Location: Dunstable Salary: £34k - 38k per year + car & bonus scheme
Sector: Retail & Sales, Senior Appointments, Head Office & Support Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Kieron Smithson

National Account Manager – Manufacturer/Distributor/Importer of Electrical Products

We are representing a client who are a well-established manufacturer, importer and distributor of a wide range of electrical products. Considered a key supply partner to a number or very recognisable high street and wholesale businesses throughout the UK. If you are looking for an opportunity to make a significant impact on the growth of the business whilst developing a long and successful career with both this company & the group.

This position has been created within this stable well-established business, thanks to internal progression of the previous person in this role combined with the acquisition of the business by a major group in this sector. This role will be a mix of business development & account management. 

National Account Manager – Job Role: 

·     Nationwide territory control

·     Manage existing accounts, developing additional product ranges & increasing spend wherever possible

·     Create a robust pipeline through strong business development techniques

·     Develop & extend relationships with electrical wholesale buying groups

·     UK wide travel will be required to meet with customers

·     Create and develop relationships within the electrical wholesale sector at both head office, regional & branch level


Personal Specification:

·     Able to inspire respect from everyone at all stakeholder levels both internally and externally.

·     Relationship building will be at the heart of what you do & who you are.

·     Able to operate in an autonomous environment without day2day oversight.

·     Team player, whilst also showing lone wolf hunger

·     Self-motivation and complete sales presentation skills are essential requirements. Consistent over-achievement will be significantly rewarded. 

·     Ability to display and provide examples of skills in negotiation, communication and a sound commercial acumen.

·     Must be able to sensibly commute to office in Bedfordshire once per week.


Experience Required:

·     Extensive field based experience, preferably national

·     Demonstrable track record of excelling in field sales

·     Extensive experience selling into the electrical wholesale market

·     Good working knowledge of the EW buying groups

·     Experience introducing new products into AWEBB / AIEW / MIDA / IBA / FEGIME would be preferable but not essential

A full & comprehensive training program is provided by the company in house and full support is provided throughout the role.


·     £34-38K basic salary

·     Company car, laptop & phone

·     Profit driven annual bonus scheme

·     A positive working environment in a successful business with excellent growth plans

·     Personal development opportunities with a clear career path