Automotive Key Account Manager

Reference: VAC-125
Sector(s): Automotive, Aerospace & Defence
Salary: £ 35,000 to £ 40,000 Per Annum
Town/City: Gloucestershire
Contract Type: Permanent

Sheridan Blake Executive Search are looking to recruit a Automotive Key Account Manager based in Gloucester.

Responsibilities within this position:

The position holder shall be responsible for the maintenance of close customer contact, resolving any related queries as and when they arise by liaison with all personnel concerned and shall be aware of relevant developments, competition, etc, in order to facilitate the maintenance and enhancement of the company’s position in the market.

Duties shall include, but not be restricted to                            

-Responsible for the successful launch of new products on time, within budget and to agreed customer specifications

-Development of new business from initial contact, detailed quotation  through to completion

-Prepare and present presentations.  

-The progression of any queries, which arise through the internal departments and personnel necessary to achieve satisfactory resolution.

-Seeking out enquiries and following up quotations, for new business. Develop budgets for new business. Deliver new business to target.

-Keeping abreast of, and advising on, any appropriate new developments and trends, which may affect the company, its customers and prospects and the industry in general.

-Being aware of major area of competition from all points of interest, for example market presence, pricing and quality.

-Regular personal visits to customer plants and facilities, offering advice and recommendations as appropriate.

-Acting as one of the main contacts on designated new vehicle programmes and participating in APQP meetings and other cross-reference forums, etc. as required, to facilitate the successful introduction of new products and engineering changes.

-Participation with customers in VA/VE and similar initiatives, as required.

-Being aware of pricing structures and requirements within the company, as they apply to the function.

-Negotiation with customers in certain circumstances in respect of warranty investigations, and the relaying on relevant information to the Engineering and Quality Control functions.

-Consideration of Safety, Quality and Environmental concerns at all times.

General Responsibilities within the Company:

These shall include but are not restricted to:

-Maintaining the integrity;

-Playing an active role in achieving departmental targets.

-Communicating with the workforce at all levels

-Adhering to safety regulations and procedures at all times.

-Adhering to the Quality and Environmental Management Systems at all times.

-Maintaining confidentiality within the Company.

-Undertake training to fulfil responsibilities.

This position shall require flexibility in working arrangements.  In addition to the duties and responsibilities described at the interview and induction stages, or outlined at a later time, the position holder shall be required to carry out such duties, responsibilities and additional tasks, as necessary, within the position holder’s capabilities.  The company reserves the right to alter or vary this Job description in line with work requirements and the position holder shall be expected to co-ordinate in their interests.

For more information on this role please contact Thomas Barker at Sheridan Blake Executive Search.

Our Consultants at Sheridan Blake Executive Search and Selection have many years experience in delivering a quality Contract and Permanent recruitment service for Accountancy and Finance, Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Information Technology, Technical, Sales, Marketing and HR and Technical and Engineering.  Sheridan Blake Executive Search and Selection works successfully with an extensive list of businesses, providing an honest, ethical and professional service to both candidates and clients.  

Please note that if you have not been contacted within 7 days, your application for this position has been unsuccessful on this occasion. However you may still be considered for other positions in the future. 

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