Account Director - County of Bute
Account Director jobs
Winning new clients is a high-energy job, with a high potential for blind alleys and expended time between successful campaigns. That’s why it’s highly cost effective to devote quality time and resources to retaining existing clients. For that, skilled account directors are required.
In larger logistics companies, account directors will have a team of account managers underneath them, and they will deal directly with clients on a one-to-one basis; clients generally like to be dealing with the same person, who will know their needs and issues. Account directors will oversee the whole customer retention operation, and will be responsible for strategic decisions to this end, but not necessarily the micromanagement of order fulfilment. The account director may also have responsibility for organising and instructing a sales team in order to win new clients, as well as seeking out new openings with existing clients and their partners.
Reporting to the company management, he or she will be expected to explain decisions and actions and provide regular reports. Any problems that cannot be addressed by the account managers will become the account director’s responsibility, followed ultimately by the management’s.
Maintaining morale will be an important role, both in the clients and in your own team. Whether this means treading on egg shells or throwing a party will depend on the relationship!
The skills required
Interpersonal skills, particularly diplomacy, will be a key skill of the account director. Since different clients will have different needs and desires, from methods of payment to hours of work to corporate personality, you will need to have an instinct for switching demeanour at the sound of a ringing phone.
Sales and marketing experience will be extremely useful, as selling one’s company’s benefits does not end with the winning of a client; they will probably be constantly seeking out other deals to reduce their overheads, and you will need to be able to convince them that your company is the best option for them. You’ll need the confidence to be able to make important decisions without constant recourse to senior management.
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Account Director Jobs in The County of Bute
Bute is a small county wedged underneath Argyll and containing the Isle of Bute and the Isle of Arran. Both Isles are connected to the mainland by ferries, to Skelmorlie, Saltcoats and the Kintyre Peninsula. The county of Bute is sparsely populated, with just over 10,000 people inhabiting an area of over 200 square miles (500 sq km). The county is a historic one, with Bute itself now being part of the Argyll and Bute council area, and Arran being in the North Ayrshire county.
Prospects for finding Account Director jobs in Bute are relatively slim thanks to its low population and lack of heavy industry. However there is farming and tourism, which could produce some demand for the position. With Glasgow, Kilmarnock and Ayr just across the water, however, such jobs might be available with a little travel.
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