Andy File Associates Limited are working on behalf of their client as a Recruitment Agency with regards this permanent vacancy.
Our client, one of the UK’s largest metals and plastics stockholders based in Gateshead, are now seeking an Internal Account/Sales Manager.
It is the Account Manager’s responsibility to achieve an annual gross profit target from every allocated customer, negotiating and agreeing terms which maximise the return on the resources employed. You will also be responsible for identifying opportunities and establishing new business to ensure ongoing growth of the customer base and gross profit generation.
Meet or exceed the gross profit target from each allocated customer by being proactive with all allocated customers and maintain ongoing sales activity.
You will be able to negotiate payment terms with allocated accounts to try to improve the return on investment. Also ensure total account penetration to maximise other sales opportunities
Control stock levels of customer special items within the limits agreed and regularly discuss and review with customers any contract call off order.
Respond to all customer enquiries in a professional manner and within the timescale agreed.
You will also be responsible for quoting customers for their requirements promptly and within the timescales agreed either converting immediately into an order or recording clearly for future reference. Sourcing material to satisfy orders or enquiries within timescales agreed. Follow up previous quotations in an organised manner converting into an order or establishing and recording the reasons why lost.
You must be proactive and seek out opportunities adapting your sales technique and style as necessary building rapport and customer relationships.
Be able to use ‘trade offs’ to negotiate when buying and selling ensuring best return on investment.
You will have excellent communication, administration, numeracy and IT skills
It is essential you have relevant and up to date product knowledge of all standard products, including basic grades, specifications, finishes and suitability for various applications.