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Technical Sales Professional

The Role

CuanTec are seeking a Technical Sales Professional to help grow the business in our current and future product segments and markets. The successful candidate will work closely with the Chief Commercialization Officer to generate leads for sales, opportunities for co-development of future products with potential partners, and bi-lateral licensing opportunities. 

The ideal candidate will have:

  1. Bachelors or Masters in the Life Sciences, Bio-based Polymers, Chemistry, or Business.

  2. 5+ years experience in direct sales.

  3. Strong written and oral communication skills.

  4. CRM experience essential preferably in SalesForce.

  5. Experience in chitin or chitosan-based materials markets and applications a plus.

  6. Proven track record in developing business opportunities and sales for commercially viable products such as packaging, cosmetics, medical devices, or pharmaceuticals highly desirable.

  7. A natural preference to work independently in challenging environments with a desire to grow with the business and having influence over its future and enhancing the company’s vision.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Generating leads and closing sales of our chitosan-based formulations for anti-microbial and compostable packaging products in the form of stand-alone films or coated natural packaging materials (i.e. coatings).

  • Direct interaction with all customers to ensure the ongoing sales of our products. 

  • Generating leads and working to promote sales of our chitin-/chitosan-based products in various segments including biomedical, battery, and drug delivery applications as we expand our markets.

  • Collaborating with customers to determine their product needs, and with colleagues to manage the development and delivery of a products with good value propositions.   

  • Upholding working practices to keep colleagues safe from harm and maintain the company’s safe codes of conduct.

  • Generating and managing sales charts and reporting progress against these. 


The role is remote-based reporting directly to the Chief Commercial Officer, but must be near an airport with occasional onsite meetings at CuanTec’s new R&D facility in Clydebank. The total compensation package (£50k - £65k plus Commission) will be competitive, including pension, life insurance, and critical illness cover, and will reflect the level of expertise and experience of the successful candidate.

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. 

About Us

CuanTec is an innovative small company which has developed a World-first proprietary process to naturally extract chitin from various source materials including shellfish waste which would otherwise be incinerated. CuanTec’s proprietary technology naturally maintains the full chain length of this amazing biopolymer while providing the purest grade chitin available anywhere in the World, enabling a wide range of applications in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, biomedical, and food industries. 


CuanTec’s first products include strong, transparent, and flexible bio-based films to replace single-use plastics. Biodegradable, compostable, and naturally antimicrobial, these films can not only replace hugely damaging and wasteful single use plastics but can also extend the shelf life of fresh foods and produce wrapped within the films, ensuring that they last longer, with no moulding and less food waste.

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