Customer Account Manager



Laura Dixon
01270 509 266


As Customer Account Manager, you will be responsible for managing a group of assigned blue chip accounts.  Acting as the primary interface between the customer and internal stakeholders, providing product/services information and resolving any emerging problems that customers might face with quality and on-time-delivery, your goal as the Voice of the Customer onsite is to ensure consistent service standards and high customer satisfaction which in turn will lead to growth opportunities.

Primary Job Role 

  • To build and maintain professional and effective relationships with customers both internally and externally, and carry out internal activities as part of the support team.
  • Participate in daily production meetings, report out concerns and work with other departments to resolve actions as required.
  • Ensure that Operations Department outputs are aligned with customer order expectations.
  • Run daily/ weekly status reports to customers as requested.
  • Close cross-functional working with production control, manufacturing and engineering.
  • Meet customer expectations, particularly in terms of quality and timeliness in line with internal standards, procedures and guidelines.
  • Administer all Customer Purchase Order submissions through cross-functional reviews and acceptance on a variety of Customer Portals.
  • Present a professional Company and brand image to customers and colleagues at all times.
  • Keep accurate records of customer interactions and follow-up open actions.
  • Build sustainable relationships of trust through open and interactive communication.
  • Working with the dispatch team where required to arrange shipments.

Desirable Skills

  • Have strong interpersonal and good communication skills, with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Have a confident disposition with the ability to communicate and build effective relationships at all levels internally and externally.
  • Possess excellent organisation and time management skills.
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft office.
  • Must be able to work as part of a team, but also be able to work using your own initiative under pressure.
  • A self-motivated approach and a proactive attitude.
  • Have the tact and ability to deal with difficult situations.


  • Interpersonal effectiveness – Ability to build constructive and effective relationships at all levels, use diplomacy and tact.
  • Communication skills – Enjoy working with people, networking and engaging customers, ability to tailor communication style to the audience.
  • Negotiation skills – Ability to convince and influence people, ability to translate customer requirements into value proposition
  • Active listening skills – Ask questions to identify client’s needs or expectations; takes time to question and understand the real, underlying needs of clients.
  • Business acumen – Strong knowledge of a market, customers, and competition. Understanding of the sales and order process, financial flows of an organisation.
  • Customer-oriented – Ability to take things from the customer perspective, identify clients’ needs and match them to appropriate solutions.
  • Organisational skills – Ability to multi-task and prioritise daily workload. Ability to work with limited supervision.
  • Perseverance – Pursue everything with energy, drive and a need to finish, even in the face of resistance or setbacks. Proactive attitude and ability to act on own initiative.

Education and Experience

  • An associate degree is desirable, but equivalent weight will be given to appropriate experience managing accounts for blue chip customers.
  • Experience in an Account Management environment, preferably in a manufacturing industry.
  • Experience working in a technically and technologically challenging B2B environment with long sales cycle required.
  • Experience of a planning environment would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity with CRM systems and practices.


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