Sales Executive - European Language Speaking

Salary up to £45K, company car, a structured quarterly bonus and pension.
06 Jul 2018
06 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time




Salary up to £45K, company car, a structured quarterly bonus and pension.

My client are an International group with over 50 manufacturing locations globally. They have a sales and distribution office in the UK and are looking for a Market Development Manager to sell flexible packaging.

They are looking to strengthen their UK sales operation by the appointment of a sales professional based in the Shropshire/ Staffordshire region. The primary function of the role is to strengthen relationships with blue chip clients and household names as well as developing new emerging companies in the food processing/co-packing sector. 

The role is home based, but the successful candidate would be expected to travel to site and clients on a regular basis.

Strong European language communication skills are a requirement for this position.

This will be a fantastic opportunity for the right individual to make their mark in a fast growing dynamic UK market. Your objectives will be to contribute significant sales growth to the company as they push their business into the next phase of development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and developing existing customers
  • New business development
  • Identifying and mapping customers’ flexible packaging needs
  • Work closely with customers to build constant added value from innovations and services. 
  • Maintaining and developing sales pipeline
  • Preparing and negotiating offers and contracts, and managing sales price adjustments
  • Increasing market awareness of the company’s total product portfolio
  • Planning budgets, sales volume, values, product mix and time scales

Person Profile:

  • Preferred track record in the flexible packaging industry with relevant product and market experience although other food packaging will be considered
  • Solid written and oral communication skills particularly with European language skills
  • Proven results in business development and managing accounts
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Technical background, combined with commercial mindset
  • Self-driven, enthusiastic and result-oriented, with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Shows initiative and demonstrates dynamic thinking

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