Role details

Account Manager- Public Sector

West Midlands   •   £26,000 - £31,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Total account management within public sector
  • business communication solutions that optimise sending and receiving mail

About Our Client

The client is a global supplier in business communication supplies making communications faster.

They specialise in the markets of mail, parcels and emails also expanding into the software side of the market.

Their intelligent software solutions improve deliverability and help manage two-way multichannel communications processes so it is easier to rationalise and control mail content and interface physical and electronic communications.

They specialise in mailing and digital from opening your letters to data quality told to manage communication.

They are expanding and looking for an experienced account manager looking after public sector accounts.

Job Description

Sales Objective

  • In line with regional and company targets undertake the following;
    • Maintain agreed appointment levels
    • Manage the Sales Pipeline
    • Associated Administration
    • Achieve agreed Revenue Targets / Product Mix targets and required business quality

Account Management

      • Regular account management reviews face to face with key influencers and decision makers within customer and prospect base, to discuss and develop opportunities to upgrade, replace or enhance the use of the clients expanding portfolio of products and solutions.
      • Provide pre sales and post sales support and respond to all customer issues within 24 hours
      • Undertake Public Sector Account Management;
          • Understanding processes
          • Associated decisions and behaviours
          • Procurement Rules
          • Tendering Processes
          • Service Level Agreements
          • Framework Agreements
          • Public Sector Timescales

Time Management (Organisation & Administration)

      • Attend one team day per week in the office / 4 days per week in the field and organise a minimum of 12 customer/prospect appointments per week.
      • Apply effective territory management to minimise the costs to the business through efficient time management, and reduction of fuel and travel costs.
      • Manage the CRM system to update opportunities and activity for the purpose of self management and business reviews with line manager.
      • Process orders effectively on the CRM system and submit the completed paperwork on time to the Regional Administrator


    • Update the CRM system accurately with all appropriate KPI's, Pipeline, Opportunity and Revenue achievement on a daily basis in order to assist in monitoring progress toward set targets as well as allowing Line management to carry out productive one to one sessions.
    • Sales Forecasts should be submitted on a Weekly/Monthly and Quarterly basis Update MAPS documents on specific target accounts
    • Maintain daily contact with line manager in relation to progress and undertake twice yearly competency framework reviews carried out by the Sales Manager

Forward Planning

  • Present a Business Plan at the start of each financial quarter to include KPI management and Target Account activities which should align with the annual plan that will assist in achieving weekly and monthly targets

Budget Management/Financial Resources

  • Achieving Annual Revenue Target, broken down by business and product mix as well as being influenced by the company objectives of 75% Lease Penetration and the correct discount levels for hardware, software and service

The Successful Applicant

The successful candidate will posses the following experience;

  • Public Sector Account/ sales experience needed
  • Significant essential Knowledge of the sales cycle - skilled in both transactional and solution selling
  • Significant sales experience in a similar field
  • Graduate (or demonstrate the ability to learn quickly and relay information accurately to customers)
  • Knowledge of presentation skills and associated technologies E.g. PowerPoint and comparable CRM systems
  • Essential significant knowledge in the theory and application of Account Management
  • Have a Significant understanding of Bid Management and Tendering processes
  • Have a Significant understanding of framework agreements and understand customer SLA's
  • An awareness of forward planning and an understanding of the Sales Cycle within Capital Equipment or Solutions Environment
  • Significant time management and organisational skills & experience
  • Extensive demonstrable experience of ability to achieve set targets including revenue, margin and business mix as per Key Metrics
  • Understanding of calculations associated with the Sales process such as Lease Rates etc
  • Extensive experience and ability to influence and negotiate with customers successfully and effectively
  • Exposure of working with customers to identify issues and needs and apply appropriate solutions

What's on Offer


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