Key Account Executive – Microscopy and Instrumentation – London


£23,000 - £30,000 per annum


  • Life Science
  • Experienced
  • UK
  • Greater London
  • Permanent


Key Account Executive – Microscopy and Instrumentation – London

Salary: £23,000 – £30,000 + London Zones 1-6 Travelcard + Lunch allowance of £1,128 per year + Employee assistance programme + Discount on company’s products + Pension + Permanent health insurance + Life insurance + Private health care + Dental scheme + Childcare vouchers + 27 days per year (+ stats)

Location: London, UK (inside M25 corridor)


The requirements of the Key Account Executive:
• To be succesful in the role you must hold a Life Science or related degree such as: Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular, Cellular or any Biolological area – a PhD would be ideal however not essential

• You must be based living within the M25 motorway

• A strong understanding of the Capital Equipment/ Microscopy industry would be ideal but not essential

• Ideally you would have some office/administration, sales, retail, shop assistant or customers services experience

The role of the Key Account Executive:
• Assist with achievement of territory sales target by developing and managing relationships with customers, ensuring they receive outstanding customer service
• Working with the Key Account Manager to delive net sales budgets and targets, ensuring all appropriate actions are taken in order to maximise sales performance
• Creation, delivery and execution territory and customer sales strategies, frequently reviewing and updating action plans

• Build, develop and maintain long-term relationships with customer base, ensuring the timely and successful delivery of solutions to customers’ needs
• Ensure that all customer issues are resolved promptly through effective, timely internal communication
• Pro-actively plan, lead & drive sales business projects as required, working cross-functionally to deliver successful outcomes
• Produce quotations for customers as and when required for all non-advanced imaging systems

• Attend tender response meetings held for customers within territory and provide information for tender response documents as and when required
• Provide input into overall sales strategy and planning
• Support for ad-hoc tasks & projects as required
• Create and maintain sales opportunity information within the CRM system
• Update CRM opportunities on an on-going basis with latest status, next steps required, expected end date and probability rating
• Assist with the organisation of product demonstrations, booking demonstration kit and co-ordinating resources as and when required

The Client & Opportunity:
• A world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and instrument technology. Globally recognised for setting new standards in product design and performance, the unique strength of the brand is attributable to the company’s unwavering commitment to quality, performance, technology and innovation

• Across the world, the business employs over 20,000 people with a geographical footprint spanning Asia, Europe, North America, South America and, of course, Japan where the company is headquartered. Around 100 of these employees are based on site in Kingston, UK and the company has a dynamic and collaborative culture, where people succeed on ability and merit.

• Well-established brand within the UK and Irish markets, with sales in excess of £100 million in the UK. With a strong focus on teamwork, employee engagement and CSR, there are frequent cross-divisional projects and a strong sense of company identity

• This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work within a globaly recognised and reputable brand where you can make a real positive impact with the work you do

• My client offers great career opportunities to progress within their business in a variety of different roles


Apply today by sending your word CV to Ben Atherton of Langton Howarth Ltd via email to ben@langtonhowarth.com or call Ben in confidence right now for more information on 0113 243 3499.

In order to be considered for the role you must have full right to work in the UK

Langton Howarth also operates a recommend a friend referral scheme. So if you know someone who could be good for this job, email your nominated candidate’s name and contact details in confidence via email too, and we’ll ensure you receive £100.00 of vouchers from a high street retailer of your choice once we have successfully placed the person referred by you.

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