A leading developer of optical devices now seeks a Business Development Manager to join their team in Southampton.
Working from their Southampton Facility, you will be responsible for selling existing product lines in Europe and Asia, managing opportunities from enquiry through to close and some financial reporting.
Through your interactions with customers, you will ensure the Engineering teams receive market intelligence regarding customer demands and the company’s competitive position.
The role is responsible for all customer facing aspects in the territory and will report to the Head of Sales (HoS) who is also based in the UK.
Your responsibilities will include responding to enquiries and working with customers to maximise order intake.
You will support the HoS with campaigns focussed on new customer acquisition, competitor intelligence and new developments.
You will also develop quotes, proposals and sales contracts consulting with Production in the UK on delivery matters.
As Business Development Manager you will manage the sales reporting for the rest of the sales team and the CEO.
Whilst the role is office based, there will be occasional opportunities to attend trade shows or conferences to exhibit products.
In addition to your business development and sales activities you will also work closely with Marketing to support campaigns, product launches and website development.
As the successful Business Development Manager, you should hold a relevant Degree in Physics, Optics, Materials Science or a similar Engineering discipline.
This role would be ideal for a recent graduate from a Photonics or Engineering discipline, who is looking to start their career in Technical Sales.
Ideally you will have strong language skills, speaking a second language such as German or Chinese.
Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK. Copies of Passports and Visas will be requested for verification purposes.
Candidates must hold a full clean UK driving licence and have their own vehicle.
Skills: Sales, Business Development, Optics, Photonics, Semiconductor.
To Apply Direct: Please email your CV and covering letter to Iona Mulligan [email protected]