Technical Sales Manager Coatings
Location: Netherlands & Belgium
A multinational speciality chemicals distributor is currently seeking a Technical Sales Manager with relevant experience in the world of chemical specialities and a commercial drive required to be successful in a B2B environment.
As Technical Sales Manager, you will deliver high levels of customer service; support and promote all technical specialties towards your customers' R&D centers. As full part of the sales process, you will increase profitability and performance in your region.
Efficiently promote a full product range to the ink, coatings, adhesives and polyurethane markets (resins and crosslinkers, additives, pigments and specialty fillers etc),
In close cooperation with the product managers and our principals, ensure technical support and initiate specific technical partnerships with your customers,
Take responsibility for new business development via prospecting, qualifying, and eventually selling,
Develop strategies for expansion of market share/growth of our strategic Principals.
Bachelor or Master in Chemistry or similar
Background in chemicals is a must, experience in coatings and distribution is an advantage
3-7 years of experience
Multilingual in English & Dutch, French is desirable
A strong commercial drive and passion about achieving goals/targets
Ability to manage a portfolio of multiple projects
Ability to create a good customer intimacy
Strong understanding of customer and market dynamics and requirements
Strong relationship building and negotiation skills
Willingness to learn; prepared to gain a lot of product application knowledge in a short period of time
Flexibility to travel: the position requires extensive travel in Belgium and the Netherlands, with regular short trips abroad
Excellent computer skills.
A very wide technical product porfolio to work with,
A challenging job within a dynamic and growing company culture,
An open and team oriented international environment, with strong focus on high quality product and service,
An independent position, with support from your team and colleagues,
An attractive salary package, including laptop, blackberry and company car.