Technical Sales Manager - Animal Feed Additives

Discipline: Veterinary, Animal Health & Equestrian
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 + Benefits
Contact name: Kate Moxon

Contact email: Kate@agriFJ.co.uk
Job ref: 14536 KM
Published: about 2 months ago
Startdate: ASAP

JOB TITLE:Technical Sales Manager – Animal Feed Additives

LOCATION OF JOB: United Kingdom and Ireland (50% field-based/50% home or office based)

Technical Sales Manager within Animal Feed Additives required to join a large international company on a Full Time, Permanent basis paying a salary in the region of £70,000 per annum plus Benefits.

THE COMPANY:

Our Client is an international company with a strong presence in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. They are specialists within the Animal Feed industry using their production sites to refine organic acids and its salts in order to produce products which are sold and distributed worldwide within the animal feed industry.

They are now seeking a Technical Sales Manager to join their Team covering the UK and Ireland to sell animal feed additives including silage additives, feed preservatives and feed additives.

The successful Technical Sales Manager will be highly motivated with previous experience within livestock nutrition, forage and grain preservatives and ruminant and monogastric feeds and silages.

THE INDUSTRY:

Livestock Nutrition, Ruminant, Monogastric, Farm, Animal, Nutrition, Silage, Feed, Preservatives, Additives, Technical, Sales, Customer Service.

THE JOB ROLE DETAILS:

•To support and enhance the Group’s growing feed business unit, by fostering and developing relationships with customers, suppliers, and other partners.

•Be a developer of solutions. Demonstrate the ability to identify problems and implement long-term solutions. Identify and drive actions for continuous improvement.

•Possess a strong understanding of my client’s products, their competition in the industry and positioning.

•Understand the target markets, including industry, company, project, company contacts and which market strategies can be used to attract clients.

•Research prospective accounts in targeted markets, pursue leads and follow through to a successful agreement.

•Understand the needs of your customers and be able to respond effectively with a plan of how to meet these.

•Carry out sales forecasts and analysis and present your findings to the senior management.

•Follow the latest industry developments and stay up to date on competitors.

•Think strategically by seeing the bigger picture and setting aims and objectives to develop and improve the business.

•Work strategically by carrying out necessary planning to implement operational changes.

•Report on and support reasons for spending monthly.

•Be an active member of my client’s sales team.

•Maintain professionalism and integrity, without exception.

•Be an ambassador for my client’s organisation.

IDEAL TECHNICAL SALES MANAGER SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

•Holds a relevant qualification in the field of animal nutrition and/or veterinary medicine.

•Holds previous demonstrable experience of working within the animal feed industry.

•Committed and willing to travel throughout UK and Ireland and abroad as necessary.

•Holds a flexible attitude towards working hours.

•Holds a full driver’s licence.

•Has an excellent understanding of the English Language, both verbal and written.

•Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

•Holds strong PC skills, including MS Office software.

SALARY PACKAGE & WORKING HOURS: 37.5hrs Monday – Friday.

•Home / Office / Field based - Approx. 50% of working time with be travelling within UK and Ireland.

•Company car provided.

•Annual salary £65,000 - £70,000 per annum dependent on experience.

•25 days holiday + 8 Bank holidays (+1 day per every 5 years length of service up to a max of 5 extra days.)

•Pension contributions: Max 6% employer, min 4% employee.

•Life Assurance.

•Group Income Protection.

•Employee Assistance Programme.

How to apply: Technical Sales Managers are encouraged to send a CV and cover letter to; Kate@agriFJ.co.uk

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