Job: Sales Manager

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Title Sales Manager
Salary $160K plus bonus
Location MI
Job Information

The Technical Sales Manager for the Japanese Transplant (JT) customers works with the Commercial Sales and Research and Development teams to implement market growth strategies for business at our JT customers in the Americas. This position also is the liaison for technical support between the organization and the JT customer. Our client is a manufacturer of polymer products for the automotive industry.





  • Provide technical support to the Japanese Transplant customers for all product lines. This may involve attending meetings, working with Product Business Managers and following up with customer requests for information. Involvement may include support to JT OEMs and related Tier 1 or 2 suppliers.
  • Contribute to business growth strategies by providing key information on new product requests, applications and/or services to Commercial and R&D.
  • Develop unique value propositions to the customer for utilization of products.
  • Provide leads and account direction for sales team.
  • Monitor trends relative to new legislation, technology and organizational changes.
  • Support development of sales tools and processes.
  • Act as communications liaison to (Sales and R&D in Japan), provide primary direct communications, updates and information.


  • Fluency (verbal and written) in Japanese language required as well as related cultural fluency.


  • Equivalent of four-year technical degree in plastics technology, engineering or chemistry preferred.
  • 10 years or equivalent of related commercial experience (marketing, sales or new business development)
  • Experience in automotive industry and plastic resin manufacturing and sales preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in building relationships with senior leadership positions at the customer
  • Travel within the U.S. 50% 


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