Business Development & Key Account Manager (Chemicals)

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Chemicals

  • Salary:

    £55K and £65K

  • Contact phone:

    07854 576318

  • Job ref:

    J7163

  • Duration:

    Permanent

  • Expiry date:

    06/02/2021

  • Start date:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Lucinda Eyre

We are looking for an experienced and professional account manager who is also comfortable with business development and has a strong background in chemicals.

Reporting into the European Director for Business Development, this role is home-based but will require UK travel with potential for some international travel in the future. The Business Development Manager will manage existing key accounts (predominantly multi-national chemicals companies) as well as identifying opportunities to work with new clients in the sector.

A competitive package is available to the successful candidate with a basic salary of between £55K and £65K depending on experience, company care, healthcare, pension and opportunity to earn a generous performance related bonus

Key attributes required:

  • A chemical/scientific background (ideally you will be degree level qualified in Chemistry or relevant field)

  • Relevant sales experience in the chemicals sector

  • Proven account management and business development skills with an appetite to drive new business and drive growth of existing portfolio

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • An organised and methodical approach

  • Business acumen, high level understanding of supply chain, logistics, market trends and analysis, pricing, forecasting, working to and setting KPIs

  • A valid UK driving license

You will be expected to:

  • Develop and grow the current customer base as well as develop new client relationships – delivering increased volume and margin against realistic and challenging targets

  • Maintain and build contacts within the industry and use important reference data to understand market trends and competitor activity – Be an expert in your field

  • Prepare accurate monthly sales reports including P&L and KPI performance for own portfolio

  • Contribute to the company strategy and product development in line with client demand and industry trends

This is an opportunity to join a global and environmentally focused company who offer a positive and rewarding culture where employees are valued – This is demonstrated by an excellent track record of staff retention and promotion within the company .

If this sounds like you and you would like to know more about the role, contact Lucinda Eyre on lucinda@elevenrecruitment.com or Tel. 07854 576318

Note – You must currently be living in the UK with permanent residency and rights to work in the UK to apply for this role