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Job opportunity at Voest Alpine

20. October 2017

The London office of Austria's voest alpine Group is looking for a Business Development Manager

voestalpine is a global 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. voestalpine UK Ltd is the UK sales and service office for voestalpine group and selected production units, located in London.

Position summary

voestalpine is looking for a Business Development Manager to join its team in London. In this role, you will be responsible for strip and flat steel sales in various industries. You will be managing an existing base of UK customers with an emphasis on acquiring new customers and identifying growth areas. You will also work to retain and grow voestalpine’s valuable corporate relationships.


  • Develop new business and meet sales goals
  • Identify networking opportunities to acquire new customers
  • 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

What we are looking for

  • Technically literate, with a good understanding of Microsoft Office and SAP and CRM (Salesforce, C4C)
  • Bachelor/Master degree is considered as a plus
  • Experience in the steel industry with a clear understanding of steel products and good market knowledge
  • At least 4-5 years experience in B2B business (Sales, Purchasing, etc.)
  • Enthusiasm for a demanding industrial product
  • Technical understanding
  • A strong team player who enjoys the art of sales
  • Outstanding communication skills – written, verbal, making presentations and interpersonal
  • Fluent in English, German skills would be an advantage
  • Clean, valid UK driving licence
  • Motivated self-starter
  • Willingness to travel to meet clients (30%)

What we offer

  • Good remuneration package
  • Extensive UK and Austrian travel
  • Share options programme
  • Pension scheme
  • Modern office in London W6
  • Annual holiday over Christmas and New Year
  • Small office environment, backed by a large international company of over 50,000 employees
  • Sociable lunch provided, with free coffee and tea facilities
  • A choice of pool cars for business trips

Starting date: 01.11.17

Interested? Contact for more details. Good luck!