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Sales Executive

GI Group
England, Hampshire, Winchester
Start date
21 Sep 2022
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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R & D , Scientific, Sales / Commercial
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Entry level
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Equipment Sales Executive (Food based process equipment)
Full time and Office based in Winchester

 Competitive salary depending on experience
 Package includes: Laptop computer and mobile phone, Group health + death in service insurance schemes, 20 days holiday rising to 25 with length of service, company pension scheme contribution of 3% of salary rising with length of service.

Our long established client is a leading UK supplier of pharmaceutical, life science, and food based process equipment in the UK and Republic of Ireland and is seeking a Sales Exec to focus on the development of their food processing product lines, selling capital equipment (food based process equipment) to customers for ongoing development of food based projects. This is a great opportunity for a candidate who has sales experience within the food industry or to employ a recent graduate in a scientific discipline who has the hunger and desire to learn and develop into this role.

The position requires a full-time technical field-based person with a passion for sales, and responsibilities to include:
A willingness to dedicate a large portion of time to lead generation activities, in order to help grow our market awareness for the food based process equipment range in both the UK and Ireland.

The successful candidate is likely to meet the brief below:
* To be educated to minimum degree standard in a scientific discipline, or have sufficient experience selling within the environments outlined in this job specification - although experience is not essential
* To be able to absorb new process technologies quickly and easily
* To be able to confidently converse with potential clients across all aspects of the project spectrum i.e. technical, commercial, and logistics, to ensure deals can be closed, efficiently
* To be prepared to meet customers at their site
* Be a confident and ambitous who thrives on a high degree of autonomy
o The candidate should be able to demonstrate their ability to work within the remit provided
* Relationship builder
o Someone who enjoys being part of a wider team, and helping out, when required

Responsibilities include:
➢ To achieve sales targets, The position requires:
o A full-time technical field-based sales person
o Prior experience of lead generation, business development, and account management would be a major plus
o Demonstration of a good track record selling scientific / capital equipment would also be favourable
o This role will require activity in both the UK and Ireland
➢ Ability / Desire to undertake business development and lead generation tasks is essential
o Prior use and knowledge of platforms / groups like the below would be useful:
▪ LinkedIn + Sales Navigator
▪ Interaction with core research groups
▪ Reviewing company websites and phoning up prospective clients
o This should also include regularly being in the field, customers in both the UK and Ireland
o Willingness to carry out meetings using online video conferencing networks like Zoom or MS Teams
o The role will also require an individual capable of working across different departments, such as service, accounts / admin, and marketing, whenever needed, to support their primary task of generating new leads and developing business
➢ Prior experience using CRM systems
o Contacts:
▪ Keeping any new or current contacts updated
o Enquiries/Opportunities
▪ Not only ensuring new ones are added to the CRM in an efficient manner
▪ But managing those already on the CRM, so they accurately represent the status of the project, at that particular time

If you are interested and feel you have the right skills or wish for a confidential discussion then please apply to this role.

Gi Group Pharmaceuticals provides a tailored Account Managed Service and dedicated Pharmaceutical recruitment team and partners with many different Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology clients throughout the globe and the United Kingdom.

Gi Group Holdings Recruitment Limited group of companies includes Gi Recruitment Limited, Draefern Limited, Gi Group Recruitment Ltd, INTOO (UK) Limited, Marks Sattin (UK) Limited, TACK TMI UK Limited and Grafton Professional Staffing Limited. We are committed to protecting the privacy of all of our candidates and clients. Following some recent changes to data protection laws we have updated our Privacy Policy. To view a copy and to help you understand how we collect, use and process your personal data please visit the Privacy page on our Gi Group UK website.


Gi Group is one of the world’s leading staffing solutions companies, providing specialist services for the development of the labour market. Gi Group’s specialist Pharmaceutical Division supply high quality temporary and permanent staff to Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology organisations nationwide.

Gi Group’s Pharma Team can support clients onsite or remotely from Gi Group central offices and are specialists in their field with experience within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech and CRO industry.

The Group is active in the fields of temporarypermanent and professional staffing, search and selection, executive search, outsourcing, training, outplacement and HR consultancy.

Thanks to our direct presence and strategic partnerships, we operate in more than 40 countries across Europe, APAC, the Americas and Africa.

Able to serve all kinds of clients, the Group has developed strong expertise in large and multinational organisations, for which it has implemented global solutions through specialist divisions and dedicated local and international teams.

Ranked globally as one of the largest staffing firms by Staffing Industry Analysts, the Group is also a global corporate member of the World Employment Confederation (formerly CIETT).

Find Us
01707 247259
Gi Group - Pharmaceutical Division
James Taylor House
St Albans Road East
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