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Sales Manager, South East of USA – Marine & Protective Coatings

Mackenzie Stuart is working in close partnership with an established Coatings Manufacturer who are looking for a Specialist with the following background and experience:

Personification requirements:

  • Have already gained extensive experience within the Marine industry of >5 years in technical capacity of Sales and/or Business Development
  • Bachelor’s educated in Science or Business is preferred but not essential (MBA/M.S. preferred but not essential)
  • Have already gained extensive sales experience in the Marine industry of >5 years in technical capacity of Sales and/or Business Development
  • You have excellent communication skills and you are proficient with MS Office & master Data Analysis techniques
  • Understand the operating and manufacturing complex analytical instrumentation utilised in manufacturing & operation within Marine Coatings
  • Proven ability to understand the high demand across industry, such as commercial, military, and Yacht Coatings
  • Proven ability to demonstrate the communication of technological implications of Protective & Marine applications
  • Proven ability to understand global Marine coatings market trends, characteristics & requirements specifically with end-users & user types
  • Proven ability to understand market drivers that effect commercial segmentation and specific driving factors related to Yacht, Commercial & Military application
  • Ability to work Autonomously and with a team
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic production/manufacturing environment
  • Willingness to travel extensively across the East Coast of USA in a B2B manner
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to work in the U.S without sponsorship

Job description: Reporting to Divisional Manager

  • Ensure brand is adhering to strategic business plans and targets & track competitor’s cliental globally within the Marine coatings markets
  • This position will be responsible for developing and leading B2B sales & strategy, identifying and building relationships on an national level
  • Expand & develop existing business within the Marine Network
  • Maximise customer product portfolio to increase sales opportunities and profitability
  • Be responsible of all the technical aspects in manufacturing plant (e.g. demonstrating new products and technical processes and training)
  • Communicate effectively with all stakeholders, cross-functional & multifunctional colleagues, end-users and other influencers in the market
  • Be responsible for the coordination of pricing actions, monitor competitor’s activities, and execute programs as defined in BU plans
  • This position is a key role in the organization and offers a high level of visibility and responsibility
  • It is an individual contributor role that requires a highly resourceful, autonomous individual with strong business acumen, communication and interpersonal skills

You will be responsible for:

  • For identifying, developing and managing new/existing business opportunities
  • Develop a trusted advisor relationship with primary accounts, key stakeholders and critical decision makers
  • Communicate effectively with technical staff and senior management on the status of priority accounts and ongoing projects
  • Maintain a deep understanding of customers’ operations and determine technical needs
  • Ensure the timely and successful delivering of our solutions to the customer
  • Document and track the progress of all accounts, opportunities, lab projects, samples and account communication
  • Negotiate pricing agreements and contracts in accordance with internal guidelines
  • Respond quickly to customer requests and maintain a professional demeanor when handling all matters
  • Forecast and track key business metrics to develop individual business plan
  • Assist and collaborate with other sales team members on opportunities related to your specific technical experience and knowledge


The estimated compensation package of this position is in between $100,000-160,000 + Social & Performance bonuses

Job Reference: RDTSMCUS

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Salary Range

$100,000 - 160,000


USA, South East