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3M Sales Specialist - Southern Region in Bracknell Berks, United Kingdom

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas. Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

Job Title - Sales Specialist – Southern Region

Collaborate with Innovative 3Mers Around the World

Choosing where to start and grow your career has a major impact on your professional and personal life, so it’s equally important you know that the company that you choose to work at, and its leaders, will support and guide you. With a diversity of people, global locations, technologies and products, 3M is a place where you can collaborate with 93,000 other curious, creative 3Mers.

“For more than 30 years at 3M, I’ve seen firsthand how it’s a place where curious, creative and collaborative people thrive and build a rewarding career. As a leader in this company, my goal is to ensure each 3Mer sees and feels the positive impact we’re making around the world” – Mike Roman, chief executive officer and chairman of the board at 3M

The Impact You’ll Make in this Role

As a Sales Specialist within the Personal Safety Division (PSD), you will have the opportunity to tap into your curiosity and collaborate with some of the most innovative and diverse people around the world. Here, you will make an impact by:

  • Proactively plans and manages time and resources for effective coverage of territory

  • Meeting and exceed assigned quota and sales objectives

  • Integral to this role is the development and building of new and existing relationships with Key end users in the region. Delivering effective sales process execution to include new business opportunities, lead generation, and competitive account conversions

  • Demonstrates and trains internal and external customers on product applications and solutions. Provides appropriate sales and technical support to customers covering main product portfolios including welding protection, fall protection, head, eye and respiratory protection products as well as hearing protection solutions.

  • Builds collaboration among team members to help drive growth at relevant customer's and industries

Your Skills and Expertise

To set you up for success in this role from day one, 3M is looking for candidates who must have the following qualifications:

  • Sales experience preferably within the personal safety industry

  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the organization both externally and internally

  • Independent and self-initiated approach with the ability to work on your own and as part of a team

  • Selling skills, good interaction skills and the ability to build long-term customer relationships

  • Negotiation, communication and presentation skills - written and verbal.

  • Good standard of education

Additional qualifications that could help you succeed even further in this role include:

  • PPE market sales experience strongly preferred

  • Industrial / Safety market sales experience preferred

  • Experience in selling and training on safety equipment of end users and channel partners

  • Knowledge of MS Office systems as well as CRM systems

Travel: The position requires the ability to travel throughout the defined sales territory to visit existing and potential customers, end users, distribution and exhibitions. This role supports a hybrid working model typically 3 days in the field/2 days at home office (subject to business conditions)

Sales Territory: South Wales, South West, South East, Bedfordshire and Essex

Candidate preferred location – M4 corridor but all locations in the Region considered.


Salary - £high-reaching dependent on skills and experience plus excellent benefits package

Bonus – Sales Incentive Plan

Employment Statement

At 3M, diversity & inclusion are essential to innovation. We seek and value differences in people! As an equal opportunity employer, 3M will not discriminate against any applicant. If you want to discover more about D&I at 3M, please visit http://go.3M.com/4i9C

Supporting Your Well-being

3M offers many programs to help you live your best life – both physically and financially. To ensure competitive pay and benefits, 3M regularly benchmarks with other companies that are comparable in size and scope.

Resources for You

For more details on what happens before, during and after the interview process, check out the Insights for Candidates page at 3M.com/careers.

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