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External Account Manager – HII

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On behalf of this leading Chemical Distribution company we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic External Account Manager to join a friendly team within the Household, Industrial and Institutional sector. As an External Account Manager you will attract, build, and maintain business through effective promotion of the company, products, and services within the HI&I sector. You will also be responsible for sales activity and maximising performance across our account portfolio. WHAT THEY OFFER: * Job type: Full-time / Permanent * Salary: Competitive + excellent benefits (see below) * Work environment: Remote/Field based * Location: South of England Work-life balance: Family friendly and flexible working hours, holiday allowance – 23 days on starting plus UK Bank holidays, companywide bonus scheme Health & wellbeing: Free standard eye tests, family healthcare/private medical scheme, open plan office with free fruit, tea, coffee and juice, free counselling app for all employees Career progression: Study support and study leave for professional qualifications, excellent and genuine career progression opportunities Community and volunteering: A chance to be involved in our CSR initiative, volunteering with kids in schools, volunteer paid time off – 2 days per year KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: ? Comprehensively promote our clients product range and services to all current and prospective customers within designated geographic/account responsibility. ? Lead all price and service negotiations within agreed commercial parameters. ? Prepare quotations/respond to price requests/respond to sample and information requests rapidly and completely to create best customer impression. React in the visit whenever possible. ? Escalate to management any issues which could result in any significant opportunity or volume loss. ? Accurately document customer meetings and establish rigorous follow up mechanisms to maintain momentum and close sales deals. ? Direct and support outbound sales call activity of internal sales resource. ? Support specific sales campaigns required to satisfy supplier agreements and /or alleviate surplus stock scenarios. ? Meet/exceed agreed monthly, quarterly, annual sales and any other performance targets. ? Utilise all sales and marketing resources and tools provided to enhance sales capability and performance. SKILLS, QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE ESSENTIAL ? Communication ? Negotiation ? Organisation and Planning ? Commercial Acumen ? Computer literacy (basic Word and Excel) ? Sales Account Management ? Chemical industry/products/services ? Full UK Driving Licence DESIRABLE ? Working in a commercial environment ? Degree in life science or business subject ? Strategic Planning ? Numerical agility ? Chemical Distribution ? Field Sales Please apply with an up to date CV. Key Appointments UK Ltd will assess your suitability for the role based on the information contained in your CV and application. This includes skills, experience, education, and location. Unfortunately, due to the high numbers of CV`s we receive, we are unable to provide specific feedback to applicants who have not been successful. You will be informed as to the outcome of your application as soon as possible if you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Key Appointments UK Ltd acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers. By applying for this role, you give consent for your CV to be processed by Key Appointments for recruitment purposes only. We often work with third parties who may contact you about this role. Our full Privacy Policy is available at key-appointments

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