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Business Engineer - Elgin, IL

Requisition ID:  9322
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

SKF Aerospace Business Engineer –

Elgin, IL




Reports to:  SASS Business Development Manager

Location:  Elgin, IL



Overview of position:

The Business Engineer position is a customer focused position responsible to develop new business opportunities for SKF Aerospace Sealing Solutions business unit.  This position requires business acumen to actively engage customers and leverage customer needs with SKF’s value proposition / products as well as evaluate technical capabilities of SKF’s product to meet the customer requirements.  The Business Engineer position will report to the SASS Business Development Manager.


Role definition:

  • Execute the Business Development strategy which includes prospecting of new customers and opportunities as well as supporting existing customers with new seal and precision elastomeric device products.
  • Scheduling and executing customer meetings, presentations and training seminars to promote SKF’s value proposition and products.
  • Work in coordination with Account Management to support Meetings, Trade Shows, Industry Action Group Meetings, Conferences, Expositions etc.….
  • Collect and disseminate competitive intelligence information gained through interaction with customers.
  • Provide feedback on New Market Offer / Product enhancement information to gain new market share.
  • Support with solicitation of information and data collection as input to scoping New Market Offers.  Capture Voice of the Customer.
  • Capture, enter and monitor new opportunities via SKF’s CRM system.


Candidate profile:

  • US Citizen (to be ITAR compliant as required for US Government & Defense interaction).
  • University level degree in Engineering or equivalent technical work experience.
  • 5+ years of experience in Application Engineering, Product Engineering, Business Development or Sales.
  • Previous experience in cross-functional & international business environment.
  • Ability to travel 35% with potential additional peak periods based on industry seasonality & customer activity.
  • Comfortable operating in a matrix style organization with emphasis on engaging with stakeholders and building relationships & networks for continued business interactions.
  • Proficient in current Microsoft O365 applications with emphasis on PowerPoint, Excel, Word as well as basic abilities with SharePoint and MS Teams.
  • Able to positively engage with the customers decision makers at multiple levels and disciplines (Management / Purchasing & Engineering functions).



What You’ll Love About SKF:

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust paid time off program with 27 PTO days and 13 paid holidays!


Work/Life Balance. A possibility for flexibility and to work remote


Health and Wellness Benefits.  SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living!


Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested).  And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting).


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all!


About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 85 billion and the number of employees ca 45,000.

Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago