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Business Development Manager

Posted on Mar 18, 2021 by Gates Corporation

Chicago, IL
Immediate Start
Annual Salary

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you. Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations. Let's simplify it... think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, & 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all? WHAT TO EXPECT As an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located remotely, you will be in charge of selling Gates Power Transmission product line where you will be calling on mid-sized customers specifically within the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) sectors. Your territory will consist of mostly focusing in on the upper mid-west (ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, and WI). For this position Gates will provide you with everything you need for a home office, internet services, a company phone, and a company vehicle. - This is an exciting opportunity for you because you will be responsible to develop, secure, manage and grow market share of Power Transmission product lines with broad end market accounts at key mid-sized OEM customers. - You must beintimately aware of customer strategic goals, cycle plans and initiatives within the North American and global marketplace. - In this position you will work closely with our Application Engineers and District Sales Managers. - In this position you will be a hunter for new accounts and segments for them to utilize Gates Power Transmission product lines. Key responsibilities (to name a few): - Responsible to oversee, grow and manage sales & profitability expectations. - Find, cultivate and secure new business opportunities - Develop strong relationships and contacts within targeted industry segments. - Conduct and provide industry segment forecast and trend data to marketing team as required. - Comprehensive and collaborative business planning and CRM use. - Leads strategies for products or services provided responding to changing market conditions. - Manages and interacts regularly with internal resources to develop customer solutions and insight. ABOUT YOU Required: - 8+ years of progressive sales experience - Bachelors Degree - Strong interpersonal and communication skills - Ability to contribute to the development of sales budgets and forecasts - Ability to provide uncompromised customer service - A thorough understanding of market pricing pressures and industry demands - Business strategy development and implementation capabilities required - Experience with Microsoft Office Suite - Relocation is not provided - Must be willing to travel up to 70% through your territory - Ability to drive long distances for extended periods of time - Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. Preferred: - Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar technical degree - Experience selling Power Transmission or Powertrain products- chains, belts, motors - Experience selling to/in Industrial market segments - Experience with an CRM system WHY GATES? Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as 'One Gates' and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow. While we expect the best we also want to give you the best. That's why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of 'Dress for your Day' (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to our ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more. WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Gates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of race, sex, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, genetic information, marital status, or any other consideration defined by law. ARE YOU DRIVEN BY POSSIBILITY? Gates Corporation is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, citizenship, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status or any other protected class defined by state or local law.

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