Senior Account Manager


Velizy, FR

Country/Region:  France
Job Function:  Sales
Requisition ID:  32589
Employment Type:  Salary

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Company Overview


Lear, a global automotive technology leader in Seating and E-Systems, enables superior in-vehicle experiences for consumers around the world. Our diverse team of more than 165,000 talented employees in 37 countries is driven by a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and sustainability. Lear is Making every drive better™ by providing the technology for safer, smarter, and more comfortable journeys. Lear, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, serves every major automaker in the world and ranks #186 on the Fortune 500. Further information about Lear is available at or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.


Position overview:


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Senior Account Manager based in Velizy Head office.


As Senior Account Manager for our Seating Division, your main priorities will be to achieve the internal sales target within your scope, identify opportunities in order to improve profitability and be the voice of your customer at Lear.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Build, develop and assure a trusted relationship with the customer
  • Be the voice of the customer at Lear in order to get awareness of key customer issues.
  • Have regular meetings and relations with the customer
  • Coordinate the customer interface with the program manager support
  • Negotiate all the customer change requests and improve margin
  • Have a clear follow-up of all commercial issue and its resolution in a timely manner
  • Be reactive in the information release towards the customer and assure quick customer feedback
  • Support strong link between JIT plant, Lear BU and external customer
  • Be involved on the strategy definition, the elaboration, and the presentation of the customer offer
  • Assure the profitability of his/her programs
  • Identify and execute any opportunities through customer relationship
  • Engage support from Sales Director whenever necessary.




Key skills and Qualifications:

  • Automotive Seating, JIT or High complexity commodity experience (in Commercial, Program Management or Engineering capacity)
  • Automotive experience
  • 5+ years of experience in Sales/ Purchasing &/or engineering functions
  • Ability to work with MS PowerPoint, Word, Project, Excel
  • Proven record of Sales/Commercial negotiation
  • Experience in Project Work
  • English language to a business level.
  • Degree qualification in engineering/business studies
  • Professional and confident approach
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure
  • Excellent communication and negotiating competences in French and English, outgoing, assertive, tenacious, dynamic
  • Confident and eloquent
  • Team player, cost conscious, effective and meticulous way of working 



Why Lear


We offer a fantastic place to work, opportunity to grow and being part of a company who places its people first.


What We Offer


  • Access to Learning and development opportunities
  • Opportunities to give back to the community
  • Meaningful work that makes a difference in the world




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

Applicants must submit their resumes for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation

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