Sales Account Manager

  • Location
    Wetherby, West Yorkshire
  • Salary
    £ 22000 - £ 24000 / Year
  • Category
    HR, Sales and Management - Account Management
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Sales and Retail
  • External Reference
    JN-112021-216779

My Client is committed to high levels of customer service. The role is critical to delivery of our service ideals and sales growth. Working in a small team, you will call existing customers within a defined sales territory weekly or fortnightly for their normal order. You will be the first contact for all customer queries and questions and have the opportunity to really make a difference to the business.



You will work in tandem with an external Field -based sales person to develop strong relationships with customers, based on high standards of professionalism and service. You will have a great deal of autonomy and must be able to prioritise and manage your own workload on a daily basis. You will help us merge various systems to ensure that customers receive great service and sales target is met.


Summary of role



Working Hours: Monday - Friday full-time.




Key tasks



  • Contact existing customers by telephone for their regular, normal order

  • Sell new lines to our existing customer base

  • Maintain a contact data base & customer records to company standards

  • Provide excellent, prompt customer service to customers and colleagues at all times

  • Setting up new customers on our system to agreed standards

  • Written correspondence, such as letters to new customers, responses to enquiries etc

  • Working with their Field sales partner to identify and target new business opportunities in our chosen markets

  • Processing inbound customer orders, which are placed electronically by email or fax



Transferable skills



  • Has experience of sales role. This can have been gained in a different discipline (e.g.: retail, estate agency etc), however the successful candidate will be used to working towards achieving company sales targets and enjoy the buzz of selling!

  • T. competency: E-mail, word, excel, PowerPoint, Internet use

  • Contributes to the development of a small and successful team

  • Assertive- spots issues that need action by self or others in order to achieve exceptional customer service and satisfaction.



Personal attributes



  • Has own transport

  • High customer service standards -Goes the extra mile to ensure customers are delighted with my client. Communicates with customers in appropriate manner. Uses agreed processes to deliver great service. Ensures we put customer first and escalates issues when needed

  • Enjoys working in a sales environment

  • Self starter and able to work without close supervision

  • Team player - works collaboratively with colleagues and others to grow sales and deliver excellent customer service

  • Verbal communication skills - adopts a high-quality communication style appropriate to the needs of the customers. Is an ambassador for my client. Has a warm, welcoming phone manner

  • Written communication skills - Can create effective, diplomatic written communication

  • Simple & straight-forward - credible, and comfortable in dealing with customers. Presents ideas in a simple way that is understood. Works with colleagues across company to deliver goals and objectives.

  • Organised - Prioritises objectives, sets clear goals to deliver objectives, regularly measures success.

  • Passionate - Lights up the room with their enthusiasm & leaves the customer feeling good!

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