Business Development Manager - Metalworking fluids

 Full Time
 Commercial & Sales
 Remote Sweden

About the job

This is a unique opportunity to join the successful and well-established Quaker Houghton Metalworking team at a time when we are investing to further strengthen our position as market leaders.

Our metalworking fluids enable sophisticated metal machining processes for the world’s largest automotive, aerospace and industrial manufacturing companies. The Business Development Manager will be responsible for the Södermanland, Västmanland, Närke, Gästrikland & Dalarna region.

As the sales leader for the territory, you'll focus on creating new profitable business opportunities through an effective direct sales strategy that enables us to exceed customer expectations and drive results.


What’s in it For You?

  • Excellent onboarding and training programs as part of our QH University.
  • Competitive pay with excellent bonus opportunities.
  • Attractive Wellness, CSR, Sustainability, Women Inclusion & Diversity programs.
  • Company car, fuel card.
  • Mobile phone, laptop, complete IT homeoffice set up.
  • Homeoffice based in the assigned region.
  • Opportunities to contribute toward the success of our clients in the main industries of today´s economy.


What will you do?

  • Prospect, develop and nurture sales in the assigned region to achieve company sales and gross margin targets for the metalworking market.
  • Create strong relationships with key customer contacts across all levels, both existing and prospective.
  • Prepare and create customer presentations, proposals, commercial offers and value selling plans that demonstrate the benefits and value Quaker Houghton can offer.
  • Deliver sound technical advice to the customer, working closely with our Product Application team to implement and offer new solutions.
  • Collaborate with the QH Fluid Intelligence Solutions team regarding our range of equipment sales.
  • Coordinate as well with the Customer Service and Technical Service teams to make sure we meet overall customer expectations.
  • Regularly report to management to analyze sales targets, budgets and forecast. Mainly using CRM, excel and other IT Tools available.
  • Attend and participate in conferences and industry trade shows.
  • Monitor the competitors' activities, industry trends & regional regulations to give feedback to management that is useful for innovation and market development.
  • Respect and maintain all safety and environmental policies.
  • Travel approximately 75% within the assigned region.


What do we look for?

  • The ideal candidate will have from 3 to 5 years technical sales experience in the industrial sector. Ideally in contact with the metalworking process, industrial lubricants and/or the automotive and related sectors.
  • Education in engineering (mechanical, chemical, industrial or similar) is highly valued.
  • A highly dynamic professional with excellent communication and presentation skills to be able to generate trust and create strong relationships with new prospective clients.
  • Languages: Swedish bilingual level and English: professional level written & spoken are a must.
  • High computer application literacy (including Microsoft Office Suite, CRM and the ability to learn internal business systems)
  • Homeoffice based in Södermanland, Västmanland, Närke, Gästrikland & Dalarna region.

Soft skills:

  • High safety consciousness – Safety is the core of our culture.
  • Results Driven – Holds self and others accountable for achieving performance objectives.
  • Customer Focus – Dedicated to meeting customer expectations and requirements.
  • Analytical & Problem Solver – Identifies problems and uses available resources to identify a solution.
  • Innovation – Is open to new ways of doing things and promote all products in portfolio.


Who we are?

We are the global leader in industrial process fluids, continually improving and innovating so the world’s steel, aluminum, automotive, aircraft, machinery and industrial parts manufacturers can stay ahead in a changing world. Our chemists, engineers and industry experts partner with our customers to continually improve their operations so they can run even more efficiently, even more effectively, whatever comes next.

Our values:

  • Live Safe
  • Exceed Customer Expectations
  • Drive Results
  • Embrace Diversity
  • Do Great Things Together
  • Act with integrity

Our core values embody who we are as a company, guide our decisions and inspire us. Our commitment to these values, in words and actions, builds a safer, stronger Quaker Houghton. They are the fundamental beliefs that guide our internal conduct and our relationship with the outside world