Business Development Manager – Chemicals

Job title: Business Development Manager – Chemicals

Company: Astute Technical

Job description: Business Development Manager

Water Treatment Chemicals

Newcastle – Field based around the North.

Competitive Salary + Vehicle + Package


We are currently recruiting for a Business Development Manager to join one of the leaders in process water solutions across the UK. Working as the Business Development Manager, you will be supporting in the development of their water treatment chemicals business, operating across the North, selling water treatment chemical solutions and services to a number of key industrial clients.

Roles & Responsibilities

Working as the Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for planning daily sales activities, marketing initiatives and keeping the company’s CRM system up to date with prospect clients. Duties will include…

  • Ensuring sufficient sales activity, territory coverage and future prospect development to achieve individual set financial target.
  • Working closely with the marketing teams, developing growth targets and appropriate activities. Tracking, monitoring and measuring marketing and promotional activities.
  • Understanding customer needs, presenting solutions and creation of proposals, with the delivery of added value to the customer central to the offering;
  • Maintaining good knowledge of competitor strategy and activity to identify new areas of business growth; offering insight data to support negotiation and overcome objections.
  • Providing excellent service to the customer ensuring they are kept up to date with all progress.
  • Provide a strong after sales support service to the customer to ensure longevity of the relationship.
  • Attend trade shows and/or industry conferences to network, be a guest speaker or promote the business.

Please note, this role will require travel around the North of the UK and the Scottish boarder.

Skills & Qualifications

Candidates should have a background working within the water treatment industry, ideally with some knowledge of selling technical solutions, chemicals or water treatment services to industrial customers.

Due to the technical nature of the role, candidates should hold a Science, Environmental or Engineering Degree or be qualified by experience.

Sales experience within the market is not critical, although your personal attributes will need to demonstrate that you are someone who will drive the business forward selling water treatment chemical solutions in this market.

Due to the nature of the role, a full driving licence is essential.

Salary & Package

  • Basic salary up to £50,000
  • Company Vehicle
  • Commission Scheme – Uncapped up to 20%
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 Days Holiday + 8 Bank Holidays
  • Pension Scheme.

How to apply?

To apply for this position or to find out more information, please send your CV to Gemma Nixon at or call directly on 02392 222 964.


Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government’s Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Expected salary: £50000 per year

Location: Newcastle

Job date: Wed, 28 Jun 2023 06:28:34 GMT

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