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Senior Sales Manager United Kingdom and Ireland (m|f|d)

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Your Responsibilities

K+S is a world leading mineral mining company with a multi-billion turnover, over 10,000 employees and a presence in over 40 countries worldwide. The core business is the production and supply of Potassium, Magnesium and Sodium salts globally to a wide range of industry sectors and for agricultural production.

The company already has a long-established subsidiary in the UK, which has been operating successfully for almost 80 years in all the above segments as well as in agricultural production (fertilisers).

The business will now be separated, with the new function reporting directly to, and employed by K+S Head Office in Kassel, Germany, whereas fertiliser supply will continue to be managed by K+S UK & Eire Ltd. The work is performed entirely from the homeoffice in UK and involves a high degree of travel in UK.

K+S is looking for a sales and marketing professional to represent the companies’ interests in the UK and Ireland specifically for the supply of mineral products to all non-agricultural sectors including human and animal nutrition, chemical engineering, industrial processes, water treatment and oil and gas exploration. Key responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the sales and marketing of the complete non-agricultural product portfolio of K+S in the UK & Ireland
  • Closely driving and supporting the development and implementation of a national sales, marketing and distribution strategy
  • Providing close and highly professional support to the existing customers with a view to identifying opportunities to expand and increase the business level
  • Promoting and developing further market presence for K+S products including market analysis, direct and indirect customer support and end user initiatives
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of account specific plans in conjunction with the internal planning process as well as developing and tracking initiatives to drive sales growth and EBIT contribution
  • Representing the company at industry functions, associations and trade shows and building strong relationships with relevant stakeholders
  • Developing and implementing performance tracking metrics to monitor, control and support all sales, business development and customer service activities
  • Intelligent negotiation on pricing strategy, adoption of sales contracts and close quantity planning for production

Your Profile

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within a commercial setting in the chemical supply, or manufacturing / chemical engineering industry
  • Proven ability to develop and drive sales growth and to maintain the highest professional standards of service
  • Ability to travel freely both within the whole of the territory and to Germany when required
  • Excellent analytical skills and a good assessment of business opportunities
  • A strategic and operational person with good problem-solving skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with respect for hierarchy; ambition for professional growth; passion and high level of personal integrity in the work environment
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Bachelor degree in business administration or chemical engineering / similar subject
  • German language
  • Experience of working successfully from a home-based office with residence in UK

Your Benefits

• An attractive salary to attract the best candidates
• Fully expensed company car
• Eligibility for participation in a performance-related company bonus
scheme
• Provision of 7% of salary into a pension scheme of choice
• Eligibility for company private healthcare and life assurance schemes

This is Us

We enrich life through the sustainable extraction and refinement of minerals to indispensable products and through our working environment, which is unique. Because it stands for everything that really matters in life: Trust, team spirit and meaningfulness for 11,000 employees at 50 locations on five continents. Welcome to K + S.

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