Global Business Development Manager

United States, Chicago, IL
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At GF, we see our company as a forward-thinking leader in our field. Since 1802, we have been embracing innovations and sustainable solutions of the highest quality that add value to people’s lives around the globe.

Your tasks

  • Develop and implement tactical plans for penetrating new sales markets and leads.
  • Contact target customers and drive deals through the transition period to the dedicated sales team.
  • Analyze new markets/applications which can be prioritized by best results based on customer product specifications.
  • Generate revenue/sales potential with new applications, market segments or business models.
  • Travel to customers and other company locations up to 50% of the time.
  • Interface with customers on product specifications and work with sales and marketing to organize customer visits and meetings.
  • Develop and communicate effective presentations to customers.
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of the industry, including competitors, organizations, tools and resources to drive sales growth.

Your profile

  • Degree in Engineering or Physics
  • 5-10 years experience in Business Development and High Precision Capital Equipment.
  • Solid knowledge and expertise in Laser Micro Machining and Machine Tool/Manufacturing technologies.
  • Prior extensive experience in Micro Machining Equipment business and applications is mandatory.
  • Experience in a product management/marketing role in an equivalent business is preferred.
  • Strong influence skills required: Charismatic and credible, ability to deal with ambiguity, adapt their approach and language to the different stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communication skills; both verbal and written forms.
  • Capability to work in a matrix organization of a global multicultural company.


Clear vision and purpose Clear vision and purpose
Clear vision and purpose "We are a sustainability and innovation leader providing superior customer value" is our vision and this is what guides us. Our purpose "becoming better every day - since 1802" is what inspires us in our daily work.
Sustainability and innovation focus Sustainability and innovation focus
Sustainability and innovation focus We have high sustainability and innovation goals. Let's work towards a sustainable future together.
Excellent learning tools Excellent learning tools
Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
Great career opportunities Great career opportunities
Great career opportunities GF as a global acting company provides many opportunities regarding career growth. We also offer a dedicated talent management process (MyNextBigStep@GF) to boost your career.

Your contact

Jackie Chakos
Human Resources Manager
6629 West Irving Park Road
60634 Chicago, IL
United States
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Who we are

GF Machining Solutions is the world’s leading provider of machine tools, diverse technical solutions and services to manufacturers of precision molds and tooling and of tight-tolerance, precision-machined components. The key segments we serve include the aerospace, automotive, medical, energy, information and communications technology (ICT) and electronics industries

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