Sales Manager (Position Filled)

UK & Ireland

Salary: Excellent salary, including an annual target related bonus scheme with a generous car allowance, company pension scheme and private medical cover.

The Company

Our Client is a world class chemical distributor and provides Market Expansion Services across the globe. They help their customers develop new innovative products and applications with a team of highly specialised staff.

Job Role

They are now looking to recruit a Sales Manager to join their Speciality Chemicals and performance materials and to cover the UK & Ireland.

Key responsibilities:

  • Direct responsibility to grow sales, achieving this through the prospecting and developing of new potential accounts, as well as supporting and developing the relationships with current customers.
  • Visit new and existing customers on a regular basis to build, maintain and manage relationships (60% travelling)
  • Build and maintain relationships with our suppliers based in Asia, Europe and USA through joint visits and regular reporting, to support mutual growth of our joint businesses.
  • Support the business development activities by developing and managing the product portfolio
  • Identify and develop potential market opportunities, in co-ordination with other DKSH business teams.
  • Update and maintain projects and compile meeting reports in our CRM system
  • Working together with Specialist, Sales Support to effectively manage the day to day business


  • Relevant work knowledge in the specialty chemicals industry, preferably with a technical background in products/applications for the paints, adhesives and polymers industry
  • Ideally qualified to a Degree level in Chemistry or a Polymer related course, or minimum a HNC / HND in Polymers, with proven experience in the Polymer industry.
  • Broad network in the specialty chemicals industry, particularly in Ireland, would be an asset
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a variety of sales, negotiation and persuasion skills
  • Hands on in the day to day running of the business with attention to detail
  • Highly organized self-starter capable of managing customer visits schedule and territory effectively
  • Full UK driving license
  • Comfortable to work from home
  • Duration: