Key Account Manager

Key Account Manager

We are recruiting for a Key Account Manager in the Coventry area with our well established client.

As a Key Account Manager you will need to have:

  • German Language is desirable
  • At least 1 year experience in technical sales within the automotive industry
  • Degree or HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering
  • Experience with Tier 1 suppliers
  • Good knowledge of engine architecture
  • Willing to travel to Germany up to 2 times a month
  • Knowledge about customer interface systems such as B2B websites and CAD requirements (desirable)
  • Previous experience of managing complex business environments and to know when and how to escalate issues


  • Salary: up to £60,000 per annum
  • Working Hours: Monday - Friday 37.5 hours (day shifts)
  • Location: Coventry
  • Duration: Permanent

Role of a Key Account Manager:

  • Be the key point of contact for their customers, with all levels of purchasing / project management / engine development and testing
  • Growing new product sales with existing and new client
  • Keep up to date with international/local laws and authorities related to contractual conditions, warranties and liabilities and work with legal department to agree T&C's
  • Secure/improve business profitability by elimination risks
  • Determine best cost/pricing in the RFQ phase, get all relevant information customer and competitor related before the RFQ arrives
  • Preparation of offers/cost breakdowns
  • Be responsible for the customer profitability in terms of pricing
  • Fill and update the databases on monthly basis with the required data as established by the management
  • Organise & conduct presentations at designated customers
  • Provide periodic flash reports internally to the organisation according to the established templates and frequency
  • Make regular visits to customer plants maintaining contact with logistics, quality, plant purchasing, production engineering and tooling personnel
  • Continuously update market/competitor situation
  • Involve/steer projects/working environment externally and internally
  • Develop specific strategies, propose and agree the annual sales Business Plan and Strategic Plan within the organisation
  • Monitor competitor activities / material developments and report as available

Benefits of working with us as a Key Account Manager:

  • Company car
  • Pension
  • Death in service

If you are interested in the above role please click apply

Types: Permanent

Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum