Account Manager (Detroit, MI)

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Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers serving the light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and aftermarket industries. Our colleagues throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race, and every journey. With our product portfolio, dedication to quality, global reach, entrepreneurial setting and competitive strength, we're at a great place to build a lasting career.

We are looking for an Account Manager. The Account Manager is the lead commercial contact and works together with the Application Engineer in Tenneco's Braking group to provide the necessary service to the customer. The business situation and individual skills may dictate the method of meeting these responsibilities, but the end result will always be superior customer service and the advancement of the business. The Account Manager is responsible for performing the necessary job functions needed to fully support customer projects in the OE/OES (original equipment and service) and Light Vehicle markets. The Account Manager is responsible to ensure that the product and sales strategies of the organization are implemented. In addition, the account manager needs to keep the technical staff aware of the commercial implications of decisions. The Account Manager ensures that all commercial, engineering, technical and quality issues are discussed and resolved with the appropriate customer and internal personnel.

The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.

  • Define and implement the customer business strategy for the OE/OES markets.
  • Realize options for further value creation across OE.
  • Monitor the accuracy and timeliness of quotations, sample and initial production shipments.
  • Plan and deliver the customer 5 year's revenue plan.
  • Coordinate and organize visits to plants and technical sites to ensure that the customer(s)' needs and requirements are being met.
  • Actively participate in achieving corporate and divisional goals and objectives relative to quality, cost, profit, and return on sales, productivity, customer service, and adherence to budget goals.
  • Support benchmark analysis and monitor competitor's development.
  • Control/manage strategic price negotiations and customer's conditions.
  • Collaboration with the other departments (i.e. engineering, program management, quality, operations, ).
  • Assist in the development of the sales plan/forecast, long-term strategic plan, and input competitor information as it becomes available.
  • Manage two key stake holders the car manufacturer and the tier 1 supplier in a format wherein business is 50% nominated by the car manufacturers.
  • Support a company-wide transformation to change the sales approach into a more business/profit orientated model versus a turnover orientated model.

Required Skills

  • Proven experience in a complex, international OE organization (>2 years)
  • Track record of driving performance with positive outcomes.
  • High potential with the ability and desire to develop further within the sales organization.
  • Proficient Windows office tools.

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree or Engineering or Business related disciplines
More Information on Tenneco
Tenneco operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Lake Forest, IL, Southfield, MI and Indianapolis, IN. Tenneco was founded in 1888. It has 18578 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Family Medical Leave and Paid Holidays. To see all 38 open jobs at Tenneco, click here.
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