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Graduate Sales Engineer

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On Target Recruitment Ltd
03 April 2012
01 May 2012
North West, Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool, Widnes, Chester, Stoke, Macclesfield, Stockport
Contract Type
£26k Basic £30k+ OTE

Further information

Company Information:

  • International blue chip manufacturer in the technology sector
  • One of the Forbes top 100 companies to work for
  • Massive investment in direct sales and R&D in order to provide more specialist equipment and consultative advice
  • Highly profitable Japanese organisation that has a reputation for training, development and retention of staff, particularly in sales
  • Growing internationally with close to $2Billion worth of sales last year
  • 70% of all staff are involved in sales
  • Over 100,000 customers globally
  • Continual new product development
  • Plans to grow their UK operation by over 100% in the next 5 years offering significant career progression opportunities
  • Bespoke customer database ensuring effective targeting of customers with innovative products

Role Information:

  • The Sales Engineer will be responsible for selling technical equipment used to control manufacturing processes which in turn reduce waste and increase productivity and customer satisfaction
  • Value added sales process requiring technical ability and consultative skills
  • Field based position requiring you to work from a regional office 2 days per week where you will be able to learn about different product innovations and successful sales techniques
  • Selling directly to end users or systems integrators, rather than selling via distribution
  • Working in a team across the UK who can support you in your geographical region
  • Demonstrating state of the art equipment in order to solve customer problems
  • Technical sales engineering role



  • A higher level qualification or equivalent in any subject
  • Consultative approach
  • Assertive style and unafraid of asking for the order
  • Able to understand structures of organisations in order to maximise selling opportunities
  • Graduate calibre
  • Sales experience preferred, but NOT essential
  • Able to work from a regional office 2 days per week and book your own appointments
  • During the rest of the week you will be visiting customer premises where you can demonstrate the equipment


  • Hunger and desire to succeed in a sales environment
  • Able to pick up technical products quickly
  • Able to problem solve and provide solutions to customers
  • Ability to plan effectively and deal with high profile accounts
  • Disciplined approach to sales engineering
  • Able to represent the company professionally at all times
  • Either a science, mechanical, electrical or electronic background or hands on engineering experience from the Army, Navy, RAF or as an apprentice
  • Spirit!!

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