Technical Sales Lead

Do you want to work with new disruptive technologies helping food and beverage companies all over the world solve their BIG challenges?

OAL has consistently delivered next-generation technologies and world-class automation solutions over our 25-year history. Our patented technologies have transformed the way manufacturers prepare and pack food products globally.

We need highly motivated technical salespeople to help our customers discover and adopt our cutting-edge tech. You’ll be working closely with our international partners to deliver world-class engineering solutions to food and beverage clients all over the world.

We’ll get you up to speed with how our technologies work and provide training to give you the skills and confidence to successfully engage food manufacturers.

Ready to become part of a team that makes a real difference and challenges you every day? Get in touch and kick-start your development.


Role responsibility and accountability 

  • To identify and develop opportunities for the sale of all OAL technologies in Europe.

  • To establish and develop sustainable customer relationships at all organisational levels in a professional manner.

  • To prospect new customer contacts at all organisational levels to promote and develop business opportunities for OAL’s technologies.

  • To ensure awareness of all OAL technologies, products and services to both existing and potential customers.

  • To support the preparation of proposals and negotiate and secure orders and contracts that are profitable, commercially secure and technically sound.

  • To identify and report market requirements and opportunities to support the OAL business and global strategy.

  • To provide market information and competitor activity to support the development of OAL business growth.

  • To prepare and maintain sales reports, forecasts and contact information on a regular basis and in a timely manner.

Essential skills/qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent.

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

  • Able to work to tight timelines / budgetary constraints.

  • Ability to integrate within existing teams and develop / foster new working relationships.

  • Willing to travel as needed

Desired skills/experience

  • 3 years’ experience in food manufacturing/packaging

  • Full business proficiency in a second language

  • Ability to plan activities to achieve agreed timescales, identify potential risks to prevent completion and possible mitigating actions.

Closing Date: 12/07/2019

Reference: OALTSL0619

Salary: £22-27,000

Location: Head office, Peterborough, with occasional travel 

Vacancy type: Full-time, permanent.


About OAL

OAL is a leading UK food tech company helping food manufacturers automate. An innovative family business, our success is underpinned by our founder, Harry Norman’s passion for technology and enthusiasm for change. We’re using automation and robotics to shake up the food industry and improve how our food is made.

As a growing SME, we can provide fantastic opportunities in a fast-paced organisation. You’ll quickly become an integral part of the team with full responsibility and ownership. Our strong training philosophy encourages on-the-job training and supports qualifications.

Antonio MonteiroOAL