Global Specialist Executive Search & Career Development

Regional Sales Manager | DACH

Specialist Silicones Manufacturer

Germany, Home Base, Europe

  • ChemExec℠ Ref No: CX000314 | Posted date: 27/09/2017

  • Seniority: Specialist
  • Salary: Circa 140k Euro
  • Package details: + benefits
  • Sector: Polymers and Materials
  • Closing date: 28/10/2018
  • Client Ref: 1000910
Company Overview

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.

They are expanding their business in Europe, and this appointment is part of that growth plan.

Job Description

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.

Job Requirements

  • Professional sales executive with experience of selling polymers or additives  into the personal care market
  • Technical understanding and experience of selling silicones an advantage, but not essential.
  • 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
  • Highly motivated with a real can-do attitude is required for this pioneering business development role