UK & Ireland Sales Director – Mass Spectrometry & Automated Sample Preparation

Full Time, Permanent
Posted 2 years ago

Location: Home based in England with travel (ideally living in the North – M62 corridor, Midlands or South East regions)

My client is fast growing manufacturer and supplier of innovative GC, LC & MS instrumentation which is utilised in several different industries to include Pharmaceutical, Forensics, Water & Environmental Analysis as well as Distilleries to name just a few.

They are part of a larger group of scientific companies with significant resources yet due to their size they retain a family feel and are an agile and innovative company. This structure means that you would feel valued & empowered to make a positive contribution to advance scientific research & discovery.

The requirements of the UK & Ireland Sales Director:

  • You will already be a proven sales leader in either a regional or national capacity as a Regional Sales Manager, UK Sales Manager, Head of Sales, UK & Ireland Sales Director (or equivalent) with a minimum of 4-5 years experience managing sales teams in technical areas such as GC, GCMS, LC, LCMS, HPLC, Spectroscopy, FTIR or related field such as laboratory automation/liquid handling robotics
  • Ideally you will already have established strategic relationships and partnerships with customers in industries such as Pharmaceutical, Environmental, Water, Food Safety/ Testing, Distilleries
  • Degree in Analytical Chemistry, Biology or similar (alternative fields will be considered however analytical chemistry knowledge is desirable)
  • Commercially astute with experience managing budgets & key financial metrics 
  • Possess excellent presentation skills, both written and oral, to provide high level interactions with colleagues, clients, and industry
  • Exhibit high quality writing, communication, and time management skills as well as proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Full UK driving licence

The role of the UK & Ireland Sales Director:

  • As an integral member of the company’s senior leadership team, the UK & Ireland Sales Director will be responsible for leading and coaching a high performing team of field-based Sales Specialists, Business Development Managers, Application Chemists & a Digital Marketing Manager (circa 12 direct reports)
  • Execution of the overall strategy and responsible for its successful implementation in the commercial organisation
  • Develop sales strategies and contribute to supporting marketing plans to deliver targets
  • Cascade targets to the sales team and ensure tracking provides early indications of over/under performance
  • Assist with proposals for expanding sales team when appropriate and recruit accordingly
  • Monitor commercial performance along with key metrics; prepare reports for senior management and the board
  • Identify and collaborate with senior managers/directors to create detailed business plans on commercial opportunities (e.g., expansion, business development, new products etc.)
  • Devise solid strategic relationships with key customers, suppliers and the other ASG businesses
  • Establish a deep understanding of existing customers’ requirements to ensure their needs are being met
  • Act to acquire new customers and manage client relationships, both new and existing
  • Collaborate with and coordinate diverse teams within the organization (e.g., marketing, sales, technical, customers, etc.)

Salary & Benefits:

  • Base salary circa £70,000 – £90,000 (DOE)
  • 25% OTE Bonus
  • Car allowance £600pm, OR car from chosen from lease list
  • EV chargers – free usage at main office
  • Westfield Health Care
  • Pension (8% contribution 4% employee/4% employer)
  • Laptop/MacBook
  • iPhone
  • Holiday – 23 days per annum + additional day for each year of service up to a maximum entitlement of 28 days + optional salary sacrifice scheme to purchase additional 5 days
  • Cycle to work scheme available to all employees

For more information about the role or to apply send your CV now to and call Oliver Gill straight away for a confidential conversation on 0113 243 3499.

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply.

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