Sales Engineer (Contract Manufacturing)

Location: UK Field/Home Based

Contract Type: Permanent Full Time

Closing Date: 06 August 2021

Salary: Competitive

Sales Engineer (Contract Manufacturing)


Eakin Surgical is targeting significant expansion of its fledgling Contract Manufacturing activities and as a key member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), the Sales Engineer for Eakin Surgical Ltd is key to this growth. You will be responsible for managing and growing the UK based medical contract manufacturing and sterilisation sales activities, working closely with the operations teams to ensure we are leveraging our core skills. The primary function of the role is to maintain and grow existing relationships, plus identify and convert new business opportunities. This is an international role but with a strong emphasis on being active in the appropriate local medical device sector.

Responsibilities include sales budgeting and forecasting, setting, and achieving strategic goals in line with the business objectives.

The role will involve working closely with clients to ensure Eakin Surgical deliver in a timely fashion to their needs. Working closely with the team to ensure we have the capacity and capability to deliver.



  • Commercialisation of Contract Manufacturing
  • Work with Operations to deliver against commercial opportunities associated with the operational capabilities of Eakin Surgical, Ethylene Oxide (EtO), Packing and sub-contract manufacturing capabilities.
  • Create and maintain clear commercial positioning of the Eakin surgical contract manufacturing offering.
  • Engage directly with new and existing clients, enablers such as universities and trade associations and supply partners
  • You will be the face of Eakin at relevant conferences and exhibitions
  • Deliver a strategy in line with company objectives to establish a dedicated CDMO function within Eakin Surgical.
  • The Sales Engineer must work internally - to foster constructive working relationships across all departments – and externally - to drive the relevance of the company within the medical device sector
  • Set, strategic plans to support specific company objectives such as sales growth, new manufacturing techniques, service offerings relevant to the target market.
  • Identify opportunities for development of the company and brand outside of the existing model
  • Set and convert sales budget in line with business targets
  • Create and submit manufacturing proposals to clients
  • International travel will be expected as part of this role in particular with trade missions



  • To adhere to the company’s Equal Opportunities policy and Dignity at work policy in all activities and to actively promote equality of opportunity wherever possible
  • To be responsible for your own health and safety and that of your colleagues, in accordance with the company’s’ Health and Safety policy
  • To adhere to the company’s Quality policy and Environmental policy
  • To undertake other duties as may be reasonably required




  • Proven experience within a Highly Regulated Environment
  • Experience in working within and influencing cross functional teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong emphasis on negotiation.
  • Exceptional networking skills with a pre-existing network on key contacts and KOLs in an international context.
  • Ability to influence relationships for positive outcomes at a senior level and below
  • Ability to identify, act upon and develop key priorities as informed by analysis
  • Proven experience in confidently presenting to multiple audiences at senior level and below
  • Ability to operate in a collegiate way for the best of the overall business
  • Excellent IT and analysis skills
  • Project Management
  • Ability to undertake extensive international travel
  • High level of resilience and self-reliance, able to work effectively as a single unit but also able to communicate with key internal and external stakeholders as required
  • Strong medical device experience with knowledge of the surgical market


  • Proven track record in selling/developing contract manufacturing or sterilisation services to the medical device industry
  • Knowledge of ISO 13485 / 9001 / CE marking or similar standards
  • Level 6 or higher business management or technical/engineering qualification
  • Experience with NPI
  • Foreign language skills




  • ERD
  • Operations and Supply Chain
  • QARA
  • Eakin Sales and Strategy teams
  • Marketing
  • Pelican Healthcare
  • TG Eakin
  • Armstrong Medical
  • Eakin HR
  • Board of Directors


  • Commercial prospects
  • Healthcare Professionals
  • Legal counsel
  • Research and Development agencies



  • Travel Requirements up to 50% (national and International)



Problem solving – Generates and promotes solutions. Sees clearly which is the best way forward. Able to make decisions and commitments within appropriate time frame.

Commercial Orientation – Ensures appropriate data is used to evaluate risks. Looks at the wider implications and is likely to try to assess the long-term impact. Influences others and intervenes to get appropriate results

Strategic Awareness – Maintains a strong awareness of long-term goals and plans, keeping the future eventualities and possibilities in mind. Thinks in a global way and sees the bigger picture. Is likely to make impact on future direction and outcomes

Resilience – Can work under pressure, remains calm, thinks clearly and manages emotion under pressure. Addresses issues without being aggressive or controlling and can easily bounce back from setbacks. Is open to feedback and doesn’t dwell on past events.

Networking – Feels relaxed about relating to people and soon forges and builds relationships. Works well in an environment of mutual support and information sharing. Is not afraid to direct people or ask for their help.

Oral Communication – Talks readily and confidently to people, expressing themselves with obvious ease. Speak out and makes themselves heard, often playing a leading and influential role in debate and discussion.

Interpersonal / Influencing – Deals with other in a convincing way that leads to gaining agreement without relying on hierarchy and shows sensitivity to working relationships. Doesn’t give up easily in the face of opinions that differ from their own. Influences others to reach conclusions and gain agreements.

Entrepreneurial Instinct – Identifies new, sometimes radical, business and development opportunities and drives them forward with enthusiasm and energy.  Influences direction and outcomes and copes with an element of risk

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