Technical Sales Development - Automotive Refinish sector


North East England

South Central

Mirka UK Ltd. is looking to recruit for the role of Technical Sales Development. The role is primarily selling abrasives and sanders to the Automotive Refinish market.

Mirka is a growing business, consistently hitting and exceeding our targets, and due to this success we are recruiting for a number of new roles. We have very high standards and only employ the best people. If you join the Mirka family you will be rewarded and recognised well. We are proud holders of a Silver Investors in People award and are currently working towards achieving Gold level accreditation. We look after and develop our people.

The role:


  • Develop existing and prospective regional distributors and End Users
  • Cold call prospects
  • Actively develop & extend Mirka product range into customer base
  • Present, demonstrate and sell Mirka Abrasive sanding and polishing systems
  • Calculate customer quotes and negotiate contract terms
  • Attend and Exhibitions and trade shows


  • Accurate sales and product forecasting
  • Complete Mirka administration requirements
  • Efficiently plan journeys to maximise Customer visits and minimise mileage
  • Ensure CRM system is maintained to Mirka standard


  • The ability and desire to sell
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Sound judgement and good business sense
  • A solid technical background
  • The ability to build and maintain relationships with customers
  • A confident, determined and tenacious approach
  • Resilience and the ability to cope with rejection
  • Utilise excellent communication and presentation skills to communicate effectively and appropriately
  • A high degree of self-motivation and drive
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • The capacity to flourish in a competitive environment
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work in a safe manner according to procedures, risk assessments and legislation whilst using the correct PPE
  • The ability to drive safely, appropriately and legally
  • Understand and follow Process Instructions
  • To arrive promptly to meetings and appointments
  • To behave in a professional manner towards your colleagues and customers at all times
  • To give your full attention and commitment to the role during work time in order to maximise business levels and customer service

The role requires the employee to be physically capable of:

  • driving between 30-40,000 miles p.a.
  • Staying away 1 to 2 nights per week on a regional & national basis
  • Ability to present to a senior management level
  • Lifting heavy items in and out of company vehicles
  • Manning trade and exhibition stands for consecutive days
  • handling and demonstrating power tools, abrasives and polishes,
  • walking around customer / end-user premises and sites

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent


If you feel that you fit the description then please submit a CV and covering letter detailing why you feel you are right for the role

To submit your covering letter and CV please contact:

Carrie Litherland

HR Manager

Job category
  • Sales
  • North East England