functional team members (Business Development, Purchasing, Quality, Engineering, Supply Chain) on projects and opportunities

What you need to bring:


  • Master’s preferred, Bachelor’s required in (engineering, economics, sales, business, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • 5 years’ experience leading a business development team (strategy and people)
  • Knowledge of operations within and automotive tier supplier industry
  • Experience leading cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of automotive quality standards (ISO, TS)
  • Fluent in English
  • Proficiency in MS Office required, ERP experience a plus
  • Must be hands-on doer, hands-on leader
  • Seeking someone with a supplier network within the automotive industry
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • This position reports to a Managing Director. We are not looking for VP level.
  • MUST be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer

This role will be a hybrid schedule with flexibility to work 50% from home, 50% in office. Travel up to 20% for short business trips which could be domestic or international.


This position offers a competitive salary from $120K-$150K salary based on experience, plus annual bonus and car allowance. Benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, 401K match, paid holidays, paid time off.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Cindy King is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use this number:

Account manager

Cindy King
Brunel USA - Detroit

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