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Wallace Hind Selection
Basic Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits: OTE up to £61
Location: East Midlands, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes
Job type: Permanent
Business sector: B2B
Contact: Michael Thorpe
Category: Field Sales Jobs, Manufacturing Sales Jobs, Business Development Jobs, Area Sales Manager Jobs

Market leading automotive component manufacturer require a technically minded, Japanese speaking Key Account Manager with experience of selling to mainstream Japanese Tier 1 and 2 automotive suppliers and OEM’s

SALARY: £45,000 - £55,000

BENEFITS: OTE up to £61,600 + Company Car + Additional Group Benefits Inc. Pension, Private Health Cover, Life cover + 25 days holiday plus Stats

LOCATION: Milton Keynes

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Bedford, Northampton, Luton, Oxford, Banbury, Aylesbury

JOB SPECIFICATION - Key Account Manager – Japanese Speaking

You will be predominantly selling to Japanese OEM’s (Nissan, Toyota & Honda) and tier 1 & 2 suppliers (Calsonic Kansei, Toyoda Gosei & Kasai etc), supporting specification within the automotive sector. This is an all-encompassing role and comes with a high level of autonomy.

Your main responsibilities will include;
* Developing New Accounts - 30% of your time. Establishing relationships, understanding technical requirements and generating sales, through specification, based on your knowledge and expertise
* Account Management - 70% of your time. Management of the Japanese Automotive OEM’s and Tier 1 & 2 suppliers across the UK, increasing contacts within to support in process / product improvements

REQUIREMENTS - Key Account Manager – Japanese Speaking

* We would be delighted to receive applications from fluent Japanese speakers with extensive sales experience and business development skills. You will ideally have experience of selling technical components or consumable products into Japanese Tier 1 and 2 suppliers or direct to OEM’s but this is not a pre-requisite
* We would also consider applications from existing Sales Executives / Area Sales Managers who are fluent in Japanese with experience of distributor sales in the automotive industry looking to work for a market leading manufacturer to develop their career. Once again, business development skills are key

THE COMPANY - Key Account Manager – Japanese Speaking

Part of an international manufacturing group, we are one of the world’s marketing leading manufacturers of engineering solutions for a variety of industrial and commercial uses. Today, many leading automotive manufacturers and Tier 1/2 suppliers rely on our technology and expertise.


* Succession planning is an integral part of our recruitment process, it is imperative we employ individuals who have the desire and capability to take on greater responsibilities in the future
* We offer the genuine potential for career development within our company and the group globally
* Where possible, we have an active policy of promotion from within and firmly believe in the development of all personnel

It is highly likely you will have worked in any of the following roles and/or markets, and worked with the following products and/or services: Automotive, Automotive consumables, Adhesive tapes, Key Account Manager, National sales Manager, Key Accounts – Automotive, Automotive Account Manager, Area Sales Manager, Territory Sales Manager, National Account Manager

Please Note - We have been selected as the exclusive retained partner for this role so any direct applications to our client from candidates or agencies will be forwarded on to us direct.

INTERESTED? Please apply to our retained consultant Michael Thorpe quoting Key Account Manager, Japanese Speaking and reference MT1802-41
to DD: +Wallace Hind Selection. The Old Vicarage. Duston. Northants. NN5 6JB. Tel: +. Please note that the postcodes used for this vacancy are for searching purposes only, they may not refer exactly to where the role is based.

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