Strategic Key Account Manager


Job Description Strategic Key Account Manager

Are you someone who doesn't pretend to make a difference, but feels it in every fiber of your body and does the utmost to bring the business to a higher level? Are you that person who likes to go outside the box and do you see plenty of (business) opportunities in the changing world of the moment? With the title 'Hunter' you are not scared, but are you even more on edge? Then you should definitely read on because there is a good chance that the role below will be your Next Move!

Tasks & responsibilities:

  • Prepare, sell, and deliver strategic account plans with strategic brands or groups for the entire range of all products and services available based on a thorough understanding of their needs and their ecosystem
  • Be responsible for providing business leadership and developing strong internal relationships in order to ensure the best business solutions and support of the strategic accounts - including operational excellence (S&OP)
  • Prepare strategic account plans based on strategic account methodology:
    - Account identification: map roadbook and look for potential growth or risk (ID full potential)
    - Develop strong knowledge of account
    - Build full analysis and define key initiatives (relational & business)
    - Define vision and action plan
    - Guarantee internal resources to deliver plan
  • Sell strategic account plans:
    - Own the delivery of the value proposal
    - Negotiations of conditions (prices, payment, service) at director level
    - Proactively assess, clarify and validate account needs on an ongoing basis
  • Deliver strategic account plans:
    - Guarantee execution of plan: roll out quarterly action plans together with the collaboration of all VP internal teams (Sales, marketing, production, finance, supply chain)
    - Ensure delivery excellence by coordinating with the concerned VP services in order to meet the account’s performance objectives and client expectations
    - Measure performance and iterate
  • On each step (preparation, sell, delivery), keep an international vision on account management and strategy

Within this role you will report to the Commercial Director.

Company Profile

Our client is an international Marketplace that offers daily sales campaigns via the platform within the Fashion and Lifestyle segment, which also includes Sports, Home & Deco and Electronics. A full-service platform for consumers and now an established name in the European market. The office in the Netherlands is part of the Benelux and is located in Amsterdam. The atmosphere is down to earth, pioneering, transparent and informal. Despite its international size, the company is averse to regulation and traditional work structures. Cooperation on the basis of equality and continuously improving each other is of paramount importance to this club. The teams apply new technologies to prop up the strategies and deliver the best possible experience to the customers. A market leader in Europe with even greater ambitions!

Job Criteria Strategic Key Account Manager

  • At least 6 to 8 years of experience in sales or buying roles with growing complexity in terms of stakes, scope and generated turnover
  • Experience in complex deal negotiations at senior level with a successful track record
  • Experience in or good understanding of how to build and sell long term strategic and innovative plans
  • Ability to master all products and services and to act as a trusted advisor both for our strategic accounts and the teams by establishing quick credibility with senior level executives
  • Very good level of spoken and written Dutch and English, with the possibility to make high level presentations both in Dutch and English

Fulltime position


North Holland

Contact person

Ananda Erich

Ananda Erich
Ananda Erich
Phone +31 (06) 2935 3482
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