Area Sales Manager - Chemist
Last Updated: 30th December 2017 (over 5 years ago)
Area Sales Manager - Hoffmann Mineral GmbH
Neuburg a. d. Donau - Germany
After an extended period of traveling in South East Asia I joined the sales team of Hoffmann Mineral , taking care of Middle East and South East Asia.
For that position my main responsibilities were defined to expand the business in these prospering regions and to optimize the already existing network of distributors and sales partners. Additionally the business should be developed in Myanmar and Saudi Arabia to guarantee sustainable growth in the SEA and gulf region.
My activities also included organization and conducting technical trainings of the local sales managers of our sales agencies and support them in technical issues. These challenging tasks enabled me to raise my intercultural competencies and to become familiar how to handle international business partners. But my function as an Area sales manager also included the forecast and turnover planning for the specific countries, price negotiations and maintaining business relations to several key accounts which were located in the countries of my profit center.
-> Area Sales Manager for South East Asia and Middle East
-> B2B Sales of complex chemical products
-> Intercultural experience with international costumers
-> Business Development
-> Turnover planning
-> Manageing international distributors
-> Phd in Polymer Chemistry
06/2012 – 12/2015
Research Associate - University of Leoben
Chair of Chemistry of Polymeric Materials
In December 2016 I finished my PhD with distinctions however it was already clear for me that my future career should not be in the field of research and development. At the Institute international exchange was highly valued and so it became obvious for me that a position in an international environment is the right choice for me.
11/2011 – 05/2012
Research Associate - Graz University of Technology
Institute for chemistry and technology of materials
After I absolved my Masterthesis at the Institute for Chemistry and Technology of Materials I decided to prolong my time at the university to join a project about Hybrid solar cells as an synthetic chemist. During that period I was able to optimize my abilities in complex organic synthesis and I acquired profound knowledge about organic photovoltaic's. These experiences encouraged me to continue my professional career with a Phd and I changed to the Montanuniversität Leoben.
— Dec 2015
— Oct 2011
Area Sales Manager
— Dec 2016
— Jun 2012