Filtration Group Corp

Account Manager

Posted Date 2 months ago(4/26/2022 4:34 PM)
Job Locations
US-IL-Des Plaines
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Filtration Group is on a mission to make the world safer, healthier and more productive.   With a passionate workforce, global footprint and world class engineering and manufacturing capabilities, we are driving innovation and developing solutions across a broad spectrum of applications in the fast-growing global filtration industry.   We are committed to maintaining an entrepreneurial culture built on a foundation of trust and in which our leaders exhibit a strong bias for action.

The Company began in 2009 and has rapidly grown to be a global leader in the highly attractive filtration industry.   With revenues of $1.6 billion, Filtration Group is consistently recognized as the fastest growing and one of the largest filtration businesses in the world.   With over 7,000 employees, the Company serves its customers from a global footprint of 105 facilities in over 25 countries.  Filtration Group operates across a wide variety of attractive end markets and produces mission critical products with high replacement rates.   Over 80% of the Company’s revenue comes from replacement / consumable products, many of which are specified into customer’s products or processes.

Filtration Group is an affiliate of Madison Industries, one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential.  Please visit Madison at



The account manager (AM) is the face of the Filtran organization to the customer.  The Account Manager facilitates open communication between multiple internal departments including: research and development, manufacturing, prototyping, lab testing, and sourcing. Coordinating relationships with large automotive companies and supporting project level activity to ensure the program objectives are completed to reach deliverable foals and deadlines. The individual needs work collaboratively with a range of internal departments to support the customer and their needs in alignment with Filtran’s strategic objectives. 




  • Lead the APQP requirements specific to each customer
  • Own the production launch process upon program assignment at phase 3 of 5 phase system that Filtran uses to launch new OEM/OES products to market
  • Support kick off review with Strategic Account Director and outline program milestones and launch expectations
  • Regularly report out on progress for each program to Sales Manager and communicate any risks and concerns of on-time launching
  • Work with Supply Chain to Kick off Production Suppliers on new programs
  • Coordinate with Packaging Engineering that includes fleet calculator for returnable design, dunnage design and customer approval, and backup consumable packaging approval
  • Manage Supplier production timelines that includes: production tooling and component/sample availability, supplier PPAP timeline, and PPAP sample coordination in the plant.
  • Coordinate Tooling/Component and Dimensional Improvements with engineering, quality, and prototyping.
  • Support ECO and BOM confirmation in KBM that includes: implementation of part number, ensure all supplier PPAP approved prior to production launch orders, and pricing approvals with Sales Managers.
  • Coordinate Manufacturing review, follow up on internal run at rate completions and Filtran Readiness Assessment
  • Coordinate Validation Testing Activities, confirm test target completion date and alignment with launch time
  • Provide PPAP Support by following up with Filtran quality of PPAP completion tasks, and follow up with manufacturing process documents
  • Facilitate and manage face-to-face customer interaction with all Filtran departments, including support with certification and customer audits
  • Maintenance of engineering and purchasing relationships at all levels of the customer
  • Creation, maintenance, and monitoring of project launch plans
  • Agreement and coordination of technical topics with sub-suppliers
  • Monitor major project activities using customer relationship management (CRM) tool which includes pipeline tracking, major project update/review, and data cleanliness of contact and project database
  • Coordination of project subcontractors together with the Filtran purchasing department
  • Initiation of sample/amendment requests


Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Sales, or Economics
  • 1-3+ years industrial manufacturing experience
  • Extremely detailed oriented
  • Excellent communication and analytical skills required
  • Strong relationship and organizational skills
  • “Team” focused
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, especially Excel, PowerPoint and Word




  • Launch projects on time as defined by the customer’s SOP date
  • Launching projects under budget, both for tooling and capital equipment
  • Project pipeline data accuracy


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