Sales Engineer - Body Function

Aisin World Corp. of America Northville, MI

* Job Title: Sales Engineer - Function Sales

* Company: AISIN World Corp. of America

* Department: Function Sales (57)

* Reports to: Manager, Function Group Sales

* Location: Northville, MI

* Number of Positions: 1

* Other: Exempt; not eligible for overtime

Position Summary: Support/promote growth for Function Group commodities which impact NAP business (AMI/AUM/ACI/AAGT/ADI/AEIL). Manage over $100M in current sales and promote new business with multiple JOEMs and A&E OEMs.

Position Responsibilities

The incumbent is expected to perform the following functions that the company has determined are essential to this position:

Support customer relations activities with OEM business by:

* Support contact with Major OEM Accounts, in various areas to open discussion / promote AISIN Seiki and group company products. Arrange presentation personnel and requirements as needed.

* Support all business activities and direct customer requirements - commercial, engineering, prototype, packaging, quality and production.

* Interface with Engineering / Quality / Production Control personnel as appropriate, with the purpose of supporting management and the development of program strategies from initiation through production requirements.

* Support the launch of new programs, track prototype and production profitability of components sold.

* Draft letters as appropriate both internally and to customers for the purpose of managing or initiating business.

* Conduct marketing activities / research as appropriate and assemble relevant information for reporting and / or strategic activities.

* Prepare Account Status reports as appropriate for senior management.

* Prepare / assemble information for customer meetings or Senior Management reviews.

* Interface internally with other members / coordinators / North American plants / Japanese Headquarters as appropriate to manage business issues

* Attend meetings both internally and with customers, as appropriate.

* Be knowledgeable on industry activities as they relate to specific product / customer requirements. Distribute this information within AWA / AISIN as appropriate.

* Understand corporate structure / culture / objectives and request information / clarification / direction from Account Manager / Management as required.

* Operate with "cross-functional" approach and accordingly accept / assume new responsibilities as dictated by business environment.

* Other tasks and duties as assigned

Candidates applying for positions with Aisin must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

To the selected candidate, Aisin offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and outstanding growth opportunities.

Aisin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Required Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills and Experience:

* Related experience, including internship or Co-op, in a professional environment

* Computer literacy (MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint)

Beneficial Skills and Experience:

* Familiarity with OEM purchasing procedures

* 1-3 years of relevant sales experience in the automotive industry, preferably with a Tier One supplier

* Sales experience or internship in the automotive industry, preferably with a Tier One supplier relating to Body Exterior products i.e. bumper, roof rail, moldings, door hinge, slide door, hood lock, door check, door locks, etc.

* Familiarity with manufacturing processes (progressive and transfer stamping, swaging, welding, etc.)

Education/Training/Certifications

* Bachelor degree in Engineering or Applied Science

Work Environment Requirements

* Must be able to operate a personal computer, telephone and other office equipment.

* Must perform job duties onsite, except those duties that are customarily or by their nature performed offsite (for example, offsite customer visits).

* Must be able to work effectively in a fast paced environment where constructive criticism is encouraged.

* Must be able to work on multiple assignments at once, and complete assignments within deadline and budget (if applicable) with satisfactory quality.

* Must be able to operate as an effective team member.

* Must be committed to a high standard of safety, and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all company safety policies.

Attendance/Work Hour Requirements

* Must maintain an acceptable attendance record.

* Must be willing and available to work such weekends and holidays as necessary and desirable to meet business needs.

* NOTE: These requirements are consistent with company policy.

Travel Requirements

* Approximately 25%

* Must be willing and available to travel to such locations and with such frequency as is necessary and desirable to meet business needs.

Candidates applying for positions with Aisin must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.

To the selected candidate, Aisin offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits and outstanding growth opportunities.

Aisin is an Equal Opportunity Employer.