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Southfield, MI, US

North American Product Sales Manager, Configure+


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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.




As a member of the New Strategic Initiatives team, the Product Sales Manager will be responsible for generating new business in new and existing accounts, as well as play a key role in driving strategic initiatives across North America with the ultimate goal being increased business awards and revenues for Lear’s configurable seating product line, ConfigurE+.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Research and identify new opportunities for the ConfigurE+ product line with new and existing customers.
  • Identify customer decision makers with across multiple functions (Engineering, Purchasing, Strategy, Customer Insights, Advance Development, etc.) within key customers
  • •Develop and maintain a network of contacts and partners within key customers and suppliers across multiple functions (Engineering, Purchasing, Adv Development, etc.)
  • Develop product presentations outlining the value of the ConfigurE+ product line, and present to customers to increase product awareness. Prepare and present monthly and quarterly updates to internal executive members.
  • Clearly communicate customer requirements and industry trends to internal Lear cross-functional team members (commercial sales, product strategy, engineering, etc.) in order to develop business growth plans and product strategies.
  • Identify product gaps and proposed product solutions based on customer feedback and industry trends.
  • Monitor key opportunities on a recurring basis to accomplish future revenue growth objectives.
  • Develop strategies and action plans leading to increased sales revenues.
  • Develop strong internal relationships to collectively work towards a common goal of creating customer value.
  • Maintain pipeline management process and predictable forecasting for account(s).


Advantages of working at Lear in the New Strategic Initiatives group:

  • Examples: exposure to products or executive leadership teams; group organically growing; team manager if applicable; part of new group/role with autonomy to make it your own; etc.


Your Qualifications:

  • Ability to forge customer relationships with purchasing, engineering, & business teams of our customers
  • Persistence to achieve revenue & profit goals
  • Ability to compile and present business cases for leadership approval
  • Business acumen including negotiation skills and understanding of financial business cases
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and convey product value propositions with customers
  • Able to interface globally with sales teams and customers
  • Proven ability to work autonomously, manage large & varied workload, set priorities and close business
  • Ability to effectively organize, prioritize and accomplish multiple conflicting tasks, make intelligent, timely decisions and solve problems independently
  • Resourcefully innovate and adapt in a rapidly changing environment


Bonus If You Have:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration or Engineering
  • Ability to understand and answer basic product questions without involving engineering.
  • 3+yrs experience working in the commercial vehicle industry
  • Technical competence to be able to present to customers without engineering or product management involvement
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with a strong ability to work with a team


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.


Nearest Major Market: Detroit