Account Manager / Sales Estimator - Huddersfield

Recruiter
The Works Recruitment
Location
Leeds
Posted
03 Mar 2019
Closes
31 Mar 2019
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Our client offer a one point of contact for all sheet metal working requirements, from a full design service through to punch, laser cutting, folding, welding, fabrication, powder coating and assembly facilities. With their state of the art facilities they are able to give their customers the most competitive prices and undertake any project from single components to large fabricated assemblies.
Overall Purpose of the position:
Generate and maintain sales through the development of relationships within all of the company target markets. Ideally you will have come from a sheet metal fabrication or engineering related background.
Principal Accountabilities:
Working within the Sales department of Precision Sheet Metal Workers the Account Manager would be responsible for the management of client accounts. The role of an account manager varies depending on the nature of the business. This involves maintaining the company`s existing relationship with clients in order that they will continue using the company for business. It also involves identifying potential new clients and business opportunities and persuading new customers to place business .Account Managers are responsible for working with clients to identify their needs, quoting from flat pack sheet metal drawings, sending quotations and calculate how the company can best meet those requirements, in order that the client does not decide to place business elsewhere. Depending on experience, the account manager might manage a single account or they may have a whole portfolio of clients.
Responsibilities:
The responsibilities of an Account Manager may vary depending on the needs of the client and the nature of the company. Typically they include:
- Identifying potential new clients and business opportunities.
- Generating ways to attract new clients.
- Liaising with clients in order to identify their needs.
- Dealing with client requests.
- Communicating client agendas to other members of staff.
- Maintaining a good understanding of clients and their business strategies.
- Acting as the first point of contact for company clients.
- Setting up meetings.
- Liaising with other departments in the company according to client requirements.
- General administrative duties.
- Giving presentations.
- Quoting the customers flat pack drawings.
Skills:
Account managers need to have a good understanding of sales and quoting sheet metal fabrications, as well as an excellent knowledge of the sheet metal industry. More specifically the Account Manager should have:
- Strong interpersonal skills.
- Must be able to read manufacturing drawings.
- A polite, friendly and diplomatic manner.
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- A good sense of humour.
- Good negotiation skills.
- The ability to generate ideas.
- The ability to prioritise and manage several different tasks at once.
- An excellent understanding of client care.
- The ability to work effectively to deadlines.
- Good motivational skills.
- Good common sense and logical thinking.
- The ability to relate to a wide range of people.
- The ability to thrive in pressured or stressful situations.
- The ability to solve problems as they arise.
- A committed and flexible attitude to the job.
- Good organisational skills.
- Good administrative skills.
- Excellent planning abilities.
- The ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Good IT skills, all Microsoft packages.
- Good attention to detail.
- The ability to manage several tasks at once.
Salary circa 35k doe 33 days holiday per annum and possible career promotional opportunities

Similar jobs

Similar jobs