Key Account Manager

The company

Founded in 1935, Schleich’s headquarters are located in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany. The company is one of the largest toy manufacturers in Germany and is an international leading supplier of toy figurines. Schleich’s famous hand-painted figurines and play sets are sold in more than 50 countries and can be found in children’s rooms around the world.

After several years of sustained success, Schleich UK is now planning for a period of accelerated growth, and requires a skilled key account manager to help manage this ambition.

The role

Reporting to the Country Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for a varied portfolio of retail accounts including toy specialist, online, departmental & mass market retailers. There will an expectation to successfully manage both existing accounts and also new business development. The exact portfolio will depend upon experience and suitability.

The ideal candidate will already work within the toy or entertainment industry, and have account experience of managing relationships with major high street retailers.

This role represents a great opportunity to develop your career as part of an ambitious and highly respected global toy brand. Schleich provides all the autonomy, support and tools you will need to make a significant contribution to its ongoing success.

• 3-5 years + account management experience with major UK retailers
• Extensive working knowledge of managing Amazon Vendor Central
• Proven track record of success
• Exemplary planning skills
• Excellent relationship builder
• Strong negotiation skills
• Analytical problem solver
• Strong Excel skills
• Dynamic, ambitious and results-oriented
• Team player
• Adaptable and flexible approach, including UK and overseas travel

Location: A combination of both home and office, at our Bishop’s Stortford offices (Herts.) as required

Salary: Competitive salary package, company car/allowance, annual bonus, pension.

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