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Assistant National Account Manager

North West England

  • Reference: 385789
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Strong basic + Package experience dependent

  • Location: North West England / Remote Working

The Client

Nigel Wright are delighted to be supporting a fantastic consumer products business in the North West, to recruit an Assistant National Account Manager to help manage key accounts and identify new business opportunities. Reporting into a National Account Controller, the ideal candidate will come with a proven track record of supporting and growing key accounts and have experience with a supporting role within major retail accounts or an area sales background.

The Role

  • Assisting the National Account Controller/Managers in management of the customer and category day to day operations while delivering sales and profitability targets for the account base, including maximizing the availability of our products.
  • Direct account management responsibility for a smaller account/s.
  • Day to day management of the promotional calendar: evaluation and course correction, leading the process for managing trade spends and pricing in conjunction with the management of the promotional calendar.
  • Work with demand planning to develop accurate sales forecasts and achieve specified levels of forecast accuracy.
  • Build customer relationships at the Merchandise/ Assistant Buyer/Buyer level and facilitate connectivity in other functional areas including Marketing, Supply Chain and Finance, doing the same across internal functions to enhance information sharing and decision making.
  • Provide analytical and presentation support for National Account Managers including working with market data to support commercial proposals
  • Support National Account Managers to maximize market share and sales and profits through price optimization for company and our customers.
  • Instore compliance and competitor evaluation through store visits

The Person

  • Circa up to 3 years experience in commercially focused role, assisting account management roles or area sales
  • Sales / Buying experience an advantage
  • Good influencing and persuasive ability
  • Understanding of negotiation techniques
  • Strong project management skills, including influencing without authority and working in cross function teams
  • Self-motivated with a strong work ethic and exceptional drive for results.
  • Ability to thrive in a frequently changing environment, managing high levels of pressure
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, able to present complex data in an organized manner
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Conflict management and composure
  • Ability to handle and prioritise multiple tasks and assignments
  • 20% travel nationwide
  • Full UK Drivers License


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