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National Account Manager - 3 days per week

Michael Page Sales
England, Surrey
£45000 - £50000 per annum + 15% bonus
Closing date
15 Apr 2024

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

Job Details

My client, based in Surrey, are looking for a National Account Manager - 3 days per week to join their leading beauty business.

Client Details

My client are an exciting beauty business that continue to deliver excellent year on year growth. They sell a range of beauty brands including a number of exciting market leading beauty and hair care brands.

The business encourage autonomy, ideas and creativity to continue the success and growth they have delivered.


My client are looking for a confident and capable national account manager for a 3 days a week permanent role.

The National Account Manager - 3 days per week:

The main purpose of this exciting role is to manage a number of their current UK retail accounts. Working with buyers, retail marketing teams, internal stakeholders and external logistics providers you will work across some of their beauty and hair care brands.

Responsibilities include:
  • Full P&L responsibility for a number of existing accounts: Boots, Harrods, Look Fantastic and Beauty Bay.
  • Build and develop strong relationships with buyers, marketing and wider commercial teams
  • Create business plans and take full P&L responsibility for your accounts
  • Deliver excellent implementation of key business initiatives, selling in NPD, executing promotional plans and seeking out other profitable opportunities to increase sales
  • Manage trade amplification plans with key customers, working closely with Marketing dept
  • Monitor and track forecasts vs annual targets and ongoing demand plans, course correcting as necessary to stay on track
  • Manage pricing, accruals, promotional administration effectively.
  • Manage the annual JBP process ensuring activities and spend align to this
  • Have a clear understanding of the main influences / key features and market trends of all trading channels, key customers, consumers and product categories covered
  • Achieve profit / gross margin KPI's in line with company expectations.
  • Provide information required for all internal and external requirements within specified deadlines.
  • Maximize distribution, availability and visibility of brands in account portfolio by setting specific targets /gap analysis and account plans. Always ensure that all new and existing listings are managed through to customer display compliance.


The Successful National Account Manager - 3 days per week:
  • Proven track record within a national account management role
  • Proven track record working within the beauty / hair care sector
  • Experience working with Boots / Harrods / Look Fantastic / Beauty Bay.
  • Clear evidence of building strong customer relationships and developing business plans with clear internal and external KPI's
  • Positive attitude and strong desire to grow the business with customers in a commercially sustainable way
  • Highly motivated and resilient with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A problem-solver, capable of working with limited data to find innovative and creative solutions
  • Collaborative working style, building good relationships within the team
  • Numerical proficiency with good understanding of P&Ls and drivers of profitability
  • Good knowledge and experience dealing with high street / department stores.
  • To be based in my client's Surrey office 2 days per week

Job Offer

The Successful National Account Manager - 3 days per week:
  • £45,000 - £50,000 per annum (salary will be pro rata for 3 days per week)
  • 15% Bonus (pro rata)
  • Other company benefits
  • To be based in my client's Surrey office 2 days per week

If you are interested in this role, please apply or contact Jon Dolbear at Michael Page on 07780 005638


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

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