Sales Engineer/Manager- UK - optics

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Sales Engineer/Manager- UK - Optics

Cambridge based with 30% domestic travel

Taking ownership of all UK sales across the lucrative UK market, this role will give you the platform to develop existing relationships and build new partnerships with OEM accounts. This is a technical role where you will be advising on new technology solutions to customers and working with internal engineers to understand complex electro-mechanical optical products.

Based out of the Cambridge office where they design and manufacture all products on-site, you will partner up with integrators and OEM’s on a range of projects from custom builds to complete system solutions. The applications of these products are hugely diverse and can be used within the photonics, research, nanotechnology, medical devices, semiconductor and metrology sectors.

With a solid order book and a global reputation for excellence and innovation you will get the chance to take complete ownership of UK sales which has traditionally been the most lucrative sector for the business. Project values are diverse from 1 off modifications to large lucrative OEM system solutions.

It is vital that you really understand the technical capacity of the product range and will be able to offer high level technical guidance and support to customers on complex engineering projects. You will need to have the hunger to look at building partnerships with new businesses leveraging active leads from marketing, trade shows and the world class reputation they have within the optics sector.

The sales team is small but expanding and will give you a great platform and freedom to be successful within a market that is still performing well even in current circumstances.

For this role we are looking for:

-          A strong technical engineering background working within automation, hi-tech engineering, scientific products, electro-mechanical products, or optics/lasers/photonics.

-          Ideally a degree in an engineering related field.

-          Some sales experience or a real desire to get into a sales position with a strong technical background.

-          A hunger to penetrate new markets and make a real difference!

The position will be based out of the Cambridge facility as you will need to work closely with engineers to understand the latest technology that is happening within the business. They can have flexibility with working from home, but you would need to be within commutable distance of Cambridge.

Travel would be around 30% within the UK and ROI with occasional overnight stays. Salary for the role would be dependent on experience with a range of £35k-£45k + company car, commission, bonus, pension, laptop, mobile phone etc

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