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Caged Tigers Published: January 27, 2019
Fareham, United Kingdom
Job Type
£30000 - £45000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent package on offer to the right candidate


Key Account Manager, Fareham

My client is a global leader in testing, product certification, qualification, training and knowledge services, they are looking to add an experienced Key Account Manager to their Transport focused business line based at their Fareham site.
The ideal Key Account Manager would be responsible for managing the test and certification projects for customers primarily within the Defence and Aerospace business. The successful candidate will also have the additional responsibility for managing a number of large key accounts to deliver on key customer requirements, develop relationships to grow the business, and managing one-stop projects for Transport Business Line key accounts.
The opportunity on offer is excellent and offers a competitive salary package and a modern working environment with a subsidised on-site Restaurant and Gym. The site is close to bus routes, Junction 9 of the M27 and Swanwick railway station.

Key Account Manager Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Business Line Managers to set and manage the strategic relationship with key accounts and to ensure that pipeline plans are developed on a rolling 12-month basis.
  • Day-to-day commercial management of specified Key Accounts to retain and grow sales and achieve order and profitability targets.
  • Hold regular conference calls/meetings with Key Accounts to monitor on-going and upcoming projects.
  • Take action when required to improve process/work flow.
  • Hold Quarterly Meetings (or as agreed) with Key Accounts and Business Line Manager to review KPI statistics, suggestions for improvement etc.
  • Set up annual meetings with your Key Account and the Business Line Manager and Commercial Director to carry out an annual review, including any contractual matters/pricing arrangements etc.
  • Carry out an annual review of your key account with your Business Line Manager. Set annual sales & profitability targets which will be part of your SMART objectives in your PDR.
  • Provide quotations to Key Accounts, actively progress quote conversion and ensure that all quotes have been technically validated.

Key Account Manager Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to HNC level (or equivalent) in engineering or equivalent technical engineering experience.
  • A good understanding of the customers’ current and future needs and perspectives, their internal processes and able to develop relevant solutions that anticipate customer requirements and proactively improve the customer experience.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory and voluntary compliance requirements related to the appropriate Business Lines.
  • A broad understanding of product testing, calibration and relevant technologies.
  • A good understanding of practical financial issues and commercial fundamentals. Understands the key profit drivers and how areas/functions contribute to the profitability of the business.
  • Track record of exercising a good balance between technical judgement and commercial awareness.
  • Results orientated, driven to consistently deliver, plans for contingencies and looks for opportunities to improve service delivery.
  • Exceptional organisational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritise workload based on client and business requirements.
  • A good team player with a positive “can-do” attitude who actively and positively engages with colleagues with a proactive approach to change and self-development.
  • Experience of dealing with international customers.
  • Competent and relevant business tools with excellent Microsoft Office skills.
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