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Manager, Business Development Job in Cleveland, Ohio US

Manager, Business Development

Messer North America Inc. - Cleveland, OH

Posted: 6/7/2024 - Expires: 9/5/2024

Job ID: 274493948


Job Description


Job Summary:

Responsible for creating new business opportunities, leading, developing and delivering the growth targets in the Region as defined by the Director.
Regional Sales focused on new business to accelerate profitable sales growth, and improve new business hit rate, in collaboration with the existing sales and marketing organization. This position is primarily a regional new business Hunter role. To meet or exceed sales plans, driving profitable sales growth of products.
Bulk application equipment and related services, maximizing Messer Pro (Business Development) as the sales process foundation.
Contribute understand and execute regional sales strategy including respective 10-3-1 and Industry strategies, deliver new business and profitability targets driving Team Selling while leveraging Messer Pro and Sales (CRM) for specified geographic area. Selectively drive renewal strategies for existing customers as defined by the Director of Regional Sales. Ensure personal safety and provide visible leadership for the Messer team, and our customers.

Why Messer?

Messer is the world's largest privately held industrial gases company and what we do matters because it is woven into every part of life, from the medical gases that patients rely on to the essential elements needed to safely and sustainably produce the goods our communities depend on.

The true strength of Messer is our people-at every level and in every role.

Join us and take pride in the impact you will make by providing solutions essential to our world and lives. Reach your highest potential at our stable, inclusive company with diverse opportunities in a growing industry, supported by people who care.

Messer stands apart because we put what matters first, and you matter.

Principal Responsibilities:

Responsible for winning defined New Business targets for Bulk Direct business in the Region. (Business Development) And selectively drives Renewal Targets to successful conclusion.

Collaborates with existing Sales and Marketing teams to drive Messer's differentiation and win new agreements with customers as defined by the Director Regional Sales
Selectively lead and deliver Renewal opportunities (Account Management) as defined by the DRS (Director Regional Sales).
Utilize financial and business acumen to make good commercial decisions; masters ROC Tool and other profit tools.
Understands plant costs of loading and impact of volume on
Understands relevant Value Propositions and utilize effectively to extract fair share of value for Messer.

Future development and growth of the business in the Region (10-3-1)

Drives opportunities and solutions regarding: Market segment strategy, economic trends and market conditions, account strategies, investment and new business opportunities within the Region
Provides customer/market feedback to incorporate into Industry Segment strategy (Business Development)
Inputs to and executes strategic plans for markets segments, products, and specific account strategies for customers and prospects within the Region (Business Development)
Develops and executes account plans for individual customers and prospects, and SMART goals in place to deliver new business wins and selective renewals of existing customers as defined by the DRS
Masters negotiation skills, demonstrates thorough understanding of complex, non-standard terms and conditions through legal and delegation of authority process; masters Messer agreements
Inspires collaboration and team selling leveraging Industry Teams, Key Customer Managers, On-site Business Development and Inside Sales as well as other Messer assets to optimize business results.

Deep Customer & Competitor Insight

Keeps abreast and up to date on customer and industry news, updates, and impending events that relate to defined targets (Explore)
Ensures decision maker/signature level influence and penetration recorded for each Messer opportunity
Can anticipate competition's probable sales strategy through own business acumen, including understanding of Messer's and competitors' plant and logistics.
Leverages or calls upon Director Regional Sales, Vice President - US Bulk Sales, or other Messer Exec where needed with key prospects or customers (Messer Pro)
Develops deep relationships with key stakeholders across the customer organization and facilitates strategies to enable other Messer team members to do the same.
Manages and mitigates identified account risks associated with defined renewal targets in the Region (At Risk Profiler)

Provide visible leadership with Messer Pro Sales Process

Demonstrates consistent use of MesserPro, and is MesserPro certified
Regularly uses the following tools: Account Action Plans, Opportunity Roadmaps, At Risk Profiler, Pre-call plan and questioning strategies, Post call reviews to evaluate sales calls
Facilitates monthly funnel review with DRS, account managers, and industry teams by utilizing Sales (CRM)

Customer Data Maintenance

Expects accurate, timely, and complete customer and prospect information in Sales com (CRM) so account history is easily retrievable and accessible

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in sales, marketing, finance, or technical discipline, MBA desirable
With at least 7 years of experience in field sales required in gas industry, chemical/other manufacturing
Functional skills: Selling skills and negotiations, Problem solving, Written and oral communication, Product/Process knowledge, Continuous learning, Time and territory management (e.g. ABC Theory), Customer Relationship Management, Planning and organizing (completing paperwork, accounts receivable, profit and loss, etc.), Financial &

Critical and innovative thinking, strong financial and business acumen required:

Must be well organized and able to handle multiple priorities, with time management proficiency
Advanced presentation and communication skills essential
Demonstrated track record of developing and executing customer/territory sales plans, deep customer insight, knowledge of competitive landscape, profitable growth, strong prospecting, negotiation & closing abilities desired
PC skills including proficiency with Messer's profitability and business tools preferred.

About Messer:

Messer's safety culture, commitment to providing dependable supply and innovative gas technology solutions help customers unlock opportunities to be safer, more sustainable, more productive and more efficient, so their business thrives. We nurture lasting, meaningful relationships with customers, our communities, and with one another.

We offer comprehensive benefits and appreciable pay, with steady schedules and opportunities for ongoing training and career progression. We prioritize and invest in our people at every level of our organization - the dedication, knowledge, customer focus and entrepreneurial spirit of our employees is what make Messer refreshingly different.

If you need assistance with the application or would like to request accommodation, call (877) 243-1030.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Messer North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Job Summary

Employment Type:
Full Time Employee
Job type:
Federal Contractor
Skill Based Partner:
Education Level:
Bachelor's degree
Work Days:
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
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