Key account manager

Recruiter
HAYS
Location
United Kingdom
Posted
12 Apr 2018
Closes
20 Apr 2018
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
I'm working with a leading manufacturer in the mid Down area. The business manufactures a range of assemblies for manufacturing clients in the automotive, aerospace and industrial machinery sectors. The position has arisen due to the ongoing demand for product.

Your new role
Your primary responsibility will be to manage the company's relationship with some of its key customers in order to maintain and develop the sales and grow the business by providing the best service possible. You’ll manage internal relationships and representing the customer. In this position the Key Account Manager is responsible for ensuring that the forecast sales volume and agreed strategic objectives for the accounts are met. You’ll report to the sales and marketing manager.

Activities:

* Manage and develop specific key accounts both in the UK and overseas through planned individual customer visits and account support along with liaison with other internal departments.
* Maintain and build long term relationships at all levels within the specific accounts
* Be the main point of contact and management of communications between the key customer and internal teams Maintaining and analysing customer data to provide customer relationship management via a CRM system. Supply weekly and monthly sales activity and forecast information as required Attend relevant events and exhibitions
* Gain a thorough understanding of the customers’ business including products, markets and customers.
* Liaise and attend meetings with other company functions as necessary to perform duties and aid business and organisational development.
* Contribute to the strategic account planning and the sales and marketing plan to ensure achievement of company objectives
* Create and maintain a personal presence on social networking sites (such as LinkedIn) in line with company policy and guidelines.
* Attend training courses to develop relevant knowledge and skills.

What you'll need to succeed

We’re looking for an experience manufacturing professional with experience in a customer facing role, managing accounts ideally within an engineering/manufacturing environment with the ability to understand technical issues. You will be able to communicate effectively via written media and to be comfortable with using the internet for sales purposes including social networking sites. You must be an excellent face-to-face and telephone communicator and be confident presenting to all levels within an organisation; and able to demonstrate success and experience managing major accounts and large contracts.

What you'll get in return
You'll be offered a competitive starting salary of between £28,000- £33,000 plus commission, in a stable rewarding, SME environment.

What you need to do now
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