National Accounts Manager

Midlands based
to £45,000 plus bonus, company car and benefits
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
NH 18779
Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Job title:            National Accounts Manager

Location:           Midlands based

Salary:              to £45,000 plus bonus, company car and benefits

Sector:              consumer durables

Job type:          permanent

Job reference:   NH 18779

  • Premium quality consumer goods supplier with an excellent reputation
  • Strong brand identity
  • Use your product development skills to produce customer specific ranges
  • Be involved right through the supply chain including international factory visits
  • Work with a well-established customer base of retail groups


The National Account Manager role:

The job holder will report to and be supported by a highly experienced Head of Sales. Responsibilities will include:

  • Forecasting and achieving sales results from a portfolio of retail accounts  
  • Working closely with buying teams to develop bespoke ranges that deliver a point of difference
  • Negotiating with suppliers in order to build quotations
  • Delivering exciting presentations to existing and prospect customers
  • Understanding the market and be a trusted advisor for customers
  • Driving category management initiatives and best practice

Candidate Profile of the National Account Manager:

Living within one hour of Birmingham (eg. West Midlands, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Northants, Oxfordshire, Leicestershire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire) we are looking for an experienced Key Account Manager or National Account Manager with a real flair for product development who can perform in this high-profile role. Suitable candidates will have the following profile:

  • At least 3 years of experience managing key or national accounts
  • Experience of driving product development in a branded or own-label environment
  • Possess creative flair for design, materials and colour
  • Experience of (or comfortable with) several Far-East trips each year
  • A track record that demonstrates a positive contribution to past employers
  • Excellent communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Highly engaging team player with great people skills

The Company:


  • A supplier of beautiful manufactured and presented products that have earned the company a first-class reputation
  • First choice supplier to most of their customers because of their flexible approach
  • Already dealing with the majority of retail groups in their market and quality independents throughout the UK

The benefits:

A basic salary to £45,000 plus performance based bonus, fully expensed company car, pension contribution, healthcare plan, life assurance, mobile, laptop and 25 days paid holiday.


Name                Nick Hester      

Telephone         01275 813030