Harrison Scott Associates

Account Manager - The Netherlands

Location
Netherlands (NL)
Salary
€30K and €40K, depending on experience
Posted
18 Dec 2020
Closes
18 Feb 2021
Ref
GYJ3482
Discipline
Packaging, Printing
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Our client is a global leader in packaging solutions for the world’s most famous names and are described as a pioneer in product sustainability and innovation across the global supply chain.

This opportunity is for our Client's Flexible Packaging business in Europe and the successful candidate will need to have a solid print background.

  • A knowledge of blown film / flexible packaging would be advantageous, but is not essential.

Main role functions:

  • Operate as a point of contact for assigned accounts with client base comprising Retailers, Manufacturers, Agents and Buying Offices).
  • Make sure clients receive requested products and services.
  • Communicate client needs and demands to management.
  • Coordinate with staff members working on the same account to ensure consistent service.
  • Collaborate with local sales teams to reach prospective clients.
  • Support local sales teams with local projects.
  • Maintain accurate records relating to individual projects.
  • Works closely with all production sites and customers to provide forecasts and reports.
  • Provides assistance to production sites regarding stock management.
  • Prepare briefs for quotation and assist with subsequent cost analysis and bid preparation.

Project Development / Management

 

  • Develop products according to customer needs.
  • Execute and monitor projects, ensuring key milestones are achieved on time. 
  • Manage the creation and maintenance of packaging / labelling artwork and specifications.
  • Co-ordinate sampling with production sites and submit samples for approval, once they have been carefully checked.
  • Maintain a library of approved samples.
  • Liaise closely with artworkers and designers, as well as with all production sites.
  • Liaise closely with all customers (retailers, manufacturers, agents and buying offices).
  • Work closely with all production sites and customers to provide forecasts and reports.
  • Assist production sites with production planning and stock management.
  • Provide new project briefs to the relevant production sites.
  • Help with the ongoing management of new and established projects.
  • Coordinate with external suppliers for European projects.

 

 

Reporting and Administration

 

 

 

  • Able to manage own time effectively to ensure the smooth running of accounts.
  • Communicate regularly with the European sales team and the sister companies to ensure good information and work flow.
  • Maintain accurate records using the agreed systems and ensure all customer files are well organised.

 

 

Skills and Experience

 

  • Reasonable level of packaging knowledge / experience (products, technology, market).
  • Good project management skills.
  • Sales focused.
  • Fluent English language skills.
  • IT literate (MS Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, the internet).
  • Flexibility - willingness to travel both in EU and further afield if required.
  • Driving licence
  • Conscientious with accurate attention to detail.
  • Excellent team working skills, essential in a global business.
  • Self-motivated, organised and able to prioritise in a multi-task environment.
  • Ability to work proactively and on own initiative and actively solve problems when needed.
  • Commitment to, and empathy with, the aims and objectives of the Group

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