Account Director - Stoke-on-Trent

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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 Stoke-on-Trent

Often simply referred to as Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent is a city in Staffordshire. It is also affectionately known as The Potteries, a name that date backs to the 1800s when the region became a leader in the production of ceramics, particularly decorative tiles, figurines and dishes.

The area around Stoke had long been recognised as an excellent source of clay, salt, lead and coal and many of the companies that started manufacturing ceramic goods on an industrial scale during the 17th century are still around today - such as Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgwood and Dudson, which was founded in 1800 and is the oldest tableware manufacturer in the UK.

In addition, the 1842 Pottery Riots that which were sparked by unannounced pay reductions have been said to be some of the first examples of trade unionism in the country.

Of course, other industries have also helped shape the region. Coal mining was a large part of the local economy until the last pit closed in the mid 1990s. Meanwhile, the steel industry was a booming business throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

These days, Stoke-on-Trent is a thriving community and a great location for anyone seeking Account Director vacancies.

As well as the ceramics companies that call the city home, a number of other businesses have offices in the region, including bet365, Phones4U and the Michelin tyre company. Other companies, like Sainsbury's and the Co-operative Pharmacy, maintain large warehousing facilities in Stoke, while Premier Foods manufactures some well-known sweet treats.

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