AVL North America

  • Director of Business Development

    Job Location US-MI-Plymouth
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/3/2019 11:46 AM)
  • Overview

    AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc. has a need for a Director of Business Development to support a local customer.  This position is located in Plymouth, MI with potential travel.  In addition, this position will set up long-term business relations with the customer.  Qualified candidates should possess at least 7 years of applicable experience, excellent communication skills and customer relations skills.  This position will be heavily involved in strategic planning, competitive intelligence and should be a driver in the development of lean engineering processes and continuous improvement.  

    *Powertrain engineering and electrification/ADAS skills are preferred.


    Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Employer will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.


    • Creates business plans for the sales area.
    • Coordinates middle and long term planning based on market potential with the company President & Technical Director.
    • Implements the presales process.
    • Implements the sales process with support from the future project manager and the Technical Director.
    • Develops customer profiles and applies the principle of strategic selling.
    • Obtains customer feedback.
    • Maintains customer care during project run time.
    • Updates business figures (order receipt, sales) and carries out target – actual comparisons.
    • Works out and executes fiscal counter-measures in the case of deviations.
    • Creates offers and makes consistent follow-ups.
    • Supplies input to PMT and strategy team with respect to marketing targets (markets, customers, products and competitors).
    • Establishes, cultivates and expands positive customer relations.
    • Achieves targeted guidelines for sales, orders received and planned contribution margin.
    • Submits offers according to guidelines.
    • Conducts internal audits, as requested.



    • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related
    • Master’s degree preferred
    • 7+ years’ experience in related field
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated competence in communications and problem solving.
    • Demonstrated ability to execute business plans effectively.



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