Technical Commercial Assistant

Job Ref: J33388
Sector: Science
Sub-sectors: Food & FMCG, Energy/Renewables, Chemicals
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 11 September 2019
  • West Yorkshire, England, UK Wakefield West Yorkshire West Yorkshire UK WF12 8BU
  • £20,000 per Annum
  • Faye Allison
  • 0161 868 2218

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Technical Commercial Assistant required, based in West Yorkshire. Non-lab based role, requiring a background in Chemistry or similar, ideally degree-level. Good mathematical and time management skills essential. Ideal for a Chemistry Graduate interested in the commercial operations.

Title: Technical Commercial Assistant

Location: West Yorkshire

Salary: £20,000 per annum

SRG is working with a leading manufacturer of specialist materials for chemical, processing and refining industries. Growing at an impressive rate, they are about to launch a brand new product into a fresh market and are now looking to hire a Technical Commercial Assistant. The role would suit a recent Chemistry graduate interested in a non-lab/commercial career in the chemical industry. It will involve using technical understanding to respond to enquiries from customers, provide quotations and process orders.

Benefits: Small, fast-growing company, working with chemical and petrochemical industries worldwide. Full training provided & excellent potential to progress into account management, sales or marketing. 40 working hours/week, 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday with some flexibility on start/finish times. Offering 24 days holiday allowance, plus 8 bank holidays and auto-enrolment pension scheme.

Role / Description

  • Using chemistry background to understand customer requirements
  • Requesting and collating information from customers in order to provide accurate quotations
  • Placing and processing orders for products for worldwide customers
  • Responding to customer enquiries about existing product portfolio and new products using technical knowledge and understanding
  • Arranging deliveries and shipping of products worldwide
  • Using a specialised IT system to input technical information, generate quotations and coordinate orders
  • Liaising with the sales and marketing teams as needed
  • Future potential to attend on-site meetings with overseas clients to develop key accounts & relationships.


  • Higher Qualification (degree preferred) in a scientific discipline - Chemistry, Applied Sciences, Materials Science or similar
  • Experience in customer service, sales or office-based work considered advantageous
  • Strong numerical/mathematical skills
  • Able to use IT systems confidently
  • Self-motivation and ability to manage time and priorities effectively

This role would be an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to use their scientific/chemistry knowledge outside of the lab and develop a career in commercial operations.

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. Alternatively please email a copy of your CV to For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Emma on 0161 868 2222

If you have a scientific background and this position is not relevant / suitable for you, please feel free to get in touch or visit to view our other vacancies.

Keywords: graduate, degree, BSc, chemistry, materials science, commercial, technical, non-lab, non-laboratory, office, customer relations, customer service, sales, marketing, database

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