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Paints & Coatings Sales Account Manager Benelux
Manage customer relationship, grow profitable sales and drive customer satisfaction in Benelux for the Paints and Coatings markets according to the strategy of the Market
Drive profitable sales growth based on understanding of customer needs, competitive situation and value proposition with existing accounts and new accounts
Define and execute commercial strategy / action plan for each customer in collaboration with commercial manager as well as marketing and technical support functions (incl.
proposal for budget, commercial conditions, action plan to increase profitability, )
Negotiate price increase / share of wallet increase / commercial package depending on agreed strategy as well as associated terms & conditions (with the support of legal)
Visit customers regularly and prepare in CRM detailed sales visit / call reports as well as monthly reports analyzing performance vs. plan
Handle significant complaints in terms of customer relationship (information collection, communication of investigation progress and conclusion and corrective actions) and monitor customer satisfaction
Ensure on-time cash collection
Actively collect and document in CRM marketing intelligence about customer including mineral consumptions, performance requirement, competitors’ products and their performance / price, opportunity pipeline, development projects as well as market trends (from a geographic or market standpoint)
Generate ideas of new products to feed the innovation pipeline based on key performance target of customers or their future needs
Prepare and achieve budget and forecasts for S&OP and finance purposes
P&L accountability : sales to gross margin and accounts receivables
Year-on-Year profit growth depending on market conditions
Imerys ’ long-term customer relationships
Effective and customer-centric organization
Title, position in the organization & grading
Reporting to Paint and Coatings Sales Director
Resources / team : Animate all Imerys teams involved with accounts Key external stakeholders : key decision makers & major stakeholders at customer
Grading : N-4 / L5
Location : Belgium or Netherlands
Competencies and experience
Strong customer sense
Strong negotiation and communication skills
Business acumen and technical appetite
Good understanding of basic financial and legal concepts
Outgoing, result oriented, concern for impact, good interpersonal skillsIdeal background / experience
Engineering or Marketing degree
3+ or more years of experience in Sales, Account Management or Business Development.
Speak fluently English language; Dutch or French as a plus