Information and Business Specialist – ATP. in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/8/2018

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Job Description

Arconic is currently seeking a highly motivated and energetic team members to join our rotational Talent Program as a Information and Business Specialist – ATP. The first rotation will be based out of Davenport, IA, and based in the commercial reporting and systems group. 2nd phase of the rotation will be within one of the markets in the customer service group.

About Arconic Acquiring Talent Program (ATP): ATP is designed to hire high-potential leaders who have strong biases toward action, the execution of business results, and achieving results. It is also designed to ensure the long-term success of our business by deliberately supplementing our current talent to fill our need for Arconic’s future leaders. This program is designed as a 24-month (maximum) rotational program for candidates with previous experiences they can use to launch their careers at Arconic forward.

Why Arconic? Arconic provides team members with the opportunity to be part of real world business scenarios. Arconic ATP participants learn our business processes and are given ample mentoring and instruction through developmental plans and experiencing multiple parts of our business through their rotations. Their skills are sharpened as full members of a project team, working alongside leaders in partnership with business unit clients. Our ATP participants are also exposed to a variety of project-based assignments which allow them to add value to the company.

The Information and Business Specialist – ATP will support the Arconic North American Global Rolled Products Business Unit by executing the sales plan, and monitoring the forecasts for their area of responsibility. Incumbent must be able to recommend to the Business Unit management the strategies and tactics required to book targeted share and to achieve acceptance of new material. The role partners with the Sales Team, the Marketing Team, the Inside Sales Customer Service Team and the Plants they service. They will report activities to the Sales Manager.

  • Optimize reporting of commercial data
  • Develop uses of new tools to better manage the business
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of customer’s decision-making process, utilize new solutions and services, and recommend/implement actions to obtain sales.
  • Take the lead in developing and executing an overall customer strategy for the Business Unit.
  • Gain in depth insight into the customers’ business to provide accurate monthly forecasts for volume and revenue.
  • Become totally familiar with Arconic's ABS and S&OP systems and potential advantages as it relates to internal and external connections.
  • Establish close relationships and linkages with all levels of customer purchasing, technical, engineering program and management personnel. He/she must be able to influence the outcome of quotations and proposals and collect useful competitive information.
  • Establish close linkages with Arconic manufacturing, quality, field service and technical support teams.
Skills needed to be successful in the role include:
  • Ability to synthesize large amounts of information into executive level summary formats
  • Ability to work with cross functional groups to ensure reporting accuracy
  • Ability to comprehend the technical processes that are critical to understanding customer needs and requirements as well as Arconic products and manufacturing systems
  • Learning ability
  • Ability to understand customer dynamics and decision makers to effectively sell Arconic’s product to meet the customer's needs
  • Interpersonal, team leadership, and highly effective communication skills
  • The ability to sell, think creatively and take initiative

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 1 year experience in a IT/Sales/Marketing/Customer Service role.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3 years’ experience in a role that required complex reporting
  • Familiarity with the metals industry
  • Preferred location: Davenport, IA
  • Availability to travel up to 25%-50% (mainly in the USA).
  • The candidate should display strong technical abilities and be self-directed.