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Location: 

Coventry, GB

Account Manager

Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.

Lear Corporation are looking for an experienced Account Manager to join our sales team within our E-Systems (Electrical) division. You will be based at our world class UK Headquarters in Coventry looking after parts of our Wire Harness business for a prestigious OEM.

 

SCOPE OF THE POSITION

 

The Account Manager will be working directly with our OEM customers taking an active role in building a long term successful and mutually beneficial relationship. The Account Manager will be directly responsible for building and maintaining the wire harness and EDS business.

 

Main Responsibilities:

 

  • Working with a cross functional team in manufacturing and EDS to ensure accuracy of information
  • Responsibility to ensure responses to RFQ’s are accurate and timely answered
  • Take an active role in costing strategy for wire harness
  • Growing the EDS/Wire Harness business with the customer through ongoing sourcing opportunities
  • Act as the first point of escalation with the customer and work to resolve open commercial disputes
  • Protect the interests of Lear whilst managing customer expectations
  • Growing margin on awarded programs
  • Seeking out new business opportunities within EDS/Wire Harness and vertical integration opportunities
  • Growing the top line revenue for assigned customers
  • Processing and creating quotations to our customers
  • Follow up on quality or material delivery concerns

 

Desirable experience:

 

  • Experience in negotiating with OEM customers
  • Experience in tracking price changes, maintaining accurate records of changes including margin impacts
  • Knowledge or exposure to EDS/Wire Harness would be advantageous