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As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.
We are seeking an exceptionally talented Engineering Business Development Manager at our beautiful HQ location in Olathe, KS (a suburb of Kansas City). In this role, you will be a high performing, results-oriented professional negotiating and managing partnerships in the fast-pace, dynamic environment of technology and consumer electronics. Globally serve engineering by securing external partners offering content, technologies, and intellectual property, negotiating favorable business terms, leading the relationship development and activation across departments in support of all Company Segment products and services based on Company’s corporate Mission, Vision and Values. Other essential functions include:
Initiate and develop technology, content, IP licensing or partnership opportunities in support of engineering requirements
Communicate partner/industry insights to engineering while representing a strong understanding Company’s product portfolio and market vision
Demonstrates a proven track record in engagement and passion for technology business development to support Company’s product development technology licensing & development needs
Demonstrates a high level of self motivation, takes initiative operating with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced, changing environment and ability to act effectively with little direction
Partnership experience or licensing experience with proven relationship building skills and proven track record of responsiveness
Ability to learn and understand new technology with natural curiosity to understand concepts below the surface and keen interest in the consumer electronics, technology and/or mobile markets
Demonstrates aptitude towards technology, belief in the Company brand and possess enthusiasm for Company products and active lifestyle participation in our target markets (automotive, marine, recreation, or fitness)
Qualified candidates possess a Bachelor of Science Degree in a Technical or Business field from a four-year college or university, or a minimum of 10 years’ experience performing a role substantially similar to the essential functions of this job description. Other requirements include:
Must possess a minimum of 3 years’ business, technical, or financial industry experience relevant to Company’s business needs for this role
Experience with negotiating terms, dissecting contracts and tracking renewals
Demonstrated experience initiating and developing relationships related to technical products and creating win-win partnerships
Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Proven track record of responsiveness and outstanding relationship building and networking
Superior organizational and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and quality
MBA Degree and 5 or more years’ applicable experience is highly preferred
Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their wellbeing and future and consistently rank Company as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Company’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Company offers many other benefits and perks ranging from wellbeing initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.
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Company International is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.
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