Sales Manager - Tanneries
We’re on a journey to Grow the Future of Materials. How? By unlocking the unique properties of mycelium, the root structure of mushrooms. Our patented technology, Fine Mycelium™, unleashes a new class of materials crafted from nature, engineered for performance, and built for a resilient future.We’re seeking passionate learners to join us in pioneering a materials revolution and creating an epic place to work. MycoWorks offers competitive equity and benefits programs to support the health, well-being, and financial empowerment of all our employees.We root our relationships with our partners and one another in our core values: Be Mycelial, Cultivate Quality, and Grow the Future, and we're committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender expansive individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
MycoWorks is seeking an experienced Sales Manager with a technical background in the leather industry for the promotion of mycelium-based leather alternatives globally. The role entails a blend of sales expertise, technical knowledge in tanning chemistry, and a passion for sustainable materials. The ideal candidate will be a key driver in expanding our reach in the leather alternatives market, combining sales acumen with technical consulting to foster client relationships and market growth.
- Strategically develop and execute sales plans targeting tanneries and related industries for mycelium-based leather alternatives.
- Act as a consultant to clients, advising on the applications and advantages of mycelium materials in various contexts.
- Build and maintain strong relationships with key industry players, offering customized solutions and technical expertise.
- Conduct negotiations and close sales contracts, ensuring alignment with company goals and compliance with financial guidelines.
- Lead technical discussions on tanning chemistry and mycelium material tanning processes, enhancing client understanding and trust.
- Oversee sales forecasting and performance metrics, setting and achieving ambitious targets.
- Manage and allocate resources for strategic projects, including financial analysis and investment assessments.
- Stay abreast of market trends and advancements in sustainable materials, particularly in the leather industry.
- Minimum 5 years of professional experience in the leather industry, with at least 2 years in a sales management role
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Engineering, or a related field, with a specialization in Leather Technology required, or equivalent experience in technical roles in leather industry
- In-depth knowledge of tanning chemistry and processes.
- Demonstrated ability in sales management, client consultation, and new business development.
- Strong analytical, communication, and negotiation skills, with the ability to interpret technical and financial information effectively.
- Proactive and innovative approach to problem-solving and strategy development.
- Excellent team leadership and interpersonal skills, with a focus on mentoring and development.
- Fluency in multiple languages is required for international client engagement.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively for client meetings, industry events, and strategic initiatives.
In our commitment to fostering an inclusive and supportive work environment, we recognize the importance of accommodating individual needs. If you require any specific accommodations during the application or interview process, please feel free to let us know. We are dedicated to facilitating a comfortable and accessible experience for all candidates, and will work with you to ensure your needs are met.