Telesales Account Manager

Calder Recruitment are currently seeking Road Freight Account Managers for our prestigious client in the Wakefield area.

Our client is currently looking to recruit an account manager to join their team on a full-time permanent basis.

Responsible for achieving and exceeding financial, appointment and telesales (outbound calls) targets as dictated by the line Manager, maintaining and developing your customer base for which you will be fully accountable. Other related targets may be implemented from time-to-time.

Responsibilities / position in structure
The essential duties and responsibilities of the Account Manager are:
• Sourcing sales leads using the Company’s in-house CMS or other sources of information.
• Making telesales calls (outbound) to potential clients in line with targets with a mind to profiling and qualifying the prospect, using your knowledge of the product portfolio. Recording the findings in the CMS.
• Making appointments in line with targets where customers meet the required qualifying criteria to appoint.
• Visiting potential customers with a mind to converting them into customers for your own business base and towards you own financial target (based on Gross Profit)
• Preparation of quotations for presentation to the customer.
• Converting prospective clients to live, trading clients.
• Development of the business within your customer base in order to achieve the GP target required of the individual.
• Management of the accounts in your business base with a mind to maintaining and developing the levels of business within that client base, ideally with the aim of becoming the sole supplier within those accounts where practical and possible.
• Managing all facets of the accounts for which you are responsible, ensuring that credit limits are managed in line with Company standards, internal communication with all operational departments allows those departments to perform their roles correctly and in order to ensure delivery of our promises made to the customer.
• Working within the framework at all times to ensure development of Group/Core services.
• Making regular contact with your customers pro-actively to ensure that we are satisfying the needs of the customer and with a mind to developing further business opportunities from within that account.
• Any other duty as dictated by your manager, from time-to-time.

Duties (in order of priority)
• Proactive calling and Cold Calls, business development, quote preparation and management of accounts 80% of time with a high level of responsibility.
• Associated Administration 20% of time with a low/medium level of responsibility.

Qualifications / skills required.
• Strong, confident personality with a sales background and a proven track record at telesales is required.
• Time management skills are essential as are communication skills, the ability to prioritise and to work under pressure of workload and within a targeted environment.
• A strong head for numbers is essential.
• English and maths at GCSE level C or above are essential.

Experience required.
• At least 2 years Commercial Office experience preferred.

Particular aptitude/skill required
• Excellent communicator, ambition to meet targets.

Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm

£20,000 basic
Plus competitive uncapped bonus structure and company benefits including career development. There is also a company car included after 6 months (performance related), however it is essential that you have a valid driving licence and a car when you start for the initial 6 months.

Skills Required


Rate of Pay

£20,000.00 – £21,000.00 per year

Job ID – telesales account manager

  • Full Time

Job Spec

Reference telesales account manager
Job TypeFull Time
SectorSales/Business Development
LocationWakefield,West Yorkshire,UK,WF2
Salary £20,000.00 - £21,000.00 per year
ContactHayley Davison
Phone 01977 52 94 74
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