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Product Manager, Forming Tools

Company: Oerlikon
Location: Pell City
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Product Manager, Forming Tools
Primary focus is on marketing and sales of high performance technologies for Forming tools (Metal stamping) in the United States region (BUS) with a primary focus on the South and Mid South states. Responsible for expanding the customer base for metal forming tool solution technology applications in the Automotive, Aerospace, Industrial, Manufacturing, etc. markets. Assist in tool tests and developing new business and applications where coating on Forming tools will add value to customer (cost reduction, improved cycle time, improved tool life). Develop and manage a portfolio of key project accounts as assigned by responsible Head of Forming Tools Americas. Generate sales leads for Surface Treatments (PVD/PPD) coating services to OEMs, end-users, and manufacturers. Provides a technical consultative sales support to other BUS sales personnel. Provides total solutions (i.e., technical presentations to OEM automotive customers, tool shops, shop-floor demonstrations, etc) as well as consultative services to customers and their agents. Acts as the first point-of-contact for proof-of-solutions. Works effectively with internal customers (Engineering, Operations, Product Management, Corporate Product Line Managers, Customer Solutions Centers/R&D) in order to address technical and commercial questions raised by customers.
Your Responsibilities


  • Provide expertise regarding new technology coatings
  • Drive the business and develop opportunities for Oerlikon Balzers high performance technologies
  • Manage and grow assigned key accounts
  • Represent Oerlikon Balzers in the marketplace. Effectively communicate the value of Oerlikon Balzers solutions. Act as spokesperson as required
  • Develop new business by working with production staff and other Product Managers
  • Manage new growth projects independently and orchestrate support functions
  • Conduct tests and document results in detail and interact with segment experts nationwide and globally to solve upcoming challenges
  • Assist sales team members in prospecting for future business and building long-term relationships; collaborates with Territory Account Managers and Product Line Managers at Balzers Technology & Service Centers
  • Participate in special projects as assigned
  • Maintain relevant customer/account information using Balzers CRM (customer information) database
  • Conduct Customer Seminars, able to communicate in a clear way for internal and external customers
    Your Profile

    • Bachelor's degree in Business or Engineering; equivalent experience may substitute
    • 7-10 years of experience selling in a manufacturing or industrial industry related to forming tools - metal stamping, hot stamping, forging, PM, etc
    • 3+ years of experience with service or consultative sales approach required
    • Broad understanding of manufacturing processes from users perspective
    • Experience working in the forming tool and die industry
    • Strong connections, solid reputation in target industries
    • Knowledge regarding Surface Treatments (PVD/PPD) solutions preferred
    • Proficiency working with MS Office (i.e., Excel, Work, and PowerPoint) is required
    • Effective verbal /writing skills and strong presentation skills required
    • Must be energetic, goals-driven, result-oriented, and high-energy to be effective in this role
    • Must be willing to travel overnight minimum of 60%
      We Offer
      Benefits effective day one of hire:
      • Medical, Dental & Vision
      • 12 Holidays
      • Generous Time Off
      • Short and long Term Disability
      • Matching 401K
      • Tuition Reimbursement & More
        Can you identify with this position and are you looking for a new challenge? Then we are eager to meet you! Please apply online.
        About us
        Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of more than 10 600 employees at 179 locations in 37 countries and generated sales of CHF 2.3 billion in 2020.
        Oerlikon Balzers develops processes and systems for the coating of tools, components and decorative plastic elements. Comprising 106 locations in 34 countries, Balzers global network of coating centers is daily dedicated to further improving component performance and tooling productivity through coating technology. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team! We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, and 401(K).
        Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon Balzers is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon Balzers to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon Balzers is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.
        The policy applies to all employment practices and actions. It includes, but is not limited to, recruitment, job application process, examination and testing, hiring, training, disciplinary actions, rate of pay or other compensation, advancement, classification, transfer, reassignment and promotions. If you require an accommodation during the application process or for issues concerning Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity please contact Human Resources.
        Sustainability is a living principle for Oerlikon.
        https://www.oerlikon.com/sustainabilityreport-2020/en/

        • EQOB

Keywords: Oerlikon, Birmingham , Product Manager, Forming Tools, Executive , Pell City, Alabama

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