Sales Manager - Speciality Chemicals

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Chemicals, Coatings, Polymers, Personal Care & Cosmetics
Job type: Sales Manager
Salary: £55 - 65k with bonus, car allowance & benefits
Contact name: Laura Merritt

Contact email: laura@merrittrecruitment.com
Job ref: 127
Published: about 1 month ago

Location: Home Based in the UK with visits to Manchester office

Excellent Salary, Bonus & Benefits Package

Are you an ambitious Sales Manager / Sales Executive with the drive to develop new business within the chemical industry? We have an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful and growing chemical distributor, they specialise in the supply of speciality chemicals & materials into the polymer and related industry sectors. Extensive product training and internal support will ensure you assist the Sales team to grow the UK business.

​You will have chemical sales experience and will join the long established sales team to manage sales of specialty chemicals to manufacturers in the UK: surface coatings, plastics, composites, adhesives, elastomer's, personal care, agrochemicals and polymers. A Science Degree in Chemistry / Polymer Science / Material Science / Chemical Engineering is essential to understand the technologies and applications. Full training on products & applications will be provided.

Key Tasks​​

  • Essential role within the Commercial & Business Development activities of the company, a leader for business growth

  • Delivery of budgeted targets and KPI’s as set

  • Increase revenue, gross margin and number of trading customers

  • Determine with the SD a business plan and actions required for growth in gross profit, year on year and in line with budgeted targets

  • Representation of the company at relevant trade exhibitions and specific events

  • Proactively provide business development proposals, properly qualified and quantified.

  • Key relationship builder with customers, principals and colleagues

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

  • Travel both within the UK and International will be required as part of this role

Job Role & Competencies

  • Qualified with a Science Degree in Chemistry / Polymer Science / Material Science / Chemical Engineering with a few years in technical sales ability to understand technical challenges

  • Experience within the sectors surface coatings, plastics, composites, adhesives ,elastomer's, personal care, agrochemicals and polymer, would be an advantage

  • Good communication and relationship building skills

  • Ability to utilise data and take relevant action

  • Focused on creating new business by networking and prospecting, whilst ensuring retention of business levels via repeat business

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

  • Active working knowledge of the technologies relevant to the specified market sectors

  • Provide reforecast and financial data as part of the budgeting process

  • Ability to be a self-starter and work upon own initiative Full UK driving licence and willing to travel to customers throughout the UK

  • Have the right to work in the UK and currently be resident in the UK

​In return our client is offering a competitive salary, bonus and generous car allowance. ​