Manager Business Development Electronic and Instrumentation

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CountryFrance (FR) 
Worksite / LocationVoisins-le-Bretonneux 


Job FunctionSales 
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Yazaki Corporation, a family-owned company, was founded in 1929 as the first Japanese manufacturer of automobile wiring harness systems. Within the automotive business our product range includes wiring harness systems, plug connection systems and electronic systems. More than 284,000 committed and highly motivated employees in 478 locations in 45 countries make us one of the most successful international automotive suppliers. To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Expert Business Development Electronic and Instrumentation

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Define and regularly adapt the department’s management 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 joint 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 Engineering (Design ENG, Manufacturing ENG and Application Design ENG) and supply management, define the "generic cross OEM" BOP/BOD strategy in order to mutualise R&D effort, capital spending and get size to optimise 3rd part components cost
  • Drive the quotation process in a joint effort with Sales, Costing, project Management, purchasing and Engineering to achieve competitive quote



  • University degree in Electronic and additional degree in Business Administration 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 French and English language, very good knowledge of German language is an advantage
  • Proficient usage of Microsoft Office
  • Basic usage of Salesforce

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! If you have any questions, please contact your local HR. 


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