Sales Project Manager

Aurora, IL 60502

Posted: 02/13/2019 Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 232755 Pay Rate: 65000 - 75000
Our client is seeking a full-time **Project Manager** in its Aurora, IL office. This is a direct hire opportunity; we are assisting with the search & screening of candidates. The selected candidate will be hired directly by our client.

**Target of position**

Successfully manage technical customer projects by using company standard management tools. Support with supply chain topics.

**Necessary / required skills (Education, Job Experience, special industrial expertise)**

Bachelor s in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, or similar

5+ years experience in Sales, Engineering or Purchasing in the on-highway vehicle market

Profound project management skills and experience

High level of result orientation and commitment

Self-reliant and well structured

Very good communication skills

Ability to work in a team

Ability to travel frequently (including US, Canada, Mexico, Germany)

CAD skills are of advantage

Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project)

SAP experience is of advantage

**Soft skills**

Dependability, readiness to take on responsibility.

Ability to work under pressure with accuracy,

Goal- and results-oriented.

**Procedural skills**

Planning and problem-solving ability, analytical ability, interdisciplinary-thinking ability.

Entrepreneurial and cost responsible thinking.

**Main tasks**

Acquisition of new customers in the on-highway vehicle market

Key account responsibility for specific customer base

Conduct market analysis and develop market penetration strategy

Frequent customer visits

Technical feasibility reviews with customers to specify product requirements

Coordinate engineering cycle from concept to serial production based on APQP process

Review customer RFQ and prepare quotes

Coordinate customer projects under consideration of timing and budget

Maintain project plans, monitor sales and margin budgets

Participate in exhibitions and technical conferences
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