Fabrication Business Development Manager

US-MI-Auburn Hills


Guardian Industries, a global company headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, employs around 17,000 people and operates facilities throughout North America, Europe, South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Guardian’s diverse group of companies are involved in the manufacture of high-performance float, coated and fabricated glass products; the manufacture of high-quality chrome-plated and painted plastic components for the automotive and commercial truck industries; and the distribution of specialty building products. Guardian’s vision is to create value for customers and society through constant innovation using fewer resources. Guardian is a wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries, Inc.

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Guardian Glass, a major business unit of Guardian Industries, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of float, coated and fabricated glass products. At its 25 float plants around the globe, Guardian Glass produces high performance glass for use in exterior (both commercial and residential) and interior architectural applications, as well as transportation and technical products. Guardian glass can be found in homes, offices, cars and some of the world’s most iconic architectural landmarks. The Guardian Glass Science & Technology Center continuously works to create new glass products and solutions using the most advanced technology to help customers see what’s possible™.

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  • Identify, cultivate and drive to execution new global business opportunities that align with the company’s competitive advantages and priorities
    • Specific focus on leading strategy development and execution on downstream business opportunities
    • Leading strategic business development initiatives such as new technology (JDA’s, PoV development, M&A, etc.) or M&A/capital initiatives that are global in nature (those that don’t fit in with the regional BD Capability model)
  • Champion the company’s capital planning and decision support process for major capital initiatives. Lead and participate in the capital decision process with Senior Leadership. Follow the capital decisions through to execution to ensure key metrics are achieved.
  • Create a framework to screen and prioritize global business development opportunities to ensure the highest and best use of Guardian’s capital and resources
  • Conduct organizational reviews to identify strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities to evaluate the effectiveness of the current asset, product, operational and commercial strategy
  • In conjunction with the finance capability and Glass Leadership team, lead and/or assist M&A activities (Deal size and skill level will determine participation)
    • Provide valuation analysis, synergies and strategic fit review
    • Challenge the business on the opportunity
    • Lead and/or assist with the business negotiations
    • Provide senior leadership with screening documents, updates, direction, proposal, etc.
  • Develop value chain analysis, PoV development and support for key industries to identify waste and opportunities, strategic growth opportunities and commercial/operational excellence support
  • Champion the economic thinking training and ensure that it is driven throughout the organization



  • 10+ years experience in Business Development with increasing responsibility
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, or General Business
  • Experience leading teams
  • Strong analytical and economic thinking skills
  • Demonstrated success working with cross functional teams on a global scale
  • Market Analysis – point of view work – business plans
  • Ability to provide senior level presentations and make business recommendations
  • Up to 25% international travel

Preferred Skills:

  • Market Analysis, point of view work, business planning
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong analytical and economic thinking skills
  • Self-sufficient, initiative


What do we have to offer?

If you have been looking for an environment where people are valued, entrepreneurial spirit is boundless and opportunities for success are based on merit, and if you want to add value to your company, then Guardian Industries Corp. may be the place for you.


Guardian offers competitive compensation and a wide variety of benefits including health/dental/life insurance, prescription coverage, STD and optional LTD, paid vacation and holidays, and a 401 (k) with a $1 for $1 match up to 7%.


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Guardian Industries is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  


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