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Current Vacancy: Electron Microscopy Product Manager 

Location: Central UK location

Salary: £40K – £53K pa. + up to £20K OTE

The Role:

The Product Manager’s primary responsibility is to perform Direct Sales activities across the UK with a view to growing the company’s revenue and market share.

The role reports into the Sales Director. 

The Background:

SciMed is a leading distributor of scientific equipment with a customer base across the UK and Ireland. As part of our continued growth, we are recruiting a new National Product Manager to look after the Electron Microscopy product portfolio. The role can be based at our Stockport facility or from a Midlands home location.

As part of the role, travel to customers throughout the UK and Ireland will be required as well as occasional trips abroad for product training at manufacturer’s locations.

It would be essential for the successful candidate to have Scanning Electron Microscopy experience

The Experience & Qualifications:


  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) as a minimum, with emphasis on materials science or other physical sciences.
  • Minimum of 3 years working with SEM to include hands on experience of SEM instrument operation.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written (this might need to be demonstrated).
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
  • Able to demonstrate negotiation skills.
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Comfortable and confident in client-facing scenarios
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Willingness to travel within territory at the level necessary to excel in the role.
  • Travel to other countries for training purposes
  • Stay overnight where required.
  • Accept additional responsibilities as the role and experience grows.


  • Prior technical sales experience in the field of Electron Microscopy
  • Experience of using CRM software.
  • Field Sales experience in either Engineering, Materials, Pharmaceutical, Chemistry or academic markets in the UK.
  • A Scientist driven for a move into a commercial role may be considered.

Reporting structure:

The successful candidate will report to the Sales Director (currently one of the Company Directors).

Location of role:

To achieve success in this role the candidate must be based in a central UK location or commutable distance to the SciMed headquarters.


This role is proposed to be between full time, Monday to Friday.


  • Salary based on experience. Basic salary range £40K – £53K pa. + up to £20K OTE
  • Company car or allowance for private car ownership. Fuel for company mileage is reimbursed.
  • Contribution to personal pension above the legal minimum
  • Health insurance for employee (and family if desired)
  • Death in service and long-term sickness insurance
  • Five weeks holiday + bank holidays + Christmas shutdown

Selection Process:

The selection process will be as follows:

  1. Applications will be long listed to a list of candidates of no more than 10. The long list process will remain open until a suitable list is obtained.
  2. The longlist candidates will be invited to a 30-minute web interview.
  3. This list will be narrowed to a shortlist of no more than 4 and candidates will be invited for a 1-hour interview in person at our offices in Stockport.
  4. If a suitable candidate is found the position will be offered on the condition that 2 satisfactory references are received, one of which is from your current/last employer.

This role will remain open until a suitable candidate has been appointed and no specific timeframe is being worked to.

Start Date:

This position is ready to be filled once a suitable candidate is found and if applicable their notice period is worked.

Apply for this role:

If you would like an informal discussion about the role prior to applying, please do not hesitate to contact to Paul Vanden Branden ( 

  • To apply for this role please send your CV with covering letter detailing:
    • Why you feel you are suited to this role
    • Your motivation for applying for this role
    • Any other information you deem relevant to your application

Both documents should be in pdf format and e-mailed to with the heading “Job Application – Electron Microscopy Product Manager”.

Applications without a covering letter that addresses the above points will not be considered.

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