Account Manager - Industrial Chemicals

Posted 5 days ago by Atom Recruitment Ltd

Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
£35,000 - £40,000/annum plus car, bonus and benefits

Our Client is a Chemical Distributor. They are now seeking an Account Manager – Industrial Chemicals. This position will be home based with regular travel throughout the UK and Ireland. This role sits within the Industrial Division and reports to the UK & Ireland Sales Manager.

Job Purpose

  • Promote and sell chemicals and services as decided by the company across the UK & Ireland.
  • Negotiate contracts of sale with the main aim of maximising sales.
  • Act as a key point of contact between the company and its customers by answering technical and commercial enquiries, making regular customer visits as well as introducing new chemicals and/or principals as required.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with UK & Ireland Sales Manager and Business Development function to establish and implement sales plans.
  • Promote the portfolio of chemicals and services of the company to maximise sales and meet budget expectations whilst also achieving personal and company objectives as agreed with the UK & Ireland Sales Manager.
  • Bear responsibility and accountability for all sales of chemicals within sales area which involves organising and planning sales visits, attending trade exhibitions, conferences, sales meetings, and training as required.
  • Manages and develops both existing and new sales.
  • Performs sales activities on all sales area customer accounts and negotiates sales prices in consultation with Commercial Manager.
  • Regularly reviews progress of sales over the budgeted year.
  • Provides sales updates/forecasts on all sales area accounts as and when required.
  • Implements sales policies, practices and procedures in line with instruction from UK & Ireland Sales Manager.
  • Undertakes professional development training to enhance all aspects of the salespersons’ role when appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Chemistry / Science graduate or equivalent  
  • Experience of working within a technical environment
  • Some field sales experience in the chemical industry is desirable but not essential
  • Business acumen and some commercial experience is desirable
  • Clean and current UK driving licence
  • Comfortable with the volume of travelling required to cover the territory. 
  • Team player
  • Strong organisational skills 
  • The ability to self-motivate
  • Friendly, efficient customer service attitude both face to face and via the phone or online
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Comfortable and confident when presenting to customers and colleagues
  • The ability to listen and interpret customer needs
  • Forward-thinking & proactive attitude to problem solving
  • Fluent in English, in both verbal and written communication
  • Proficient at Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint   

In return, our Client is offering a salary of £35,000 - £40,000 per annum basic plus car, bonus and benefits.

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

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