20 Apr 2019

Kemi/Petroleum/Plast | Affärsutveckling | Rekrytering

Croda Nordica – Area Sales Manager

Are you enthusiastic and committed, looking for a sales and business development career within the Chemical sector? Then this role as Area Sales Manager at Croda Nordica, within the business areas of Energy Technology and Performance Products, might be the right opportunity for you!

Croda Nordica (part of Croda Internatonal Plc) is a leading international manufacturer of specialty chemical ingredients and performance additives. In order to meet the needs of our customers, address market trends and continually grow; a commitment to sustainable innovation runs through every aspect of our business, from the ingredients we make and the way we operate, to the natural, renewable materials we use. You will experience the great combination of being part of a small and agile team with its base in Malmö, but also have the benefit and strength of being connected to a large international company.

About the role

This is a key role for Croda Nordica. You will be responsible for building, maintaining and expanding the relationships with key accounts in the Nordics. You are responsible for achieving budgeted revenue, margin and growth. You take ownership of developing your customer portfolio and ensure that we remain the preferred supplier.

You are responsible for sales of products within Energy Technology and Performance products segments. Please visit,, for more details. The position will be based at the office in Malmö.

Main responsibilities

  • Develop new business by identifying potential sales opportunities
  • Maintain and grow business
  • Visit customers to explain, promote and recommend your products
  • Update sales forecasts and annual sales budget
  • Assist in promotion of new and existing products


To succeed in this position, we believe that you have some previous experience of B2B selling in the chemical sector. Alternatively, you have no prior experience in B2B selling, but have a solid chemistry background and a strong interest to develop in the business area. We think that you have the ability to work on your own, without supervision. That you are self-motivated, independent and able to plan your own workload.

  • No prior industry, market & product knowledge is required, but beneficial
  • Relevant degree in Chemical engineering alternatively profound chemical competence acquired through previous positions
  • Driver’s license
  • Fluent in one of the Nordic languages (Swedish is an advantage) and English
  • Travelling, app. 50 days/year

Your Application

In this recruitment process the client is cooperating with Academic Search International. For more question, please contact Senior Consultant, Per Malmberg, 0701653100,, or Researcher Maja Frick, 0737462143,

You apply by clicking on the” Apply now” button below, where you enter your personal details, enclose CV and cover letter written in English. All information is handled confidentially in accordance with Academic Search Integrity Policy as well as the new data protection act, GDPR. This means that we can only process applications coming through the applications system. Thank you for your understanding.

Academic Search International has since 1991 hired 1000's executives and key employees through Executive Search & Interim Management. Academic Search is among the pioneers within the private recruitment sector. This has given us a head start in developing reliable systems and methods – which is mirrored in the market’s opinion about us. Our focus is on people with proven managerial and specialist skills and we have a close collaboration with both national and international companies with strong brands. Our idea is to combine the most suitable people with the toughest challenges in some of the most interesting companies in Sweden. Our team has extensive experience from many different industries and from roles in management positions with an extensive network of contacts.


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