Technical Sales Representative

Competitive salary and benefits package

Aston Chemicals is a leading distributor of ingredients to the European Cosmetic and Toiletry industries, and are known for our exceptionally high levels of customer service. We source our products from around the world and supply them to 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 Sales Representative to join our UK sales team. Our Technical Sales team maintain excellent relationships with our customers, developing new business and giving technical support to customers’ R&D teams. This role includes responsibility for:

  • Developing strong technical understanding of our wide range of Personal Care ingredients, their benefits and formulation characteristics.
  • Regularly visiting customers to develop long-term working relationships with their R&D, Purchasing and Marketing teams. This will involve extensive travel within the UK.
  • Understanding the technical and commercial needs of each of our customers.
  • Communicating complex technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Continuing to provide technical support to customers throughout their development process.
  • Working with our Technical Development Chemists to create innovative formulations that demonstrate the benefits of our products.
  • Identifying and exploiting 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 and identify opportunities for Aston Chemicals and our suppliers.

A positive, enthusiastic and self-motivated can-do attitude is essential, as are excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be proactive, analytical thinkers, and be committed to high customer service levels both within the company and towards external customers and suppliers.

You will have:

  • A strong scientific education and preferably a degree in a scientific subject.
  • The ability to learn and understand new technologies, and apply this knowledge to business development
  • A scientific approach to problem solving
  • High energy and drive to succeed
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Full UK driving licence
  • The ability and aspiration to travel

You must be:

  • Thorough
  • Organised
  • Self-motivated and autonomous
  • A clear and concise communicator
  • Flexible and customer service orientated

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 if 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 Aston Chemicals can offer.

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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