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Home based with extensive travelling across the UK

UK Sales Engineer


Job Title: UK Sales Engineer

Responsible to: Key Account Manager

Responsible for: None

Location: Home based but with extensive travelling across the UK. Also expected to be on site at Sleaford 1 or 2 days a week.

Work Times: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Monday to Friday). A degree of flexibility will be needed at peak periods.

Summary and Purpose

Established in 2009 in Sleaford UK, SHD Composites Group now operates through 3 manufacturing sites in the UK, Europe and USA, and are well-established industry suppliers of high quality structural and tooling prepreg materials.

EN 9100 : 2018 and BS EN ISO 9001:2015 certified , SHD pride themselves on exceptional levels of quality, service and responsiveness to local customer needs, supporting activity across multiple territories and into industry sectors including Automotive, Motorsport, Aerospace and Leisure.

The purpose of this role is to support and drive sustainable financial growth for SHD in its core UK market, through pro-active support of existing customers, developing new opportunities and liaising effectively with SHD administration and manufacturing functions.

Person Specification

In this role, you will be selling the products and services that our customers have grown to rely on. You will need a sound understanding of advanced composites technology, experience in field sales or technical service, strong relationships building skills and a proven ability to work effectively with other functions such as Sales Administration, Manufacturing and Technical. Self-disciplined, proactively working to support and communicate well with both internal and external customers, considerable UK travel will be expected.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain & grow sales of company products across a range of designated and important SHD accounts across the UK
  • Follow up and close out on new leads in a timely manner
  • Prepare quotations and offer technical advice (with support of SHD Technical Service Department as necessary)
  • Prepare detailed visit reports and communicate clearly on behalf of SHD customers
  • Support Sales Administration function as and when required
  • Keep up to date with latest company developments
  • Liaise with Planning, Purchase, Despatch, & couriers where necessary to ensure customer delivery requirements
  • Work in accordance with the Company Quality and Health and Safety procedures at all times.
  • To undertake and other duties from time to time as can be reasonable requested by the company.

Skills and Ability

  • Knowledge of advanced composite materials technology
  • Experience in field sales or technical service, ideally across multiple market sectors
  • Excellent sales and negotiation skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • High degree of computer literacy


  • Passion for SHD Materials Composite Materials Ltd
  • Client-driven
  • Friendly, flexible team player with a can-do-attitude
  • Proactive problem solver with ability to foresee problems and drive solutions.

Our employees are very important to us, and job satisfaction is of paramount importance.

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