Are you ready to join an industry leader? In order to accelerate the growth of our UK Beauty and Personal Care business, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a Technical Account Manager ideally based in the north of the UK to join the team. As a $9 billion leader in the chemicals & speciality products industry we can provide stability and exciting challenges whilst supporting your growth and career ambitions.
Technical Account Manager – Beauty & Personal Care
Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 plus some travel
£35,000 – £40,000
Plus Excellent Benefits Package
Possible flexible home working on specific days
The Technical Account Manager Opportunity:
In order to accelerate the growth of our UK Beauty and Personal Care business, an opportunity has arisen for a Technical Account Manager ideally based in the north of the UK.
The successful applicant will be responsible for developing a pipeline and growing the business within an agreed customer territory through technical promotion of our portfolio.
The role will report to the Regional Sales Manager responsible for the Beauty and Personal Care business and will be office based with the possibility of specified days working from home. Travel will be required as business requires, but this is predominantly an internal role.
+ Develop effective customer relationships and actively seek new product opportunities.
+ Prepare technical presentations on cosmetic formulations for the customer's R&D department.
+ Support the customer's R&D department at a technical level.
+ Visit customers on high-profitability projects, create relationships and reliability on a technical level.
+ Follow the sales cycle (proposals, samples, visits, etc.).
+ Develop new perspectives proactively and monitor competitive activity.
+ Representing suppliers and exchanging market information effectively between the main trading partners, maintaining compliance standards.
+ Constantly monitor the market by mapping technological innovations, regulatory updates and reference legislation.
+ Keep the CRM system up to date, generating "Target Business Opportunities" that ensure growth.
+ Plan your territory in order to develop the business.
+ Plan, prepare, execute and follow up on customer opportunities.
+ Ensure a strong technical grounding in all key products.
+ Attend supplier training and industry forums as requested.
+ Report all market information where found to correct Univar contacts.
+ Promote and follow up of all samples in timely manner
What we are looking for:
+ Degree in cosmetic sciences, chemistry or in the chemical field.
+ Knowledge of the practical application of the cosmetic formulation.
+ Knowledge of the application of principles, procedures and equipment for the design and production of various cosmetic goods.
+ Knowledge of the personal care and reference raw materials market.
+ Excellent communication skills and ability to explain in technical terms at an appropriate level.
+ Strong goal-oriented orientation.
+ Strong motivation, desire to get involved, curiosity, enthusiasm, open-mindedness and ability to work in a local and international context.
+ Availability to travel and to hold a valid driving license.
+ Fluency in English
What We Offer in Return:
+ 33 days holiday
+ Holiday buy and sell scheme
+ Discretionary bonus scheme
+ Generous pension scheme
+ Death in service benefits
+ Discounted private healthcare
+ Discounts with 1,000+ retailers
+ Employee assistance programme
+ Employee share plan
+ Cycle to work scheme
+ Learning & development programmes
+ Career progression opportunities
+ Free onsite parking
With over 115,000 customers across 100 countries, we are a leading $9 billion global distributor of speciality consumables, food ingredients and chemicals serving the automotive, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and manufacturing industries.
It's an exciting time to join the team. We are a great team of people, a great place to work and offer all the benefits you’d expect from the world leader at what we do. Come and join us in a business with a global focus where your quality can make a real difference!
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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.