NEW VACANCY! (PK6658)
EUROPEAN ACCOUNT MANAGER
GENUINELY OPEN ON SALARY, IN EXCESS OF €40K (Experience Dependant)
Our Client is a global manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of packaging products
They are currently looking to recruit European Account Manager to join their team, you will be based in the Netherlands and have a solid print background, a knowledge of packaging would be advantageous but not essential.
- Responsible for managing a portfolio of accounts
- Operate as a point of contact for assigned accounts.
- Make sure clients receive requested products and services.
- Communicate client needs and demands to management.
- Coordinate with staff members working on the same account to ensure consistent service.
- Collaborate with local sales teams to reach prospective clients.
- Support local sales teams with local projects.
- Maintain accurate records relating to individual projects.
- Works closely with all production sites and customers to provide forecasts and reports.
- Provides assistance to production sites with regards to stock management.
- Prepare briefs for quotation and assist with subsequent cost analysis and bid preparation.
- Communicate regularly with the European sales team and the sister companies to ensure good information and work flow.
- Maintain accurate records using the agreed systems and ensure all customer files are well organised.
- Develop products according to customer needs.
- Execute and monitor projects, ensuring key milestones are achieved on time.
- Manage the creation and maintenance of packaging / labelling artwork and specifications. Co-ordinate sampling with production sites and submit samples for approval, once they have been carefully checked.
- Maintain a library of approved samples.
- Liaise closely with artworkers and designers, as well as with all production sites.
- Liaise closely with all customers (retailers, manufacturers, agents and buying offices).
- Work closely with all production sites and customers to provide forecasts and reports.
- Assist production sites with production planning and stock management.
- Provide new project briefs to the relevant production sites.
Help with the ongoing management of new and established projects.
Coordinate with external suppliers for European projects.
Skills and Experience
- Reasonable level of packaging knowledge / experience (products, technology, market).
- Good project management skills.
- Sales focussed.
- Fluent English language skills.
- Conscientious with accurate attention to detail.
- Excellent team working skills, essential in a global business
- Self-motivated, organised and able to prioritise in a multi-task environment.
- Ability to work proactively and on own initiative and actively solve problems when needed.
- IT literate (MS Office applications including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, the internet).
- Commitment to, and empathy with, the aims and objectives of the group.
- Flexibility - willingness to travel both in EU and further afield if required.
- Current driving licence.
- Able to manage own time effectively to ensure the smooth running of accounts.