Position: Associate

Job type: Full-time

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Elkem Silicones employs more than 3,500 people dedicated to finding silicones solutions with a personalized approach to "unlocking your potential". Elkem Silicones, a division of the Elkem Group, is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of fully integrated silicones, with 13 manufacturing sites and 13 R&D centers worldwide. Headquartered in Lyon, France, Elkem Silicones offers a full range of silicone technologies tailored to different specialty markets in multiple fields, including aerospace, automotive, construction, consumer products, energy, healthcare, paper, personal care and textiles.

We are looking for :

Sales manager (F/M) – Perimeter Iberia & France


The Sales Manager will be responsible for managing his/her specific Sales Territory in order to deliver targeted objectives in line with ELKEM Silicones Marketing Strategy and Company Code of Conduct.

In line with “Customer Value Management” principles and Commercial Excellence practices, the Sales Manager will:

x Manage and develop a dedicated account portfolio in line with targeted Sales objectives; monitor, manage and deliver sales performance against budget ;

x Adapt the ELKEM Silicones Product and Services Offer to specific customer needs in line with strategy established with Global Business Management ;

x Research new business opportunities, engage with potential customers and deliver New Share Gains ;

x Align ELKEM Silicones global range of products promotion with self-discovered customer need ;

x Construct, maintain and execute a Sales Territory Plan including 5yr horizon goal setting ;

x Provide local support to the third-party sales channel under direction of the Third-Party Regional Account Manager ;

x Actively contribute to the product life-cycle process, stay abreast of technology in application evolution in order to maintain knowledge and ability to provide first line product support; will partner with the Technical Sales Department / Technical Services Laboratories when needed ;

x Liaise and Network with all relevant internal supporting departments, self-educate to a suitable level to enable a professional first response to customer enquiry ;

x Keep up to date with Market dynamics both local and regional, including position vs competition; work cohesively with Global Business Teams to share market intelligence ;

x Enhance Value Creation for ELKEM Silicones through Commercial Excellence Practices ;

x Full use and engagement with the company CRM, Supply Chain and budgeting tools in support of

. Commercial Excellence Practices e.g. (but not limited to)

. Sales activity reporting, monthly reporting, price list maintenance and quotations, opportunity/ lead management.


Education : Degree in the Sciences and/ or Business.

Experience: 5yrs successful experience in Sales role in a B to B environment - ideally within chemical related industries.

Fluency in English (as well as high level, preferably fluent, French) is a pre-requisite. Willingness to travel frequently both domestic and European.

Job skills

Product & Industry Knowledge (Advanced)

Sales Tools & Processes (Expert)

Questionning skills (Expert)

Negotiation (Advanced)

Planning & Organizing (Advanced)

Behavioral Competencies

Accountability & Responsibilities (Advanced)

Customer Orientation (Advanced)

Team work (Advanced)

Results Oriented (Advanced)

Impact & Influence (Advanced)

Adaptability-Response to Change (Advanced)

Conflict Management (Advanced)


Long-term contract

Hiring start : As soon as possible

Job location : Santa-Perpetua, Spain

Internal & external recruitment


Elodie NOLY-COIN, Responsable Recrutement EMEA

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