Posted 4 weeks ago

Salary: £30,000 – £70,000 DOE + 10% Guaranteed Bonus Year 1 + 22 Days Holiday + Bank Holiday + Car or Car Allowance + Pension + BUPA Family Healthcare + Free Parking on site

Based: Manchester (You must be based in the UK within a commutable distance to the North West of England)

Territory: Middle East and North Africa

Are you an Export Manager, International Sales Manager, Channel Manager, Distributor Manager or Export Sales Manager right now?

Do you sell/have sold surfactants, emulsifiers, raw ingredients, speciality chemicals, essential oils, fragrances, aroma chemicals, oleoresins for the household or personal care markets OR API’s (active pharmaceutical ingredients) bulk chemicals, reagents, buffers to the Biopharmaceutical Sector?

Are you willing to travel 12 weeks of the year across Middle East and Africa to attend exhibitions, client visits and meet distributors?

If you have answered yes to the above, then this is the perfect job for you!!

Our client is a €300million turnover company and a global raw materials supplier to the personal care, household products and aircare /air fragrance industries worldwide. Approximately 70% of their turnover comes from international export today and distribution sales just keep rising exponentially. Due to increased growth in sales in the Middle East & Africa territory, a brand new position has been created for an Export Sales Manager to manage key accounts and distributors across the territory.

The Requirements of the Export Sales Manager:


  • Have 5 years minimum distribution sales experience or export sales of speciality chemicals/ Raw Ingredients and Materials for the cosmetics, personal care, household or cleaning products or fragrance industries or a Sales Representative looking to take a step up into an Export role, other experience could include sales experience in rheology modifiers, emulsifiers, pigments, dyes, fragrances, essential oils, skincare, sun care actives or haircare actives, flavours, oils and waxes, exfoliants direct or through distributors will be fully considered as would pharmaceutical speciality chemicals or API’s
  • Be within a commutable distance to the offices which are based in Manchester to work closely with the internal stakeholders in perfumery, evaluation, marketing, logistics and order processing
  • Be flexible to travel throughout the Middle East & Africa Territory to attend trade shows e.g. Beauty World Dubai, Incosmetics, Cosmpprof as well as meet Customers and Distributors in region approx. 12 weeks a year
  • Reporting to The General Manager you will work autonomously, managing your own diary to further cement relationships and drive new opportunities for export sales


  • Demonstrable experience of working within a B2B sales environment in the direct Raw Ingredients and Materials field in Cosmetics/ Personal Care/ Fragrances, Pharmaceutical API’s or Cosmetic/Personal Care/Household Speciality Chemicals industries
  • Experience of using own initiative and working in a target driven environment, with the ability to negotiate and close deals across continents

The Responsibilities of Export Sales Manager:

  • Promote and sell the company flavours and fragrances to customers throughout the Territory
  • As the Export Sales Manager you will be responsible for leading the Company’s well-established portfolio across the Middle East and North Africa to include Qatar, Algeria, UAE, Jordan, Egypt & Lebanon
  • Manage own diary as territory demands
  • Build relationships with new and existing clients
  • Use the Company’s business tools to help drive territory sales and margin
  • Grow existing client spend and look to introduce new clients by implementing sales strategies for key accounts

The Company and Opportunity:

  • My client is amongst the industry leaders in the supply of ingredients for the flavour and fragrance industry, developing products for personal care, cosmetics and household care companies throughout the world. Due to significant growth they are now seeking an Export Sales Manager to manage Middle East and North Africa Regions
  • The successful candidate will support and grow their customers across the Territory
  • A global manufacturer where everyone’s opinion matters, everyone’s impact is valued, and you have immediate access/ support from Director Level
  • Real opportunity to propel your career further within the business based on successful distribution/channel management in post

Apply right now by calling Ben Atherton at Beautiful Recruitment/ Langton Howarth on 0113 243 3499 or email your up to date CV to

To be considered for this role you must have the full right to work in the United Kingdom.

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