Our client is a leading international innovation driven silicone manufacturer based in North America. They develop and manufacture speciality organo-functional silicones for many diverse applications and markets such as personal care, polyurethane foam, inks & coatings, plastics, oil & gas and electronics.
You will be responsible for prospecting, selling and developing the personal care markets in Germany, Switzerland and Nordic countries working closely with other key personnel in Europe and North America including the technical group.
Markets include suncare, shampoo & conditioners, creams & lotions and cosmetics. The successul candidate will have a good deal of autonomy to build the business which has ambitious growth targets.
Extensive travel will be required to meet with prospects, customers, colleages trade shows and other networking.
Location is flexible in the region, working from a home office
Professional sales executive with experience of selling speciality silicones for industrial applications, including the personal care market
You must be a technical graduate, ideally but not essentially with a PhD in chemistry or a related subject, who has successfully moved from a technical role to a sales function.
Strong sense of team work and the ablity to work with others across international boundaries
Strong influencing skills and comfortable with autonomy in a growing business
Good analytical and quantitative skills
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATIONS FOR THIS ROLE MUST BE IN ENGLISH