Strategic Account Manager

 Full Time
 Commercial & Sales
 Field Based

We are currently recruiting for a Strategic Account Manager based in Germany to support our strategic initiatives, the strategic account manager is responsible and accountable for the Contributory Margin (CM) within the account. In effect, the SAM owns the strategy and those issues that affect the CM within their accounts.

What will you do?

  • Develop and implement a growth Strategic account plan for identified and targeted Key Accounts.
  • Optimize key account activities, develop strategies, communicate across the organization and coordinate execution (KA and segment)
  • To maximize aggregate CM performance; improve overall customer profitability
  • Be proactive and be a source of proposal for potential future strategic business developments
  • Facilitate business efficiencies – making Quaker Houghton easier to do business with for our Strategic Accounts
  • Identify and promote new products and cost reduction programs to aid customer processes. 
  • To coordinate activities with the relevant segment manager in CSO organization
  • Extensive travel (75%+) – Customer sites and company offices/laboratories for required meetings.

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive pay programs with excellent opportunities in all geographies, essential to attracting and retaining global talent.
  • Opportunities to see your efforts contribute toward the success of the business. Solving problems and creating value are part of our DNA.

What do we look for?

  • Degree or recognized qualification in Chemistry, Engineering, Sales or any business related area
  • 10+ years of industrial experience – ideally within the metalworking/lubricants environment
  • Proven international key account management experience.
  • Comfortable with matrix organization, ability to interact with regions & functions
  • Excellent training and presentation skills
  • Fluent German and English language skills; written and spoken.

Who are we?

We are the global leader in industrial process fluids, continually improving and innovating so the world’s steel, aluminium, automotive, aircraft, machinery and industrial parts manufacturers can stay ahead in a changing world. Our chemists, engineers and industry experts partner with our customers to continually improve their operations so they can run even more efficiently, even more effectively, whatever comes next.

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