Sales Manager 1


Grand Rapids, MI, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Sales 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45.00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 1182 

Benefits: United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


Position is located at the Holland, Michigan facility


Your Chance

  • Supports the implementation of customer strategy
  • Manages all relevant activities in approved Process "Acquire & Quote"/Process "Develop & Launch" projects to achieve defined targets
  • Documents and maintains all projects in Benteler systems by ensuring high data quality
  • Prepares and supports project related negotiations with customer
  • Ensures successful development of orders during Process "Acquire & Quote"/Process "Develop & Launch" considering customer specific agreements
  • Suggests cost optimization to Account Manager/Global Account Director and/or Program Director
  • Defines boundary conditions and supports the (pre-) calculation of prototype- and serial production
  • Prepares necessary data for sales planning 
  • Leads order- and acquisition-related customer meetings incl. negotiations
  • Expands customer relationship for commodity 
  • Maintains a strong customer orientation within the company
  • Informs respective superiors about customer related affairs
  • Promotes a respectful work environment and recruits, develops and retains human resources to maintain a qualified, motivated and productive workforce. Leads by example and lives up to Benteler’s mission, values and global leadership principles. Uses standard HR tools e.g. the appraisal process to provide regular feedback and agree upon tasks and goals with respective employees


Your Personality

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years but rather 5-7 years of working experience
  • 3-5 years of automotive experience
  • Sedentary work


Your contact

BENTELER Human Resources


Your new employer

The BENTELER Group always has the answer. That’s because in each of our divisions and at every one of our sites, you can benefit from the size and diversity of an international corporation with around 30,000 colleagues in 38 countries.

The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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BENTELER Human Resources

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids