Application/Sales Engineer - Interior Lighting

Troy, Michigan

Post Date: 04/28/2016 Job ID: 6088 Industry: Engineering
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Interior Lighting Application/Sales Engineer


Is the link between US customers’ R&D teams and Company teams (R&D, projects, plants) for Interior Lighting developments

Main Duties:
  • Ensures physical presence in customers’ R&D facilities and create intimacy
  • Plays an active role in promoting our technologies, products, and Company position at customers
  • Is able to handle cross functional discussion at customer level (discussions that can include R&D, product, lmarket, commercial points).  This means answering directly or bringing in necessary network function support.
  • Collects, understands an discusses customers’ needs, constraints and wishes
  • Engages in hunting and prospecting for new order intake opportunity, and engages the sales network for these opportunities
  • Analyses requirements & specifications to extract performance & functional criteria to be complied with.
  • Is a problem solver for customers’ issues
  • Exchanges 3D and 2D models between  customers and Company
  • Presents samples, prototypes and takes part to lighting evaluations and testing events
  • Works in close link with the Company Sales team, the R&D development centers worldwide
  • (Bobigny, Belgium, China, Ichikoh Isehara) and with all concerned plants worldwide


Training and Profile:
  • 2 or 3 years’ experience minimum in R&D or Applications Engineering in automotive industry.  More than 2-3 years is desired.
  • Direct experience in R&D, project / program management, or sales with a Tier I interior lighting supplier is preferred.
  • Good command of CAD softwares (CATIA V5 = Company standard, other appreciated: UG, NX, etc.)
  • Experience in lighting, plastic injection, electronics, interior trim
  • English native speaker (French, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese are an asset)

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Tammy Turner

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