Applications Engineer

Scantec Personnel
Liverpool, Merseyside
10 Jul 2017
09 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our client, a key player in the manufacture and distribution of industrial connectors and distribution systems. Due to continued growth in the worldwide group and within the UK market, they now seek an Applications Engineer to help them move into new industry markets. They have identified clients to target and are now eager to recruit a new technically sound and commercially aware Engineer into their organisation.

Reporting directly into the Managing Director, this role is built upon managing your own time and working effectively to make the right connections and specify the right products for customer supply. Working with both the Sales team and Engineers across Europe, your responsibility is to outline to clients what would meet their requirements and create bespoke solutions.

Due to the nature of the role, travel is required - the amount of travel will be dictated by the activities undertaken in the office.

Key duties and responsibilities within the role will include:

  • Working independently to generate new sales leads - including identification of relevant contacts, booking meetings and specifying solutions to prospective customers
  • Creating bespoke combinations of products to match client requirements
  • Visiting client sites to assess their needs and match to existing product range
  • Identification of new products that would take the business further into their market
  • Competitor analysis to identify accounts to target
  • Utilising your own time to effectively map out the market, where competitors share lies and how to impact performance of the business
  • Working on projects to develop product offering in the identified market sectors
  • Identifying which "off the shelf" products are most in demand across different sectors and upselling other products to these customers

The suitable candidate for this role will have:

  • At least 5 years experience in a relevant industry (Automotive, Rail, Automation or Manufacturing)
  • A degree in Electrical/Electronics/Automation or Automotive Engineering
  • Masters level education would be desirable but not essential
  • The ability to work independently and effectively plan and allocate your own time
  • Maintaing and updating accurate business development and client records
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills - both with internal and external stakeholders and engineering/non engineering members of staff
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (namely Excel, Word and Powerpoint)
  • The confidence to present using their commercial acumen to prospective customers of the business

This role will be ideally suited to an Engineer with a strong commercial understanding of business and selling to customer requirements.

Key Account Manager, Business Development Engineer, Sales Engineer, Technical Account Manager, Technical Engineer, Applications Engineer, Industrial Applications Engineer.

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