Field Sales Engineer - Optics / Photonics

Recruiter
Vector Recruitment Ltd
Location
Bedford
Salary
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Basic + Bonus
Posted
30 Nov 2017
Closes
08 Dec 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

A leading distributor of Optical Instrumentation is looking for a career driven Physicist with a background in Optics/Photonics to join them as a Field Sales Engineer. This is an exceptional role for Physicist / Engineer with a background in Technical Sales or perhaps Applications Engineering etc, to move into a commercially focused role offering exceptional career development opportunities coupled with a highly competitive salary package. This is a field based role covering the UK and Ireland, as such the Field Sales Engineer can be home based but you will need to be in the Cranfield (Bedfordshire) office one day per week and be happy traveling to customers 2/3 days a week.

As Field Sales Engineer you will use your background in photonics / light measurement or similar scientific instrumentation to act as the key technical sales link between customers and the international manufacturers of the instruments. You will work with the customer to solve technical queries, help them to define the precise details of the often bespoke optical systems prior to ordering and subsequently support them through the installation and commission of the product.

The company's range of products include cutting edge Spectrophotometers, Photometers, Lasers and Remote Sensing systems which are used in a wide variety of industrial and scientific applications. The Field Sales Engineer will use their prior experience of scientific instrumentation and light measurement equipment to develop technical sales solutions that meet customers' often complex requirements.

The job requires a Scientist (Physicist / Engineer etc ) with either existing technical sales experience or perhaps a scientist whose current position involves extensive client engagement and has an interest in moving into a more commercially driven role but still retaining technical input. As Field Sales Engineer you will be a key figure in a team supporting the company's continuing evolution as the business expands further into UK and Europe.

Job Requirements:

  • A scientific degree (eg BSc, MPhys, etc) in Physics, Applied Physics, Electronics or similar
  • Familiarity with optics and optically based instruments (eg photonics, lasers, etc).
  • Commercial aptitude with the flair and ability to think laterally in a business environment.
  • Highly computer literate
  • Personable and presentable, with excellent written and verbal English skills.
  • UK driving licence and willing to visit customer sites in the UK and Ireland, sometimes at short notice.

Job Role: Field Sales Engineer -optical instrumentation

Vacancy Location: home-based (or office based) anywhere in South, East or Midlands

Travel: Bedfordshire (M1, J13) 1 day per week and UK & Ireland 2/3 days per week.

Salary: £35-45K including bonus + company car depending on experience (NEG)

For more details contact Alex Hannigan-Train at Vector Recruitment Ltd,


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