Sales Manager - Chemicals, Intermediates & Polymers

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Chemicals, Polymers
Job type: Sales Manager
Salary: £70-75k plus benefits
Contact name: Laura Merritt

Contact email: laura@merrittrecruitment.com
Job ref: 0199
Published: 29 days ago

​Home Based in the UK - ideally in the Manchester area

Great opportunity to grow an international business, our client is based in Europe and focused on the marketing and distributing chemical raw materials, intermediates, specialties and polymers. They belong to the most successful trading houses and are suppliers of multinational as well as local industry customers in entire Europe. Now offering the position of a Sales Manager to expand the UK sales activities for full truck loads and build up local import activities in UK and stock business. You will have experience of managing sales for a chemical distribution business and be looking to take on further responsibility to build the UK presence. Key markets are manufacturers of adhesives, composites, coatings, resins, polyurethanes, sealants. Rapid progression to UK Country Manager!

Key Tasks:

  • Reporting to the European Sales Director, responsible for sales & marketing activities in the UK as a member of a small team.

  • Drive business development by wining new customers and introducing new products.

  • Cooperate and liaise with internal partners in Product Management and Inside Sales.

  • Regular reporting on sales and marketing activity.

  • Get a deep knowledge of customer needs and competitor activity and develop understanding of the “big picture”.

  • Development of import activities and local (stock) business

Candidate Requirements:

  • Commercial or technical background in chemical raw material or specialties.

  • Experience of sales and proven track record in new business development.

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

  • Able to analyze figures and become expert in the UK business

  • UK driving license

  • Willingness to travel widely in UK, up to 50%

  • Must have the right to work in the UK

In return our client is offering a competitive salary, car, bonus and benefits package.