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Junior Sales Engineer (Automotive)

Job reference:
Basildon, Essex
£20 - £22.50 per hour
Job type:
Automotive, Sales and Customer Services

We are currently seeking a Sales engineer, capable of managing small/medium projects, for an Automotive tier 1 supplier based in Essex.
You will be working with the two existing UK based account managers, not just to assist but also to manage discreet parts of the customer relationship.

  • Provide product development technical assistance to customers
  • Follow group direction re promotion of new products/services to customers.
  • Tracking and documentation of customer project milestones.
  • Resolve in a timely manner all open issues that arise on the project.
  • Schedule regular meetings as required.
  • Manage and communicate with internal and external support as needed.
  • Ensure overall project objectives are met.
  • Create and maintain good professional customer relationships.
  • Identify requirements and expectations of the customer.
  • Identify development opportunities in the customer.

Likely candidate profile

  • Engineering degree or diploma.
  • Minimum 2 years' experience in automotive industry. Previous successful experience with direct customer relationship in Automotive.
  • Working knowledge of Ford, their document systems and working practices is a plus ( SREA, Schedule A, QOP, Support plans, 8D etc.)
  • English speaking.

An ability to speak and read French would be an advantage.
This is a contract role initially for a year, with the possibility of it moving to a permanent role after that time.