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Assistant Key Account Manager

Entry-level at SSE

Assistant Key Account Manager

Entry-level at SSE

  • LocationNewport, UK
  • Position levelEntry-level
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 10 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 36,500.0 per year

BerkshireJob Title: Assistant Key Account Manager Department: Wholesale – Business Energy Location: Forbury Place, Reading Salary: £23,800 - £36,500 depending on skills and experience

Permanent – Full Time

At SSE, we believe in making a difference. We have invested over £1 billion in UK infrastructure, in the past year alone, and employ over 19,000 people across Great Britain and Ireland, so that we can provide the energy that people need, in a reliable and sustainable way.
Our Business Energy teams supply over 500,000 customer accounts, across broad and diverse client base. Our teams serve a broad and diverse range of clients from micro businesses to large national corporates, providing a unique service to each business with a commitment to keeping our client’s interests at heart and helping to control energy costs. We currently have an opportunity for an Assistant Key Account Manager to join our team due to continued growth and a commitment to deliver our business strategies.

The role:

In your role, you will manage a portfolio of existing client accounts; for each client you will act as subject expert, researching their business to ensure you understand their requirements, enabling you to provide a unique service. You will also look for ways to improve their service by negotiating with stakeholders to deliver competitive offers, and ensure contracts are produced accurately and on time; subsequently ensuring renewal of contracts and optimisation of margins for our business. As well as managing existing accounts, you will learn your market allowing the development of relationships and acquisition of new accounts.

About You:

You will have previous sales or business development experience, coupled with the key ability to establish, nourish and maintain relationships with clients and other stakeholders. A good knowledge of Energy Markets and the wider industry would be highly advantageous, however not essential as full training will be provided. You won’t be hidden behind a phone in this role, and will have opportunities to visit client offices; therefore, a full UK driving license is an essential requirement.
For us it's not just about being good at what you do - it's about enjoying what you do, too. So we'll encourage and empower you to be imaginative, share your great ideas, and do work that you can be proud of. In return, you'll enjoy a variety of benefits and development opportunities. On top of a competitive salary, you'll enjoy generous holiday entitlement, a Group Pension Plan, share options and discounts on energy bills, phone and broadband.
You’ll be based at our prestigious new site in Reading, Forbury Place. This will include an on-site café and staff restaurant and you’ll use the latest digital technology in your role.
If you resonate with the above, and would like to join our team, click the Apply button to submit your application. With a CV to hand, it takes no longer than 10 minutes. Closing date for applications is: 23rd November 2018
As a courtesy, internal candidates should please notify their line manager prior to submitting their application. Successful candidates will be subject to the Company's verification and vetting process. This includes a basic criminal record check.

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