Foundry Sales Account Manager UK

Job location:
Leeds, United Kingdom
Created moment:
June 27, 2022
Job reference:
REQ - 06081

The Company

The world leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, with over 16,000 employees and over 200 sites worldwide, Imerys delivers high value-added, functional solutions to diversified set of industrial sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its knowledge of applications, technological expertise and its material science know-how to deliver solutions based on beneficiation of its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. These contribute essential properties to customers’ products and performance, including refractoriness, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.

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The Position

Foundry Sales Account Manager UK

Job Summary

Foundry Sales Account Manager UK

Function: HTS Foundry Segment

Experience: min. 3 – 5 years

Job type: Permanent

Division: HTS Foundry EMEA - Calderys

Hierarchical attachment: Account Manager Calderys NGJ Ltd

Area: United Kingdom

Country: England

City: Ellesmere Port  or Leeds (West Yorkshire)

Publication date: 27th June 2022




Imerys is a world leader in creating specialty solutions that improve everyday life. Our success is built on our people and creating an environment where our 16,400 employees around the globe can thrive.

Higher Temperature Solution/Calderys is an Imerys Business Area which services three core markets - Refractory solutions, Foundry and Metal flow.

We combine unique business expertise to provide customised and innovative solutions from our 35 plants along with end-to-end value added services to all our customers.

Being an international business, we offer to our more than 2,500 employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries.

We put to work over 100 years of expertise to foster a positive impact for all our stakeholders. Every day we build a sustainable future through teamwork, customer orientation and proactive mindset.

We are a company where performance is recognised and learning is promoted: an environment where you can grow and fulfil your potential: a workplace where every day is a new day and it is NEVER BORING.

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The Foundry Sales Account Manager will lead and coordinate sales and customer activities in the United Kingdom related to foundry to ensure a strong business development.

The position is based at the Leeds Office or in the Ellesmere Port office (not necessarily the applicants home town) and will involve 60 - 75% travelling. 


Working closely with the Foundry Sales Director Nordics + UK the main responsibilities of the Foundry Account Manager are the following: 

  • Establish and secure new business, targeting key new accounts.

  • Follow-up installation projects and products trails.

  • Introduction of new products, services & other developments.

  • Prepare quotations (materials, engineering, installation and invoicing).

  • Provide first level technical support to customers and leverage Calderys Europe Central Resources to develop high skilled technical support to the targeted clients.

  • Develop, present & implement customer plans to meet sales volumes goals & profitability levels.

  • Assist in resolving customer complaints & claims.

  • Leading of price negotiations.

  • Management and coordination of the UK Foundry Installation Team in all aspects of planning and project execution.

  • Ensure that the required ‘risk assessment’, ‘method statement’ & company safety policies are in place for site installation projects.

  • A clear understanding of Health & Safety in the workplace.

  • Take the lead in collecting the payment of the assigned accounts overdues.

  • Review market analysis to determine customer needs, price schedules and discount rates.

  • Complete monthly, quarterly and annual forecast of expected sales conditions.

  • Responsible for delivering a budget and follow-up on the budget.

  • Prepare periodic sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales and areas of proposed client based expansion.

  • Monitor and evaluate the activities and products of the competition.

  • Reporting the KPI according to company policy.

  • Travel to/visit customer sites.

  • Report to the HTS Foundry Sales Director Nordics & UK, (Sweden).



Education, background, level of experience

  • Degree or equivalent in a technical field (Mechanical, metallurgy/inorganic chemistry, chemical engineering or equivalent experience from the foundry business, minimum 2 - 3 years). 

  • Strong knowledge about refractories and associated applications and processes required.

  • Prior sales experience (2 -3 years minimum) ideally within the refractory (or a market related) industry.

  • Possessing substantial knowledge of the refractory market in the relevant segment, with a proven track record of delivering results.

  • Experience in the execution of projects in plant engineering with focus on Ferrous and Non-Ferrous foundries.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to interface with all aspects of many departments (people, corporate departments, production plants) and with other nationalities.

  • Strong multi-tasking, time and management skills.

  • Highly resourceful and self motivated.

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and negotiation skills (commercial instincts and skills).

  • Demonstrated management/leadership behaviours : Leads self and others, Communicates and collaborates, Delivers results and drives improvement.

  • Very good knowledge in Excel and other admin programs.

  • Willingness to make international business trips (for Calderys group meetings & Customer support) when required.

Direct report to: 

Håkan Andersson, HTS Foundry Sales Director Nordics + UK

Contact :

Ms Bryony Craine (HR Manager)

Mr Glen Fletcher (Account Manager UK Foundry).

Proposed Package :

  • Competitive Annual Salary  and Bonus incentive 

  • Company Car.

  • Laptop & Mobile Phone.

  • Possibility to work from home (partly).

Position Type

Full time



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To ensure fairness and legal compliance in our recruitment processes, only applications received through the online application process will be considered. 

IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.