Miles Platts is a customer focussed, world leading manufacturer of precision, technical injection mouldings in engineering polymers, supplying components to production facilities all around the world. We are always looking for the right calibre of person to join our skilled team. If you share our passion for engineering excellence we want to hear from you.

Technical Sales Engineer
Added 27 Oct 2020
Technical Sales Engineer

Miles Platts is a customer focussed, a world-leading manufacturer of precision technical plastic mouldings in engineering polymers, supplying production facilities worldwide for almost 50 years.
In line with our growth plans, a vacancy for the full-time, internal position of ‘Sales Engineer’ has arisen to support our manufacturing facilities in Blaby, Leicester.  Reporting to the Sales Manager, the new role is crucial in supporting existing key customers & developing new business opportunities in the UK for our custom technical moulding capabilities.

Key Duties

Support of existing UK custom design customers- creating quotes, generation of new business and projects.
Identifying new business opportunities and new customers for the supply of precision technical mouldings.
With assistance from QA, design, production and tech sales support,
            - handling quotes from start to finish, including costing, presenting to customers (which may include travel) and following up to a conclusion.
            - Project managing successful quotes, including APQP and team feasibility support for customers.
Technical sales support to customers as required.
Reporting of new business opportunities, providing contact data, assisting with marketing & forecasting sales.
Supporting the Sales Manager as required.


Customer satisfaction focussed with a positive attitude to achieving the company growth plans.
Self-motivated with a desire to grow within the role and Company.  Dynamic and flexible approach to changing priorities.  A ‘team player’ able to work with all departments.
Skills/ Qualifications Required
HNC/ Degree level qualified ideally mechanical/electrical engineering.
Several years of industry experience in a hands-on mechanical engineering CAD/ Design role in a manufacturing background.
Several years of customer contact experience/ sales.
Office-based so proximity to Blaby, Leicester.
Strong commercial and strategic sales skills are essential with technical or engineering background with an ability to build long term business relationships.
Desirable to have knowledge of technical plastic injection moulding combined with electro-mechanical component assembly.  Depending on COVID restrictions, an ability to travel to customers.  Basic CAD operation skills would be advantageous as well as an understanding of mould tools & the process.
This position would ideally suit an experienced, successful sales engineer currently working within the UK manufacturing industry and ideally from within a technical plastic environment or a related position with industry knowledge.
Excellent interpersonal skills & clear communication skills- written & spoken English to a high standard.  Good IT skills including Office Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Extra information

Full-time position. Competitive remuneration depending upon experience including pension scheme, participation in company-wide bonus scheme, workwear and 25 days holiday.
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