Account Manager

4 Resourcing Ltd
From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + car allowance and strong benefits
05 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Salary: Circa £35K - £40k basic and car allowance Hours of Work: Mon-Thurs, 8.30am – 5pm & Fri 8.30am - 1.30pm Benefits: Company car, Private Medical Cover, Stakeholder pension scheme, Life assurance OVERVIEW This is a prime sales/account management position requiring the holder to take responsibility for all aspects of the relationship with existing customers. In addition to the commercial aspects of the business the postholder will work alongside applications engineers on existing and new business opportunities in accordance with our strategic objectives. Key duties and responsibilities include maintenance and development of relationships with existing customers to promote customer confidence and secure improvements in volumes and margins. Travel will be necessary within this role, mainly within UK and Europe with some international travel possible. KEY DUTIES · Identify points of entry and open sales contact with potential new customers · Communicate effectively with the design and other departments to contribute to product and sales planning · Negotiate on price and volume to achieve agreements within the company remit and receive/win customer orders accordingly · Maintain and develop existing customer relationships to promote customer confidence and loyalty and to secure improvements in volumes and margins · Ensure, in association with product design department, that design and manufacturing costs are in line with customer technical requirements · Facilitate NPI process according to departmental procedures and ensure good communication and co-ordination through all areas · Provide a proactive account management function, through the creation of dynamic and profitable working relationships to promote customer confidence. Identify and define potential customer product development requirements to contribute to business increase, sales planning and assist/promote strategy development · Gather and interpret market intelligence to forecast product and sector potentials.Assist in developing, compiling and reporting strategic sales plan PREFERRED EXPERIENCE/SKILLS Ability to plan effectively and deal with customer accounts 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role Knowledge of technical products and a background in engineering / manufacturing ideally in product design and development Possess the determination and perseverance to succeed in a competitive environment Excellent verbal and written communication skills A European language would be an advantage PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS · Honours degree or equivalent in Mechanical or a related subject This job was originally posted as