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Technical Sales Engineer, Polymer Specialties

Date: Feb 27, 2021

Location: Shanghai Xinzhuang, CN

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Technical Sales Engineer, Polymer Specialties

The term of employment is limited to months.


Location: China : Shanghai Xinzhuang

Function: Marketing & Sales

Career Level: Experienced professionals (2-5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai) Co., Ltd

Business Line: Interface & Performance


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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  • Understand customers´ needs and opportunities;
  • Fulfill customers´ needs through budgeted resources of local organization;
  • Develop the ideas for customer specific local strategies and implementation 
  • Work with existing customers and search for potential customers in the country;
  • Generate, evaluate and report market and competitive information to ensure competitive advantage;
  • Provide high quality and complete data input to ensure a proper market and account management;
  • Conduct and control all elements of basic sales process, such as: offers and contracts, incl. their documentation, credit management; solve open points in processing and logistics;
  • Negotiate of contract terms (with regard to) such as quantity, payment terms and conditions or delivery terms and conditions;
  • Negotiate the price (within the price range);
  • Prepare and negotiate sales or other product related contracts;
  • Decide or propose on discounts, rebates, etc.;
  • Taking responsibility of recovery of accounts receivables
  • Responsible for dunning process;
  • Discuss individual complaint procedure with the customer;
  • Analysis of market development and potentials, propose ideas for improving own market position and exploitation of potentials;
  • Observe, analyze and report competitors´ marketing activities and strategies (e.g. products, personnel, processes) to support competitive benchmarking;
  • Contribute to local product management and innovation;
  • Manage day-to-day distribution channels;
  • Contribute to local marketing strategies.


  • Bachelor degree or higher in engineered polymers or similar disciplines.
  • Minimum 3-5 year’s sales or technical sales background in related industries. Technical working experience in masterbatch/compounding is a plus.
  • Good market and technical knowledge of plastics entire value chain (including base polymers, masterbatches, compounders/converters as well as end application). This should include understanding of requirements from customers, competition and key market players.
  • Good understanding of additives for engineering plastics and packaging, as well as compounding process.
  • Strong value selling mindset and skills. Good knowledge of key account management. Strong capabilities in distributor management.
  • Good negotiation skills.
  • Good understanding of general market trends of target industries.
  • Work closely with other colleagues both regional and global for daily work and new projects development.
  • Cooperate with technical service to provide support to customers and develop new businesses.
  • Excellent Sales, value selling, communication skills. 
  • Strong capability to establish, develop and maintain customer relationship (key accounts and distributors) at different levels/areas.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong teamwork spirit under matrix organization.
  • Capable to maintain a good industry network both internal and external to understand & evaluate market trends.
  • Have capability to make judgment (analytical skills) and make proposals.
  • Sensitive to new requirements or unmet needs of customers and translate into new business opportunities.
  • Capable to prioritize daily activities and keep focused / result oriented.
  • Excellent value selling and communication skills.
  • Self-motivated, result oriented, willing to travel intensively.
  • Good English language skills both writing and speaking.

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.



Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.