Posted 2 weeks ago

Sales Manager – Northern Europe – Agriculture, Disinfectants and Dairy Chemicals

Salary: negotiable DOE + £10,000 Commission + 20 Holidays (+ Bank Holidays) + Pension + Life Insurance (3x salary) + Discounted Share Options

Home based: UK or Northern Europe (such as Germany, Nordics, Benelux, Poland etc.)

The Requirements of the Sales Manager:

  • Ideally you will have a Veterinary background. Through obtaining a PhD in Animal Health, Animal Science or a related subject. Other relevant biology degrees would be considered
  • Must have 2 years minimum sales experience in areas such as or closely related to: Agriculture for Animal Health, quaternary ammonium disinfectants, iodine concentrates, Pharmaceutical disinfectants, Veterinary, Dairy, Poultry or Livestock disinfectants, agricultural disinfectants, medicines/ vaccines/ antibiotics or probiotics
  • Desirable companies/brands could include or relate to: Dupont, Virkon, Kilco or Biolink
  • The Ideal candidate will have a strong contact network for distribution partners of Animal Health products throughout the territory
  • The ability to speak German would be advantageous
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, mark up, margins, proportions, percentages and volume. Familiarity with software packages including: Windows, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and CRM
  • Preferred Veterinary qualification, or related degree would be highly desirable
  • Must hold a current driver’s licence

The Role of the Sales Manager:

  • Meets financial and corporate growth objectives by performing essential duties and responsibilities to develop sales across the region
  • Develop customer distribution channels in unoccupied territories, as well as developing existing distribution channels for Biosecurity products and Animal Safety products
  • Distributor score existing channels to verify suitability to meet growth targets
  • Collaborates with wide variety of functional areas such as sales, marketing, communications, QA/QC, R&D to develop and refine our product portfolio to meet customer needs and market opportunities
  • Identify market potential and market strategy, to manage products through introduction and development
  • Conducts market research and feed back to Product Manager and Marketing
  • Identifies and records all customer information to CRM program
  • Support training materials and executes product training to new and existing customers for new product introductions and assigned product lines
  • Maintains communications and industry contacts to collect technical, financial, marketing, and sales information to support assigned product lines
  • Conducts evaluation of competitor products
  • Will conduct pre-contract liaisons and participate in contract negotiation activities
  • Support complaints process related to product performance, product evaluations, and field testing until situation is rectified
  • Attend industry trade shows and related meetings to promote the products and services, increase knowledge of market and competitors, as well as identify R&D pipeline opportunities
  • Initiate a rolling 12 Month forecast for all major products. Suitable for monthly manufacturing management and inventory controls
  • Supports all sales and marketing activities, Preparation of a monthly management sales report

The Company & Opportunity:

  • My client is a global leader in the field of Quality Control/Analysis for Food and Hygiene testing laboratories
  • This specific position is within their disinfectants division which serves the Animal Health market primarily
  • They are experiencing rapid growth as they have focused on the demands of the European market
  • Awarded the Queens Award for Enterprise for international trade and development, one of the highest awards bestowed on a UK company

For more information about the role or to apply send your CV now to or call Oliver today on +44 (0) 113 243 3499.

You must have the right to work in the UK or the European country you are situated in to apply.

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