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Gates Corporation Business Development Manager in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Are you inspired by challenging the status quo? Do you thrive in collaborative environments that drive results? If so, Gates could be for you.Gates is a leading manufacturer of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions. We push the boundaries of material science to engineer solutions that continually exceed customer expectations.Let's simplify it*think belts and hoses. Found in motorcycles, conveyor belts, cars, tractors, blenders, vacuum cleaners, bicycles, and 3D printers just to name a few. Because why not do it all?WHAT TO EXPECTAs an innovation leader, we look for ambitious, forward thinking, open-minded and well-rounded individuals to join our global team. Located remotely, you will be in charge of selling Gates Power Transmission product line where you will be calling on mid-sized customers specifically within the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) sectors. Your territory will consist of mostly focusing in on the upper mid-west (ND, SD, NE, MN, IA, and WI). For this position Gates will provide you with everything you need for a home office, internet services, a company phone, and a company vehicle.This is an exciting opportunity for you because you will be responsible to develop, secure, manage and grow market share of Power Transmission product lines with broad end market accounts at key mid-sized OEM customers.You must beintimately aware of customer strategic goals, cycle plans and initiatives within the North American and global marketplace.In this position you will work closely with our Application Engineers and District Sales Managers.In this position you will be a hunter for new accounts and segments for them to utilize Gates Power Transmission product lines.Key responsibilities (to name a few):Responsible to oversee, grow and manage sales and profitability expectations.Find, cultivate and secure new business opportunitiesDevelop strong relationships and contacts within targeted industry segments.Conduct and provide industry segment forecast and trend data to marketing team as required.Comprehensive and collaborative business planning and CRM use.Leads strategies for products or services provided responding to changing market conditions.Manages and interacts regularly with internal resources to develop customer solutions and insight.ABOUT YOURequired:8+ years of progressive sales experienceBachelors DegreeStrong interpersonal and communication skillsAbility to contribute to the development of sales budgets and forecastsAbility to provide uncompromised customer serviceA thorough understanding of market pricing pressures and industry demandsBusiness strategy development and implementation capabilities requiredExperience with Microsoft Office SuiteRelocation is not providedMust be willing to travel up to 70% through your territoryAbility to drive long distances for extended periods of timeMust be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.Preferred:Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar technical degreeExperience selling Power Transmission or Powertrain products- chains, belts, motorsExperience selling to/in Industrial market segmentsExperience with an CRM systemWHY GATES?Founded in 1911 in Denver, Colorado, Gates is publicly traded on the NYSE. While we might operate in a vast amount of time zones we operate as 'One Gates' and have a common goal of pushing the boundaries of materials science. We invest in our people, bringing real-world experience that enables us to solve our customers' diverse challenges of today and anticipate those of tomorrow.While we expect the best we also want to give you the best. That's why at Gates we provide an environment where people can succeed from our policy of 'Dress for your Day' (yes - that means you can wear jeans), health club reimbursement, to our ownership of your work/life balance and more. Visit to learn more.WORK ENVIRONMENTWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently requir