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Sales Manager

Do you want to work in the rapidly-growing Biotech sector?  Can you sell? Have you got the experience to sell innovative, leading-edge and very high-quality chemical products into the biomedical, medical, food grade and advanced agricultural categories? Do you have the motivation to be in a company on the verge of huge expansion in terms of manufacturing, products, people? If this sounds exciting, we want your skills and energy. 


Cuantec, a Scotland-based biotech company, is on the verge of rapid expansion in terms of its scale, its team and its market presence.  Operating in the speciality chemicals arena and selling our biopolymer products to high value segments, we have products which are desired in terms of their functional properties and their environmental credentials to sectors such as biomedical, food contact and agricultural.  Cuantec will also have a competitive edge over other competing products, making the products even more attractive to customers.  This role will report direct to the CEO.


Objective of the role

  • To sell Chitosan flake/powder/granules to Chitosan processors and manufacturers of products containing Chitosan, with a specific target to the high-value chitosan-using B2B segments: biomedical, medical devices and food contact, as well as more-lower value/higher volume agricultural and industrial.

  • To sell Chitin and Chitin/chitosan-based innovations, as they are developed, into the market



  • You will need to demonstrate your mindset and also your experience of direct selling.

  • Ideally, you will show experience of selling speciality chemicals into high valuer B2B segments.  Ideally Chitosan and other biopolymers

  • Preferable, but not necessary, you will have experience of selling speciality chemicals with circular economy benefits, such as traceability, environmental benefits

  • In terms of your mindset, you need to demonstrate a proactive and “learning” approach to problems and opportunities. 

  • You will be trusted to set your own pace and to go and sell, working with the very capable scientists and full management team, who know the full product.  Your job will be to identify the potential customers, to engage customers directly/face-to-face and to drive customer demand for our products

  • Your proven energy and determination to sell is more valuable to CuanTec than your technical/academic qualifications

Qualifications required

  • Demonstration of experience of direct selling of speciality chemicals B2B

  • Full driving License

  • Fluent in English

  • Academic qualifications:  Biology or Chemistry to A level (B or above). Further education in Biology/Chemistry or related subjects preferred but not required.   Maths and English required to demonstrate financial acumen and communications skills

  • “Academic” Business skills preferred, but not required. Candidate will be selected on their experience and ability to sell chitosan/chitin and their associated products into B2B segments



  • The role will be based in the UK, with at least 1 day onsite (1 hour north of Edinburgh) in Scotland every month.  Team engagement will be via regular weekly video/telephone meetings with management team

  • The candidate is expected to be physically visiting potential customers to create, build and maintain customer relationships   


To apply please provide a CV to highlighting your career, focusing on your skills and personal achievements and a cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate. 

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