Job ref: EG/57978

Sales Manager Solvents

Sales Manager Solvents
Based in UK

Job ref: EG /57978

The Client:

A privately owned, family founded chemical distribution company, going through a period of substantial growth.
The business offer a wide range of products and are proud to be associated with many of the worlds leading petrochemical producers, with strong relationships, spanning many decades.
A wide and varied customer industry base, which includes toiletries and cosmetics, pharmaceutical, contract packing, cleaning, surface coatings and chemical manufacturing.

The Role:

To manage and develop sales of Chemical Solvents & Specialty Chemicals within the designated area, to identify new products and sectors for the business to move into in line with core values and growth strategy

Key Accountabilities:

· Develop, increase and promote the sales of Industrial chemicals to new and existing customer base
· Develop long-term relationships with customers, through managing and interpreting their requirements.
· Identify new products and sectors within the industry that can run in parallel with the existing product list
· Accountable for proactive growth of business/ geographical area inline with business growth strategy
· Ensure business area has an accurate forecast across all products line including new business opportunities
· Monitor and analyse market and competitors.
· Responsible for ensuring external customer expectations are managed throughout their interaction with the business
· Responsible for issuing pricing to all customers whether spot, weekly, monthly or fixed in line with market / company information
· Ensure outstanding debts are addressed with finance function and customers ahead of quotations / orders being received
· Ensure with coordinators that all business assets, e.g. IBCs are accounted for and returned inline with T&Cs


Key Skills:

· Experience of chemical industry & supply chain and customer/supplier interfacing
· 5 yrs+ Experience in working with complex sales processes, sales growth and strategy building
· Inclusive communication style to motivate and deliver clear, effective messages across at all levels (and externally)
· Practices attentive, active listening and has the patience to hear people out, even when he/she disagrees, to enable a balanced, objective discussion
· Demonstrates organisational awareness to know how to get things done (and unblock holds) and personal commitment to driving the business forward
· Quality conscious and Innovative with a positive, strong, motivated, management style
· Practical/proactive problem solver and flexible to support a dynamic, customer driven business.
· Tenacious, thorough, Determined, energetic and driven with attention to detail
· Able to assimilate information quickly
· IT literate. Able to collate and present operational data.
· Persuasive and goal orientated


To apply please contact Ellie Guest
0044 (0) 1789 207070

Listgrove is more than a global recruitment partner to its clients in the plastics, packaging, recycling and chemical industries. For over 45 years, we have supported companies with professional advice and successful HR solutions. All assignments are tailored to the client’s needs and delivered by expert consultants.

Why select Listgrove?
· Established in 1975
· Recruited in 68 countries
· Recognised International brand
· Exhibited around the world; in Russia, China, India, USA, Middle East, North Africa and extensively throughout Europe
· Global network of candidates and talent data
· Search projects completed across all functions and at all levels of seniority
· Access to a network of offices across the world

For more information and access to a range of testimonials, please visit our website:

For EU roles, candidates must be eligible to work and live in the European Union. Proof of eligibility will be required with your application.

Listgrove Limited Registered in England No: 01197713

To apply for this job email your details to

Register for job alerts

Sign up to receive regular job updates from the BPF jobs board.