Technical Specialist



Company: International Applications Ltd

Location: Homebased (Midlands, Oxfordshire or Warwickshire) & regular travel to Banbury

Reporting To: Channel Manager

Hours: 8.30-5 Monday-Friday; 37.5 hours per week

Status: Full-time Permanent


The opportunity:

  • An exciting opportunity to take up a position as a Technical Specialist within our Sales team.
  • You will be providing professional and proactive product and service expertise in both Refinish & Supply 360 sectors.
  • You will be assisting the business development team via test, trial and new product introductions
  • You will be delivering excellent technical customer service to all current and prospective clients as well as internal customers
  • You will also be providing training on new products introductions
  • If you have an interest in joining a progressive successful company, have excellent technical skills and expertise and a can –do attitude, this role is for you……


The Company:


  • IAL provide supply chain management for automotive paints, coatings and consumables. We work directly with clients as well as via distributors.
  • We are a fast growing company with ambitious growth plans.
  • Our vision is to be the first choice for our customers and suppliers by delivering a first class service in order to be the markets leading supplier of coating, consumables and technical expertise by 2020.
  • We are part of a multi-faceted high growth Banbury Based Holding Company, with a strong reputation for delivering best in class solutions on a Global scale.
  • We are a small close knit Sales team where we pride ourselves on going the extra mile to put our customers first. You could really make a difference to our team and business and play a huge part in the exciting growth plans of our Company… are you up for the challenge?



The Role:


Key purpose:


  • Product and service development in both Refininsh and Supply 360 sectors
  • Business development via test, trial and new product introductions
  • To deliver an excellent professional customer service
  • To assit the Sales team to meet and exceed budget targets
  • To train internal and external customers on new products


Key responsibilities:

  • To drive consistent and repeatable sales growth from a technical perspective.
  • To train and retain existing customers
  • To train and educate internal customers



The ideal person:

You will be able to:


  • Build relationships and constantly deliver a high level of great technical expertise to all internal and external customers
  • Demonstrate commercial awareness, industry and up to date process and product knowledge
  • Communicate effectively the added value process concepts and demonstrate and
  • Demonstrate a can do approach to your work
  • Work on your own initiative
  • Be positive, adaptable and flexible
  • Think on your feet
  • Be a team player and work well within a small team that shares a passion for this business
  • Drive to achieve results with autonomy, a self-starter
  • Flexible and adaptable approach
  • Hit the ground running

The Package:


  • Competitive salary
  • Workplace pension 4% company contribution
  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Enhance Fund
  • Staff discount at the Italian Larder
  • Opportunity for career development & training
  • Great place to work with a fabulous team culture

We look forward to hearing from you!

Please email your CV and covering letter to:

Closing date 15th September 2017