Account Manager - Perthshire

Account Manager jobs

Customer retention is one of the most important aspects of running a logistics business. As with any business, retaining profitable and reliable clients can make you the envy of your competitors by minimising the time and effort spent chasing new clients.

But retaining clients is not just about sitting back and enjoying the ride; it’s an active craft, involving constant communication with clients and senior management to ensure smooth running, met deadlines and fulfilled aspirations. Account managers are therefore a key employee in the customer retention effort.

Reporting to the account director and senior management, the account manager is a human interface with the clients. They will know their clients’ demands intimately and in turn, the client should appreciate the personal service and understanding. In large companies with many clients, this would be impossible without the account managers.

An account manager might also have a team of subordinates dealing with specific clients or sectors, and the manager will need to not only instruct them but also remain completely aware of what they are doing strategically and in detail.

The skills required

The account manager will need to be a flexible person, able to deal with different clients in their own unique ways. A deep knowledge of logistics and the industries they are dealing with will be essential. As they will be trusted by the customers to deliver on promises they make, they must also be able to both stay well connected with those within their company who make delivery possible, but also realise the limits of possibility so as not to overpromise and underdeliver.

Good, accurate reporting skills will be required, and a strategic mindset, able to interpret goals from management and account directors and turn them into results, will be essential.

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Account Manager Jobs in Perthshire

Perthshire is a large county right at the heart of Scotland, which now comes under the Perth and Kinross council area. It contains the Southern Highlands and vast tracts of agricultural land to the south, and has its administrative headquarters in the city of Perth. The city and county are served by the M90, A90, A9 and A85, as well as an extensive rail network. The county is home to several castles and Gleneagles hotel and gold course, home of Ryder Cups, Opens and even a G8 summit.

The county is reasonably well populated and Perth has a moderate population of around 50,000. The city is, however, well connected, with Edinburgh an hour down the road, and Dundee and Stirling about 45 minutes east and west respectively. Perthshire could have potential for anyone looking for Account Manager work; agriculture and good transport links can often result in logistics and supply chain operations setting up.

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