Sales Executive - Speciality Chemicals for Inks & Coatings

Location Leeds
Discipline: Chemicals, Coatings, Polymers
Job type: Technical Sales Executive
Salary: £Highly Competitive, Car Allowance, 20% Bonus & Excellent Benefits
Contact name: Laura Merritt

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Job ref: 167
Published: over 1 year ago

​Location: Leeds Office

Our client is the partner for a major manufacturer of a range of specialty chemicals, additives, resins and monomers. Due to the growth of the business in Europe and UK, they are seeking sales executives to join the sales team. You will be responsible for business relationships and sales in the UK and Europe and be based from the UK office with 10% travel. You will take ownership of the speciality chemicals range and focus on the inks and coatings sector.

Key responsibilities

  • To support the company on its strategy to develop within the European market

  • To seek opportunities for growth by developing business relationships with current distributors and Key Accounts

  • Pro-actively searching for new customers in the European market

  • To define and analyse competitors’ strategy, products, prices, and other relevant information, such as market trend, changes of customer need, competitor activities and customer feedbacks

  • To research and identify customer needs and apply appropriate commercial and coordinate technical support to achieve sales growth with them;

  • To organize product presentation to the Key Account or public presentation with the selected customers.

  • Organize technical presentations with the support of the formulation and scientific team

  • To work closely with the distributors and Key Accounts to keep updated on the number of visits, sales, stocks, samples, etc.

  • To participate in the local and international exhibitions.

  • To implement and fulfil the tasks given by sales director.

Essential requirements for the role:

  • You are an enthusiastic sales/ technical executive with an interest in the inks and coatings sectors.

  • You are educated to a degree-level in a scientific discipline.

  • Proficient in English, and comfortable understanding from a technical level

  • You are able to analyse the market, marketing and sales planning.

  • Strong business acumen ad B2B experience

  • You have high interpersonal competence and negotiation skill.

  • Willingness to travel in Europe to meet customers when possible

  • You are able to work independently under remote management

  • You are self-driven and proactive

Our client is offering a competitive salary, bonus (20%) and car allowance plus many benefits. This is an outstanding opportunity to build the business, fully supported by an established organisation.