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Business Development Manager

West Midlands
Job Type
20 Jul 2022
Business Development Manager
Based in Stoke-on-Trent

Job ref: LL /58014

The client:

Part of an ambitious and progressive international group, the company has been a well-established manufacturer of Tin Oxide for over 100 years. The company has successfully developed new business in Europe and globally, as a result, they are seeking to expand their sales team.

Responsibilities & Key Tasks:

Explore new chemistries in line with the company s strategic goals
Identify new markets, customers, or technical applications for existing products
Introduce new products and services to existing and new customers and identify the key success factors
Research and build relationships to existing and new clients
Represent the company at trade shows, in industry and research organisations
Work closely with the R&D / Technical Service Department
Work closely with Technical Staff of potential customers
Transfer all relevant market and technical experience to the R&D Team and the Commercial Department
Work with company s international network of agents and representatives to train and instruct them
Initiate R&D work to serve customer needs and communicate the results to the clients
Make sure that the products match the market requirements
Observe any change of the regulatory framework for the products.

Key skills:

Min. 3-year experience in a Technical Sales position OR with a MSc /PhD in Chemistry, Polymer or Material Sciences
Experience working either in a R&D role, in Application development or Technical Service department
Good commercial understanding of the Polymer or Coatings industry
Experience in one of the following areas is preferable:
- Polymer Additives and their applications
- Functional Pigments and their applications
Good communication skills in English and preferably another European language (German, French or Spanish)
Good technical verbal and written communication skills
Highly motivated, hands-on, "get-done" mentality and "out of the box" thinking
Well organized
Willingness to travel in Europe, eventually overseas
Willingness to work independently in a small team

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client's needs and delivered by expert consultants.

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  • Job Reference: 662714513-2
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Listgrove
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent