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Business Development Manager

Factory Motor Parts Co
paid holidays, sick time, 401(k), profit sharing
United States, California, Hayward
30518 Huntwood Avenue (Show on map)
May 16, 2024

This position will solicit and develop one or all of these specific Distributer/Fleet/New Car Dealer Channel Accounts and is responsible for managing customer accounts and incrementally growing sales within assigned sales channel. This position will develop sustainable relationships with current customers, develop new customers, and grow profitable business significantly over time.


  • Position is primarily responsible FMP's value proposition for the Distributer/Fleet/New Car Dealer channels this means: coordination of product offerings, consistent marketing messages, development of appropriate customer service levels and both internal and external training
  • Responsible for attaining Distributer/Fleet/New Car Dealer Channels accounts sales and GP% budgets and objectives through influence in a matrixed organization working with the regional National/Special accounts sales managers.
  • Fully understand Distributer/Fleet/New Car Dealer channel accounts opportunities in all regions and recommend strategic changes needed to capture opportunities
  • Training of FMP's accounts selling process.
  • Responsible to develop and recommend to management teams any sales tools or sales strategies designed to overcome sales obstacles (anticipated or existing).
  • Identify ways to differentiate FMP's value proposition from the competition and put into tactical sales tools for the accounts sales reps.
  • Proactively collaborate with FMP Marketing department in the development of sales and marketing programs to support our strategy and motivate the sales team to both educate and motivate customers to buy from FMP.
  • Ensure that Customer Service and General Managers are trained on the Distributer/Fleet/New Car Dealer Channel accounts value proposition and informed of all tactical product promotions and sales objectives.
  • Responsible for successful development of strong business relationships accounts.
  • Account Development which Establishes Standards for Qualifying Customers and Establishes Goals to Develop Business.
  • Negotiates Pricing and makes recommendations to Sr. Vice President.
  • Determines Prospective New Business with Accounts not currently buying from Factory Motor Parts and develop a business plan to profitably conquest new lines, categories and opportunities.
  • Manage and Participate in Vendor Shows: National and Regional Meetings to Promote Factory Motor Parts continued Partnership and Involvement.
  • Sales Presentations to Large Groups.
  • Works with accounts to Monitor Business and to Review and Report on Various Related Issues.
  • Works with accounts to Develop and Implement Promotions and Contest to Stimulate Business.


  • 2+ years of Sales experience within one or all of the Distributer/Fleet/New Car Dealer Automotive Parts industry.
  • 2+ years of experience with routine Cold Calling of potential Distributer/Fleet/New Car Dealer clients to develop business.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem solving and negotiation with special emphasis on closing sales.
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Ability to conduct business in a professional manner with both internal and external customers.


  • Proven track record of successful business development and sales in the automotive industry.
  • Strong knowledge of automotive parts and accessories.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret market data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Proficiency in CRM software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Willingness to travel as needed.


  • This is primarily a field-based position
  • Some overnight travel may be required
  • Will require frequent computer and cell phone communication from the field

An industry leader, FMP offers well-balanced compensation and benefits programs, which may include medical, dental, vision, life, 401K, profit sharing, paid holidays/vacation/sick time, STD/LTD, + much more. Salary is based on experience and job performance.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)