Job Description

A sales engineer is required for a rapidly expanding cutting tool distributor based in the UK.

The business have a global reach, with distribution channels on every continent. The UK based operation has a team of engineers in the field to provide cutting edge technology and innovation to their clients, across territories and regions.

Reporting directly to the Northern Area Manager, with the primary focus of generating sustained growth and expand current market share by maintaining and developing existing customer relationships and identifying new customers and opportunities.

Benefits include a highly competitive basic salary, commission based on targets met, company vehicle or car allowance, fuel card, 23 days holiday plus bank hols, life assurance and company pension with up to 6% employer contributions.


Role and responsibilities

  • Research the market, identify new clients throughout the East coast of Scotland who would benefit from our cutting tool expertise. Be proactive, focused and driven to meet sales targets

  • Increasing sales and volume of end users of the product

  • Provide pre-sales and after-sales technical assistance, sharing your knowledge of cutting tools, conducting technical presentations and demonstrating how a cutting tool will meet customer needs.

  • Demonstrate a strong working knowledge of capital machine tool equipment, to maximise tooling sales opportunities

  • Work alongside colleagues and management to coordinate and deliver marketing campaigns, exhibitions and promotional events

  • Document cost saving activity and daily use / updating of the CRM system

To be successful in this role, the following skills / experience are required

  • Previous experience as a cutting tool sales engineer, applications engineer, or CNC Programmer
  • Be able to confidently demonstrate tooling features, and identify solutions to the end user whilst on site
  • Have a strong awareness of the manufacturing industry in east of Scotland, as well as competitors and distributors
  • Excellent communication and customer facing skills
  • Full UK driving license

It may even be that you have not yet had the opportunity to move into sales and are keen to progress your career away from the shop floor. The induction program is superb and whilst excellent support will be given, you should be a disciplined, target driven individual capable of working on your own initiative. Irrespective of whether you have sales experience, you should have first class communication and negotiation skills combined with a winning mentality.

This is an excellent opportunity to progress your career both personally and professionally with a forward-thinking market leader cutting tool company.

Please note, if your application is suitable, one of our consultants will call you within 5 working days. If you have not heard from us within this time, your application has unfortunately been unsuccessful, however, we will keep your details on our talent management system to consider you for future opportunities.

ASC Connections Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. We are committed to equal opportunity and diversity.

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