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Senior Sales Manager

Date: Nov 25, 2021

Location: Troy, MI, US

Company: Leggett & Platt

We at Leggett & Platt Automotive are looking for a Senior Sales Manager, North America to join our growing Automotive Team in Detroit, MI.  We are a multi-billion-dollar globally diversified company that designs and manufactures various engineered components and products. Our growing automotive business unit, which exceeds one billion dollars in sales, is comprised of four main product segments with operations on three continents.  Our customers include OEM and Tier 1 automotive companies.


In this role, you will report to the Director of Sales, NA and be responsible for multiple OEM’s & Tier 1’s in the North American Sales organization, strengthening existing customer relationships as well as cultivating new partnerships in order to grow the business.  You will have the opportunity to develop and execute your strategic plan for you and the sales manager/account manager reporting to you, contributing to the overall goals for the Automotive Group.


If you are looking for a challenging opportunity to showcase your expertise, we want you!


What you will be doing?

  • Identify business opportunities with your customers to drive the organizations sales growth for the NA market for all automotive product groups
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and establishing new key customers
  • Generate a 5-year forecast and ensure an accurate demand planning for your account
  • Ensure growth of strategic product groups, generating new business opportunities, managing your team member to ensure a timely and competitive quoting
  • Aligning account strategy to ensure profitable and competitive business awards
  • Communicate efficient, balancing commercial and engineering interest


We’re looking for a Senior Sales Manager with:

  • Master’s degree in Engineering or Business, or equivalent
  • Min 10 years experience in Automotive Industry, showing a track record proving significant program acquisitions (sales experience required)
  • Ability to promote new products with today’s customers as well as existing products with new customers, anticipating market trends, providing early input to the L&P Engineering Team on the new developments to focus on in order to get ahead of the competitors
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • International mindset, to ensure the best communication with NA customers having a global footprint and with the L&P global team


Reasons you’ll love it here:  Our company culture reflects values like integrity, ownership, and authenticity. We take these to heart, and if you do as well, you’ll fit right in.


Since 1883, Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been creating a wide variety of innovative products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Today our growing company consists of more than 22,000 employee-partners in 120 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. We’re not just hiring, we’re building a better company. For more information, please visit


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Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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