Account Manager, Regional Fleet 

LOCATION: Avon / Texas (US-TX), United States | BRAND: Bendix | REQUISITION ID: 2384 | JOB GRADE: 16 


Want to help shape tomorrow?  At Bendix we’ve been doing it for 90 years…setting the standard with advanced dynamic solutions that drive improved commercial vehicle performance and safety.  We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today!



Position Title:              Account Manager 1-3, Regional Fleet (RFAM)

Reports To:                 Manager, Regional Sales, Service & Training Southwest

Date Last Revised:     January 13, 2022

Location:                     South



Position Summary:


This position is responsible to represent, promote and sell all Bendix product lines at the fleet in a defined region.  Additionally, the role will be responsible to provide product and technical training as defined by the rules of engagement for field sales and service.  The RFAM is a strategic role in the market place representing Bendix. The role requires a high technical aptitude and business acumen in the commercial vehicle industry.


Essential Functions:


  • Responsible and accountable for all strategic fleet customer activity in a defined region; Fleets with 750-1999 power units for both fleet spec and aftermarket business, all dealership activity for both parts and fleet spec that relates to the fleets that have 750-1999 power units.
  • Responsible for identifying and managing strategic relationships at 40-60 fleets annually to pull through fleet spec and aftermarket business 
  • Achieve key performance objectives within the appropriate timeframe as outlined on personal performance targets and the overall organization’s sales targets.
  • Requires 60-70% travel to customer locations, regional meetings and industry events
  • Lead sales calls at the dealer and fleet customer level to promote/sell Bendix product lines.
  • Support promotions with Bendix dealers to help promote/sell product lines to fleet customer.
  • Consistently call on fleet customers promoting Bendix quality & brand equity.
  • Generate interest with fleet customers to purchase and specify Bendix products and systems via regional product demonstrations
  • Create business plans annually to target specific areas of growth at the fleet
  • Provide product and sales training at the dealer, operator and service training at the fleet
  • Responsible to update all customers reporting requirements in the sales management tool (CRM).




  • Knowledge of heavy truck industry, Fleet, OEMs, dealerships, suppliers, distribution channels and trade associations.
  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge of organizational sales policies and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of Bendix products and their functionality is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Bendix’s customer base, their business and how they operate a plus.
  • Knowledge of a customer reporting management tool a plus.





  • Level 1 = A minimum of 3 years sales experience within the heavy-duty/automotive industry experience required.
  • Level 2 = A minimum of 5 years sales experience within the heavy-duty/automotive industry experience required.
  • Level 3 = A minimum of 7 years sales experience within the heavy-duty/automotive industry experience required.
  • ASE Certified desired but not required




  • High technical aptitude and business acumen in the commercial vehicle industry.
  • Customer first attitude, driven to build and prioritize customer relationships throughout the customer’s organization and within Bendix.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills including the ability to develop creative solutions that address customer needs.
  • Self-starter and strategic thinker for both short-term and long-term wins.
  • Must be able to partner with customers to develop actionable and strategic plans.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required.
  • Strong professional presents, capable of influencing through interactions and follow-up.
  • Must be capability of building and utilizing a strong network, team player and wiliness to work in a matrixed organization
  • Capable of building and delivering professional presentations
  • Ability to learn quickly in a short amount of time.  
  • Must maintain an organized work area from a home office that allows for quick and efficient responses to the customer needs.
  • Very Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel & PowerPoint a must.




  • Bachelor’s degree desired, preferably in Business or Engineering and OR 7+ years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry, or related field, with proven successful track record. 
  • MBA a plus.

Travel Requirements:


  • Individual must be domiciled in the defined region and must be located within one hour of major airport
  • Must be capable of traveling 60-70% of the time to fleets, dealerships, distributors, Bendix HQ’s and trade associations.


Position Requirements: 


The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



What does Bendix have to offer you? 
- Work/life balance that includes Paid Vacation & Holiday Paid Time Off 
- 401k Plan with Company matching 
- Retirement Savings Plan
- Educational Assistance Program (Tuition Reimbursement)
- Wellness Program and incentives
- Telework policy
- On-Site Fitness Center
- On-Site Cafeteria with Healthy menu options
- Health and Welfare Insurance Benefits that start on your 1st day of employment:

Company-Paid Benefits:
- Basic Life Insurance
- Basic Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
- Short Term Disability
- Business Travel Accident Insurance
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Voluntary Employee-Paid Benefits:
- Medical and Prescription insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Supplemental Life Insurance Plans
- Supplemental AD&D insurance for Employee and Family
- Long Term Disability
- Accident Plan
- Critical Illness Plan
- Hospital Indemnity Plan

Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron