Internal Sales Executive - Chemicals

Location Manchester
Discipline: Chemicals, Coatings, Polymers
Job type: Sales Assistant / Internal Sales
Salary: £25k - 30k + Bonus + Benefits
Contact name: Jeremy Clarke

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Job ref: 241
Published: 9 months ago

​LOCATION: Manchester Office

Hybrid & flexible working

Fabulous role for a Chemistry Graduate wishing to move into a Commercial role with career development in place to guarantee rapid progression.

Our client is a well established European distributor of specialty chemicals and due to continued growth they are seeking a Sales Executive to facilitate business growth through effective lead generation, customer management and commercial focus. This varied role will require either sales or chemical industry experience and a Chemistry Degree. Full training will be provided.


  • Delivery of budgeted targets, objectives and KPI’s as set

  • Ability to collate and provide reporting through relevant market analysis and data

  • Work with the Market Managers and Senior Management Team to devise and agree Sales Development strategy & achievement of set goals

  • Identification & engagement with relevant customers and markets

  • Identification, qualification and closure of leads

  • Record all customer interaction within electronic CRM platform

  • Determine and action criteria for prioritising in line with business objectives

  • Proactively provide sales development proposals, properly qualified and quantified

  • Key relationship builder with existing/new customers and colleagues

  • Work closely with Market Assistants, the BMS & QMS to ensure we meet customer and principal requirements and enhance service levels to both

Job Role & Competencies

  • Degree in Chemistry, Polymer Science or similar

  • Sales experience ideally in the chemicals or polymers industry or lab based experience wanting to move to a commercial role

  • Excellent telephone manner and people skills to form credible relationships with customers

  • Excellent technical, analysis and negotiation skills

  • Well organised with good attention to detail

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills (internally and externally)

  • Ability to work on own initiative, utilising data and take relevant action where required

  • Focused on creating new business by networking and connecting with potential customers

  • Fully understands and supports the sales cycle involved with technical sales, concentrating on areas of highest return for the business

  • Competent within MS Office – Word, Excel and Powerpoint

Our client provides excellent career development with training and mentoring. The role is based in the Manchester office with hybrid and flexible working offered and a great salary, bonus and additional benefits.