Account Manager

Location: Dorset, England Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Alex Spraggett

Account Manager


Account Manager needed for a leading aerospace and defence company based in Dorset who are looking to employ an experienced Account Manager who will ensure that profitable business growth is accelerated on existing/new customer accounts, also ensuring the business maintains commercial compliance to customer contracts. They are also looking for someone who has a data-driven, analytical & process mindset also including proven experience within a technical or business field and proven experience within managing complex customer accounts.

The successful Account Manager will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

  • The office has free parking and local transport links
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • 4x your annual salary in life assurance
  • Flexible benefits package (car scheme, retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, ability to buy or sell annual leave and more!)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Sports and Social club

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Account Manager will include:

  • Execution of the strategic business plan for the company with the Senior Management team
  • Understand the value drivers of the business and identifying profitable opportunities to grow revenue and market share within its current customer base
  • Implementation of the commercial strategy
  • Key inputs into the sales and planning process and management of the commercial team's input to this and the "front end" process
  • Creation and management of a self-sustaining commercial team to achieve market leading account management, customer service, new business implementation and customer technical management
  • Developing and maintaining an excellent understanding of key customers, attending regular reviews to ensure their needs are being met, their business is retained and future improvements/services are identified and developed
  • Reviewing existing services using determined KPIs and driving towards SC21 silver performance
  • Preparation of monthly reports and forecasting data
  • use of CRM tool
  • Working closely with the Manager of Programmes to manage key customers (existing and new) thereby improving turnover and profitability
  • Working alongside the Senior Commercial Officer to assess the risk to the business of any new commercial opportunities, including contract review and to agree contracts for approval
  • representing the company externally e.g. at networking events, conferences and exhibitions to enhance and strengthen the company's profile and optimise all business development opportunities
  • Liaising with relevant internal departments to ensure that customer needs are met and that customer requirements are fully communicated throughout the business
  • Communicating with all major stakeholders (internal and external) to achieve business objectives
  • Collating and analysing business data pertaining to all commercial activities
  • Ensuring that all commercial activities meet or improve on budget, cost, volume and efficiency targets (KPIs) in line with business objectives
  • Ensuring good relations and communications with all members of the team and responding in a timely manner to internal and external customers
  • Observing and complying with company health & safety policies and company standard operating procedures
  • Undertaking any other duties which may be requested by the Manager of Programmes for which training and/or an explanation has been provided ad understood

What you need to be the successful Account Manager:

In order to be the successful Account Manager and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Experience within a technical or business field
  • Previous experience of managing complex customer accounts
  • Data-driven, analytical & process mindset with significant attention to detail
  • Demonstrable customer facing experience and strong inter personal skills
  • Strong cross-functional collaboration capabilities / indirect leadership
  • Flexibility to assume workloads which necessitate adjustment of priorities
  • A high level of initiative
  • Must be eligible for Security Clearance

This really is a fantastic opportunity for an Account Manager to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

To apply for the Account Manager, you will need to be eligible for Security Clearance.

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