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Sales - Business Development Director

Job in Detroit - Wayne County - MI Michigan - USA
Company: Detroit Manufacturing Systems -- World-Class Automotive Supplier
Full Time position
Listed on 2019-08-09
Job specializations:
  • Sales
    Sales Manager, Industrial Sales
  • Business
    Business Development, Business Management
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Job Description

Job Title: Business Development Director

Reports To: EVP Sales, Purchasing & Strategy

Position Status: Exempt

DMS’ Purpose:

To relentlessly prove that passion and purpose are the forces that create great people, teams, and companies that will transform the world.

Job Description

Detroit Manufacturing Systems (DMS) is a growing $800M automotive tier-one company with 700+ employees located in the city of Detroit. We are looking for an experienced Business Development professional to grow business in the assigned market / channels. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of developing new customer relationships, winning new business, meeting sales objectives and demonstrated alignment with the DMS GIFTED & RICH culture.

The main missions of the role:


  • Understand fundamental business drivers of DMS, potential customers, & competitors to develop winning proposals that deliver long term value.

  • Develops strategies and profitable business plans to achieve business award


  • Effectively executes sales calls to all potential decision makers uncovering unmet needs and concisely demonstrating the value that DMS offers.

  • Clearly and accurately articulate the voice of the customer to cross-functional team

  • Presents strategies and business plans to executive management for approval

  • Leadership role in supporting the Acquisition Team in developing a winning proposal and professionally presetting this to the customer.

    Relationship Management:

  • Builds strong, respect based business relationships focusing on increasing social capital inside target customers entire organization.

  • Foster relationships with potential new customers (OEMs) to drive RFQ opportunities (Chrysler and GM are main targeted customers)

  • Maintains creditability and integrity within DMS, customers, and community


  • Other duties and special projects as assigned

  • Position reports to EVP of Sales, Purchasing and Strategy

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field
  • Travel required, 80% of time will be customer interfacing outside of manufacturing plants.
  • Ten years automotive experience (Senior Level)
  • Verifiable Track Record of winning new business
  • Existing contacts and networks with non-Ford automotive customers
  • Extensive knowledge of automotive sales and program management preferred
  • Strong understanding of large scale Value Add Assembly, Injection Molding, secondary processing, IATF 16949:2016 Quality System, Manufacturing Finance, Program Management, Direct/Indirect Sourcing and LeanSix Sigma methodologies.
  • Mechanical aptitude, strong organizational skills, strong communicator, action oriented
  • Technical acumen in order to deal with/negotiate with customer Purchasing and Cost Estimators
  • Commercial / Business acumen

Our Values:

Gratitude * Integrity * Fun * Teamwork * Excellence * Diversity &

Respect * Innovation * Commitment * Humility

“GIFTED people & RICH culture

Company Description

We are a world-class Tier 1 interior components manufacturer.

Our work engenders pride in our diverse and talented team members

whose lives are transformed by their ability to learn new skills every day

in a welcoming environment where we use innovative technology

to deliver high-quality parts on time to our valued customers

Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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