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Business Development Manager, EU / Asia

Covesion Ltd, United Kingdom
Employer Description

Covesion Ltd is the market leading manufacturer of Periodically Poled Lithium Niobate (PPLN) waveguides and accessories for wavelength conversion applications. Our team of poling experts have over 20 years experience in the manufacture of PPLN for off-the-shelf, R&D, and OEM customers. This is combined with extensive knowledge in the design and build of PPLN-based laser systems for Red-Green-Blue and mid-IR applications.
We provide MgO:PPLN crystals for a wide range of SHG, OPO, DFG and SFG interactions, combined with the technical knowledge and support of our experienced sales team. Whether you are buying off-the-shelf or a customised design, we offer advice on crystal length to optical mounting, aiming to deliver the ideal MgO:PPLN system for your application.

Job Description

Main Duties 

The role will be working primarily in a technology rich sales environment.  The role will focus on selling our existing product lines in Europe and Asia, managing opportunities from enquiry through to close and some financial reporting. In addition, the role will ensure we receive market intelligence regarding customer demands and our competitive position. 

The role is responsible for all customer facing aspects in the territory and will report to the Head of Sales (HoS) who is also based in the UK.  This role would be ideal for a technically qualified individual looking to start their career in Technical Sales.


  • Respond to enquiries and work with customers to maximise our order intake
  • Support the HoS with campaigns focussed on new customer acquisition
  • Develop quotes, proposals and sales contracts consulting with Production in the UK on delivery matters
  • Support the HoS with competitor intelligence and report new developments
  • Manage the sales reporting for the rest of the sales team and the CEO
  • Attending trade shows or conferences to exhibit products
  • Keep abreast of the latest products and trends.
  • Liaise with marketing colleagues on campaigns and product launches
  • Support our website development

*Please note that the above job description does not include an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities. Furthermore, it may change from time to time in accordance with your progression and business requirements.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, behaviours, skills & experience:


  • Relevant degree or equivalent e.g. Physics, Optics, Materials Science
  • Ability to work as an individual but can work as part of a team based in the UK
  • Ability to develop new long-term relationships with customers
  • Keen to learn and grow as an individual with the ability to pick up new skills and knowledge rapidly
  • Clear communication of complex problems to both customers and remote based colleagues
  • Second language - German or Chinese preferred
  • Computer literate: Excel, Word and other Microsoft packages
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Reliable and trustworthy


  • Clean driving licence and own transport
  • Knowledge of PPLN and its characteristics
  • Exposure to R&D in an optics setting
  • Post graduate qualification
14 January 2022
13 February 2022
Bachelor's Degree
Optical Components, Lasers, Sensors
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