Reference : 570869

UK Sales Engineer

  • Sales
  • United Kingdom
    St Helens
  • Permanent / Regular (US)
  • Posting date : 07/29/2019

Who are we ?

Sales Engineer – Mill Lane, Merseyside

Are you an experienced Sales Engineer, do you have a technical background within a Commercial or Manufacturing background? If this sounds like you, get applying! 

Who are we

This is an exciting opportunity to join our passionate and knowledgeable Sales Engineer team responsible for Saint-Gobain Industrial Ceramics on a permanent basis working from home but with a lot of travelling within the local region required. This exciting role is to satisfy customer demand for SGIC for all European sites, products and services, achieve HPR’s strategy in relation to maximising profit by selling solutions, levering technical superiority & securing sales for products and services within Waste to Energy, Ceramics, and Wear Resistant Technologies & Foundry.

What kind of person are we looking for?

First and foremost, we always want to recruit talented people that align well with our values and way of working. In addition to the five Saint-Gobain attitudes we shared at the start, suitability for the role is always key; does the following criteria sound like you?

  • Technical background with refractories experience ideally in ceramics.
  • Construct & deliver profitable annual budget and other KPIs in each market sector.
  • Develop new business / sales from the existing & new customers.
  • Value creation mindset and positive ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and complexity both Organizational and Supply Chain related
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Full driving license

As a SAles Engineer:

  • You will have previous experience in previous Key / Large account management with technical products and processed.
  • Be responsible for understanding markets and practical knowledge of installation techniques.
  • You will have strong communication, relationship building and presentation skills with the ability to understand and explain technical concepts to senior director level.
  • Manage time in an efficient manner scheduling own meetings and travel plans as well as appointments with both internal and external customers.
  • Daily running of business in all areas.
  • Communicate all knowledge gained clearly about customers and competitors through the LVO hub, monthly reporting systems.
  • Provide clear price and margin management in accounts:
    • Follow guidelines regarding price and discount / rebate terms for all accounts and major projects.
    • Undertake and negotiate price increases as per company policy by market.
    • Maximise profitability by selling solutions.


The Values of the business are also relevant to this role.

  • We act with Safety, Health and the Environment as a priority
  • Continuously improve
  • Customer Focus is central to approach
  • Differentiate through Quality and Innovation
  • We have respect for others –as individuals and as employees
  • Our approach is based around team work, loyalty and integrity
  • We demonstrate accountability for our actions

What can we offer you!

Saint Gobain also offers great company benefits such as a competitive salary, annual bonus, pension, holiday flexibility, rewards scheme, on call bonus, life assurance and company share scheme.


Who are Saint-Gobain?

Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 to deliver a world first – the production of glass on an industrial scale. We have continued to adapt and grow through providing innovate ideas, services and products to our customers. 350 years later we have a presence in 67 countries and employ 170,000 people worldwide. The UK & Ireland is home to over 30 of the most well-known and respected businesses within the construction sector including: British Gypsum, Jewson, Weber, Graham and Glassolutions.

You are applying to work with Saint-Gobain Professional Services, this is one of more than 30 fascinating Saint-Gobain businesses that operate within UK and Ireland. Regardless of which business you join, you will be welcomed into a professional and warm environment, where we value all of our employees equally and have a strong focus on their health, safety and wellbeing at all times.

Our Ambition as a business?

At Saint-Gobain, our goal is to ‘Create great living places and improve people’s daily life’. We design, manufacture and distribute materials and solutions, which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

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