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Technical Field Sales Engineer

Wallace Hind Selection LTD



£50000 - £70000/annum OTE £10-12k uncapped + Company Car


Posted: 29/03/2024

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Multinational industrial sensors and vision systems, 2D / 3D and barcode scanners, cameras sensors and automation components manufacturer offers uncapped earnings potential for a Field Sales Engineer / Area Sales Manager to develop sales to end users, OEMs, integrators and machine builders in the South Midlands, South East England and East Anglia.

BASIC SALARY: £40,000 - £55,000 - dependant on experience.

· On Target Commission £10,000 - £12,000 realistic and uncapped.
· Company Car & Fuel Card
· Full BUPA Select membership after qualifying period
· Life Assurance
· Contributory Pension
· Full Home Communications Package including Broadband, Laptop and Mobile etc.

LOCATION: South Midlands, South East England and East Anglia.

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex, Surrey, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire, Suffolk

JOB DESCRIPTION: Technical Field Sales Engineer, Area Sales Manager - Industrial Automation and Vision Systems, Equipment, Sensors, 2D/3D and Barcode Scanners, Sensors to OEMs, Machine Builders and Integrators

· After an initial one-month, full induction training programme (which will then be on-going) including sales and technical – both in the UK and European HQ, you will be given the South East, Home Counties, South Midlands and East Anglia territory to develop.
· You will be selling a wide range of industrial vision and automation equipment and subsystems including smart cameras, illumination technology, image processing, 2D / 3D and barcode scanners and sensors and associated control and automation.
· Although there will also be existing clients and significant business on the area, there will be a new business content using a database of potential clients, following up on exhibition and internet generated leads, Linkedin activity, your own market research and your own lead generation.
· You will be dealing with clients at all levels from Design Engineers, Project Managers, Production Managers, QC, Plant and Operations Managers, up to Director level at customers which are a mix of machinery OEMs and end users.
· There is also a lot of scope to grow sales in the area with systems integrators, special purpose machine builders and packaging machinery OEMs, in addition to end users in automotive, food, pharmaceutical amongst others.

PERSON SPECIFICATION: Technical Field Sales Engineer, Area Sales Manager - Industrial Automation and Vision Systems, Equipment, Sensors, 2D/3D and Barcode Scanners, Sensors to OEMs, Machine Builders and Integrators

To be considered for this potentially rewarding role in terms of remuneration and career progression you will have:


A proven track record of success in technical, engineering or applications field sales, ideally selling industrial vision and/or automation equipment, systems, scanners, barcode readers, sensors, cameras or components to OEMs with a genuine interest in the products, technology and their applications.
You will ideally have a good mechanical knowledge or understanding either via experience or a degree level qualification. as you will be providing solutions to mechanical problems for the customer.


My client will definitely consider applicants with some field sales, or possibly internal / office-based or post Graduate Sales Engineer / Applications Engineer or other technical or sales experience involving customer / client liaison and a relevant engineering qualification ideally degree level or a good mechanical knowledge with a real desire to get into a fully fledged technical sales role and career..


Established for over 30 years across 50 countries worldwide, my client is the UK subsidiary of a leading European manufacturer of a wide range of industrial automation and vision equipment, subsystems and components including 2D and 3D scanners, smart cameras, image processing, illumination and sensors, safety light barriers and systems also ident readers, barcode scanners and fluid sensors. They supply a very broad range of industrial and process machinery OEM’s across automotive, food & pharmaceutical, process, and packaging amongst others.

They are a byword for quality, product range and innovation in their market, manufacturing industry lead technology and products in terms of innovation and applications that really work. They have experienced consistent 15-20% growth per annum in the last 10 years in the UK.


There is a lot of potential for the successful applicant to grow the role, sales on the area and their earnings with a stable, well established and growing UK operation with a low staff turnover that takes a long term view on business, and gives its field sales personnel support and time to succeed.

Specifically you could go into sales management- there are examples of present team members who have taken this career path.

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Technical Field Sales Engineer, Field Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Executive, Technical Sales Manager, Area Sales Manager, Graduate Technical Sales, Applications Engineer - Industrial Automation and Vision Systems, Equipment, Sensors, 2D/3D and Barcode Scanners, Sensors to OEMs, Machine Builders and Integrators

INTERESTED? Please click apply. You will receive an acknowledgement of your application.

Please Note: Wallace Hind Selection have been chosen as the retained recruitment partner of our client and therefore any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

REF: RP17381,Wallace Hind Selection Ltd

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