DuPont Business Development Manager – Nomex® Thermal Apparel in California

Business Development Manager – Nomex® Thermal Apparel (Job Number: 193516W-01)


DuPont Safety & Construction is seeking a Business Development Manager to grow Nomex® sales in the Thermal Industrial Market Segment. This role is the primary customer interface responsible for the marketing/sales cycle from opportunity identification through closure. The position manages all aspects of the selling process, and administers programs to meet sales and profit goals for the territory. Key industry segments include oil and gas, public utilities, station wear, and lab coats. The focus will be on end users and distributors to discover opportunities, promote Thermal Industrial products, and connect both stakeholders to ensure pull through of DuPont products. Selling role is highly consultative.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Work with the Nomex® value chain and execute the Thermal Industrial value proposition to sell and maximize business results, brand awareness, and grow revenues in the various market segments

  • Create and execute the strategic selling plan for the territory to meet business growth goals

  • Create and execute detailed Account Strategies to develop a pipeline of targeted accounts to: gain access, translate needs to solutions, build relationships, promote Thermal Apparel products to secure the customer in the buy cycle to maximize business opportunities and revenues.

  • Build credibility and respect while working with the customers such as Safety Manager in a way that develops pull through for Thermal Apparel solutions with the distributor

  • Collaborate on sales proposals and respond to RFP’s and tenders

  • Actively leverage and communicate across the Thermal Apparel team, marketing and others (Technical Sales Support, Product Development).

  • Utilize to update accounts, contacts, opportunity pipeline and utilize High Spot as appropriate.

  • Establish relationships with key distributors and garment manufacturers in the Southwest and develop market for distributors

  • Train value chain partners on products, gage volume and reporting to monitor their pull through activities

  • Embrace the Challenger selling approach via skill development, execution and use of established Challenger infrastructure within S&C.



  • Results orientation: 5+ years of sales or business development experience

  • Building sustainable relationships: Ability to quickly secure the confidence and trust of others when facing the Customer and within DuPont.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and influencing skills

  • Strong professional presence, business acumen, and negotiation skills.

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Ability to think and plan both tactically and strategically.

  • Experience with sales pipeline/opportunity management tools and account planning tools

  • Customer oriented and able to function at the Account Management level

  • Highly Autonomous

  • Ability to work in a matrix environment

This position reports to the North America Sales Manager, and should be located in Southern California or Phoenix area. Territory includes West Texas, Southern California, Arizona, and New Mexico. This role is expected to travel at least 30% through-out the Southwest.


Primary Location: NA-United States-California

Organization: Safety & Construction

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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