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Graduate Job Graduate Key Account Manager (Engineering)

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: Discovery
Reference: J903
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + up to £8,000 bonus per year  

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The success of every company comes down to having excellent products, an unswerving desire to solve problems for their clients and a strong team to do so.
Engineers make excellent technical sales professionals and are a much sought after commodity in a growing economy. Successful engineers tend to be highly educated and disciplined professionals who are not only good at listening but also excellent at absorbing and analysing data. This skillset allows them to deliver well thought out solutions to highly complex problems. Engineering graduates often consider a career only focusing on using technical skills but combining this knowledge with strong commercial skills leads quickly to an exciting customer facing career, businesses leadership, and exponential earning capacity.

Who we are

Join Thorite as a Graduate Key Account Manager and you will join a growing and successful business that is committed to growing talent and where you will be able to use your technical and engineering excellence in the heart of business.
Thorite have been supporting the UK manufacturing industry since 1850 and for the last 75 years have focused on the increasing demand and emerging opportunities for compressed air and pneumatics solutions.

What will you be doing?

As a Graduate Key Account Manager you will be responsible for managing key accounts within your territory where, through regular contact, you will work in partnership with your customers to deliver sophisticated solutions to highly complex problems.

As an excellent communicator with a passion to make a difference you will positively impact the already strong relationships built over years of providing excellent customer service as well as identifying potential new customers. As a result you will increase sales and profits for both your business and your customers.

There is no such thing as a typical day but during the course of your working week you can expect to put your technical aptitude to good use over a variety of tasks such as: -

  • Researching and providing market intelligence
  • Helping customers with both technically and commercial queries
  • Following up on all sales leads from either internal or external sources
  • Assisting with company strategy

We support our team with excellent product and commercial training, benefits, incentives and we are committed to investing in your development. To this end you will be enrolled onto the highly regarded Discovery Graduates Sales Academy designed to accelerate your development and commercial acumen.

What are we looking for?

Due to the nature of the role you must have a full EU driving licence.

We are looking for individuals with a background in engineering or manufacturing. You’ll ideally be educated to a degree level in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering (or have equivalent experience and knowledge)

This is a graduate level position so experience is not necessary. Instead, we are looking for potential and examples of achievement. You’ll have a track record of achieving your goals (a minimum of a 2.2 at degree level).

You’ll be an engineer with excellent communication skills and a love for working with people. This is a chance to use your engineering knowledge in a commercial environment.

You’ll be a strong problem solver with the ability to ask intelligent questions and you’ll build strong relationships with people based on integrity and trust.

The Process

Throughout the application process you will receive excellent support and guidance from our retained graduate recruitment experts, Discovery Graduates. The robust and objective nature of the process means that you can expect to receive highly competent feedback at every stage to ensure you are accurately matched to the right careers and your job hunting in general is more successful.

If you are excited by this opportunity or just keen to find out more send us your CV for immediate consideration.

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: North West England

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