Business Development Mgr - Engineering-Aerospace and Defense (Remote)

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POST DATE 9/16/2017
END DATE 3/15/2018

Plexus Corp Appleton, WI

Appleton, WI
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


About Plexus Engineering SolutionsPlexus engineers serve as the product design and engineering engine for leading companies, across major industries.

Through our diverse range of product and technology solutions Plexus engineers impact lives throughout the globe. We deliver innovative solutions throughout the entire product lifecycle, from early concept development to manufacturing and beyond.

Supporting a large breadth and variety of products, Plexus engineers work in a fast-paced, high variety, technically challenging environment that provides intense technical and leadership development. Passionate about customers, our teams have an industry-leading record of technical achievement.

At Plexus, you will maximize the impact of your engineering and leadership talent.

Learn more about how Plexus Engineering Solutions can elevate your career through our video:

About the Role

We are looking for a highly talented individual to lead engineering services business development opportunities within our Aerospace and Defense (A/D) market sector. The ideal candidate will have the expertise and drive to develop engineering services opportunities within target customers that meet Plexus objectives and criteria. Our Business Development Managers partner with our A/D Sector Leadership Team to leverage the sector strategy in developing business opportunities by understanding our customers needs and translating them into solutions which Plexus can deliver.

*This position can be located remotely*

A Business Development Manager will:

* Develop and maintain an expertise in Plexus engineering services capabilities while building an understanding of the engineering services needs of Plexus customers in the A/D Sector; especially in the Aerospace engineering sub-sector.

* Establish and develop strong long-term relationships with Plexus customers, understand customer needs, and develop and present a Plexus solution that creates a mutual business win for the customer and Plexus.

* Work as part of a cross-functional team that includes value engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, cost analysis, financial and legal experts to develop solution proposals for customers.

* Be a Subject Matter Expert within the A/D sector including end market Tier 1 and 2 OEMs, market trends and dynamics, regulatory environment, core technology needs, and outsourcing maturity. Understand how to effectively leverage internal resources to credibly engage customers in discussions concerning end market needs, issues, and challenges.

* Provide the Plexus Leadership Team reports on high-level engineering opportunities.

* Leverage market sector knowledge and research to work with key Plexus leaders, including the Director of Engineering Solutions, Senior Director for Business Development, Senior Director for Customer Management and the Market Sector Vice President, to create and sustain an overall sector marketing strategy.

* Advocate for capability requirements necessary to meet the evolving needs of customers

* Occasionally represent Plexus at conferences and associations that shape, inform, and report on the market sector.

* Frequent travel may be required to meet the needs of the business (estimated 35%).

The successful candidate s experience, skills and abilities will include:

* Demonstrated success in director-level selling and marketing.

* Understanding of the Aerospace and Defense market sector (required) and the EMS industry (desired).

* Understanding and working knowledge of the Aerospace and Defense related product development process, including knowledge in the various specifications that drive the formal development, qualification and/or certification of products.

* Knowledge of business finance and experience developing engineering cost models.

* Maintain the Plexus Customer Relationship Management tool to effectively capture, forecast, and track account and opportunity activity

* The ability to influence and lead without formal authority.

* The ability to proactively solve problems and the ability to make timely and effective decisions to reactively solve problems, when required.

* A proven ability to influence others, including relationship building, conflict resolution and negotiation skills, as well as overall leadership competencies.

* Self-motivated with the ability to follow through on assignments with little to no supervision.


* A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in a related field is required for this position; a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration or technical field such as Engineering is preferred.

* Experience of 5 years is required for this position, assuming education requirements are met.

* Experience in an electronics or engineering design environment required.


All offers of employment are contingent upon successfully passing a drug screen and upon completion of a confidentiality agreement.

Our Values and How We Lead behaviors guide our processes. Plexus does not make employment decisions based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourage all to apply today!

Globally, our policy is to recruit people from wide and diverse backgrounds. However, certain positions require access to controlled goods and technologies subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants for these positions may need to be U.S. Persons, which is generally defined as a U.S. citizen, permanent resident (green card holder), or individual granted political asylum.

Working At Plexus
Empowering People, Innovating Solutions, Achieving Excellence

Plexus is a global company that values your growth and development and knows that our success is the direct result of our empowered, hard-working and dedicated people. At Plexus you can push the boundaries of innovation and discover your highest potential. Whether you re an experienced professional or skilled manufacturer looking to expand and enhance your career, a recent graduate ready to make an impact or a student eager to gain hands on internship experience, you can make a difference with us.

At Plexus we provide opportunities for growth and development at every level and encourage all employees to be leaders. The foundation of our culture is built around Our Values and How We Lead behaviors exemplified by our Plexus People: Customer Focus, Relationships & Teamwork, Integrity, Open Communication, Excellence, Prioritize Our People, Solve Problems, Be Courageous, Be Strategic, and Innovate.

Our global operations allow us to attract people with broad and diverse backgrounds from all over the world. Discover why more than 14,000 dedicated individuals choose Plexus as the workplace of choice to grow their careers.