Posted 2 months ago

Key Account Manager – London

Salary DOE: £35,000 – £40,000 + Up to £20,000 OTE + Subsistence allowance of £1,128 per annum + Zones 1-6 London Travelcard + Employee assistance programme + Discount on products + Pension scheme + Income protection insurance + Life assurance + Private health care + Dental scheme + 27 holidays per year, rising to 32 with years of service

Location: London (Field based covering travel zones 1-6)

The requirements of the Key Account Manager:

  • Previous sales experience such as catalogue sales would be required (1+ years), previous experience of selling products such as scientific instruments into a laboratory environment would be beneficial, though not essential
  • To be succesful in the role you must hold a Life Science or related degree such as: Biological Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular, Cellular or a closely related Biolological area – a PhD would be ideal however not essential
  • Awareness of the UK science capital equipment market is essential
  • A strong understanding of the laboratory environment, microscopy industry and live cell imaging biological applications would be ideal
  • Deep understanding of the London research customer environment & landscape would be beneficial
  • Must hold a full UK driving licence & be based within London zones 1-6

The role of the Key Account Manager:

  • To develop and drive business in the strategically important London region, providing outstanding service to customers while developing and fostering relationships with existing and new customers
  • Reporting to the National Sales Manager, this is a key position within the sales team for instruments in the UK, providing outstanding customer account management to ensure that all customers receive best in class customer service
  • Delivery of net sales budgets and targets, ensuring all appropriate actions are taken in order to maximise sales performance
  • Build, develop and maintain long-term relationships with existing and new customers, ensuring the timely and successful delivery of solutions to customers’ needs
  • Develop and own the sales plan for the London territory, achieving sales targets
  • Supporting the National Sales Manager to input into the overall sales strategy and planning as required whilst providing support for ad-hoc tasks & projects as required
  • Lead and manage the process of demonstrating products to customers

The Client & Opportunity:

  • My client is a market leading global manufacturer of digital imaging, precision optics and instrument technology for the life science & healthcare markets
  • Across the world, the business employs over 20,000 people with a geographical footprint spanning Asia, Europe, North America & South America
  • This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to work for 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 Oliver Gill of Langton Howarth Ltd via email to or call Oliver in confidence right now for more information on 0113 243 3499 or 07792 488 206.

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

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