Sheet Metal Sales / Business Development Manager

Average Salary Range: $80,000+*

Sheet metal sales managers lead a sales team that is focused on driving new business and maximizing the business with existing customers.

What is business development in terms of the sheet metal industry? As part of their job, the sheet metal business development manager also partners with the talent acquisition team to identify and recruit top sales talent, mentors employees to help them achieve individual and team objectives, develops and cultivates relationships with customers, and works to attain sales and revenue goals -- all while establishing a strong level of trust.

Key Skills

The sheet metal business development manager job is ideal for someone who is:

  • Outgoing
  • Collaborative
  • Excellent at negotiation
  • A great verbal and written communicator
  • Capable of working independently and with estimators
  • Knowledgeable about various metals and their processes
  • Knowledgeable about metal fabrication processes
  • Knowledgeable of basic HVAC systems and terminology


  • Sales and management experience
  • Sheet metal fabrication experience

Typical Benefits (may vary)

  • Health insurance
  • Dental coverage
  • Paid holidays and vacation
  • Paid sick days
  • 401(k)
  • Vehicle or car allowance

Average Annual Base Compensation*

  • $80,000+

*SMACNA member data. Salary and benefit information should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, company, and experience and benefits can vary. 

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