My client, a prominent importer and distributor of specialty chemicals and additives is on the lookout for a dynamic and knowledgeable Product Manager, ready to make their mark in the General Chemicals distribution industry by driving sales and fostering strong customer connections.Please note that previous experience in the chemicals sector is required.
- The Product Manager, your role is diverse and exciting. You'll be the driving force behind building and nurturing customer relationships, proactively engaging with clients, and efficiently resolving their queries and concerns.
- Your responsibilities also include optimising sales and transactions. This means considering factors like group efficiency, tax advantages, currency dynamics, and logistics to ensure operations run smoothly and effectively.
- In the financial realm, you'll be meticulously analysing actual sales, margins, and profitability. Your role also involves providing accurate budget and forecast information, helping to keep the financial strategies on point.
- You'll take charge of inventory management, making sure it meets established benchmarks and keeps our operations running smoothly.
- Communication is at the heart of what you do. You'll actively share and analyse information within the product group.
- You will deliver timely and exceptional reports, covering sales and summaries of principal visits, along with comprehensive competitor analyses.
- Facilitating the exchange of vital information within the industry group is key. You'll do this through regular meetings and keeping detailed records of our discussions and decisions.
- Lastly, you'll oversee relationships with both current and potential principals, aligning these partnerships with our company's strategic goals. It's a role that combines innovation, strategy, and building lasting connections with a robust emphasis on sales.
About the Business:This multinational organisation has a portfolio of high-quality specialty raw materials, ingredients, and related industry products through strong relationships with both regional and global manufacturers and suppliers. Their diverse portfolio spans industries and includes:
- Specialised solutions for bonding and protective coatings.
- Tailored products and services catering to consumer needs.
- Ingredients for the food industry.
- Materials for the plastic and rubber manufacturing sectors.
- Chemical solutions supporting agriculture and crop management.
- Products and services facilitating various chemical processes.
Your Education, Experience, and Skills:
- Possess relevant academic qualifications, such as a degree or diploma aligned with the industry.
- Demonstrate a proven understanding of basic management accounts and finance.
- Exhibit practical technical experience.
- Have a background in sales and marketing.
- Showcase leadership skills
- Bring industry-specific expertise to the role.?
Your Personal Attributes:
- Possess excellent people and communication skills.
- Maintains an active awareness of global trends within specific industries.
- Shows an aptitude for problem-solving and assisting with customer solutions.
- Exhibit technical sales skills.
- Be adept at delivering sales presentations using relevant technical support and presentation packages, including PowerPoint.
- Be proficient in various Microsoft Office packages, including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Demonstrate strong organisational and planning skills.
- Possess analytical and statistical capabilities.
- Be receptive to ongoing training and development.
- Good-humoured and works well within a high-performing team
If you recognise yourself in the above description I would love to have a confidential, no-obligation chat. Please apply now using your most up-to-date CV.