Key Account Manager
Plymouth, MI 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

Job Description

Tenneco is one of the world's leading designers, manufacturers and marketers serving the light vehicle, commercial truck, off-highway, industrial and aftermarket industries. Our colleagues throughout 25 countries around the world work as one team, driving advancements that help our customers get the most from every vehicle, every ride, every race, and every journey. With our product portfolio, dedication to quality, global reach, entrepreneurial setting and competitive strength, we're at a great place to build a lasting career.

We are looking for a Key Account Manager. The Key Account Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a key OEM account including developing and implementing growth plans and profitability and rationalization strategies for his/her respective book of business. This person will lead cross-functional teams of professionals at the customer and within Tenneco.

The team is ready to act immediately on those candidates who are the best fit for the role. You'll first hear from someone in Talent Acquisition to schedule a phone screen, and then the next step will be a personal interview with our Hiring Manager. We pride ourselves on moving through processes quickly, and you can be sure of transparency and prompt communication throughout.


  • Work with customers to identify Tenneco sales opportunities
  • Travel to customer locations, plants, and supplier locations as necessary to develop and maintain customer relations
  • Short- and long-term sales/revenue planning
  • Responsible for assigned book of business and AOP planning
  • Represent Tenneco on technical and commercial issues in line with business strategy
  • Preparation of detailed quotes and negotiation of product, development and tooling costs including verification of price relevant data
  • Commercial quote presentation at customer purchasing organization
  • Definition and acquisition of support for new projects
  • Work with manufacturing and engineering groups to successfully launch new programs
  • Manage platform profitability and support cost optimization programs
  • Drive resolution of customer quality and delivery issues and of past due accounts receivable issues
  • Manage customer cost reduction and materials programs to optimize our position in both short and long term
  • Support the program manager in all commercial aspects of the programs
  • Travel up to 30%

Required Experience

EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree in Business or Engineering


  • Must have minimum of 5 years of account management experience in the automotive industry
  • Automotive sales to OEM and Tier 1's preferred
  • Global commercial experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentation)
  • Convincing personality and assertiveness in sales area, experienced negotiator
  • Analytic expertise and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability in relationship building, customer liaison and program management
  • Strong team player with ability to work effectively on cross-functional teams
  • Must have a strong technical aptitude
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Confident in PC ability with Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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