We're on the lookout for an experienced Key Account Manager to join our well-established client based in Loughborough on a temporary 12-month position with possible further extension.
About the role:
As a Key Account Manager your key responsibilities will include:
Account management responsibility for a portfolio of major UK retailers.
Development and execution of key account plans focussing on delivering strategic outcomes from our channel planning process.
Input into future annual channel planning processes.
Engaging at buyer/category manager level to develop progressive Joint Business Plans that align to both the clients and customers' strategic priorities.
Application of category management principles to range reviews and seasonal proposals to maximise the range presence on core fixtures and at key seasons.
Accurate inventory and financial forecasting into the business.
Working in partnership with your Channel Shopper Marketer to understand retailer strategies, shopper insight, market data and deliver impactful instore execution programmes.
Opportunity to project lead wider business initiatives Being a brand ambassador for our client and the values of their Company
Do you have previous experience working as a Key Account Manager? To be considered for this role, you will require:
A track record of success within an account management setting, delivering business growth and new business development (sales and gross margins through a profitable mix).
An understanding of retail category management principles and application in influencing ranging decisions.
Excellent commercial negotiation skills.
Excellent influencing skills both internally and externally Strong opportunity pipeline creation and management skills
Display total account management; cost to serve, supporting cash receivables and scheduling
Demonstrate ability to lead project teams for effective outcomes
The ability to facilitate and encourage key relationships between the client and customers throughout the organisation
The ability to work under pressure, bring a positive can-do attitude and seek out new business development opportunities with tenacity.
For more information and to apply, get in touch with Courtney at our Loughborough branch by clicking 'Apply Now' to submit your application.
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