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Business Development Manager- Casting

Job Number:  11700
Group:  Cosma International
Division:  Kamtek Casting
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular

Birmingham, AL, US, 35215





Job Number: 11700 
Group: Cosma International  
Division: Kamtek Casting 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: Birmingham 




Group Description


Cosma provides a comprehensive range of body, chassis and engineering solutions to global customers. Through our robust product engineering, outstanding tooling capabilities and diverse process expertise, we continue to bring lightweight and innovative products to market.


 KAMTEK is a premier Tier 1, automotive manufacturing supplier that specializes in Class “A” Stamping, Assembly and High Pressure Die Casting that produces Body-side and Door Openings, Roofs, Floor Pans, Wheelhouses, Large Welded Assemblies, Doors, Fenders, Hoods, Lift-gates, Aluminum Shock Towers, and Aluminum Rear Rails. Our capabilities include the manufacturing of Class “A” Body Panels along with Medium/Large Stampings, Large Assemblies and Aluminum Stampings and Assemblies, and Aluminum High Pressure Vacuum Die Casting to our Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) such as Mercedes Benz, Volkswagen, Kia, Hyundai, Nissan, BMW and Freightliner. As a local distributor and supplier, Kamtek’ s market segmentation to Cosma International, (a division of MAGNA INTERNATIONAL) provides a “state-of-the-art” product that utilizes the most technologically advanced Pressing processes in order to maintain a competitive advantage to other OEM’s within the market. Our company’s culture of team spirit & mutual respect with a focus on fair treatment helps us to embrace our multi-cultural affiliation with Magna International, and supports our mission through process efficiency and competitive product pricing. Furthermore, the culture at Kamtek focuses on Job Security, with employees being given the opportunity for continuous training, advancement within the skill/trade, and potential for growth within our safe work environment. We offer Employee Equity and Profit Participation programs which increase our employees’ ownership within the company. Kamtek, part of Cosma International and a division of Magna International, represents the most diversified automotive supplier in the world. We design, develop and manufacture automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, and engineer and assemble complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks in our three geographic segments - North America, Europe, and the Rest of the World (primarily Asia, South America and Africa). Our capabilities include the design, engineering, testing and manufacture of automotive interior systems; seating systems; closure systems; metal body & chassis systems; mirror systems; exterior systems; roof systems; electronic systems; powertrain systems as well as complete vehicle engineering and assembly. We are a leading global automotive supplier with 347 manufacturing operations and 92 product development, engineering and sales centres in 28 countries. We have over 168,000 employees focused on delivering superior value to our customers through innovative processes and World Class Manufacturing.


PURPOSE OF POSITION:  To develop business plans in a way that supports the Magna Charter, Corporate Constitution, customers, investors and employees.  He/She will support the departmental leadership and employees to successfully meet goals and objectives by providing guidance, technical expertise and resources needed in order to be safe and productive.  


The Business Development Manager is responsible to manage Business Development activities for the division. He/she will coordinate any new business leads with the Costumer, Cosma, Magna and any other source. The Business Development Manager is responsible to coordinate and manage any RFQ’s, ECN tracking and responses, CBA creation and analysis, customer specific documentation and is responsible for the management of the GSC and DFP systems. He/she will also contribute to any business analysis support to understand manufacturing and business impact of productivity improvement activities.

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability and essential duties required to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


•    Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, plant management and Team Members, maintaining positive team member relations
•    Follow the principles of the Magna Charter
•    Support new program launches
•    Oversee preparation of all necessary Division Business Development reports for Corporate and Group offices
•    Interface with customers, suppliers and business sources as required
•    Help identify and effectively follow up on new business leads
•    Log, manage and ensure RFQ’s/ ECN’s are addressed in a timely manner
•    Prepare CBA’s and related support information
•    Assist in CBA approval process
•    Assist in capital management and approval 
•    Prepare and submit customer specific RFQ/ECN documentation
•    Manage and update the GSC and DFP databases/systems as required
•    Assist in any capacity, productivity, process costing, program management and CPMP activities as required 
•    Report on status of business projects as required
•    Assist in preparation of Division Business Plan as required
•    Prepare special reports and analyses as required by the Division GM, Corporate or Group personnel
•    Provide required support to Sales and Engineering personnel in quotations on new or existing products 
•    Stay abreast of new information systems technology
•    Complete correspondence, forms and report in Microsoft Office and other applicable programs
•    Handle confidential information on a regular basis
•    Encourage safety and housekeeping practices and lead by example
•    Promote and facilitate Open Door Process without reprisal, effective communication and Fair Treatment
•    Participate in Continual Improvement activities
•    Adhere to customer requirements, Business Operation System, and company policies
•    Perform other duties as assigned by  


•    Able to demonstrate understanding of how job performance affects product quality and customer satisfaction
•    Able to prepare, read and interpret written reports, instructions, procedures and guidelines
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•    Abel to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, Team Members, suppliers 
•    Able to provide results oriented environment and set high standard for self and department
•    Able to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, Team Members, suppliers and customers
•    Able to work efficiently in a high demand environment
•    Excellent record keeping skills
•    Able to maintain confidentiality, and use discretion and tact
•    Able to manage and schedule multiple priorities and meet deadlines
•    Able to use computer and software as required
•    Able to work flexible and additional hours as needed
•    Honest with high integrity
•    Able to work well with others; build and maintain positive Team Member relations
•    Able to provide excellent leadership example, able to coach, motivate and build self-confidence within work force


•    Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance (MBA preferred)
•    Strong background in financial analysis, cost accounting, budgeting and forecasting
•    Minimum of 5+ years progressively more responsible experience in the Accounting discipline within a manufacturing environment
•    Excellent analytical skills
•    Strong background with information technology
•    Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office


•    Primarily office and includes manufacturing plant; plant floor characterized by temperature extremes, loud noise and considerable tow motor traffic
•    The individual must be able to perform all essential functions as appropriate on the plant floor, in meetings and with Team Members, management, customers and suppliers.
•    Flexible and additional hours as required


• Proven record of leading lean activities in a manufacturing environment is a plus
• Ability to assist in the budgeting process
• Strong written and verbal communication skills. 
• Be able to readily resolve conflicts and maintain progress on tasks and projects. 
• Be able to adjust to changing needs and conditions. 
• Basic computer skills - Microsoft Office software 
• Understanding of production scheduling and inventory control 
• Strong problem-solving skills.


•    This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the Team Member occupying this position.  Team Members will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their Direct Leader.
•    A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and requirements are essential job functions.
•    Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other Team Members.
•    Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.
•    This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise.





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