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Business Development Manager

SAFT America • Valdese, NC

Posted 22 days ago

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Full-Time
Manufacturing
Business Development

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Job Description


 Saft is a world leader in the design and manufacturing of high-tech battery systems for industrial applications; for use in space, aeronautics, telecom, transportation and defense. Saft has become a world leader by doing what we do best and by bringing all our skills to bear on a common goal. Saft consists of over 4,100 dedicated professionals worldwide - each with different technical backgrounds, united by a unique Saft spirit emphasizing technical excellence, teamwork and customer satisfaction. Join our innovative team! We have an immediate opening for a Business Development Manager position for our Valdese, NC facility. This role is responsible for the proactive identification and qualification of new SAFT Civil Electronics customers and markets in The Americas. The candidate must have the ability to be a self-starter and aggressively pursue and qualify new opportunities utilizing a multi-pronged approach including, but not limited to, primary and secondary research, industry tradeshow/conference identification, organization and attendance, organizing webinars, and leveraging existing customer relationships.

DUTIES INCLUDE (but are not limited to): 

  • Aggressively Identify and qualify new potential CE customers and markets.
  • Identify relevant industry tradeshow/conferences and create attendance strategies
  • Work in conjunction with Director of Marketing and Director of Sales to develop 3-5-year market strategies for target markets and applications
  • Visit and maintain contact with customers (existing and prospects), to be coordinated with the sales team, to develop and maintain market knowledge and gain an understanding of industry/customer requirements
  • Create market related presentations with input from commercial team
  • Create relevant and meaningful market collateral for Civil Electronics product lines
  • Coordinate, plan and execute additional marketing projects or activities as directed by Director of Sales
  • Create and manage Market Intelligence Database

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree 

EXPERIENCE: 5 to 7 years’ experience 

SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE: 

  • Knowledge or ability to learn demonstrated in primary lithium batteries, electronics, physics, chemistry
  • Five years of Business Development
  • Skilled in Market Research
  • Stellar oral and written communication skills
  • Strong technical aptitude
  • Ability to be a team player and work effectively across multiple internal business functions
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Positive attitude and strong desire to make an impact
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite
  • Experience in using/creating internet-based search algorithms
  • Must have a college degree in Business, Engineering, or related discipline

BUSINESS UNDERSTANDING: Substantial knowledge is necessary of the organization and the domestic market and good knowledge is necessary of the international market.

Saft America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job ID: saftameric-VDE-1267
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