Account Manager - Retail
We are recruiting a National Account Manager job opportunity working for the European arm of an international company that manufactures and a wide range of products. Specifically focusing on the UK market and developing large retailer accounts, we are looking for an experienced candidate who has a proven background in selling into (and developing) retail accounts. It will be the Account Manager's responsibility to manage and grow the pre-defined accounts and ensure financial performance targets are met.
Salary circa £30,000 - £35,000 + £4,000 car allowance + pension, healthcare and other benifits
- Maintain existing customer base for predetermined set of customer with regards to turnover, listings and relationship
- Grow account base by predefined budgeted parameters on a sustainable and profitable basis
- Introduce new products in line with PD time lines and gain listings at key accounts
- Manage and enhance all customer relationships in line with corporate objectives
- Create and maintain robust profit and loss documents in relation to each account
- Work within agreed corporate margin parameters and feedback any strategic opportunities which may exist outside of this framework for evaluation
- Maintain and track budget performance and profitability by customer in line with predefined corporate measures agreed with direct manager at the beginning of employment or each financial year
- Work with customers to define cost effective ways to market products
- Work with UK marketing resource (the progress lab) to create materials which help the sales team to market products to customers and end users
- Identify and implement a profitable promotional strategy with all customers to help drive sales and brand awareness in the market place
- Work with sales admin team to document and maintain customer pricing on systems
- Work with Demand Planner to ensure that sufficient stock is in place at all times to service all needs of the UK account base
- Work with UK office team to encourage and grow sales admin team members so that they can be in contact with customers and help to support the overall business
- MUST have experience of selling into and managing retailer accounts
- Strong account management skills
- Proven ability of managing and developing customer accounts
- Ideally some experience of working within the infant/children's product sector
- No geographical restriction but must be available to visit Hertfordshire HQ weekly/fortnightly
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