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Engineering Business Development Specialist at Garmin International in Olathe, Kansas

Posted in Engineering 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

GPS Manufacturer/Distributor

As a leading worldwide provider of navigation devices and wearable technology, our focus is on developing, designing and supporting superior products. Our advanced technology promotes performance, safety and ease of use in every market we serve. That makes us an engineering and technology company with a keen focus on recruiting talent in those fields. But the same vertical integration business model that keeps all design and manufacturing processes in-house also gives us the incentive to hire top performers from different backgrounds, including operations, finance and accounting, information technology, sales, marketing and communications.

We understand what it takes to be a leader. Our executive officers have the vision and influence needed to provide executive administration for our corporate-level programs and strategic partners. Sure, we’re based in Kansas City, but we are truly a global company, developing business relationships with partners throughout the Americas, Europe, APAC and the MENA region and our products are sold all over the world. One elevator ride at our headquarters and you’re likely to hear 4 (or more) different languages being spoken. At Garmin, we may act local, but we think global.

We are seeking a full-time Engineering Business Development Specialist at our world headquarters in Olathe, Kansas.  In this role, you will manage the contract lifecycle related activities in support of EBD’s 3rd party licensing and technology partners.  The position will collaborate with Garmin’s EBD team and other key departments where applicable to process new and/or amended contracts.  Other essential functions include:


  • Internally support Garmin’s global external 3rd party partnerships by managing contract additions, renewals, amendments, and terminations through Gamin’s contract system.

  • Provide guidance to internal stakeholders in key functions (e.g. engineering, marketing, finance, technical publication, etc.) to ensure adherence to key 3rd party contractual requirements and milestones. 

  • Review marcom and product deliverables for 3rd party compliance, as appropriate, and ensure products are accurately represented in marketing materials 

  • Become a key contributor to the team by analyzing new and current contracts in order to provide key input to critical contractual commitments (e.g. renewal timelines, commitment, sales monitoring, etc.) 

  • Review existing business processes and practices in order to recognize areas for internal improvement and develop plans for implementation

  • Proactively provide recommendations to executive management on projects to improve departmental performance and operational best practices

  • Become Be a key contributor to the team by understanding partner contracts and business commitments in order to create and manage tools & support programs. 

  • Work with team members to establish project schedules and assist with collaboration across departments as needed to facilitate adherence to deadlines and achieve departmental goals tied to contractual requirements.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor's Degree in a business discipline from a four year college or university OR a minimum of 2 years experience performing a substantially similar role.  Other required skills include:


  • Excellent academics (cumulative GPA greater than or equal to 3.0 as a general rule) 

  • Demonstrates a keen interest and experience in the fast paced consumer electronics, technology and mobile markets 

  • Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to work proactively and effectively with minimal supervision and exercise sound independent judgment

  • Must demonstrate the ability to prioritize and multi-task in a flexible, fast paced and challenging environment

  • Demonstrated strong and effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills

  • Must be team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and work well with others 

  • Driven problem solver with proven success in solving difficult problems 

  • Must possess excellent time management and follow-up skills 

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills, with keen attention to detail 

  • Demonstrates flexibility and a commitment to meeting deadlines 

  • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential company matters 

  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, SharePoint and PowerPoint

Candidates with the following qualifications are highly preferred: 


  • Experience with reviewing and analyzing contracts and contract-related documents

  • Desire to grow into partner management, negotiating contracts, developing business models & initiating partner relationships

  • Experience with Microsoft Access and Oracle or other database management systems

Our benefits are designed to lead an evolving marketplace, support innovation and encourage a healthy balance between work and life. They allow our associates to make their own decisions about their well-being and future and consistently rank Garmin as a top tier benefits provider when compared to other high-tech employers. We offer a choice of high value medical, dental and vision plans with low or no premiums, to fit your and your family’s preferences. In addition, Garmin’s financial benefits include a generous 401K retirement plan that provides 5% of pay base contribution plus a match of 75 cents for every dollar you contribute to a maximum of 10% of your compensation. The employee stock purchase plan allows for shares to be bought at a 15% discount. Garmin offers many other benefits and perks ranging from well-being initiatives, educational assistance and career development, community charity support, and employee discounts just to name a few.

Garmin International is an equal opportunity employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.