Business Development Manager

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comprehensive medical benefits, vacation and 401K
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About TouchSensor Technologies/ Methode Electronics


TouchSensor Technologies is a pioneer in the research, development and manufacturing of human/machine interface solutions and solid-state fluid level sensors. A start-up company founded in 1996 and located 25 miles west of Chicago in Wheaton, Illinois, our user-interface and fluid level technologies can be found in appliance, automotive, medical, agricultural, food service, fitness, marine, and plumbing markets. Acquired by Methode Electronics in 2007, TouchSensor’s deep IP portfolio continues to enable us to be a market leader in the HMI and Fluid Level Sensor space while leveraging Methode’s global manufacturing presence to serve our customers around the world.  Further information can be found at and

TouchSensor’s parent company, Methode Electronics is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with headquarters in the Chicago, IL area.  With over 4400 employees, Methode is financially strong and extremely well positioned to grow from their existing $810 million revenue.  Our focus is on design, development and manufacture of solutions for customer applications utilizing our technical capabilities in the areas of power distribution, sensors, human-to-machine interface and testing. Further information can be found at Methode’s website:



Business Development Manager – Product Development Services Group
As part of its growth strategy, TouchSensor has established a new “Services Group" which will offer our customers a variety of stand-alone product development services including: Market Research, User-Interface Design, Industrial Design, Electronics Prototyping, and 3D / Large Scale Digital Printing.


The Business Development Manager for the Product Development Services Group is critical in helping TouchSensor grow by sourcing and onboarding new customers and expanding our offering to existing customers.  During the sales process, the Business Development Manager will work directly with marketing, engineering, and manufacturing colleagues to provide the best solutions to our customers.


Position Responsibilities:


  • Identify companies that are potential clients for TouchSensor

  • Listen to client needs and determine TouchSensor’s ability to execute those needs

  • Develop and present customized information/presentations tailored to the specific target account

  • Close substantial sales opportunities

  • Negotiate quotes and statements of work in collaboration with legal counsel

  • Interact with multiple levels and functions within target account including marketing, engineering, design, operations, and purchasing.

  • Interact with internal constituencies including applications engineering, operations, and marketing to communicate and confirm feasibility and profitability of new business opportunity.

  • Assist in the execution of marketing activities including PR, social media and other events

Job Requirements



  • Proven track record of selling in a “fee-for-service" engineering business environment

  • Both a technical and commercial mindset with at least a Bachelor’s degree

  • A deep understanding and passion for the technology and product development industry

  • Ability to juggle several opportunities across various geographies and markets while prioritizing according to company direction and vision

  • Experience working with product design and engineering teams

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Willingness to travel 50% of time to interface with customers throughout the U.S.



    Methode Electronics, Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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