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Business Development Executive

Req #: CNX00047749
Location: Farmington Hills, MI US
Job Category: Sales
This is a key sales function chiefly involved in generating revenues from new business opportunities; Responsible for prospecting new Automotive sector clients within a specific; Identifies potential business to business partnerships to achieve new revenues with established profit margin targets; Executes existing business strategy to achieve specific revenue goals and objectives;  Works within established budget;  Develops effective business relationships with industry contacts to maintain current on trends and solutions
  • Build a pipeline of qualified opportunities across the Automotive OEM sector
  • Forecast and generate revenues from new account acquisition
  • Assists in planning and executing strategic opportunity plans
  • Develop and own functional area expertise within an industry vertical
  • Build strategic networks and business relationships
  • Serve as a trusted advisor to customer executives and their respective teams
  • Leverage experience, industry trends and best practices to align solutions with a target company’s core objectives
  • Create and manage proposal activities
  • Meets fiscal revenue and profit objectives
  • Prepares and conducts formal group presentations at senior management levels to sophisticated,
  • national and global customers
  • Home based with extensive travel required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Minimum 10+ years of experience selling marketing services, with a history of driving, managing and closing enterprise deals to the Automotive sector
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS) from an accredited four-year college or university
Experience / Skill:
  • Strong track record of carrying and exceeding a sales quota
  • Proven consultative sales solution skills, including the ability to articulate a clear, concise return on investment value case
  • Strong marketing aptitude
  • Ability to sell to C-Level executives and across business and IT lines
  • Ability to maintain a high level of productivity, manage multiple competing priorities, and work effectively under the pressure of time constraints in a fast-paced, complex, and team-oriented environment
  • Experience selling Software and Services to large, strategic enterprise accounts
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility with expense management

Customer Focus (Internal and External) - Is dedicated to meeting and strives to exceed the needs of internal and external customers by delivering high quality services.   Acts with customers in mind, establishes and maintains effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect.  Communicates with customers in a warm, helpful and professional manner while simultaneously building credibility and rapport.
Impact and Influence - The ability to persuade, convince, negotiate with, influence, and/or sell others, in order for them to support ideas/objectives or purchase items.  The desire to have a specific impact, to gain acceptance of an idea, plan, activity or sell a service or product.
Job Knowledge - Knows, understands and appropriately applies the technical /soft skills, methods and processes required for the position.  Is able to learn, retain and apply information to the job. Keeps current with new and/or updated program information, trends and developments in field.
Leadership - Inspires, motivates, and guides others toward goal accomplishment.  Consistently develops and sustains cooperative working relationships.  Encourages and facilitates cooperation within the organization and with customer groups; fosters commitment, team spirit, pride and trust.  Skilled at building rapport.
Relationship Management - Consciously working to build rapport to create a common ground through networking and establishing friendly relations with others.  Focusing actions to continuously build business partnerships.
Results Orientation - The ability to achieve high goals and/or standards. The degree of commitment to achieving measurable results by goal setting and implementing effective work methods.   Is determined, ambitious and entrepreneurial, and has a ready ability to seize new opportunities.
Strategic Thinking / Business Acumen - The ability to evaluate current products, services and operational methods against a changing marketplace.  Understands the impact of business decisions.  Formulates effective strategies consistent with the corporate plans and  global economy.
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