Account Manager

Job Title: Account Manager
Contract Type:
Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Industry:
Salary: £35,000 - £38,000
Contact Name: Nikki Sargent
Job Published:
REF: 897729_1581093545

Vanilla Recruitment

We’re looking for an ambitious and imaginative Account Manager on behalf of a world-class retail design specialist, known for delighting their clients with stunning, industry-leading display solutions.

As an innovative and well-reputed local company, this coveted employer has worked with a range of major international luxury brand names for over 35 years.

Joining a forward-thinking creative team, the successful candidate will provide outstanding client service management to a number of key accounts, building rapport and securing future business through the development of long-lasting and prosperous professional relationships.

 

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Acting as the main point of contact for a prestigious portfolio of retail accounts, building strong and cohesive working relationships and ensuring that each client is delighted with the service and product they receive at all times.
  • Interpreting and delivering each customer needs to the wider business, communicating and collaborating effectively with colleagues, as well as writing clear, well-structured briefs.
  • Attending (and where required, leading) meetings in order to plan forthcoming work and review completed projects.
  • Identifying and proposing potential new services and solutions bespoke to the needs of each client.
  • Carefully and analytically monitoring the financial performance of each account, providing accurate numerical reports and data for weekly sales updates.
  • Ensuring all required administrative processes are correct throughout.

 

Skills and experience required:

  • Extensive exposure to working in a retail design environment.
  • Considerable previous experience of Account Management (ideally within retail design, though this is not mandatory).
  • Excellent, up-to-date knowledge of the luxury retail market.
  • Sound understanding of the creative, development, manufacturing and print processes.
  • Confidence working with sales figures, gross margin and mark-up.
  • Aptitude for effective time management and the prioritisation of workloads.
  • Good IT literacy, with a good level of proficiency in MS Office and an ability to adapt to new software quickly.
  • Strong communication skills, both in building rapport with clients and colleagues alike, and in producing grammatically accurate, well-structured written work and correspondence.
  • Ability to present ideas, reports and analysis in a clear and engaging manner.

 

Hours of work:

  • Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm

 

Salary and benefits:

  • £35,000 – £38,000 + performance related bonus

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