Business Development Manager, Reflective Materials, North and Central America

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  • Job Number 14887

This is a US Global Textile Manufacturer of Fiber and Fabrics for multiple markets from Apparel, Footwear and Performance Materials. They have sales over $1B and are growing and setting the company up for future success with multimillion dollar investments in plants and infrastructure. Full benefits, no need to relocate, room for advancement.

  • Drive sales and margin growth of Reflective Materials in Personal Protection through product/brand specifications with key garment manufacturer, laundries, end users and other stakeholders
  • Generate incremental profitable sales of $50m by 2026. The role will deliver this growth via a) own customers b) supporting local Commercial teams at garment manufacturers and c) driving specification/nomination among laundries and end users
  • Build a network of connections with garment manufacturer, laundries, end users and other stakeholders to:
    • Promote Reflective Materials and get specifications
    • Uncover key unmet needs in the end use sectors that can be translated into projects/products that will drive the growth l in the midterm
    • Build future market awareness and capture opportunities related to new legislation, upcoming tenders, etc.
  • Take full commercial responsibility for certain key customers, develop customer strategies and growth opportunities and deliver profitable sales growth
  • Engage directly with Senior Management, Design, Product Development, R&D, Marketing and Operations at potential customers in order to uncover opportunities with current products that the company can resolve
  • Ensure through direct contacts or through company’s sales teams that sales opportunities are managed in a professional way with speed and agility
  • Create Innovation projects becoming either Project Manager or Project Champion, provide hands on leadership to the Innovation team members and be a key driver in bringing Innovation to the market
  • Collaborate with Commercial teams, Product and Technical Management, Innovation, Procurement and Supply Chain to follow up on opportunities and to ensure conversion into sales in a timely manner

Education, Qualifications and Experience:

  • 5-10 years Sales or Techno-Commercial experience in Reflective Materials in the Personal Protection Industry
  • High energy, self-driven, achievement orientation
  • Track record of closing sales and delivering on profit commitments
  • Key relationship skills. Will be required to travel
  • Ability to sell high value materials by engaging R&D, Engineering, and other senior management with prospect organizations

All Candidates must be able to provide work related references.

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