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Anixter Strategic Account Manager III in Canton, Massachusetts

We are seeking a Strategic Account Manager III. In this role, you will maintain client relationships with key target accounts that have a major strategic impact on the long-term success of the organization. You will identify cross/up and repeat sales opportunities as well as work to resolve any issues or concerns to ensure customer satisfaction.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable to senior management to lead the development and execution of the Strategic Account Plans at key, named accounts.

  • Continuously develops relationships with priority Customer Stakeholders, understands their key Business Issues, and recommends ways to deliver value.

  • Takes the lead in pursuing new agreements, Value-Add/Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) commitments, and increasing customer wallet-share.

  • Maintains and manages a pipeline of Opportunities at named accounts, including Renewals, Projects, and Share improvement opportunities.

  • Leads and oversees solution development efforts that best address customer needs.

  • Engages Supplier sales and management resources to enlist their support and create solutions.

  • Communicates Customer Activity, Opportunity Status, Renewal Status, and Strategic Plan progress to Manager/Director.

  • Expert in strategic selling and takes the lead in high level sales engagements.Provides pre and post-call coaching to Branch sales team.

  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and recommends new tools and processes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Sales, Business Administration, Engineering, or relevant field required

  • 5 years of proven sales experience as a strategic account manager

  • 5 years of experience as a key account manager/management of large account portfolios

  • 5 years of experience managing multiple stakeholders and projects

  • 5 years of success maintaining and developing key relationships

  • Ability to understand where potential exists in assigned accounts and can recognize and create opportunities.

  • Business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods and coordination of people and resources.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an aptitude for building strong client relationships.

  • Strong negotiation and problem solving skills.

  • Proficiency with CRM software and Microsoft Office.

  • Self-starter and able to work efficiently under pressure.

  • Travel Requirements: 0-25%

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. It is our policy to not discriminate against any job applicant or employee based on age, race, religion, color, handicap, sex, physical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status or any other protected status. This policy includes but is not limited to the following: recruitment and employment, promotion, demotion, transfer, compensation, selection for training including apprenticeship, layoff, or termination.

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