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Business Development Manager

Date: Nov 8, 2022

Location: San Jose, CA, US, 95110

Company: North American Lighting

Job Summary

Who We Are 

North American Lighting Inc., member of the Koito Group of Companies, is the largest tier one automotive exterior lighting manufacturer in North America. As the market share leader in exterior automotive lighting, NAL provides advanced lighting technology, engineering design expertise, and state-of-the-art production capabilities to auto makers based in North America and around the world.  


Our Opportunity 

North American Lighting (NAL) is looking for a Business Development Executive to join our team. The ideal candidate will support the business development functions at Silicon Valley Lab to establish partnerships in the fields of Mobility technologies, smart city, smart factory and new business areas; and develop customer (OEMs, Startups) relations to enable the Koito group to supply sensor systems for autonomous driving. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Your Priorities 

  • Gathers, organizes and lists Startups information, as well as develops and executes business development strategies.
  • Research, locate, and target key business prospects.
  • Performs in-depth research and analysis of industry trend and market data to identify technology.
  • Develops and performs business intelligence.
  • Suggests strategic alignment with startups that fit our core, adjacent, and transformational business units.
  •  Participates the NAL Technology Road Show to showcase NAL and Koito technology, products, and capabilities.


Your Background

Must be bi-lingual in Japanese/English translation and:

BS in Engineering, Business, or related field, plus 2 – 4 years of experience in engineering or design, including 2+ years of experience in technical marketing in B2B relationships.
Experience in the Automotive Industry is preferred.

At North American Lighting

Team Member Benefits 

World class health insurance plans 

Award winning 401k plan 

Relocation assistance 

Paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays, etc) 

Supplier discounts (wireless, computer, vehicle, etc.) 

Company sponsored wellness program including gym reimbursement 

Diversity at NAL: 

The mission of NAL’s Diversity Committee is to facilitate NAL’s ongoing and continuing efforts to foster a culture and atmosphere of mutual respect, for the benefit of all Team Members from different backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities that represent our communities. 

You can learn more about NAL and our opportunities at 

All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, genetic information, and veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 10746

Location: San Jose 

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto