Account Manager - Home Based - UK National
DS Smith has an exciting opportunity for an Account Manager to join the already established Lockerbie-Belper sales team. As product leadership sites, innovation is at the heart of what we do. Belper and Lockerbie are leading providers of Offset litho, HD Pre Print and Digital Pre Print packaging.
This role is a superb opportunity to be a part of a world-leading packaging services company and to join these busy sites. If you are experienced and excel in selling value added products then read on and apply…
What else will this role involve?
Account Management and New Business Development are key elements of this role. You will be responsible for maintaining excellent working relationships with existing customers, delivering an excellent service at all times and ensuring that budgeted sales continue to be achieved and where possible, exceeded. You will also be responsible for generating new business, building strong, lasting, working relationships with new customers.
Furthermore, you will maintain current knowledge of market trends and product developments in order to produce marketing plans and establish future sales. Your financial responsibility will include; meeting the annual sales budget targets, margin management of accounts and adding value and profit expectations to new business.
As well as liaising with external customers, you will also build good internal relationships both within the Sales Team, other departments and sites across DS Smith in order to achieve goals and maintain service excellence.
As part of this role, you will also be required to travel on a regular basis to meet with customers and visit other DS Smith sites.
What we expect the candidate to have:
- Excellent territory management skills
- New business development experience, particularly within a packaging environment
- A confident and tenacious approach to all aspects of work
- A good understanding of the packaging process
- Excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills
- Excellent numeracy & literacy skills
- Ability to work autonomously
- Computer literate, with a good understanding of Microsoft Office software
- A willingness and ability to travel as the role dictates (Driving Licence)
DS Smith is a leading supplier of recycled packaging, both within the UK market and throughout Europe. A FTSE 250 listed business with a turnover in excess of £4.8 billion. The organisation employs over 26,000 people worldwide & is continuing to grow both organically & through acquisition.
Salary: Up to £45,000 & up to 10% Bonus
•Company Car fuel card
•25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
•Annual cycle to work scheme
Location: Home based (covering various sites in the UK, so ability to travel is essential)