Our client is a well-regarded and successful packaging company with a strong focus on customer service; they boast a wide range of products. Due to expansion they are looking to appoint a new Account Manager to manage an established account base and develop new business opportunities in the East Midlands region.
You will responsible for visiting clients, ensuring day to day customer expectations and requirements are met, generating call reports, monthly forecasting and working closely with the Directors, Internal Sales and the Design Department. You will be required to maximise existing and new business opportunities by providing customers with advice and innovative packaging solutions to their needs. Selling a full range of comprehensive packaging products such as corrugated boxes, cartons, flexible packaging, tapes, bubble, strapping and packaging machinery you will be the key contact for developing an existing portfolio of accounts whilst securing and retaining new business in the geographical area outlined selling to key known users. You will report to the Sales Manager and be provided with a strong internal support structure in order for you to succeed in the role.
You must have experience of selling the packaging products as outlined above and be able to demonstrate previous success in account development and retention; plus a flair for identifying approaching and winning new business. You are "packaging solution" provider and build strong, long term relationships with people at all levels with ease. You are honest, hardworking, positive, tenacious, enthusiastic, motivated and keen to succeed in this role. We are also keen to talk to people who are looking to make the next step from internal sales to external sales as full training and development would be provided.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:
* Experience of a packaging manufacturing environment.
* Selling skills.
* Communication/presentation skills.
* Negotiation skills.
* Product knowledge.
* Commercial awareness.
* PC skills (including: Powerpoint/Excel/Word).
* Adhere to all company procedures in respect of customer contracts and agreements
* Provide market analysis (including competitor activity and market trends) as required
You will receive an excellent salary with commission structure (circa £30k - £35k+) based on your experience
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Our client is a financially secure and successful company who continue to grow within the packaging industry; they pride themselves on their team working ethics and high staff retention rate. You will be part of an exciting and fast growing company, with scope to develop your career further. Ongoing training and support will be provided where required. This is a unique opportunity as our client has a low staff turnover and is keen to attract likeminded loyal people into their business to succeed in their roles and work well within their existing team.
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