Sales Account Manager EMEA & CIS (M/F/D) - Catalysts

Job Purpose

Clariant is a leading global supplier of high-performance catalysts for use in the chemicals, plastics, oil and gas industries. We offer an extensive portfolio of more than 250 catalysts, including petrochemical and fuel refining catalysts, synthesis gas catalysts, chemical catalysts, and emission control catalysts, as well as zeolites materials for a variety of applications. To further drive the commercial growth of this business unit we are looking to hire a Senior Account Manager EMEA & CIS (M/F/D)

Our Offer

  • We ensure a highly interesting, versatile and challenging work environment
  • You will have outstanding influence on daily activities and tasks, with full responsibility for projects assigned
  • We offer an attractive and performance-based remuneration
  • We provide the benefits of a modern company
  • We will support your development needs with tailored, individual trainings


Sales and Technical Service

  • Sales and technical service of catalysts in our region EMEA/CIS
  • Analysis and reporting of plant data, identification of potentials for optimisation, troubleshooting
  • Develop strong relationships at all levels within the customers’ organization
  • Seek new customers and new applications covering the entire region
  • Correspond with customers in concise, professional manner using appropriate grammar
  • Prepare complete, clear and concise technical and commercial quotes and proposals


Coordination / Communication

  • Report on competitive activity, continously update market database and prepare forecasts of short term and long term business potentials
  • Strategic account planning: prospecting, active cross-selling, order fulfillment
  • Practicing a systematic selling process including account planning, call reports, sales call planning and proactive use of sales tools.


Continues Improvement / Efficiency Increase

  • Consulting with multiple resources and departments, understanding the customers business and continually positioning our products to meet needs
  • Track trends of the market; gather intelligence concerning customers and competitors and market developments
  • Maintaining the forecast to realize highest forecast accuracy
  • Lead and manage customer projects by applying a structured stage-gate process and continously involving all relevant parties; deliver to promised timelines


  • Minimum of a masters degree in chemical engineering or chemistry
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in research or sales in the chemical industry, preferably in the area of hydrogenation
  • Deep knowledge in SAP
  • Excellent overall computer skills (MS Office)
  • Fluent in German and English, third language a plus
  • Excellent communication skills on all levels and professional demeanour
  • Excellent structural and analytical skills
  • Experience in leading a team
  • High-performer working well in a feedback-rich culture


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