Business Development Executive – Direct Hire Opportunity


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Located in Sterling Heights, MI

Salary: $120,000 - $140,000/year DOE

Leading mobility solutions company is looking for an experienced Business Development Executive to lead, market, and develop business opportunities with current and prospective clients within the United States. This is a new position within the business development unit offering substantial opportunity for personal and professional growth. Located in Sterling Heights, MI, this business was established over 100 years ago and engineers and manufactures leading mobility solutions for the military and defense industry.


General Description of Position

The Business Development Executive (BDE) works as part of the global team to identify, shape, and capture new business from new and current core customers, driving order intake.  The BDE services existing accounts, obtains orders and establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call upon assigned new accounts or by developing new potential contacts through trade shows and conference attendance.


Knowledge & Ability Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Science, or equivalent experience
  • Excellent people skills including the ability to empathize, listen and communicate
  • Proven problem-solving abilities, leadership, and team skills to work together towards a common goal.
  • Agile, driven self-starter with great conflict resolution abilities
  • Ethically aware and results orientated
  • Successful and experienced international Business Developer with a track record of success in defense or related high integrity engineering markets
  • Demonstrated ability to develop a network of customers and businesses
  • Able to rapidly understand and confidently promote complex engineered solutions to address customer problems.
  • An existing network of relevant international contacts in government and industry preferred
  • Willing and able to undertake significant and extended international travel
  • Able to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
  • Right to work in host company location, travel internationally (passport, visas, driving license and other documentation as required)


Preferred Skills or Able to Develop with Training:

  • A knowledge of suspension, transmissions or related driveline technologies and markets
  • A knowledge of physics-based vehicle dynamics modelling and simulation and virtual or extended reality-based immersive simulation solutions
  • A knowledge of environmental control and power generation systems
  • A knowledge of high integrity engineering service provision, such as design services, quality manufacturing, supply chain and program management
  • A comprehensive understanding of capture planning including price-to-win Experience of defense, military , automotive or high integrity engineering
  • Experience with UK, CA, US, DE trade compliance legislation for defense products and services
  • Additional language skills are desirable
  • Able to obtain a relevant security clearance (eg UK SC, Canadian CGP)


This is a Direct Hire opportunity offering a competitive compensation and benefit’s package including:

  • Hybrid Work Schedule (Must be onsite in Sterling Heights at first to learn the team, products, etc.)
  • Blue Care Network HMO Health Insurance: Available 1st of the month following 30 days
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) with Employer Match
  • 144 Hours Combined Paid Vacation and Personal Time
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • 401k with Employer Match
  • Employer Paid LT/ST & Life Insurance
  • Professional Training, Education, and Certification Assistance
  • Personal and Professional Advancement Opportunities


If you’re interested in learning more, please apply for immediate consideration.

Express Office: Rochester Hills
811 E South Boulevard
Suite 210
Rochester Hills, MI 48307
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