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Account Director
£Excellent package
Location: North West Sector: Packaging
Reference: J1582 Sub-Sector: General Packaging
Contact: George Thompson Telephone: 0141 647 6688
Our client is an industry leader in design-to-print branding opportunities partnering with global corporations to produce packaging with noteworthy brand recognition. The company’s operations are located across North America, Canada, Europe and Asia.

Job description

A fantastic opportunity for an Account Director to help develop strategy in order to increase business and proactively retain and develop our existing portfolio of clients.

You will be a commercial thinker with boundless energy and will be responsible for the development of on boarding new clients and ensuring existing clients’ needs are met in accordance to Service Level Agreements.

The successful applicant will demonstrate a proven track record in a previous Key Account Manager / Account Director role within a fast paced high volume turnover sector. You must be an excellent communicator with the ability to interpret client briefs and the capability to expedite to necessary areas of the business in order to achieve clients timeline. You will have a strong analytical mind with the capability of foreseeing problems early and implementing suitable counter measures.

We need individuals who aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo, who will bring fresh ideas, and who are willing to work with others to help improve the way we do things.

Main duties of the post

• Strengthen client relationships through proactive account directorship
• Maintain client satisfaction to an agreed target
• Maintain client retention to an agreed target
• Strengthen client relationships through proactive account directorship
• Actively seek to increase the services offered and increase the income generated to agreed individual and team targets
• Working closely with the Site Director to agree operational efficiency targets and business objectives
• Have an in-depth understanding of the financial status of the full client portfolio
• Prepare commercial client proposals and attend pitches
• To identify new business opportunities and increase our paid for search portfolio
• Develop processes that help to accurately forecast up and coming workloads

Client satisfaction

• Continually strengthen and forge excellent client relationships through proactive directorship and communication including face to face meetings, telephone, conference call and email communication
• Employ excellent listening and probing questioning skills to fully understand the client and their industry sector the client’s products and services the client’s marketing objectives
• Ensuring all clients receive timely, high quality reporting from the quality team on a monthly and quarterly basis
• Promote professionalism through manner, appearance and delivery and always keeping promises

The ideal applicants will have worked in a FMCG, pharmaceutical, printing or packaging background.

***Please supply CV in word rather than PDF***


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This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.