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Solvay is an international industrial Group active in chemistry where teamwork and responsible behavior are fundamental to the way we work. We produce a broad range of products and solutions that contribute to improving quality of life. We are among the world leaders in most of our markets. For almost one hundred and fifty years we have blended the best talents across all disciplines and countries by fostering the spirit of collaboration.

Now, join us and be part of a world class team.

Sales Development Manager for Europe - Healthcare industry

Job Description:

Your Mission:
Solvay offers polymers for both implantable medical devices, the Solviva Biomaterials, and non-implanted healthcare applications. For Solviva Biomaterials we are looking for a Sales Development Manager who will be responsible for developing new, profitable business for Solvay Specialty Polymers in the growing and dynamic Europen Healthcare Industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understand key value propositions and products of Solviva business and healthcare industry
  • Work with the market manager to implement marketing and marketing communication plans
  • Develop broad and deep contacts with customers
  • Find and develop (or investigate qualified leads) for new business for non-buying accounts in the implantable devices european healthcare industry as measured by closes and growth in the value of the development/opportunity pool
  • When developing business with customers with implantable medical devices, always work strictly within the rules and constraints of the Solviva business
  • Provide account management at buying accounts for the Solviva business after closes and develop new application at these accounts
  • Negotiate Supply Agreements with OEM’s
  • Develop new business based on transatlantic translations at key OEM’s
  • Develop near term and long range sales plan for developmental business through web-based tools
  • Monitor and communicate competitive activity
  • Forecast new closes into Product Management and Operations Planning
  • Complete press releases/articles/conference papers, as appropriate
  • Identify, obtain approval and attend training to further develop capabilities, including industry-specific understanding such as Biocompatibility, sterilization practices, a working understanding of FDA and other regulating bodies, and other Healthcare related training
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required


  • University degree, preferably in a technical field
  • At least 5 years of related commercial experience in a technical industry (plastics experience strongly preferred and medical/healthcare industry experience a plus)
  • Fluent English speaker, preferably with proficiency in French and/or German as well
  • Excellent initiative, autonomy and enthusiasm
  • Strong desire to learn and share knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to educate customers/colleagues both on the technical and commercial side
  • European-based travel up to 75% of the time


Preferred base countries for this position includes Solvay sites in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy due to proximity to key customers. It is also possible a home office solution.

We Offer:

A challenging and exciting working environment within an international company
A competitive salary package
A brought range of training activities and the possibility to develop your career aspirations

If you are interested to join us, please apply through our career site on the internet by using the Reference Code below:


Reference Code: SLV-US-00271