Textron 2019 Intern - Sales in Troy, Michigan

2019 Intern - Sales


We - more than 6,000 employees in 14 countries - are Kautex Textron. As one of the Top 100 global automotive suppliers, we develop innovative fuel tank systems for all of the world's leading car manufacturers.

We are innovators: Our Selective Catalytic Reduction System segment offers industry leading technology to reduce emissions. We value the diversity of thought that drives innovation and engagement - and we take pride in watching our ideas become reality.

We place a strong focus on the development and promotion of all employees, which is an essential part of our growth strategy. Our recognition by "Deutscher Bildungspreis 2015" (German Education Award) underscores the excellent development and talent management at Kautex. Would you like to be part of our success story?

Kautex is seeking a Sales Intern to partner with the team at the North American Headquarters in Troy, MI, in a dynamic way. The candidate will perform quality tasks under the supervision of a Sales Manager supporting all Sales functions.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Review new or amended contracts to confirm agreement to Kautex quotation (price, effective dates, capacity and terms etc.) in accordance with Kautex and Textron guidelines and procedures

  • Responsible for commercial activities including preparing quotations, settlement of accounts, follow up on invoicing queries and commercial administration activities

  • Assist Sales Management to define business development plans, market intelligence and sales forecasting

  • Support price negotiations

  • Deliver AOP forecasts in conjunction with Sales Management and manufacturing operations

  • Ensure strong financial control (sales portion) of Projects – i.e. positive cash flow including forecast; early invoicing; financial tracking

  • Support development and tracking of project related Performance Improvement Action Plan goals

  • Track open issues with customers, including quotes and orders

  • Process new or amended prototype and service orders, including ensuring delivery as applicable

  • Any other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Sales, Accounting, Finance, International Business, or any other related discipline

  • Prior experience working in an automotive environment is a plus

  • Ability to effectively manage multifaceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities

  • A clear understanding of contractual conditions relating to the sales of purchased goods and a commercial understanding of business practices including margin, profit, and basic financial procedures

  • Strong sales and negotiation skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent telephone skills and computer knowledge with proficiency in database management and word processing

  • Experienced with Microsoft Office suite

  • Resourceful, well organized, highly dependable, efficient and detail oriented

  • Able to follow procedures & processes

  • Good mathematics skills

EEO Statement

Textron is committed to providing Equal Opportunity in Employment, to all applicants and employees regardless of, race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, military status, veteran status, handicap, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise, have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Job Sales

Primary Location US-Michigan-Troy

Recruiting Company Kautex

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift First Shift

Req ID: 265535