Technical Account Manager — UK — £DOE

Competitive salary and benefits package

Aston Chemicals is a leading distributor of ingredients to the European Personal Care industry. We source our products from around the world and supply them to Personal Care manufacturers including multinationals, contract manufacturers and brand names. Based in the UK and Poland, we are a dynamic company where it is possible to influence decision-making and really make a difference.

We are recruiting a Technical Account Manager to join our UK sales team. The Sales team maintain excellent relationships with our customers, developing new business and giving technical support to customers’ R&D departments. There is great scope for creativity and personal development within this role, and you will be supported by extensive training on our products, a fully equipped laboratory, enthusiastic and supportive colleagues, and outside training where required.

This role is essential in enabling Aston Chemicals to continue to provide our customers and suppliers with excellence in innovation and customer service. The successful candidate will benefit from the exciting opportunities and on-going career development that we can offer.

This role includes responsibility for:

  • Regularly visiting customers to develop long-term working relationships with their R&D, Purchasing and Marketing teams. This will involve frequent travel within the UK.
  • Developing strong technical understanding of our wide range of Personal Care ingredients, their chemistry, benefits and formulation characteristics.
  • Understanding the needs of each of our customers.
  • Communicating scientific information clearly and concisely.
  • Supporting customers throughout their development process, from concept to product launch.
  • Helping our Technical Development Chemists to create new Personal Care formulations that demonstrate the benefits of our products.
  • Identifying new business opportunities for Aston Chemicals.
  • Attending relevant Cosmetic and Toiletry industry meetings, seminars, exhibitions and symposia to increase knowledge of the Personal Care industry.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, creative and self-motivated person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Benefits:

A company car, mobile phone and laptop computer are provided. The benefits package will also include a generous pension, private medical insurance, critical illness benefit, group income protection and subsidised gym membership following successful completion of the probationary period.

Please send a CV and covering letter explaining what you think you could bring to this role, to Aggie Town at aggiet@aston-chemicals.com.

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