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Vacancy: Technical Sales Representative


Don Whitley Scientific is a market leader in the manufacture and distribution of specialist laboratory instruments for microbiology and tissue/cell culture related applications. Our products are used in a variety of laboratories, including clinical, academic research, food testing, quality control and other biological labs. The company has an enviable reputation for providing innovative equipment with first class technical support. Our company continues to expand with new premises nearing completion and a need to increase our sales team. 


As a Technical Sales Representative you will promote an exciting range of laboratory equipment and service contracts. Brands include Whitley Anaerobic, Hypoxic and Microaerobic Workstations, Whitley Automated Spiral Plater plus products such as the automated specimen processor WASPLab, media/sample preparation equipment and other niche laboratory equipment.

This role will provide an opportunity for the successful candidate to further develop an established customer base and build a long-term, lucrative career in the UK as well as the possibility of overseas travel.

Candidates with no previous sales experience will be considered as training will be provided. A high level of support will also be available from senior colleagues.

Core responsibilities as a Technical Sales Representative:

  • Maximising sales potential and business growth by establishing relationships and collaborations with customers.

  • Working closely with marketing to ensure relevant promotions are delivered to customers and that feedback from customers is relayed back to inform future planning.

Essential Requirements:

  • Highly motivated and ambitious.

  • Hands-on approach and comfortable with daily travel.

  • Articulate, confident communicator able to engage with people at all levels, including technical managers and procurement/finance personnel.

  • Independent and decisive, using creative thought and sound logic to identify, prioritise and maximise opportunities.

  • Based in the north of England to serve a territory that extends into Scotland.

Our sales team comprises of successful people with and without a science background, so experience in a scientific discipline is not a prerequisite.


Package includes:

  • Basic salary dependent upon experience

  • Attractive bonus scheme

  • Company car

To Apply

To apply for this position, please contact Steve Robertson, Sales Director on attaching a current CV.




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