Key Account Manager

Basic Overview
Salary: £30000 – £35000/annum Car or Allowance, commission
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
Minimum Salary: 30000.00
Maximum Salary: 35000.00
Job Location: Norwich, Norfolk

An exciting KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER'S ROLE has arisen to work for one of the expanding express parcel carrier companies in the UK. The role will be based in the NORFOLK or SUFFOLK area ideally but CAMBRIDGESHIRE will also be considered and is covering CAMBRIDGE, HUNTINGDON, PETERBOROUGH, NORWICH, IPSWICH and LINCOLNSHIRE area mainly managing the depots TOP 30 – 40 accounts worth 5-6 million, but also supporting the management of the rest of the customer base at these sites.

Overall Purpose of Role

To ensure that the allotted major customer base exceeds revenue budget by:
– Ensuring retention and development of the allotted major customer base
– Working with senior reports to create added value in the customer experience
– Working with CS Managers/Supervisors within the allotted region to maximise retention levels and identify business development opportunities
– Building close and effective relationships with a network of contacts within the allotted major customers
– Developing a good working relationship with all departments

Main Responsibilities:
– Create a sustainable network of contacts and key individuals within their existing customers, while identifying suitable market growth
– Work with the respective Regional Director, Regional Sales Manager and General Manager to develop short, medium and long term strategies to deliver retention levels within the existing customer base
– Work with the Commercial Team to deliver effective tender responses to specific customer opportunities where necessary
– To manage customer relationships relevant to their region, by engaging in personal ownership of the largest customers with the support of the Regional Sales Manager/General Manager
– To effectively qualify all customers' needs, understand those needs and sell against them appropriately
– To demonstrate strong knowledge of the companies product portfolio and all associated features and benefits and to tailor those benefits to the needs of the customer
– Track performance of accounts, opportunity and scope to build and maintain customer relations
– Submit accurate and timely reports
– Attend all regional team meetings and contribute on own individual performance and prepare for manager review meetings

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
– Extensive experience within either the industry or Retail, FMCG sector
– Excellent presentation and communication skills
– Problem solving abilities; able to facilitate discussions
– Able to travel within the Region and able to work with the minimum of supervision
– Microsoft skills i.e. Excel, Word, Email, Access & PowerPoint

– Achievement of revenue and P&L budgets within their respective region
– Revenue growth within their personal customer base
– Retention of all customers within their customer base
– Profile Reviews all up to date within their personal customer base
– Overdue debt within their own customer base is managed within agreed "threshold" limits

Personal Specifications:
– Results driven, self-confident individual with an ability to empathise with customers at all levels
– Able to work both alone and as part of a team
– Consistent drive and energy, positive attitude
– Flexible and dynamic work ethic

SALARY £30,000 to £35,000 DOE with a CAR or CAR ALLOWANCE, £5,000 Bonus and 25 Days Holiday

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