Account Manager - Shropshire

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.

Account Manager Jobs in Shropshire

Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands. It shares borders with Cheshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Staffordshire, as well as Wales.

Those seeking Account Manager roles in Shropshire will have a variety of options to consider, as the county is home to a number of thriving communities - such as the county town of Shrewsbury, Telford, Wellington, Newport, Ludlow, Market Drayton, Oswestry and Whitchurch.

What's more, there is a wide range of beautiful natural areas in the region, each one perfect for relaxing during your days off. These include the Shropshire Hills, Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd. There's also Fenn's, Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve - it's one of the best-preserved wetland areas in the country.

Historically an agricultural county, Shropshire's modern economy is mainly based on the service sector. Tourism and retail are also important, while the larger towns are also home to some industry and tech companies.

Just some of the businesses that can be found in Shropshire include Muller Dairy, Unimation, Nikon, Hitachi Maxell and Ricoh.

What's more, the RAF has two bases in the region and the PDSA's head office is in Telford.

Cast UK’s logistics opportunities

If you're looking for a promotion or simply want to change employer, Cast UK’s recruitment consultants can help you take the next step in your logistics career.

We work with hundreds of UK employers to ensure positions are filled by the most appropriate people. We ourselves only employ people with experience in procurement, logistics and supply chain.

To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit an Account Manager for your business or find you a job as an Account Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.

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