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Business Development Manager - Northwest Region

Job Req ID:  9014

Seattle, WA, US

Date:  Mar 3, 2023

As a leader in high-performance building solutions, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (LP Building Solutions, NYSE: LPX) manufactures engineered wood building products that meet the demands of builders, remodelers and homeowners worldwide. LP’s extensive offerings include innovative and dependable building products and accessories, such as siding solutions (LP® SmartSide® Trim & Siding, LP® SmartSide® ExpertFinish® Trim & Siding, LP BuilderSeries® Lap Siding, and LP® Outdoor Building Solutions®), LP Structural Solutions (LP® TechShield® Radiant Barrier, LP WeatherLogic® Air & Water Barrier, LP Legacy® Premium Sub-Flooring, and LP® FlameBlock® Fire-Rated Sheathing, LP NovaCore™ Thermal Insulated Sheathing, and more), LP® TopNotch® Sub-Flooring, and oriented strand board (OSB). In addition to product solutions, LP provides industry-leading customer service and warranties. Since its founding in 1972, LP has been Building a Better Worldby helping customers construct beautiful, durable homes while our shareholders build lasting value. Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, LP operates 25 plants across the U.S., Canada, Chile, and Brazil. For more information, visit

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry.


Drive national accounts growth across siding and structural solutions within a defined LP region.  The position involves  connecting the end to end business development & execution between National Account management, local field sales, , and other internal & external stakeholders. This role reports to the region General Sales Manager and is responsible for annual revenue ranging from $30MM - $70MM. 




We'd love to meet you if... 

  • … you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge
  • … you enjoy working with a team to work together and deliver great work
  • … you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment


If this sounds like you, join our growing team! In this position, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Provide business growth by executing the national account strategy resulting in double digit growth.
  • Develop and manage strong relationships with the regional leadership of National Accounts
  •  Develop and communicate voice of the regional customer to be included in national account strategies and business decisions
  • Create compelling business cases to secure new business
  • executive level presentations and proposals
  • Identify new business opportunities and develop execution plans through market understanding and feedback from the local field sales team
  • Create and present new business concepts and proposals 
  • Determine, analyze, and implement regional business plans on siding and structural solutions that connect to national strategies
  • Understand customer’s business and respond to customer issues in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Maintain files of in-house and competitive programs
  • Develop effective communication and coordination with LP business teams and LP management
  • Serve as the  communication point between LP and regional customer offices. Provide direct or indirect solutions to account problems  to achieve customer satisfaction in coordination with the National Account Manager.
  • Produce and distribute sales and inventory information from customer account systems for internal use. Partner with finance to resolve program and pricing issues from an accounts receivable perspective. Analyze sales reports for accuracy and trends.
  • Provide input into LP’s annual operating budget and sales forecast
  • Maintain budgetary control of expenses
  • Enter Strategic Account Management Training on a path to SAMA Certification. 



  • Ability to align a team toward specific goals and advise of specific business requirements
  • Ability to develop, interpret and present market data
  • Ability to analyze sales and inventory data for trends, anomalies, and opportunities.
  • Knowledge of customer account structure (merchandising, inventory, logistics) and how each interacts with vendors
  • Demonstrated knowledge of building products industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective sales methods
  • Strong negotiation and budget management skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective customer service and support
  • Executive level presentation skills
  • Program development and design skills
  • Maintain proficiency with customer account systems to obtain sales, inventory, and performance information



  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, or related field



  • 7 years of demonstrated sales and marketing experience, including 2 years of National Accounts management experience preferred; Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position



  • Frequent travel (50-70%)

LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

Nearest Major Market: Seattle

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