Business Development Manager – Control Valves

Houston, TX, USA



Our client is seeking to hire a Business Development Manager who will provide a customer-driven focus in providing technical expertise, and product selection directly to customers regarding Control Valves.

The Business Development Manager will work with leadership, outside sales, inside sales, service, and our engineered solutions teams to grow our valve portfolio at a rate of 15% or greater growth YOY.

While working closely with the management team on strategic sales initiatives, procedures, and goals, the BDM will perform day-to-day marketing/sales activities and meet sales objectives primarily without direct supervision. The BDM’s set their day-to-day schedules. The BDM will be spending at least 60% of its time on the execution of strategy, 25% of its time on supplier development, and 15% of its time on strategy.

Position Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overall be the subject matter expert (SME) for the products and suppliers within the Control Valve category.
  • Develop accounts by informing customers of all our value-added services.
  • Handle customer complaints promptly and effectively.
  • Maintain customer and category data pipeline in CRM.
  • Provide account & product guidance for sales personnel.
  • Provide product & market training for sales personnel and new employees as required.
  • Taking a lead role in key business pursuits, monitoring and helping win key sales opportunities. Participate as the SME in deal-winning sessions.
  • Assist with project proposal development.
  • Deliver technology seminars with end users, integrators, & engineering firms.
  • Conduct product demonstrations with key customers as needed.
  • Guide sales personnel & assist in identifying & scheduling joint sales calls with principals.
  • Communicate regularly with assigned manufacturer representatives and complete required POS reporting.
  • Develop deep relationships with key principles of the assigned suppliers within the category.
  • Work with leadership and Marketing team to create product campaigns to run throughout the year.
  • Drive demand in desired markets by leveraging manufacturing support.
  • Work with leadership to organize all industry and customer events that are related to the category.
  • Assist the team in identifying and helping expand the products into digital platforms like e-catalog, e-commerce, and company product websites. Help be the liaison between supplier and internal teams.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain, Service Organization, Internal Marketing Team Members, Inside/Outside Sales Team, and Marketing outsourced vendors.

 Position Requirements·

  • 5+ years of sales experience to industrial customers including some or all of the following industries: oil & gas, chemical & refining, power generation, and wastewater.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business.
  • 5+ years of experience in sales and marketing of gas and liquid analytical and analytical systems.
  • 3+ years of experience in strategic account management and development.
  • Experience managing sales efforts across multiple sites.
  • Proven track record of landing new accounts and markets in a direct role.
  • Ability to build executive-level interfaces.
  • Strong verbal/written communication and data presentation skills, including an ability to effectively communicate with both business and technical teams.
  • Technical proposal development experience.
  • Consultative selling skills.
  • Positive attitude, self-motivation, confidence, and tenacity.
  • Results-oriented with a delivery focus and strong organizational skills.
  • Must be well-organized and capable of independent follow-through.
  • Familiarity with current Windows operating systems and proficiency in required software, including Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.