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Precision Optics / Account Manager

Job Category: Engineering

Location: Ilminster


About Gooch & Housego

Gooch & Housego is a technology business headquartered in llminister Somerset, UK with operations in the USA and Europe. A world leader in its field, the company researches, designs, engineers and manufactures advanced photonic products for applications in lasers, telecommunications, semiconductors & microelectronics, aerospace & defense and life sciences. With over 60 years heritage in photonic technology the company continues to grow by diversifying in both markets and technology.

  • Experience of technical sales, with ability to discuss technical aspects of products.
  • Overall awareness of photonics industry, products and key applications
  • Capability to write customer reports as required, and experience of presenting technical data.
  • Although not essential, preferred to have knowledge of the following areas: linear crystal optics, classical optics, glass material properties, as well as experience in the manufacture of optical components such as lenses, windows, prisms and birefringent elements
  • Experience of product development life cycles
  • Understanding of business decisions and experience of costing mechanisms
  • Experience required in negotiating commercial position with customer, preferably with knowledge of large account management
  • Mature presentation skills, of both commercial and technical nature
  • Strong relationship building and management ability
  • Established photonics industry contact network preferred
  • Previous experience in Account Management
  • Strong account management and relationship building skills.
  • Experience of managing major national accounts at head office level
  • Ability to manage varied workload, with strong personal organization skills
  • Enthusiasm to develop skill set and welcoming of diverse challenges
  • Keen to travel and develop relationship with customers of all cultures
  • Strong skills for both internal and external communication
  • Customer Focused
  • Computer Literate
  • Conscientious and reliable

Gooch and Housego offers an excellent compensation and benefits program along with the opportunity to work in a technical environment with opportunities for growth in the global G&H organization. G&H is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for the above position, submit resume to: ukjobs@goochandhousego.com with Precision Optics Account Manager noted in the subject line.


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