Apera AI is hiring an automation industry Business Development Manager for the midwest U.S.

Business Development Manager – Midwest U.S.

Apera AI is seeking a full-time Business Development Manager—someone skilled at hunting down new business within the automation industry. The successful candidate can work effectively in a remote role for a fast-growing company. You have a track record of consistently meeting sales goals for at least 2+ years.

Apera AI is seeking a full-time Business Development Manager—someone skilled at hunting down new business within the automation industry. The successful candidate can work effectively in a remote role for a fast-growing company. You have a track record of consistently meeting sales goals for at least 2+ years.

The role will cover the territory of Northern Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa.

About Apera AI

Apera AI helps manufacturers make their factories more flexible and productive. Robots enhanced with Apera’s software have 4D Vision—the ability to see and handle objects with human-like capability. Challenging applications such as bin picking, sorting, packaging, and assembly are now open to fast, precise and reliable automation. Apera is led by an experienced team from high-growth companies focused on robotics, artificial intelligence, and advanced manufacturing.

Your role will include:

  • Develop, maintain, and expand business relationships with end users, OEMs, integrators, partners (distributors and certified systems integrators).
  • Produce qualified leads with realistic dates to close.
  • Customer service and management of client relationships, ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Manage accounts and expand business relationships.
  • Present to customers based on their requirements and work with the applications team to determine the best fit for the solution.

Required qualifications

  • Track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals.
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in an engineering or technical field, or a background in technical sales with a non-technical degree.
  • 2+ years of previous sales experience building relationships and expanding a client base in the manufacturing automation field.
  • The candidate should have strong knowledge and relationships in the manufacturing automation world.
  • Candidates who possess previous construction sales experience will be given preference.

What Apera AI offers:

  • Very competitive compensation consisting of salary plus commission.
  • 401(k) plan
  • Participation in the employee stock option plan
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • A career track with many growth opportunities at a fast-growing company.
  • A creative work environment alongside an ambitious and talented team.