Business Development Manager – Chemicals – R&D – Ref.: MM290618ILS

Business Development Manager – Chemicals – R&D – Ref.: MM290618ILS

Job Description

Our client is specialized in the design, manufacturing and operation of laboratory and pilot scale units for chemical R&D used for catalyst development and process optimisation in the energy, chemical, polymer, petroleum, pharmaceutical industries and automotive industry. The units can be customized to a large extent to ensure seamless integration into the customer’s operational structures providing unprecedented independence, flexibility and security.

We are seeking an experienced Sales Engineer who will join the small commercial team lead by the company CEO and founder. The candidate ideally possesses a deep knowledge of downstream petrochemical or refining R&D. Prior experience with heterogeneous catalyst and processes R&D is very much desired and sales experience in capital goods particularly of chemical R&D or process equipment is a prerequisite.  The applicant must feel comfortable in dealing with project values in a range from 200K € up to 3 million € and should be adept in handling complex partnerships and the associated contractual relationships.

The role holder needs to be a competent engineer and highly-motivated business development manager, and an avid networker with good communication skills. The candidate should have demonstrated credentials in creating B2B partnerships; be capable of thinking strategically but also very hands-on in following through with the tactical execution of projects. The individual should be an excellent team worker enjoying winning and learning together.

The position is based in Germany preferably Berlin.