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Technical Sales Executive - Materials & Science Equipment in Staffordshire

Do you have experience in technical or scientific sales?  Want to work within the exciting and ever-changing world of scientific research?  Driven to learn and become an expert in your own product area?  Then this role could be for you.

Due to continued year on year growth we're recruiting for an additional member of our Sales Team. We are a friendly team who are passionate about providing an excellent standard of customer service and developing new business. 

As Technical Sales Executive you will have commercial sales experience and a scientific or technical background.  You will take responsibility for a specific portfolio of Advanced Materials. You will have the drive to seek out new business as well as maintain and develop our existing customer accounts. Based primarily at our Officein South Staffordshire, you will be expected to spend a minimum of five days a month visiting our UK customers and there will be opportunities for overseas travel.

Candidates must have a minimum two years proven track record in technical or scientific sales, ideally with degree level education in Materials Science, Chemistry or an associated discipline.

Key Responsibilities:

Meet agreed sales growth and gross profit targets.

Provide a quick and efficient response to customer enquiries.

Follow up on sales leads to ensure a high conversion rate in line with the company's KPI's.

Maintain and develop current relationships with existing customers and suppliers.

Provide after-sales support.

Present the Company to potential clients through direct communication, face to face meetings, trade and pop-up exhibitions, telephone and emails.

Work with our marketing department to identify applicable industry data and contact details from social media, published research and other web-based sources to generate new business.

Feedback on supplier activities and suggest new innovations for the Company product portfolio.

Work closely with all members of the Sales and Marketing team to ensure a cross flow of information.

 

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will be a confident and ambitious individual who is committed to achieving high standards throughout their work.

The essential characteristics and skills required are:

Minimum of two years experience in scientific or technical sales.

Attended customer sites and exhibitions.

Highly motivated, target-driven with a pro-active approach to workload.

Excellent attention to detail.

An enquiring mind and desire to stay up to date with current research and product developments.

Able to build relationships quickly and effectively to develop new contacts and support the existing customer base.

Knowledge and experience of using web-based marketing tools, Microsoft Office and CRM databases.

Full UK Driving licence and access to own vehicle - essential user allowance is payable.

A sound knowledge of chemical formulae as well as metric and imperial units of measurement.

Reference

PT

Location

Staffordshire
South Staffs

Salary

£25,000 to £35,000
OTE £35k + Uncapped + Car Allowance

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