Key Account Manager

Location: Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Plus Car, Bonus & Other Benefits
Contact: Craig Cartwright
Call: Craig
Reference: KAM_1580487650
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Are you an experienced Key Account Manager looking for a new and exciting opportunity to join an established business with a fantastic reputation in its specialist field ? Would you like to work for a European Market Leader, tracing its history back over 100 years ?

Role Description

A role which provides broad scope for use of initiative, business acumen and negotiation skills, requires a high degree of self-motivation and drive and provides great scope for career development either into higher level account management or sales team management.

Account Management/Development
To build strong business partnerships with existing customers, managing a portfolio of approximately 6 key accounts, identifying new opportunities for growth within existing accounts, expanding range penetration and negotiating promotional activity to drive sales of existing ranges.

Working with the Sales & Marketing Manager to plan and deliver a wholesale strategy, as well as trade partners to service the independent market sector.

Business planning
Scrutinise sales trend data using company business intelligence software by product area and by customer to identify opportunities and threats.

Participate in and contribute to sales meetings and ad-hoc requests for customer or customer specific feedback.

Seek and suggest opportunity for innovation.

Build an awareness of competitor activity within the designated customer base. Defend against competitor erosion.

Business management
Maintain and improve area profitability through price negotiation, product mix and price management.

Formulate and present customer specific sales growth strategy.

Understand the corporate objectives of each customer and build a healthy category mix which serves those objectives

Required Skills
Negotiation and selling skills & relevant/transferable experience
Competent in use of business intelligence software
Competency in calculations relating to margin, trading terms and broader sales negotiations
Experience of managing and negotiating at a highly autonomous level with UK national or key account customers
Presentation skills
Consumer and customer awareness

Preferred Skills
Marketing and display competence
Category management experience
Experience in B2B selling in hardware or related sector

Remuneration Package
Excellent Basic Salary, Plus Bonus, Executive Car, Mobile Phone, iPad, Laptop, Credit Card Pension Scheme, Profit Share Scheme
Personalised bonus and incentive scheme to provide earning potential of additional £8,000 upon achievement of collaboratively agreed goals.

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