Account Manager - MS081956

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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Parallel Partners Novi, MI

Novi, MI
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The Account Manager for Japanese OEM's (Toyota, Subaru, and Hino) will maintain current business and maximize/expand sales to responsible account by cultivating a strong customer relationship. (Customer contact will be mainly specialist/buyer). Sales Planning- Budget/Mid term plan lead & resolve customer issues of commercial and delivery/quotation, price negotiation, annual cost down activity, support technical exhibition etc.

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Serve as the main contact to the buyer level at each customer location while working to support overall account activities and objectives.

-Work to have clear understanding of customer objectives and requirements. Support both internal and external customers in their efforts to resolve open matters when applicable.

-Lead and/or support negotiations with customers for pricing/quantity/due date for MP parts, Pre-SOP trial events, and Prototype.

-Create and submit quotations for new and existing product which are subject to the manager approval. Will require coordination with internal departments as well as overseas parent company counterpart(s).

-Work internally with engineering or other departments to capture ECI change points to understand potential cost impact to implement. Work with customer to negotiate pricing.

-Support sales department activities related to APR (Annual Price Review) which includes data preparation and management, customer negotiations, RFQ entry and PO review.

-Create sales budget plan and analyze the difference between budget and last forecast. Determine the logical cause for the variation and report to manager & above.

-Oversee/Support DSP (Direct Supply Parts) process along with Sales Operations Analyst which may include reviewing forecast, submitting orders to DSP partners, monitoring shipment/receipt status, support accounting department efforts to reconcile payments.

-Coordinate tooling payment collection efforts with customer and internal departments. Maintain tooling asset process and prepare necessary documentation for invoicing.

Lead cost recovery activities for matters such as packaging reimbursement, obsolescence, special activities, etc.

-Maintain good relationship with customers and gather intelligence and information related to company products/services as well as competitors.

-Prepare and conduct product presentations and demonstrations in coordination with APP and Engineering Dept.

-Serve as a liaison between the customer and the company manufacturing plant to help resolve abnormal issues as they may arise. This includes but is not limited to delivery problems, sharp fluctuations in orders/forecast, end of life issues, etc.

-Support weekly forecast efforts to ensure accurate and relevant data is being provided in a timely manner to production control and manufacturing to ensure on-time-delivery, inventory efficiency, and quality (Some negotiation internally & externally may be required at times.)


-Minimum Bachelordegree (BSEE or BSME is preferred).

-Automotive product experience background is preferable.

-Permanent residence certification is required if residence in other country.

-PC literacy with word processing and spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Access, etc.

-Flexible and easy to work with in a team oriented environment.

-Ability to work independently while managing time efficiently.

-Excellent communication skills (Verbal is responsive to customer needs and requests; is always courteous to the customer and considers the needs of the customer when making decisions. Has sufficient knowledge of products and services and helps customers enthusiastically; communicates well with customers and follows up as necessary; is always professional and represents the organization positively.

-Communicating Effectively-Shares useful information with the team. Provides insight and offers knowledge and experience. Listens and involves others. Clearly conveys ideas in a manner that engages others and helps them understand and retain the message. Changes interpersonal style and approach based on circumstance or audience; works hard with all kinds of people and workgroups; does not judge others.

-Delivering High Quality Work-Makes sure responsibilities central to the role meet all requirements and expectations. Finishes tasks promptly and critically reviews work to ensure quality and accuracy.

-Results Orientation-Can be counted upon to successfully execute on goals. Takes action on his/her own without being prompted; handles problems independently; able to resolve issues without relying on extensive help from others; does more than is expected or asked.

Profession Specific Competencies-Sales:

-Making Convincing Arguments-Effectively persuades others to see his/her point of view; presents information and logic in a manner that addresses the audience's interests, concerns and needs.

-Establishing Relationships-Able to relate to all kinds of people regardless of background; finds topics and common interests that he/she can use to build rapport with others.

-Acquiring Information-Consult with others on problems and activities; collects information from a range of sources to assist and guide job activities; asks effective questions to obtain information to help him/her perform their job.

-Accountability-Follow through on commitments; lets others know his/her true intentions. Take accountability for delivering on commitments; owns mistakes and uses them as opportunities for learning and development; openly discusses his/her actions and their consequences both good and bad.

-Building Fostering Teamwork-Is an honest and dependable team player who contributes to group collaboration and consensual decision making and shows empathy and respect for others. Build and maintain good working relationships.

-Continuous Improvement-Use formal and informal tools and techniques to achieve operational excellence. Maintain a constant focus on efforts to improve performance, quality and efficiency of work processes.

-Displaying Technical Expertise-Keep his/her technical skills current; effectively applies specialized knowledge and skills to perform work tasks; understands and masters the technical skills, knowledge, and tasks associated with his/her job; shares technical expertise with others.

-Critical Thinking-Skilled at finding logical flaws in arguments and plans; identifies problems and solutions that others might miss; provides detailed insight and constructive criticism into problems and complex situation.