Business Development Manager - Automotive, Consumer & Equipment

Date: Aug 31, 2021

Location: Orrville, US

Company: Bekaert NV

Bekaert (www.bekaert.com) is a world market and technology leader in steel wire transformation and coating technologies. We pursue to be the preferred supplier for our steel wire products and solutions by continuously delivering superior value to our customers worldwide. Bekaert (Euronext Brussels: BEKB) is a global company with more than 27 000 employees worldwide, headquarters in Belgium and € 4.4 billion in combined revenue in 2020.



In order to strengthen the current growth, we are looking for a results-orientated Business Development Manager with strong technical aptitude and ability to identify value based solutions.  Previous experience in the automotive, consumer or equipment markets is preferred.   The ideal individual will have the proven ability to grow developing markets and seize new opportunities. This function is located at our plant in Orrville, OH and will report directly to the Segment Leader Automotive, Consumer & Equipment.





Oversee direct and indirect business development within the North American Region.  Responsibilities include identifying new markets and cusotmers for Bekaert’s specialty wire business.  This will include managing a pipeline of quotes and trials while developing new opportunities to grow volume and profit pool.


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Analyze market and customer opportunities considering volume, profit pool and market CAGR
  • Identify new opportunities within the region and actions to capitalize on these opportunities
  • Suggest new product innovation to successfully grow our business
  • Entrepreneurial mindset to expand revenue and profitability in the region
  • Work with customer’s engineers, purchasing agents and owners to develop new products and quantify the value proposition of the materials
  • Ability to read technical drawings and documentation
  • Prepare and present technical proposals
  • Work closely with Bekaert engineering to confirm ability to meet customer specifications



Skills, competencies and requirements:


  • BA/BS degree (preferably Engineering, Metalurgy, and/or Marketing)
  • Minimum of 5 years proven business development and/or sales experience
  • Willingness and ability to travel upwards of 30% throughout assigned region of North America
  • Self-motivated, self-starter
  • Concise and accurate decision making abilities
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Administrative skills which are proficient in CRM and Microsoft office
  • Knowledge of PPAP procedures
  • A desire to learn and grow within the organization
  • A competitive mindset and a passion to win



You grow, we grow... Better together. Bekaert offers continuous development opportunities.

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron

Job Segment: Business Development, Engineer, Coating, Sales, Engineering, Automotive, Manufacturing