Sales Engineer

  • location: Southfield, MI
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $75,000 - $85,000 per year
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Sales Engineer

Permanent position: Exciting opportunity for an Outside Sales professional/ Sales Engineer in the Automotive manufacturing industry! The position will be located in the greater Detroit area and report directly to the Director of Sales. Ideal candidate will have experience in the automotive/ auto parts manufacturing industry (Tier 1,2, or 3) and knowledgeable targeting and gaining new business. Must be organized and enjoy seeing projects along until completion. Preferred to have Bachelors degree or 7+ years equivalent professional sales experience.

Responsibilities for the Sales Engineer
  • Identify and grow new sales opportunities as well as maintain existing customer relations
  • Prepare cost estimates by studying blueprints, plans & related customer documents; consult with engineers, other professional & technical personnel
  • Perform sales activities on major accounts and negotiate price and discounts in consultation with Director of Sales and Manager of Customer Service
  • Accurately forecasts annual, quarterly & monthly revenue streams
  • Follow procedures and work instructions to comply with requirements of TS 16949:2009, and ISO 14001
  • Identify current & future customer service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential & existing customers
  • Maintain sales volume, product mix & selling price by keeping current with supply a demand, changing trends, economic indicators and competitors
Requirements for the Sales Engineer

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing or business studies is preferred; or 7+ years of related experience or training in Automotive (Tier 1,2, or 3) and Plastic Manufacturing sector
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; Excel is required
  • Problem-solving & analytical skills to interpret sales performance & market trend information

  • Comprehensive benefits
  • Bonus
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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