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RS Components

Key Account Manager

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 500,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping around 50,000 parcels a day. Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 250 and in the last financial year had revenues of £2bn.

We place a strong emphasis on investing in our people, our best asset, enabling them to be customer focused at all times and exceeding their expectations. This is because our customers are at the heart of everything we do. So, we look for people who have a strong belief in, and commitment to exceeding customer expectations, people who have pride and belief in their company.

In return we offer a positive and supportive culture which ensures that together we can help our customers do great things.


Role Summary:

Key Account Manager is responsible to Achieve significant sales growth and deliver exceptional service to a portfolio of high potential accounts through establishing strategic relationships with key decision makers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To drive significant sales growth and exceed sales targets within identified accounts through effective relationships across accounts to position RS as a preferred suppliers
  • Develop effective Account Development & Compliance plans with short, medium and long-term objectives to exceed portfolio sales/growth targets and to position RS as supplier of choice in portfolio accounts

  • To identify Customer needs and work with multi-functional teams to develop the profitable integration of relevant value-added services with business operations

  • Use financial and customer data to analyze and drive compliance to preferential terms/service level contracts and ensure profitability

  • Organize site shows and business review to demonstrate the RS value within accounts

  • To provide purchasing solutions to meet customer needs by the profitable implementation of relevant value-added services

  • Maintain customer data for portfolio accounts to enable accurate analysis of trends and KPMs, and to maximize Marketing campaign outcomes.

  • To work and co-ordinate with various departments to leverage the full RS value to support our Customers – Quotations, BOM Management, None-Core Sourcing, Design Tools etc.

  • Work with key stakeholders to develop the local offer to meet customer needs and capture market share

  • Implement e-commerce solutions where appropriate and drive channel compliance

  • Co-ordinate and work primarily with Sales Support team and other departments as necessary to effectively deliver local account coverage, find new contacts and expand the range of products purchased.

  • Prepare regular reporting data/management summaries

  • Conduct formal presentations at senior level, both internally and externally

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