Business Development Manager - Oklahoma City, OK

Leads the new business creation process for either a designated account to break or expand into a geographic region or an industry. Working with the Account Managers, the Business Development Manager will develop and manage a sales process and pipeline to introduce Pilot Thomas Logistics (PTL) portfolio of products and services to new business prospects. This position is a significant driver of new profitable business growth for PTL.

There is only one position and the candidate can reside in Houston, TX; Midland/Odessa, TX; Oklahoma City, OK; or Tyler, TX. Apply to the location that you reside closest to.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Initiate and grow new relationships for PTL.
  • Leads day to day sales and commercial activities.
  • Leverage relationships to make new sales proposals for incremental growth in product and services.
  • Lead local proposal development and customer conversion.
  • Provide market intelligence on customers and industries.
  • Develop new account objectives to maintain/grow volumes while increasing margins.
  • Create unique value for prospective customers by seeking to understand their business problems, issues and opportunities in new or different ways.
  • Focus on prospects where PTL's strength in our distribution network can differentiate us from our competition and deliver value and profitable growth.
  • Provide managerial leadership and directs the selection, supervision and evaluation of staff.
  • Conducts performance appraisals for direct reports. Initiates salary actions and disciplinary actions as warranted.
  • Provides training and motivation to make use of individual capabilities.

Other Functions:

  • Special projects as requested.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • 7+ years progressively responsible experience in similar industry, at least 5 years at a manager level.
  • Experience selling at the senior management levels with a proven track record of routinely closing deals that are mutually beneficial to the customer and the company.
  • Strong listening and presentation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time effectively.
  • Excellent verbal and writing communications skills.
  • Adhere to, participate and provide leadership regarding marketing plan. Demonstrate meaningful year after year profitable growth and geographic expansion.
  • Ability to develop goals and objectives and to implement critical and complex planning activities.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Finance or Marketing or a combination of education and/or experience in lieu of degree preferred

Working Conditions:

  • This position requires working in an office setting, with long periods of time sitting.
  • Must be able to stand, bend, push and pull at least up to 10 lbs.

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