ZF Account Manager in Farmington Hills, Michigan

Account Manager

GDF - Sales & Business Development

37074BR

Job Description

Job Description

ZF is a global leader in driveline and chassis technology as well as active and passive safety technology. ZF has a global workforce of approximately 138,300 at 230 locations in 40 countries. Working at ZF is more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to imagine and create global mobility for tomorrow – and beyond.

Are you up for the challenge?

Position Description

Manage the GM Electronics business account towards the profitability and market sure targets. Identify new business opportunities and deal with customer daily towards building a strong relationship and ensuring customer’s satisfaction.

Position Requirements

  • Be the first point of contact to the customer

  • Be present at customer, building relationship and understanding their needs and market opportunities and threat

  • Identify new business opportunities, obtain RFQ-s, lead quotation processes, negotiation and follow-up with customer

  • Support and implement long term business strategies to achieve the Business Unit short and long-term goals (sales, profitability, etc.)

  • Development and implement sales and marketing strategies according to the strategic and operative business planning

  • Coordination, preparation and execution of customer meetings and events

  • Manage commercial activities as a member of new product program teams, coordinating all customer commercial and business requirements like prototype timing, delivery and logistics needs

  • Support the Sales Manager and Account Director in preparing and implementing sales strategies for sustainable competitive advantage

  • Manage and deal with commercial documentation: including purchase orders, tooling orders, cost breakdowns, cost tracking/history and change management

  • Actively negotiate with customer, as needed, Raw Material, Inflation and FX recoveries pre and post SOP

  • Monitor customer quality and warranty

  • Manage A/R timely

Essential Skills and Experience

  • 5+ years of experience in sales roles in the Automotive industry required

  • Experience in commercial negotiations and business acquisition required

  • Ability to work cross-functionally in a Global organization, managing multiple projects and competing priorities

  • Ability to travel as business needs required

  • Strategic and analytical skills to develop efficient strategic orientation towards customers;

  • Experience in discrete customer account management and interdisciplinary project management;

Preffered Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience dealing directly with major Global OEMs preferred

  • GM sales experience preferred

  • Experience with electronic related products preferred

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V cb

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s engineering or business administration degree-level or equivalent. An MBA degree would be highly desirable. Alternative degree with additional business administration qualification.

Experience and Skill Requirements

• 5+ years of experience in sales roles in the Automotive industry.

• Demonstrated experience dealing directly with major Global OEMs. A strong preference will be given to experience on dealing with General Motors and electronics related products.

• Demonstrated ability building customer relationships and in sales development.

• Large experience in commercial negotiations and business acquisition;

• Proven success achieving profitable growth, ideally including experience in selling similar products with unwavering dedication to selling and winning.

• Ability to work cross-functionally in a Global organization, managing multiple projects and competing priorities.

• Able to develop creative solutions to difficult problems.

• Ability to travel as business needs require.

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.

• Strategic and analytical skills to develop efficient strategic orientation towards customers;

• Self-motivated personality.

• Talent and openness with proven negotiating skills;

• Structured and process oriented working method;

• Team player with a high level of integrity.

• Experience in discrete customer account management and interdisciplinary project management;

• Good financials skills;

• Poise, flexible and able to work under pressure.

Position Status

Salaried Full-Time

Functional Area

Sales & Business Development

City

Farmington Hills

State

Michigan

Country

United States

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran