Technical Sales Engineer - Ipswich

Distag QCS are a rapidly expanding business, distributing and manufacturing engineering components to Manufacturers and Distributors throughout the UK and Ireland.

The company is structured in four closely related divisions:

  1. Open Drives – mechanical power transmission components
  2. Hydraulic Components – hose, fittings, assemblies, steel tubing
  3. Agricultural Trailer Parts and Accessories – axles, suspensions, braking systems, drawbar components
  4. Bespoke Products – offering design and production service from drawings or samples, complete outsourcing solutions

The company’s major areas of focus, currently, are the Agricultural Machinery and Trailer Manufacturers, and manufacturers of Crushing, Screening and Recycling machinery.

Technical Sales Engineer

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Engineer, to join the fast growing team at our Ipswich Head Office.

This position would ideally suit a recent engineering graduate, engineering combined with business would also be a great benefit to this role.

The successful applicant will be willing to work in a customer facing environment, and have the necessary acumen and personality to build strong relationships with our customer base, both from the office and in the field. The ability to grow into a selling role, and the desire to grow in a dynamic sales environment, are also prerequisites. They will also need to have sound IT skills with the capability to use our CRM system effectively, be an excellent communicator, a strong team player, and able to use initiative working in a highly entrepreneurial environment. 

The candidate’s engineering skills will be utilised in providing technical advice to our customers, supporting our field sales team, and addressing application and quality control issues. They will also need to liaise with our factories and partners in Asia. It is envisaged that they will provide engineering support to the Customer Services team, and assist them with all aspects of the internal sales operation.  

This is a genuine “ground floor” opportunity for the right candidate; and would suit an ambitious, enthusiastic individual, who is looking for an opening to build a career as a Sales Engineer, with the scope to progress to Management, in the future, for a strongly driven and motivated person.


Skills & Experience:

  • Proficiency in Solidworks
  • Good understanding of engineering & manufacturing principles & processes.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar/equivalent qualification.
  • Hands-on approach
  • Genuine interest in agricultural engineering would be advantageous to this role.


Company Benefits:

  • Salary is competitive and will match the successful candidate’s skills and experience, and reflect the importance we place on this new role
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Corporate gym & health club membership rate available for Riverhills (Ipswich)
  • Free on-site parking

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Internal Sales Administrator - Tullow

We are looking for an Internal Sales Administrator to join our fast growing OEM Team. The ideal person will have proven track record in customer service, and be able to provide fast and efficient support to the customer & other team members. We are looking for a hardworking, ambitious and proactive individual, capable of organisation and managing the administration side of the OEM customer sales.

Daily & Monthly Responsibilities:

  • Upload customer purchase orders, and ensure ample stock to meet requested delivery dates.
  • Ensure all deliveries are dispatched and processed, in the most prompt and efficient manner. Liaise with the Warehouse Manager, to ensure all delivery deadlines are being adhered too.
  • Attend to the end of day procedure (checking of picking lists, carriage surcharge and invoicing of the dispatched orders).
  • Attend to customer backorders, ensuring that orders are dispatched to the warehouse for picking, once our purchasing department have advised that a container or delivery has been received.
  • Deal with all other queries or requests raised by the customer, liaising with other departments where necessary to provide the customer with a satisfactory and timely response.
  • Deal with customer returns and follow the correct procedures to ensure that we arrange collection of goods where applicable, and that credits to the customer are processed where necessary.
  • Manage scheduled order requirements, and forecast orders. Liaise with the purchasing department to ensure adequate supplies are ordered to suit lead times.
  • Provide office-based support for the Business Development Managers. Submit quotations and proposals on their behalf and formulate actions plans to progress leads and opportunities to successful completion.
  • Assisting the Directors, or other members of the management team, with any other tasks that may arise, from time to time.

Skills & Experience

  • Very Strong organisational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail & accuracy required
  • Effective multi-tasker, able to prioritise conflicting responsibilities when required
  • Team player – friendly and sociable, ability to work well with others
  • Ability to stay calm and work effectively under pressure, with a can-do attitude
  • Good telephone manner & excellent written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel

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