Senior Expert Business Development Electronic and Instrumentation (EI) (m/w/d)

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Country: Germany (DE) 
City: Köln
Worksite / Location: Cologne Ossendorf; Other EMEA Yazaki locations possible


Job Function: Sales 
Job Discipline: Sales, Mktg & Bus Dev 
Job Family: Sales, Marketing and Business Development 


Yazaki is a full systems supplier of wire harness, electrical, data products and solutions enabling vehicle electrification, connectivity, and autonomy integration. With approximately 250,000 employees in 45 countries, Yazaki is driving and optimizing vehicle electrification and power distribution architecture and developing advanced electric components for hybrid and full electric vehicles. For more information about Yazaki, visit Senior Expert Business Development Electronic and Instrumentation (EI) (m/w/d). 


To strengthen our Sales team in Europe we are looking for a



Senior Expert Business Development EI (m/w/d)



Your tasks

  • Define and regularly adapt the department’s mgmt. procedures, communication tools, standard meetings and reports
  • Develop and establish the departments cost budget, monitor the annual spending, initiate and execute improvement activities where appropriate
  • Lead and develop the associated team member- incl. those reporting indirectly to this Department Manager position (if applicable)
  • Resolve conflicts within the department as well as with other Yazaki entities
  • Take responsibility to decide any issues of management importance within authorized limits and drive decision making processes on higher levels where appropriate
  • Monitor major market trends and the competitive landscape
  • Define the EI product strategy including generic road map  – then support the definition of the OEM related Business Unit Road Maps (BURM) in a joined effort with  Sales
  • Co-operate with European and global Yazaki peer groups to further develop also the global product strategies
  • Drive the cross-functional development & launch of innovative products for selected growth segments
  • In joint effort with Enginnering (Design ENG, Manufactuirng ENG and Application Design ENG) and supply management, define the "generic cross OEM" BOP/BOD strategy in order to mutualise R&D effort,captial spending and get size to optimise 3rd part components cost
  • Drive the quotation process in a join effort with Sales, Costing, project Management, purchasing and Engineering to achieve competitive quote


Your profile

  • University degree in Electronic and additional degree in Business Adminstration or Economics preferred
  • In depth understanding of automotive supply chains with their specific implications for marketing and sales incl. pricing
  • Successful track record in generating profitable growth
  • Persuasive and convincing skills with OEM and Tier 1 customer
  • Professional use of all major Microsoft Office applications and SAP
  • Solid knowledge of TS 16949
  • Leadership skills in direct reporting and matrix environments
  • Oriented for performance & results on defined goals
  • Systematic approach in analysis, concept development and implementation for  repeatable and sustainable results
  • Ability to differentiate urgency & importance and set priorities accordingly
  • Intercultural Sensitivity with American & Asian contacts 
  • Sufficient level of patience in long term endeavours
  • Willingness to travel within Europe and worldwide
  • Fluent in German and English language, very good knowledge of French language is an advantage
  • Proficient usage of Microsoft Office
  • Basic usage of Salesforce


Yazaki is powered by its employees. As one of the largest family owned companies we make sure our employees are valued and treated like family members. Hence, we have been dedicated to creating a unique benefits package that may include* the following next to an attractive and competitive salary:


  • 30 vacation days
  • Company pension package
  • Kindergarten allowance
  • Canteen service/ Meal vouchers
  • Parking slots
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid workstyle (partly remote and office)
  • PME Family Services
  • Corporate Benefits
  • Online Learning Platform
  • HR Development and Talent Pools


*depending on the location/ position- please consult your recruiter for the role



At Yazaki, we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities for everyone regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, handicap, veteran status, or other legally protected status or characteristic. Equal opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship. 


We are looking forward to receive your application and to get to know you. Please apply by clicking the 'Apply Now' button. We wish you all the success in your application! 


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