Commercial Business Development Strategist
Eden Prairie , Minnesota
December 18, 2017

Eaton's Hydraulics Group is seeking a Commercial Business Development Strategist. The Commercial Business Development Strategist will be based out of our Eden Prairie, MN facility. 

Position Overview:

The Commercial Business Development Strategist is responsible for the evaluation of business development opportunities, coordination of competitive assessments and development of executive presentations for the Hydraulics Americas region. Key responsibilities include strategic planning activities, “pitch” presentation creation, competitive analysis oversight, market analysis, preparation of monthly and quarterly senior management presentations and other special projects.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Prepares high impact business cases including strategic, financial and market analysis for Hydraulics Americas strategic plans.  Includes analysis of market drivers, competitors and value propositions to develop forward-looking insights to efficiently drive management decisions and improve financial results.  Requires analytical and thinking skills, intellectual rigor and curiosity and problem-solving capability.  Attention to detail a must along with a desire to make an impact
  • Ability to perform in-depth market, competitive, and financial analysis. Position will also analyze financial reports, press releases and other competitive intelligence documents to build a strong internal capability for competitive assessment and market intelligence
  • Ability to fully understand business dynamics and take initiative to develop thorough understanding
  • Desire to be responsible party for information collection and turning that information into and understandable business case to present to Hydraulics Americas leadership team
  • Leading or participation in hydraulics projects as needed
  • Excellent people skills and ability to present recommendations to senior executives. 
  • Willingness to seek help if time lines will not be achieved, or if project scope or topic is beyond current skill level


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in one or more of the following areas:  Business Development, Product Management, Marketing, Finance or Strategic Planning
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship
  • This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All accepted applications must be U.S. Persons as defined by ITAR. ITAR/EAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. ‘Green Card Holder’), Political Asylee, or Refugee

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree from an accredited institution is preferred
  • Strategic consulting experience is preferred
Position Criteria:
  • MS Office proficiency, to include intermediate Excel (pivot tables, v look-ups)
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with ERP/MRP systems

Eaton is a power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit At Eaton we see things differently. We see opportunities to innovate, go above and beyond, and we work hard because what we do reflects who we are. If you see things differently – if you’re determined, motivated and focused on improving the world around you – then it’s time to see where a career at Eaton can take you. For more information visit www.

Job: Finance/Accounting

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: HYD Hydraulics Group

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: Relocation from within United States and / or Puerto Rico
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

A little about us:
Eaton is a global technology leader in power management solutions. We make power operate more efficiently, effectively, safely & sustainably.

Know someone who would be interested in this job? Share it with your network.