Miles Platts are a customer focussed, world-leading manufacturer of precision technical plastic mouldings in engineering polymers, supplying production facilities worldwide for almost 50 years.
In line with our future growth plans, a vacancy for the full-time, external position of ‘Business Development Manager’ has arisen to support our manufacturing facilities in Blaby, Leicester. Reporting to the Sales Manager, the BDM’s role is crucial in developing new business opportunities in the UK for our custom technical moulding capabilities.
Identifying new business opportunities and new customers for the supply of precision technical mouldings.
Visiting customers UK wide to discuss new business opportunities. Liaising with customers & Miles Platts’ internal support staff to obtain all necessary information and provide customers with quotations.
Proactive follow up of all active enquiries to order stage and communication to all departments.
Reporting of new business opportunities, providing contact data & forecasting sales.
Customer satisfaction focussed with a tenacious attitude to achieving the 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
This position would ideally suit an experienced, successful sales engineer/ BDM currently working within the UK manufacturing industry and ideally from within a technical plastic environment or a related position with industry knowledge.
This is an external based role with the majority of time spent meeting with potential customers and new business development.
Ideally, a knowledge of plastic injection moulding with particular emphasis on technical components moulded in engineering polymers however, an engineering qualification and experience working for a manufacturer in a similar engineering discipline with an aptitude for plastic is acceptable.
Must come from an engineering background with customer facing experience and capable of discussing technical issues at engineering & commercial levels with a view to identifying projects & customers in line with the business plan.
Demonstrable experience in technical sales and a track record of winning new business and building long-term relationships with customers.
Excellent interpersonal skills & clear communication skills- written & spoken English to a high standard.
Location is ideally Midlands based with proximity to Leicester for regular meetings & contact with production facility staff.
Competitive remuneration depending upon experience including company car/ allowance, pension scheme, bonus, 25 days holiday
Please email your CV or resume to [email protected]