Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Sales Executive, Photonics, Hamble, OTE £50,000

Role: Sales Executive
Industry: Photonics
Location: Hamble, Southampton
Salary: £30,000 - £42,000 OTE uncapped
Status: Position Active


Job Description:

The Company

Our client designs and manufactures photonic products and solutions that serve a wide range of markets and applications in the areas of medical and life sciences, industrial manufacturing, defense and aerospace, and research and development.

Our client are proud to be known for their high-quality standard components, products and instruments, their custom modules and assemblies, their leading-edge innovation, their precision manufacturing and their responsive global resourcing


Serving a wide range of market sectors

Our clients’ expertise in the industrial manufacturing sector makes them the perfect partner and supplier for many companies. Other customers appreciate their extensive experience in the medical and life sciences sectors. Our client has everything R&D labs need for their experimental setups. Our client also has a complete offer of components, modules, technology and equipment for defense and aerospace applications.


An impressive pedigree

Through a series of acquisitions, our client has an impressive history and pedigree, and benefits from having integrated the knowledge and experience of Avimo, Gsänger, LINOS, Optem, Pilkington, Point Source, Rodenstock, Spindler & Hoyer and others. Our client is proud to be the home to the world-famous LINOS Catalog and online shop.


Worldwide presence

Our client has a worldwide presence with locations throughout Europe, Asia and the USA, employs over 2,300 people, and generated revenues of approximately US$380 million in 2010.


The Role





  • Implement & support current sales strategy


  • Ensure sales goals & objectives are met by growing end user and smaller OEM sales


  • Coordinate, prepare and present product quotations and commercial proposals to prospective customers


  • Follow up allocated sales leads from web email, telephone or tradeshows


  • Follow up on and progress quotations on the system which have not resulted in orders


  • Communicate customer requirements through the CRF process and liaise with engineering for progress updates & ensure all parties are informed of major changes


  • Support and liaise with the Asia Pacific General Manager by quoting standard parts and handling enquiries from customers in the Far East


  • Monitor and review emails and enquiries from the Sales inbox and website on a daily basis with the Sales Manager


  • Distribute enquiries amongst the sales team after consultation with the Sales Manager


  • Manage intra-group enquiries & RFQ’s


  • Provide post sales customer service


  • Facilitate handover of accounts to Sales Manager, Field Sales Engineers & management team once an opportunity has been realised


  • Filemaker database management (e.g. loading/updating customer information)


  • Ensure all new contacts are entered on the database after exhibitions




Suitable candidates will be:







  • Of a Degree (or equivalent) level of education in an engineering or scientific capability


  • Able to produce and deliver strong presentations


  • Excellent at communicating in order to obtain new business and, complete the full sales cycle


  • Very customer service orientated and be able to take ownership of customer service issues


  • Able to work effectively with minimal supervision and be able to organize themselves


  • Flexible to adapt their working practices and working hours to suit the business and remain compliant with all procedures and regulations.


If you have sales expereince with a Photonics background, we would love to hear from you! Please send your cv to SalesMatch today jobs@salesmatch.co.uk . We look forward to receiving your application.



Keywords: Business Development Manager, Sales Executive, Photonics, Electrical

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