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National Account Manager

Michael Page Sales
England, West Yorkshire, Leeds
car, bonus + package
Closing date
4 Apr 2024

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Business Sector
Non Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time
National Accounts

Job Details

We are looking for a high calibre, experienced National Account Manager to join a global manufacturer of DIY products. The ideal candidate will utilise their expertise to drive sales and maintain excellent relationships with our key accounts in the industrial/manufacturing industry.

Client Details

The company is a well-established player in the DIY industry with a portfolio of brands that are used recognisable across the globe. They supply all the major retailers, DIY retailers and industrial customers, and manufacture everything in their Northern site.

Due to an internal promotion, they are looking to recruit a National Account Manager.


Key Responsibilities

· Ensure budgeted sales and margins are achieved across your customer base

· Provide a weekly forecast update and adjust short and long-term forecast accordingly

· Maximise sales by securing a full promotional calendar

· Develop longer-term business plans in line with customers and the organisations strategic plans

· Work with demand planning & manufacturing to achieve targeted service levels

· Negotiate additional product introductions

· Prepare and present customer budgets, as and when budget assessment and new are required.

· Report on a monthly basis National Accounts Customers reviews on gross margin, sales to customers and market conditions.

· Pro-actively develop profit and growth driven proposals throughout the year for improving the National Accounts performance, based on thorough and detailed customer and consumer insight; present these proposals to the senior management and deliver the benefits to the business

· As required, participate in projects, company and group activity to ensure key objectives are achieved


A successful National Account Manager - DIY Sheds should have:
  • Experience working for a large manufacturer of FMCG products (food, drinks or non food)
  • Experience with high value P&L (ideally £15m+)
  • Proven track record in managing key accounts.
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to manage internal stakeholders and work cross functionally to ensure your customers are getting the best level of service

Job Offer
  • Salary + car, bonus+ package
  • Northern based head office - weekly presence required
  • An engaging work environment with a strong team culture.
  • Opportunities for career growth and development.

We encourage all candidates who meet the above criteria and are eager to contribute to a high performing team to apply. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your career in the industrial/manufacturing industry with a leading company.


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

Join in the discussion in our LinkedIn group Michael Page Sales - UK


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