Key Account Manager

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Key Account Manager

  • Location: Stamford
  • Salary: £27000 - £30000.00 per annum + Plus Benefits and Bonus! per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 9 days ago

  • Sector: Office Support Recruitment
  • Contact: Kate Yardley
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 13 June 2024
  • Job Ref: BBBH51692_1715697904

Position Available: Key Account Manager

Overview: Exciting growth and development await candidates in the role of Key Account Manager, based in near Stamford. Individuals with a passion for literature will find this opportunity particularly appealing.

About the Role:

The sales team is seeking a Key Account Manager to join their ranks and immerse themselves in the literature division during a period of dynamic expansion. The selected candidate will play a pivotal role in establishing and nurturing relationships with diverse retail outlets, including bookstores, museums, and speciality shops. By leveraging client visits and sales calls, they will not only sustain existing sales channels but also uncover and seize new business prospects.

Collaboration with the books team and marketing department will be paramount, as the Key Account Manager contributes to crafting unique title ranges geared towards substantial growth. Their insights into customer preferences and market dynamics will shape strategic decisions, as they provide regular feedback to the senior management team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Understanding each account comprehensively, identifying their unique selling points, and devising effective strategies for leverage.
  • Curating tailored lists of titles for each account, leading engaging sales presentations, and coordinating with internal teams on pricing and delivery.
  • Ensuring seamless supply chain management by collaborating with warehouse and finance teams, while providing essential administrative support.

Candidate Profile:

  • Proactive individuals with a penchant for innovation and a drive to excel.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to influence others, coupled with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Prior experience in sales, strong administration skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications are essential. Previous exposure to the publishing industry is advantageous but not mandatory.

About the Company: The company is a specialised organisation serving enthusiasts worldwide, with a focus on aviation, transport, history, and sport. As a family-run business, they prioritise the well-being of their employees and foster a collaborative, inclusive work environment.

Their hybrid working model offers flexibility while ensuring ample opportunities for connection and collaboration. While the role will primarily be based in the Stamford office three days a week, remote work arrangements are also available.