Global Sales Manager

(Speciality Vinyl Polymers)

c. £80K plus bonus and benefits


This is an excellent opportunity for an internationally experienced, commercially strong, Sales Manager to join this highly regarded, market-leading company which continues to enjoy rapid and profitable growth.  From its UK base and through international offices and distributors, Synthomer has ambitious plans for the significant growth of their speciality vinyl polymers (SVP) through increased market and customer penetration, the building of stronger relationships and the relentless approach of its commercial team.  The company manufactures and markets a technically strong range of products which require detailed and innovative sales leadership to ensure that the company remains at the forefront of their chosen sectors, along with strategic thinking, collaboration, and clear market planning to ensure that ambitious business plans can be realised.

Reporting to the Business Director, SVP, and as an active member of the business leadership team, the appointee will be fully accountable for the management of all sales activities to deliver the budgeted sales volume and gross margin.  Responsibilities include devising and implement sales plans to grow sales in line with the annual budget and 5-year plan through developing, motivating, coaching, and leading direct reports to ensure effective delivery of customer needs and the full exploitation of sales potential in target market sectors.  The incumbent will be a proactive, hands-on, and influential leader, targeting market and service development as a key component of future margin growth and collaborating closely with all areas of the business to ensure common purpose and a co-ordinated approach.  This is a senior and influential role such that cultural fit, professionalism, and proactivity will all be of paramount importance to this appointment, and the right individual will enjoy contributing to the overall long-term development of the wider organisation.

Candidates, ideally qualified to degree level or equivalent in a science or technical discipline, will demonstrate a track record of inspirational sales team leadership, strategic thinking, strong teamwork, a high level of integrity and a desire to build strong relationships both internally and externally.  Experienced in leading commercial teams, along with the development and successful negotiation and closure of new business opportunities, the appointee will demonstrate drive, tenacity, ‘presence’ and strong financial awareness coupled with exemplary communication, data management & presentation skills.  Listening, influencing and negotiation will all be key competencies along with effective 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 2102/web to or for an initial confidential discussion, please call Steve Bennett at Tel: +44 (0) 1270 875710.

Job Details

Full Time
South East, England
Degree Level or Equivalent
March 8, 2021