Career Opportunity: Business Development Manager

IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries is looking to hire a Business Development Manager.  The Business Development Manager (BDM) will build and develop relationships with customers and prospects to identify, qualify and close new business opportunities.  The BDM is responsible for selling the full suite of IPC products and services and will be accountable for customer development and satisfaction.


  • Build and develop positive relationships with customers and prospects who will have a wide variety of roles and responsibilities
  • Effectively manage internal and external relationships to maximize customer growth  and total customer satisfaction
  • Ultimately responsible to ensure that the promises and assurances made by sales are delivered
  • Organize and lead pursuit teams to bring appropriate solutions forward that meet customer/prospect demands
  • Use CRM to document customer/prospect communication activities, opportunities and customer service issues
  • Build database through referrals/leads, cold calls, social networking, etc. to identify key individuals
  • Achieve monthly, quarterly and annual revenue quotas as well as expected activity metrics
  • Effectively communicate to IPC leadership trends, opportunities, issues, changes and news within the industry with your recommendation for IPC action
  • Achieve proficient knowledge of the full set of IPC products and services
  • Represent IPC at various events as needed
  • Conduct effective annual territory planning with quarterly updates
  • Travel as needed (may include some international travel) may be up to 75%


  • At least 2-4 years of Business Development/Sales experience; experience selling both products and services, preferably in the Electronics Industry. 
  • Experience selling with a formal methodology such as Miller-Heiman, SPIN, Strategic Selling or similar
  • Proficient with CRM and Microsoft Office Suite, NetSuite a plus.
  • BA/BS preferred in Engineering, Electronics, Business, or related field. 
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically to successfully engage and develop relationships
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with a strong business acumen
  • Willingness to travel and work independently as well as work as part of a team
  • A competitive spirit that strives for perfection and self-improvement

IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary + commissions, and excellent employee benefits.  IPC also has a virtual work environment. 

MRA – The Management Association is conducting this search on behalf of IPC—Association Connecting Electronics Industries. Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to e-mail: Lyssa.bernstein@mranet.orgPlease include resume, cover letter and salary history and subject line should say BDM

Since 1957, IPC — Association Connecting Electronics Industries® has been guiding the electronics industry through its dramatic changes. A global trade association dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its more than 5,400 member companies, IPC represents all facets of the industry including design, printed circuit board manufacturing and electronics assembly. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.2 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Washington, D.C,; Atlanta, Ga.; Brussels, Belgium; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.