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Job opportunity at voestalpine

1. January 2017

One of Austria's best-known companies is looking for a London-based sales manager. Think you've got what it takes? Then take a look at the job description below.

The company

voestalpine is a globally leading technology and capital goods group with a unique combination of material and processing expertise. With its top-quality products and system solutions using steel and other metals, it is one of the leading partners to the automotive and consumer goods industries in Europe and to the oil and gas industries worldwide. Based in London, voestalpine UK Ltd is the UK sales & service office for voestalpine group and selected production units.

Your Tasks

In this role, you will be responsible for strip and flat steel sales in the Automotive & Electrical industry. Your strategical focus will be developing and executing the sales strategy across the UK market; with an emphasis on acquiring new customers and identifying growth areas. Also, retaining and growing voestalpine’s valuable corporate relationships. High energy and enthusiasm is a must.

  • Develop new business in the Automotive industry and Electrical Steel industry and meet sales goals
  • Identify networking opportunities to acquire new customers
  • Participate in trade fairs and congresses in order to maintain / improve our level of market competitiveness through constant industry contact
  • Implement product/customer/market strategies for flat carbon steel products and ability to produce offers, pricing and contracts
  • Customer Relationship Management: cultivate, optimize and extend relationships with customers including the identification of cross-selling opportunities
  • Supply Chain Management: monitor KPIs

Your Profile

  • Experience in the steel industry is vital; with a clear understanding about steel products and market knowledge
  • Experience in B2B business (Sales, Purchasing, etc.) at least 4-5 years
  • BA/BS - Master’s considered plus
  • Enthusiasm for a demanding industrial product and technical understanding
  • A strong team player who enjoys the art of sales coupled with a relentless hunter mentality
  • An already established network within the industry is preferred  
  • Self-confident, positive, extrovert personality
  • Outstanding communication skills - written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal
  • Fluent in English - German considered a plus
  • Willingness to travel to meet clients (30%)
  • Technologically savvy, highly proficient in Microsoft Office and SAP
  • UK driving licence is a must

The position is for an immediate start, so if you'd like to apply head on over to the voestalpine jobs portal , where you you'll find answers to some frequently asked questions and an online application tool. Good luck!