Applications Sales Engineer (Testing Industry)

Job Title: Applications Sales Engineer (Testing Industry)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dorset, England
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: J909008_1626096580
Contact Name: Hannah Williams
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 12, 2021 14:29

Job Description

Role: Applications Sales Engineer (Testing Industry)

Salary: DOE (entry level/graduate)

Location: Dorset

Russell Taylor Group has a fantastic opportunity for an Applications Sales Engineer to join our clients ever growing team. For this role you will require experience working in a technical sales role within Life Sciences or Engineering. You will be dealing with complex quotes and high quality bids. Building strong relationships with clients and following up on lead generation for future business.


  • Proactively develop contacts and engage with customers using phone, email, web conferencing
  • Contact clients to qualify the potential of the quote request
  • Identify current and future customer service requirements by establishing personal rapport with potential and actual customers, acting as a liaison between the customers and Element
  • Receive and process request for quotations (RFQ)
  • Prepare quotes by studying blueprints, plans, and related customer documents; consulting with Program Managers, technical experts, and other technical staff within Element
  • Conduct document validation to determine non-standard methods
  • Calculate pricing lead-time from standard pricing lists, costing models and from operational input
  • Follow-up on quotations for the assigned customer base and or quotations produced, providing clarification and modifications when required
  • Assist in entering more complex purchase orders when needed
  • Actively utilise CRM to record activities, ensuring contact details are accurate, duplicates are removed, new information is added and accurate call / visit logs are entered
  • Achieve sales goals by increased conversion and penetration of accounts


  • Relevant technical experience, preferably with some sales responsibility or a degree in a closely related science or engineering subject preferred
  • Testing, metallurgical or composites experience is advantageous
  • A valid driver's license, with an acceptable driving record under Element's policy
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions and proportions and apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions, data and details furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Experience in interpreting testing procedures and requirements
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications (Dynamics AX and CRM, Word, Excel)
  • Availability, flexibility, and maturity to represent the company at a broad range of events / projects in the community, with customers and within the company
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interface with clients, win new work and determine their requirements; helps develops proposals including cost estimates, work plan and terms and conditions
  • Some overnight travel may be required

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