Chemistry, Life Science & Engineering Recruitment

Technical Sales Specialist (Academia)


  • Midlands
  • £50,000 - £60,000 + commission + car
  • Scientific Sales & Marketing

About this job

Scientific breakthroughs and advancements rely on the design and manufacture of high-end scientific equipment.

This leading instrument manufacturer are seeking an ambitious and experienced sales specialist to introduce their High-Res Mass Spectrometry instrumentation to academic researchers, ultimately enabling scientists to advance within key scientific research areas, such as proteomics, metabolomics and lipidomics.

Drawing upon your understanding of mass spectrometry and previous scientific sales experience, you will build long-term relationship with researchers across the south of the UK to fully understanding their needs. You will promote appropriate solutions to customers on your territory to achieve sales targets, and work to raise the profile of the company across the broader Mass Spectrometry community

To achieve this, you will undertake a broad range of activities, including, but not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing sales plans to grow current client accounts and identify new business opportunities
  • Prospecting & following-up on leads
  • Technical and commercial follow-ups with customers and arranging/hosting customer demos
  • Working closely with customers to ensure they have the correct solutions, support and assistance required
  • Attending talks, conferences and national & international meetings

Previous scientific sales experience is essential. The ideal candidate will bring experience of selling chromatography or mass spectrometry, although individuals possessing a background in other scientific capital equipment or analytical laboratory services are encouraged to apply.

To succeed in this position, you must enjoy helping people, have excellent communication skills, be organised and proactive.

A large portion of your time will be spent visiting customers laboratories and so you must be comfortable with a significant amount (up to 70%) travel. This busy sales team are in an exciting time of growth, with a market-leading portfolio of instrumentation. You will be picking up a warm and lucrative territory and can expect to be rewarded with a generous on-target-earning (OTE) as well as company car, benefits, etc.

Apply now to VRS to be considered for these exciting positions!

Keywords: chromatography, mass spectrometry, GCMS, LCMS, ICPMS, ICP, IR-spectroscopy, account management, business development, customer service, capital equipment sales, B2B, South East, East Anglia, Herfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Essex, Oxford, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Reading, Guildford, Northampton, London, VRS8239AH, Angus Hughes

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