Business Development Manager - Advanced Manufacturing

Lincolnshire, 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.

Main Tasks

  • Drive expansion and growth of GF Machining Solutions Advanced Manufacturing products and services across all market segments.
  • Collaborate with the TU staff to identify sales opportunities in North America. Work with the sales teams to develop these opportunities.
  • Define regional market entry strategy: Direct contact/telemarketing, LinkedIn / Web search, Industry associations, Industry Networks/partners, Trade shows, Supply chain partners, and other GFMS customers (global, regional).
  • Identify priority customers, initiate high-level contacts, and develop relationships.
  • Educate internal personnel on target applications and GFMS solutions.
  • Initiate technical presentations to be given verbally and in writing, including developing applications-specific sales packages.
  • Ensure that resources are applied to the most attractive applications and that already developed solutions are spread as broadly as possible.
  • Collaborate with the sales team to leverage sales potential for new and future application solutions across all regions and customer groups.
  • Continually develop technical expertise and assist in knowledge and experience transfer from one geographic region to another.
  • Support, coordinate, and recommend implementation of strategic marketing initiatives and measure the results.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in mechanical or electrical engineering technology; and three to five years related experience and/or training; preferably in a manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • In-depth knowledge of EDM, Milling and Laser machines, and related products and equipment.
  • Prior sales or program management experience and experience selling at the corporate/executive level. Formal training in project management and/or project management certification (PMP) is strongly preferred. Experience in validating processes in the medical industry is required.
  • Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Systems, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of project management software and Great Plains or similar software program helpful.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • This position may require the Business Development Manager to regularly travel to customer sites, trade shows, or other company locations both nationally and internationally approximately 60% of the time.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.
  • All candidates must be authorized to work in the US for any employer.


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.
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Excellent learning tools At GF we provide development opportunities for everyone. We offer global learning tools as well as trainings and specialized courses.
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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.

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560 Bond Street
60069 Lincolnshire
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.
Equal Opportunity Employer: Disability/Veteran All candidates must be authorized to work in the US for any employer. Should you need an accommodation in the completion of your application please contact Human Resources at (847)913-5300