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About the Role
We are looking for a solid and experienced Account Manager who is keen to use their knowledge to keep our valued customers on board & proactively find new business.  

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the team at PlaceMakers based in Dunedin. You will be responsible for providing excellent level of service to trade customers and exceed sales and profitability targets through proactive value- adding account management.

Reporting to the Trade Sales Manager, this role offers a great blend of sales and account management. Your time will be spent out on the road managing and growing business within a well-established customer portfolio, but more importantly building relationships with new customers. 

Daily you will be responsible for –
  • Ensuring regularity of contact so you can be ahead of the game
  • Hunting for sales opportunities both in existing and new customers
  • Collaborating with your colleagues and communicating with customers about stock availability, delivery times and pricing.
  • Attending building industry & trade events to keep up to date with market trends
  • Developing relationships within the community and promoting brand awareness
  • Implement strategies to profitably grow key product areas including frame and truss, installed solutions, and core building lines.
  • Effectively managing of CRM System to help support Sales management and delivery actionable insights. 

What we’re looking for: 
As you will play a lead role in developing brand awareness and capturing sales opportunities, your passion and knowledge of the building industry as well as your sales drive and resilience will be essential!  In addition to this, you will also need to the demonstrate the following –
  • Building industry experience preferred or a high performing salesperson in another industry
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing with external customers and stakeholders
  • High level of ability to influence others
  • Demonstrable ability to problem solves and manage conflict
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration 
  • Self-motivated and acts proactively
  • Strong sales drive and resilience will be essential with a solutions-focused approach
  • Excellent communication skills and highly motivated with exceptional work ethic
  • Clean, Full NZ Drivers Licence

What’s on offer?
You will be part of a thriving and well-respected organisation as a key member of the business enabling you to add real value and create impact. In return, you will be offered a competitive salary, an exciting benefits package which includes staff buying privileges, employee education fund and discounts on health insurance, all whilst being a part of a great team with a supportive and inclusive culture.

If you are keen to put a stamp on this role and help create better ways to put ideas into action, then we want to hear from you!

Please note: A pre-employment medical, including a drug test is required as well as the legal right to work in NZ indefinitely.

For more information feel free to contact the hiring manager directly 
Trade Sales Manager- Luke Kendrick

We are proud of the incredible diversity of people who make up our business! As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strive to create an inclusive environment for all our employees across our national network of branches throughout New Zealand.