Sales Manager - Specialty Chemicals

Location United Kingdom
Discipline: Chemicals, Polymers
Job type: Sales Manager
Salary: £Highly Competitive, Car Allowance & Bonus
Contact name: Jeremy Clarke

Contact email:
Job ref: 279
Published: about 1 month ago

​LOCATION: UK, Home Based

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join an award winning organisation, recognised as a Top Employer with an inclusive culture. They are a well respected global distributor that operates across multiple markets including specialty chemicals and ingredients for food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and various polymer related industrial applications. With a network of innovation centres around the globe, they also create cutting-edge formulations.

As part of their exciting growth plans, the UK team is looking for a successful and ambitious Sales Manager with experience in Polymer Science or Chemical Engineering. You will spearhead market entry strategies to reach new markets and customers, while building strong client relationships. In addition to remote working arrangements in the UK, this position entails a genuine enthusiasm for conducting client and customer visits across the UK & Ireland.

Key responsibilities

  • Develop and execute strategies to drive business growth in new and existing markets including plastics, composites, rubber, and fibres

  • Conduct timely and precise forecasting to establish predictable and recurring revenue targets

  • Achieve sales objectives within the assigned segment, while efficiently managing costs and gross margin

  • Proficient in cold calling to generate leads and drive sales growth

  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with business partners and customers

  • Lead negotiations and conclude deals with clients and customers

  • Monitor and analyse market trends and competitor activities to maintain a competitive edge

  • Represent our client at industry events and trade shows

Candidate profile

  • Degree in Polymer Science, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering or proven industry background and experience

  • Proven technical & sales management experience is preferred

  • Deep knowledge of industry and trends for the Specialty Chemicals Industry, specifically within plastics, composites, rubber, and fibres

  • Strong negotiation and communication abilities

  • Highly motivated and target driven with good time-management skills

  • Proficient in CRM software and sales analysis tools

  • Good knowledge of office tools (Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

  • A full driving license is required as this role will involve a significant amount of travel within the UK.

  • You must have the right to work in the UK, sponsorship is not provided