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Sales Engineer France (South)

Job location : Fos sur Mer, France
Created moment : 07/20/2021 - 02:00
Job reference : REQ - 04573

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

Sales Engineer France (South)

Job Summary

Calderys, a world leader in Monolithic Refractories, provides customised and innovative solutions from our 19 plants along with end-to-end value-added services to all industries with extreme temperatures and working conditions. Being an international company, we offer our employees a world of opportunities in our various locations in 33 countries.
More than 2 300 employees at Calderys put to work 100 years of refractory expertise to foster a positive impact with all our stakeholders. Every day they build the future of our company through teamwork, customer orientation, and proactive mindset.
We are a company where performance is recognized 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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Calderys is a member of the Imerys Group

Develop to full potential sales volumes and margins and continue to build further on the defined value proposition for the Iron & Steel Segment in France (South half).


● Manage and Develop the Iron and Steel accounts, including major Key Accounts, in France, with an ability to build long-term and profitable business relationship.

● Ensure EHS rules of Imerys group are applied and monitored, realize regular safety audits and ensure reporting to the organization

● Introduction of new products, services & other developments, with support of Marketing department

● Prepare quotations and negotiate offers or contracts (direct sales or project sales), in close cooperation with Engineering, Technical Support Teams and other supporting departments

● Develop, present & implement account plans to meet sales volume goals & profitability levels

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

● Follow-up of financial situation of the accounts (Overdues, Payments)

● Customer claims management

● Close cooperation with Technical Support Departments, and all the Manufacturing Plants in Europe, to ensure the follow-up of the business and the satisfaction of our customers in France and Romania.

● Complete monthly, quarterly and annual forecast of expected sales conditions

● Monitor and evaluate the activities and products of the competition

● Reports to the Iron &Steel Western Europe Sales Manager

Education, background, level of experience
● Degree in a technical field (Mechanical or Chemical Engineering) preferred
● Significant first-hand knowledge on the targeted segment industries (Iron&Steel), and in particular, knowledge on metallurgical process.
● Knowledge about refractories, metallurgical fluxes and associated applications and processes is a plus
● Prior sales experience (5 years minimum) ideally with a strong operational experience in one of the targeted sectors
● Strong interpersonal and communication skills
● Ability to interface with all aspects of many departments (people, corporate departments, production plants) and with other nationalities
● Ability to read mechanical drawings, Good knowledge of Excel
● Strong multi-tasking, time management and people management skills
● Fluent in French & English

● Highly motivated and resourceful self-motivator
● Excellent analytical, interpersonal and negotiation skills (commercial instincts and skills)
● Demonstrated leadership behaviours: Leads Self, Communicates and collaborates, Delivers results and Drives improvement.
● Willing to make business trips to customer’s site
● Willing to make business trips abroad, mainly for Calderys Group meetings, when required

Position Type

Full time



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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.

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