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International Key Account Manager (Automotive)

Job Reference: asasadff

Employer/Agency Name: Alexander James Recruiting T/A Alex Hopkirk Ltd

Location: London, Northamptonshire

Job Sector: Sales, Business Development

Salary/Package: £55k-£65k

Date Posted: 13/01/2018

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Alexander James Recruiting is currently working with a leading manufacturer of material handling equipment looking to recruit a new International Key Account Manager to manage some of its largest automotive accounts across Europe. With a highly competitive salary and bonus potential this is an excellent role for a key account manager with automotive customer experience ideally with international experience looking for new and exciting role.


* Managing 10 major accounts internationally with a total value of around £10m-£20m per annum
* Establish and develop high level, professional relationships with key stakeholders within the automotive sector
* 50% UK based with 50% travel, to EMEA countries
* Providing a consultative sales approach in order to keep customers content and provide a high level of service
* Resolve any major issues that occur with accounts by liaising with national account Managers and Regional, International Managers


Given the nature of the role, it is imperative that the successful candidate has a proven track record of managing large accounts, ideally £1m+. Due to the international aspect of the position, it is also highly preferable that candidates have worked internationally before and have done so in a sales/account management capacity. However, the company is also willing to consider those who have not worked internationally provided their record is strong within automotive. There is no requirements for experience within material handling and if anything the company are keen to speak to candidates from other sectors who have worked with automotive customers extensively. Candidates who have worked in a similar capacity for automotive businesses may also be considered. Ideally you will be located in the South of England but this is by no means essential.


* Competitive salary dependent on experience (Up to £65,000 depending on experience)
* OTE potential of £15k-£20k
* Car allowance of £7,000 per annum
* Genuine growth opportunity, working with a professional and well established manufacture within material handling
* 25 days holiday + statutory
* Highly competitive Pension Scheme and other benefits including life insurance and health scheme

The Company

The company are an international manufacturer of forklift trucks, thus operating in the material handling industry. Supplying some of the world’s most well known brands both through the UK and internationally, they have been established for well over 100 years and employ over 5,000 people across the globe. Operating through a number of specialist products they have become a well known name within the material handling sector and now require a new automotive specialist to manage some of their major international accounts.

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