Business Manager – EMEA

Speciality Chemicals

c. £70K plus benefits

This is an excellent opportunity for a commercially strong, experienced business manager to join a highly regarded, industry-renowned company which is enjoying substantial and profitable growth.  From its UK base and through an effective overseas network, the company has ambitious plans for sales into the worldwide Gas Processing market, which will be realised through recent successful product development and a greater emphasis on direct market contact.  Part of a large international group, our client manufactures and markets a technically strong range of products which require detailed and innovative commercial leadership to ensure that the company remains at the forefront of their chosen sectors along with strong relationship building and a planned, systematic approach to ensure that ambitious business growth plans can be delivered.

Reporting to the Sales and Marketing Director, the appointee will be responsible for the significant growth of revenue and commercial activity across the international Gas Processing Industry.  With full accountability, the appointee will be given substantial autonomy to manage and grow the business from its current base, with particular focus on the sale of the Company’s range of products for Gas processing.  The incumbent will ensure product and service development is a key component of future growth and will collaborate closely both internally and externally to drive forward commercial opportunities.  This will develop into a senior and influential role within the company and the right individual will enjoy the opportunity to contribute to the overall long-term development of the wider business.  As such, cultural fit will be of paramount importance, as will an entrepreneurial and international approach to develop and deliver the Company’s aspirations.

Candidates, ideally qualified to degree level or equivalent in Science, Engineering or a technical discipline, should demonstrate a track record of the international solution selling of technical products, commercial management, strategic thinking, strong teamwork, a high level of integrity and a desire to build strong relationships both internally and externally.  Experienced in leading and managing both direct and indirect sales, along with the personal development and successful closure of new business opportunities, the appointee will demonstrate drive, tenacity, ‘presence’ and strong financial awareness coupled with exemplary communication & presentation skills.  Listening, influencing and negotiation will all be key competencies along with strong analysis and decision-making skills and a positive, enthusiastic outlook which will engage others to deliver exceptional results.


Interested applicants should send a detailed CV and covering letter quoting current salary and reference 2004/web to

For a confidential discussion, please call Steve Bennett on: +44 (0) 1270 875710.

Job Details

Full Time
North West, England
Degree Level or Equivalent
October 5, 2020