Posted 4 months ago

Sales Applications Solutions Specialist – UK Wide (12-month maternity cover)

Salary: Negotiable DOE + 25% OTE + Fully Expensed Company Car OR Car Allowance + Up To 8% Total Pension + Private Healthcare (Discounted for Family) + Laptop + Mobile + iPad + 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays + 4x Basic Salary in Life Insurance

Location: Homebased – Flexible on location

Territory: UK Wide

The requirements of the Sales Applications Solutions Specialist:

  • To be considered for the Sales Applications Solution Specialist role you must have sold and have a strong technical knowledge of Life Science & Microbiology products (Genomics, Proteomics, Cell Biology & Microbiology etc) and have sold to customers in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Education, Clinical, Food & Beverage and Industrial markets (not all are required however 3+ markets is ideal)
  • You will be educated to a minimum of BSc (however a MSc or PhD is a distinct advantage) in one of the following areas: Microbiology, Genomics, Immunology, Genetics, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Biology or Cell Biology (or related)
  • You must have experience of mentoring other sales reps or technical/applications specialist and ideally have had direct reports as part of this
  • This role does hold responsibility for the UK therefore you must be able to travel throughout the UK on a monthly basis (you will have the flexibility to manage your own diary)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to produce accurate and punctual reports and analysis of sales and margin data
  • You must have a full UK driving license to be considered for the role
  • Good IT skills (MS Office Suite, CRM, QlikView, SAP)

The responsibilities of the Sales Applications Solutions Specialist:

  • Reporting to the Business Development Manager you will take responsibility for achievement of the Life Science & Microbiology portfolio sales / margin target and manage business relationships with Life Science & Microbiology European and local suppliers
  • Manage and cultivate business relationships with Life Science & Microbiology European and local suppliers, gaining support for business growth via joint marketing activity and price support
  • Ensure the UK field Account Manager, Product Specialists, and internal associates have regular product training, so they provide the best service possible to their customers
  • Develop the Life Science & Microbiology product opportunities. Facilitate execution through the relevant Regional Sales Managers, field and internal Account Managers, and Product Specialists
  • Ensure adequate stock levels and ensure correct delivery conditions are met for Life Science & Microbiology products in conjunction with local Procurement and European Central Planning teams
  • Review and ensure accuracy of product master data in SAP
  • Ensure that product entries on the web or hosted data sites are accurate and accessible
  • Work as a team with relevant colleagues to win new Life Science & Microbiology tender business and retain existing business
  • Provide technical advice; product cross-reference support; sample request support; demo requests; managing demo/exhibition stock
  • Evaluate product gaps, and possible new suppliers and services to add to portfolio locally and within wider European scope
  • Conduct regular business reviews with Management teams to drive the Life Science & Microbiology business in each region or business segment
  • Field support for Product Specialists, and Account Managers directly and through the Product Specialists, to provide regular sales and product training, and to support technical customer visits
  • Provide sales reports and business plans as required

The Client:

  • My client is a market leading global laboratory supplies & high-quality safety equipment company with worldwide sales of over $3.5 billion US dollars, over 8,500 employees in over 25 different countries
  • Offering a diversified product mix, including chemicals, glassware, plastic ware, equipment, instruments and other life science and laboratory products/ supplies, head to toe safety and protective wear, protective clothing and a large range of Safety signs, first aid kits and waste management equipment


Apply right now by calling Oliver Gill – Specialist Recruitment Consultant at Langton Howarth Ltd on 0113 243 3499 or email your up to date word CV to Langton Howarth is the market leading scientific supplies company placing people into dream jobs across the UK and Europe daily.

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