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Graduate Job Account/Project Manager

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Talbots Group
Reference: J920
Salary: £22,000 - 28,000  

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Talbots Group offers the best of both worlds in that it offers the ultimate combo of blending the old and the new with the end result being a unique and innovative packaging company that cares deeply for both its product and its customers.

The ‘old’ comes from a rich family heritage: Talbots is a company founded by, then subsequently developed and passed on through the generations of the Fowler family, who in growing the business also acquired another local, Birmingham based packaging specialist to enhance the business offering.

The ‘new’ represents the new approach to its business which has been spearheaded by the most recent of the family descendants, Julie Fowler-Drake - the current MD and granddaughter of the founder, whose design and business background and innate sense of style and flair has developed the company from a successful packaging wholesaler into a vibrant, ambitious and innovative proactive packaging partner, servicing clients both here and around the world…in fact, Julie was recently recognised by her industry and beat off stiff competition to win the UK Packaging Awards 2014 Rising Star Award.

Your role as Account/Project Manager will be fundamental to the future growth and development of this exciting and innovative company as you will be responding on a daily basis to the needs and wishes of the existing loyal customer base whilst seeking out new clients and exploring new areas for development and innovation.

One of the ways that Talbots Group stands out from the rest of the market is that they offer an innovative ‘one stop shop’ approach to its bespoke packaging solutions. With your ‘Project Manager’ hat on, you will be responsible for managing and facilitating this nine step process. This means that you will take full ownership and responsibility for the client’s entire product experience from design brief to product delivery. You will ensure that the customer enjoys the seamless delivery of their products, guaranteeing that they get to the client on time, to brief and on budget, and, most importantly, meeting, if not exceeding, your client’s expectations.

This position will require you to manage the top 20 accounts of the business which are currently based both in the UK and mainland Europe. Working alongside the MD, the successful applicant will be responsible for the identification and strategic development of the key accounts. You will be expected to deliver a superlative customer experience through the provision of excellent customer service and excellent customer relationships.

Another key aspect of the role will be in the identification and subsequent development of additional key business opportunities within the UK target markets and if possible, further afield into Europe…and beyond…after all, why keep a good thing secret? Share the experience!

You should be:

  • Able to commit to excellence
  • A strategic and lateral thinker
  • Creative
  • Flexible and agile
  • Able to take ownership and take the initiative
  • Able to understand the customer and our value to them
  • Educated to at least A Level standard or equivalent
  • Highly organised, numerate, articulate, with good MS IT skills
  • Commercially aware

You should have:

  • Efficiency of Execution
  • A keen eye for detail
  • The ability to go the ‘extra mile’
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and negotiation skills
  • A full EU Driving Licence

Discovery Graduates are the retained managing consultants. All applications will be processed through Discovery. We regret due to the high volume of applications we receive; only those successful on application will be contacted for interviews. In the event that you are unsuccessful for this opportunity, we may still be able to help you and we will retain your application and consider you for other opportunities.

Location: West Midlands

Recruiter Details

Discovery Graduates
0121 212 3111

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