Sales Manager UK & Nordics - Home Care Chemicals


Sales Manager – UK & Scandinavia – Home Care

A leading international manufacturer of specialty chemicals and additives is looking to hire a key part of their future growth. This is a hybrid commercial position which combines Account Management with Business Development. The company are an international leader across multiple product lines including surfactants, emulsifiers, thickeners and defoamers, with this position focusing on Home Care applications.

The position in question is a crucial hire in the European team as it forms part of a restructuring phase within the business. They are seeking a strong salesperson who is able to simultaneously manage numerous client accounts in the UK and Nordic regions with proactive business development activity. This opening requires a candidate ideally qualified in Chemistry or a similar science, who is able to be client facing on a regular basis and also travel throughout the UK and Nordics. Experience of the Home Care market is essential, and any knowledge of adjacent markets such as Personal Care or Industrials would be advantageous.

Why would you want to work here?

This is a global player in the specialty chemicals space with revenues of over $1B and activity in 20+ countries. They maintain the culture of a small business, paying attention to each individual customer and ensuring the highest client satisfaction levels across a large portfolio of products. There will be future opportunities for the successful individual to take over a larger sales territory, or even move into other product lines within the business, depending on their preference. This is an organisation that recognises the investment required in the employees to maintain the highest customer service standards and product quality.

The role:

You will be in an autonomous role, accountable for the delivery of sales across the UK and Nordics region, focused on specialty chemicals for the Home Care market. Technical capabilities will be required, so as to correctly represent the product and talk on a technical level with client contacts including R&D or Product Management staff. The prime objective behind this position is increased revenue generation through effective technical account management, in a highly-competitive marketplace. Confidence is a key requirement for a position of this type, as you will be required to develop new business and manage existing sales with some of the industry’s leading FMCG/ Consumer brands and distributors. This company are not only looking to secure a larger market share in the near future, but establish strong long-term working relationships with new and existing customers.

How do I apply?

Please feel free to apply to the position if you meet the criteria below:

• Chemistry or related Science BSc Degree.
• 3+ Years’ experience in sales of specialty chemicals/ additives/ functional polymers.
• Valid eligibility to live and work in the UK, and travel as required.

Just reach out to me via email ( or apply directly through LinkedIn, which will allow me to screen your details. If there is an initial fit then we can find time to have a chat to see if this is the right role for you.

  • ADDED: 07/05/2019

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