Business Development Manager, Production Build Yacht (Territory: US)

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Date: May 31, 2024

Location: Troy, MI, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

This role will take the lead in developing and expanding AkzoNobel’s global business with production boat builders. The Business Development Manager ensures execution of the agreed sales and profitability targets for the Production Build business through effective management of existing customers and development of new customers. The key challenge is to further develop the customer base, with an initial focus on North America. The role will develop and leverage relationships with OEMs and builders and establish an OEM program that serve the needs of production builders.

*This position requires a cover letter to be considered, please attach a cover letter in your application*

Job Responsibilities

  • Identify significant business opportunities, pinpoint existing and/or potential problem areas and guide sales force, where appropriate
  • In collaboration with Regional Sales Management, deliver the agreed financial and non-financial targets in line with business budgets
  • Works closely with global marketing teams to analyze current and future market trends to deliver further market penetration
  • Works closely with marketing to develop materials that introduce and position our brand and products to the market
  • Plans, monitors and periodically reports on execution of major sales activities conducted with regards to different sales channels
  • Provides feedback to understand how customers are utilizing our products and how well those products align versus competitive products
  • Input to price setting and carries out negotiations with the customers. Monitors and feeds back competitive pricing to marketing and has responsibility for implementation.
  • Responsible for ensuring integrated business planning processes related to accurate demand forecasting for manufacturing and to marketing for strategic (product planning) are implemented for the segment
  • Be familiar with all the applicable corporate as well as site policies/procedures with regards to personal conduct and HSE standards and acting in compliance with all applicable regulations

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business management, economics, or chemistry or related field. Master’s degree preferred.
  • 5 plus years of work experience in commercial roles such as sale or key account management in B2B environment
  • Experience working with OEMs strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work autonomously with a results-oriented mentality and drive to win.  Excellent writing, presentations, presenting and one-to-one negotiation skills
  • Ability to travel internationally and excel in multi-cultural environments
  • Ability to influence peers and management
  • Must work in close coordination with Technical, Marketing and R&D teams
  • Skills – Stakeholder management, project management, decision making, creating value propositions, drive, results orientation, communication and presentation, commercial and business acumen, basic understanding of cross functional processes and financial concepts related to sales and cost to serve

Compensation Data

The salary range for these skills is: $110,000.00 - $122,000.00.  This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future. 

Eligible for an annual 35% bonus 

Benefits:  Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus • 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status.

Requisition ID: 40080



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