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Company Information

Knight Optical has been operating for over 30 years, with our managing director Colin Overton at the helm. Over this time, we have become a global leader in the production and distribution of scientific optical components and bringing quality into focus for all of our products and services that we provide.

Starting from humble beginnings, Knight Optical has gone from strength to strength, with expansion in the UK and our USA office opening in 2015. We aim to keep expanding and ensuring we can serve the global market in the years to come. Located in Kent, South East England, we are just 20 minutes away from the Channel Tunnel rail link meaning convenient distribution to Europe.

Role Overview

Work in a fast-growing company based in the UK with a newly established US office. This is a highly technical field that offers the opportunity to work with some of the biggest and most cutting-edge technology and aerospace companies in the world. This position requires sales staff to build and maintain relationship with both new and existing customers through regular communication and excellent customer service. To meet or exceed sales targets. Increase knowledge of customer industry and sector and ensure the highest levels of customer care, technical knowledge and advice.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

- To provide specialist technical advice in Optics and associated products
- To provide technical sales support and advice to customers
- Research and develop new product ideas
- Seek new key suppliers and maintain supplier database within SAP Business 1
- Answer technical queries applicable to optics
- Produce quotes
- Support the sales team with technical support
- Seek to find solutions to technical problems
- Provide a design service and be able to use CAD and optical design software
- Seek the development or sourcing of new products and ideas that can be commercialized

Key performance indicators
- Quality of technical advice
- Team working and relationships
- Quality of design
- Innovative and creative ideas
- Customer satisfaction on technical issues
- New product development and idea generation
- Website hit's
- Google Word ranking
- Monthly newsletter hits
- Hitting Sales targets

Person Specification

- Bachelors degree from a 4 year institution (Prefer science, math or technical degrees)
- Experience with SAP software preferred
- Experience working in a scientific or technical field preferred


Base Salary $50,000 - $55,000
Bonus: Uncapped ($30,000+)

28 Mar 2023

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