About UmicoreReducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?About Electro-Optic MaterialsPower in space. Vision at night. Coatings thinner than human hair. Umicore is a world leader in material solutions for the space, optics and electronics sectors – enabling every day cutting-edge technologies. We guarantee our customers secure access to supply, plus recycling technologies that give materials a new lease of life. To produce materials with even higher performance, and provide recycling to new markets, we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come in.What you will be doingUmicore Coating Services develops and supplies precision optical coatings for thermal imaging applications, for high power industrial lasers, and for precision filter coatings for gas detection. As Commercial Manager you are responsible for identifying growth in our markets and capturing new business to create double digit growth. You target growing revenues and solid profitability in mainly the UK and European markets. You structure and manage the multi-layered relationship with the customer, involving technical interactions and program management. Manage the Sales department with day to day operations.The position focuses on generating healthy profitability at the existing customer base, and identifying opportunities for growth in a market that is evolving fast. You support the strategic and budgetary planning of the business line.You work within a multi-disciplinary and multi-national team.Who we are looking forYou possess a minimum qualification of a technical degree and have built up experience in a commercial role in, preferably optics, industry.You are fluent in English, knowledge of French, German is a valuable asset.You have a good understanding of Optical Manufacturing processes, Quality Standards, and application domains of the highly technical products and their use.You have a strong affinity with numbers and financial metricsYou are a strategic thinker, results driven, motivated and able to motivate and influence and lead a team in a complex matrix organization.You have a creative approach and excellent problem solving skills.With your strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and spoken) you relate well with different profiles and in different cultures.You have strong networking, influencing, negotiation and advanced technical sales skills.You value integrity, openness and teamwork. What we offerWe aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?IF OUR TECHNOLOGY CAN PRODUCE COATINGS THINNER THAN A HUMAN HAIR,, IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO?
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