Ref: MW44475

German-speaking Sales Executive (Chemical) / Dusseldorf (Ref: MW44475)

Sector Sales/Business Development
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London
Salary (Annual) € ~ 60,000 / Year
Benefits Good package
A Japanese trading company in Dusseldorf is currently recruiting a Sales Executive in their Chemical Department.
The Speciality Chemicals Unit in Europe is trading mainly petrochemicals and raw materials for the plastics industry from external partners and group companies.
This position requires a candidate who has initial experience in the sales business (import & export). The ideal candidate will bring specific experience in the petrochemicals or plastics industry. Depending on the actual experience, the position will be set on either junior or senior level. More important than specific chemical knowledge is a high amount of willingness to learn, ambition and determination. Fluent English and German is a must.

TYPE: Permanent
WORKING HOURS: Monday to Friday, Flex-Time system, 38.5 hours a week
SALARY: up to €55k depending on experience, plus good benefits
(potentially negotiable up to €60k)
START: ASAP
LOCATION: Dusseldorf, Germany

RESPONSIBILITIES:
 Managing sales to customers and the entire business chain (from supplier to customer, incl. logistics)
 Building and maintaining long term relationships with customers and suppliers at all levels
 Proactively developing new business in the areas of responsibility
 Initializing contacts with new customers and suppliers
 Providing technical product information to potential customers
 Reporting effectively to management

PRINCIPAL COMPETENCIES
 Fully accountable for the delivery of agreed targets, taking responsibility for their timely delivery
 Able to capture customer and supplier values and needs
 Recognised as competent partner
 Able to resolve sensitive and complex problems
 Effectively maintains and develops significant creative and constructive partnerships both internally and externally
 Commitment to both self-development and the development of others
 Anticipates and adapts effectively to continuously moving market conditions
 Demonstrates a breadth of knowledge outside their own specialism
 Strong commercial and business acumen
 Ability to work as effective member in international team
 Commitment and determination to succeed – “can-do” attitude

IDEAL CANDIDATE:
 Commercial or chemicals education
 Willingness and ability to travel in Europe (and globally)
 High interest in sales and a strong attitude to develop new businesses
 Ability to act as the bridge between suppliers and customers and balancing the interests
 Strong team player
 Interest in the chemicals industry (ideally in petrochemicals and plastics), plus applications, markets, technologies
 Proactive thinking and action would be very important to get necessary confidence from the business partners
 Good communication skills with internal and external persons
 Self-motivation, flexibility, accuracy, and strictness

** All applicants must have the right to work in Germany as the Company is not able to offer visa support.
Updated: 8 days ago
Ref: MW44475