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Key Account Manager - Express Parcels

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 across various sites covering the following areas Berkshire, Middlesex, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey managing the depots regular and Key accounts.

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 Customer Services 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/GeneralManager
- 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:
- Candidates must have parcels or pallet sales experience to apply. Please don't apply without this experience
- 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 £35,000 with a CAR or CAR ALLOWANCE, plus annual Bonus circa £4,500 and 25 Days Holiday


Job Type:Permanent
Location:- South, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Middlesex
Benefits:£35,000 basic salary; car or allowance; bonus circa £4,500 pa; 25 days holiday
Branch:Freight Personnel
Consultant:Paul Wilson
Tel: 0161 452 0452
Email: pwilson@freightpersonnel.co.uk
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