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Graduate Robotics Business Development Executive

Location
Northamptonshire
Salary
Competitive plus company car
Sector
Engineering
Degree Discipline & Classification
Engineering Degree
UCAS Points
n/a
Job Ref
TGR 1892

About Our Client

This global firm started trading back in 1964 in a double garage in Cologne. For the first 20 years, the company worked as a supplier of complex technical polymer components. However, in 1983 they established reinforced plastic energy chain systems and injection moulded polymer bearings as two distinct product groups and set up a network of sales engineers. These seemingly unrelated products are linked together through the belief in making functionally advanced, yet affordable polymer components and assemblies.

Between 1985 and 2018, this firm has grown from 40 to more than 3,800 employees distributed between the head office in Germany and 35 subsidiary companies around the world. They also have representative partners in more than 80 other countries. They will continue to invest in expansion in the coming years, thanks to the opportunities for growth provided by modern materials.

The UK division was founded in 1991. Today they are based in a 28,000 square feet industrial unit just 10 minutes away from the M1, enabling even quicker collection and delivery times. The modern, spacious building also has ample car parking facilities and generous delivery vehicle access.

The ground floor sales office is enclosed in floor to ceiling glass panels to maximise light levels and add to an open working atmosphere.

All employees are equipped with the latest ergonomically designed work stations and have the same flat screen computer monitors and office chairs. The business is labour intensive by its bespoke nature. The shop floor area is divided by racks of components and each department can customise according to customer requirements.
A special packing area is dedicated to bagging products up on a high volume basis with a customer’s own barcodes. There is also a 100 metre long preparation area for long travel energy chain and flexible cable configurations.

Roles & Responsibilities

An exciting opportunity for a graduate or placement year student to join a well-established firm working on an innovative new project, exploring the market with their latest robotic product, in a client focused role.

TRAINING/INDUCTION:
Before taking on your duties you would spend time understanding the culture of the firm as well as spending time in the drylin division of the business to gain confidence and knowledge required to drive the robot business forward.
You will spend time with experienced engineers, building the robot and understanding its functions and capabilities.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Your key tasks will involve:
● Visiting customers Nationwide to develop business and interest in their drylin delta robots.
● Creation of business development plans
● Research into clients before attending visits to maximise each visit and opportunity for business
● Attending business meetings within the firm and to liaise with Directors and Sales Managers on KPI performance
● Use of Saleforce to keep updated records

Skills Required

PERSON SPECIFICATION:

  • Engineering degree or business degree with a technical aptitude
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to build relationships and communicate on all levels
  • Quickness to learn
  • Positive attitude
  • Professional
  • Commercially aware
  • Full driving licence

Benefits

HOLIDAY: 25 days plus bank holidays

BENEFITS: Company car, mobile. Please note if staying away from home the company will provide you with a Premier Inn travel card and fuel card as well as pay food expenses.

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