Technical Sales Representative - Industrial Coatings - Chemical Distribution

Posted 23 October by Atom Recruitment Ltd.
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Our Client is a speciality distributor of raw materials to the UK Manufacturing Industry. They are now seeking a Technical Sales Representative - Industrial Coatings.

This position will be home based with regular travel and will report to the Industry Manager. It is a full-time permanent position. Candidate location within the UK is flexible

Job Purpose

  • The successful candidate will take on responsibility for managing accounts in an appropriate industry (dependent on experience) in addition to providing significant support in managing a Key Product Range
  • This role offers significant opportunity for development

Key Job Elements

  • Safeguard and increase sales by maintaining and providing maximum coverage of the territory establishing good customer contacts
  • Ensure customer area’s visit reports are accurately recorded, invoices are accurately priced, reference files and records of customers’ letters and sales are kept up-to-date
  • Maintain and develop knowledge of the market both from a technical and commercial standpoint
  • Be able to deal with customer complaints promptly and effectively
  • Prepare informative reports for Principals and the Industry Manager, as required

Principal Responsibilities

  • Direct selling of speciality chemicals to customers in the UK in line with objectives and targets agreed with the Industry Manager
  • Maintain area’s customer sales records and files, ensuring correct prices are used and agree targets with the Industry Manager
  • Prepare regular sales reports and forecasts of sales demand for the area, together with other reports such as market research surveys
  • Introduce to customers all technical aspects of the speciality chemicals using various data and formulations provided and ensure customers are kept up-to-date with latest developments
  • Report information and maintain up-to-date knowledge of competitors’ activity and products in the area.
  • Be aware of new technical/market information
  • Arrange joint visits to customers with colleagues when required/directed.

Qualifications & Experience

  • You may currently be working in a technical role or laboratory environment in the UK Industrial Chemical arena with a sound working knowledge of raw materials used in the Industrial Coatings market and now wish to move into a more commercial roleOR you may be a Technical Sales Representative in the above market sector who is seeking a new challenge
  • Strong technical background (Graduate Chemist or equivalent / similar preferred)
  • Ability to learn new skills and adapt to a new role
  • Commercially aware
  • Self-motivated
  • Team player with good communication skills
  • Willing to travel regularly
  • Good PC literacy
  • Full UK Driving Licence

In return, our Client is offering a competitive salary of £40,000 - £45,000 per annum (negotiable) plus car, bonus and benefits.

To apply for the above position, please send your C.V and a covering letter to Lorraine Roger, Director at Atom Recruitment Ltd.

Required skills

  • Chemical Distribution
  • Chemical Sales
  • Chemicals
  • Industrial Coatings
  • Technical Sales

Reference: 36424553

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