National Account Manager - Birmingham

Oliver William
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

National Account Manager - Birmingham

Oliver William Recruitment are looking for a National Account Manager to join an international manufacturing company based in Birmingham.

Our client is an international manufacturing company working within the DIY industry and they are looking for a National Account Manager with excellent communication skills (both written and oral) to manage, develop and grow a number of key accounts across the UK.

As a National Account Manager, you must be able to communicate at all levels, including with major shareholders. Applicants must be persuasive, assertive, self-motivated and must have a proven track record of successful account management and development. All applicants must have at least 3 years’ experience of managing national retail accounts, have a good understanding of classical category management principles, and must be able to demonstrate an ability to achieve targets and deliver growth.

As a National Account Manager, your key responsibilities will include:

  • To ensure that sales and profit from the account portfolio are delivered in line with company & customer expectations.
  • To negotiate margins & promotional costs.
  • To understand the business objectives & strategies of your customers to ensure the development of relevant categories.
  • To negotiate NPD listings and promotional activity on an on-going basis.
  • To ensure exceptional customer service (specific targets by account) is achieved at all times by communicating effectively with both internal & external customers.
  • To liaise with all key internal departments & functions to ensure customer needs are met in a timely & efficient manner.
  • To be responsible for accurate sales forecasts for all listed products - both standard and promotional lines.
  • Produce monthly performance summary reports on portfolio for presentation both internally and to customers.
  • To actively review and assess all promotional activity to ensure relevance and effectiveness and make recommendations on future activity.
  • To drive category management & category development initiatives within accounts to ensure overall growth & margin objectives are achieved.
  • To develop exceptional relationships at all levels within accounts to ensure that we are regarded as the number one, category-leading supplier.
  • To meet required Standards and Procedures

This is a full-time, permanent position, between the hours of 8:30am - 4:45pm, and the company are looking to pay a salary of between £40,000 per annum plus bonus, with an excellent benefits package.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, please submit your application ASAP!