Area Sales Manager - Plastics

Firma: CV-Library
Job-Typ: Vollzeit

Area Sales Manager –Plastics

Based in Italy

Job ref: EG/55053

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

The Client:

The company is a world leader in the distribution and compounding of thermoplastics. They are a global group with eight manufacturing locations worldwide, as well as multiple sales subsidiaries throughout Europe, North America, Asia and North America.

The Role:

· Develop, implement and drive strategy for sales growth in line with company strategy – responsible for North East Italy
· Development and support of existing and new customers - ensure continuation of existing business: exceeding agreed budget targets as well as identifying potential opportunities for new business (identify and target new customers and markets)
· Recording of customer, competitor & market related information in CRM system, e.g. Contact reports and potential lines (demand of customer covered by competitors/other suppliers) and contacts.
· Project identification: develop a strong pipeline of new opportunities capable of delivering net growth into the sales area that meets the business objectives – monitoring and reporting on all commercial projects in the region (OPP’s in CRM system)
· Prepare (SAP) and follow up quotations (CRM system) & samples
· Pricing negotiations with customers – including contract negotiations – in agreement with the MD/DSO/SMC (e.g. Payment and delivery conditions as well as bonuses and discounts etc)
· Monitor usage/fulfilling of bonus (customer rebate) agreements
· Regular analysis of sales performance
· Re-engage non buying customers (BW standard report)
· Report on area sales development to supervisor
· Preparation of sales budget in collaboration with ISR
· Customer care (eg. First contact for complaints and other issues)
· Creation and editing of ZSAR/RPD’s for product developments, e.g. Color matches and follow up on corresponding samples
· Customer classification in alignment with ISR
· Involve ISR in customer visits on a regular basis
· Attend customer events, seminars, exhibitions etc. as required
· Participate in regional sales meetings and give presentations as requested
· First escalation level for open dunning issues (3rd & 4th level)
· Assessing the customer creditworthiness in line with credit control guidance
· Goodwill handling and cash discount reductions in accordance with local guidelines

The Person:

· Long standing and relevant professional experience in Field Sales
· Deep technical knowledge and understanding of all polymer types and their application
· Completed commercial and/or technical apprenticeship / training
· Preferably with existing customer network within dedicated sales area
· Located or open to move to North East Italy
· Computer skills: MS Office, SAP
· Knowledge in Business Management
· Efficient time management and organizational skills
· Capacity for analytical thought
· Excellent communication skills
· Team Player
· Ability to implement the corporate strategy and interests while raising the customer satisfaction
· Excellent negotiating skills
· Self-confident
· Self-motivated and pro - active
· Ambitious & goal oriented personality
· Able & prepared to manage change in daily business
· Ability to manage / solve conflicts
· Fluent in English, spoken & written

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

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