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National Account Manager

Job Type: Full Time Permanent Position

Company Head Office Location: Merton Business Park, Foxholes Road, Leicester, LE3 1TH

Primary Work Location: Home Office/ Mobile/Hybrid 

Salary: Competitive/Negotiable
+ Regional Profit Sharing Bonus Scheme, + Car and Tech

Hours: 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday

Start Date: Immediate (subject to notice periods)


Merton Group UK Ltd is a long standing, successful organisation that continues to grow year on year. To service our expanding body of national accounts and nurture Company growth through new business, we are seeking a new National Account Manager. We need an ambitious Sales Manager to work with our customers, develop new business and continue our growth.

We are looking for dynamic, experienced and hungry Sales people to create growth, gain new business and manage clients across a variety of industries. MGUK are looking to continue our development as major suppliers to the Contract Cleaning and Facility Management sector whilst maintaining our trusted reputation as a UK based Disposable Paper Manufacturer and Cleaning & Hygiene product supplier, including comprehensive own label ranges.

The focus of this role is to work closely with the Managing Director and other Group Sales Managers to ensure that an effective strategy is delivered to achieve the sales growth required.

Whilst looking after your Area needs you will be expected to meet Sales Targets and objectives by building added value relationships with key business contacts from Procurement to Stakeholder level.

You will also be responsible for the day-to-day oversight and support of the wider Field Sales Team to ensure the effective delivery of the Company Sales Strategy.

We are looking for ambitious and driven individuals who understand the importance of exceeding customer expectations. Talented sales people who know what it takes to deliver an exceptional service. Pro-active in nature and driven to exceed profit targets, to contribute towards the company’s objectives and further their careers within a rewarding and challenging environment.

As National Account Manager you will be part of the MGUK Senior Management Team reporting to the Managing Director.

Key Responsibilities:

You will…

  • Focus on your Client base to ensure satisfaction levels are always maintained.
  • Drive the wider Customer base activity and results to exceed targets.
  • Maintain a body of longstanding Client relationships whilst developing and nurturing new business.
  • Win new national and regional account business.
  • Maximise the generation of profitable sales and achieve required sales/profit.
  • Manage the customer relationship.
  • Maximise sales by ensuring the highest possible levels of sales and service including individual customer attention and the negotiation of the best possible sales terms.
  • Oversee the wider Sales Team
  • Work closely with operational colleagues to ensure that account execution is in line with customer expectations.

The Candidate:

You will need…

  • A strong understanding of how to sell products and manage customers (preferably experience selling janitorial).
  • The ability to plan and ensure that time is managed efficiently.
  • Influencing and financial skills.
  • Excellent commercial awareness.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive, infectiously enthusiastic attitude.
  • A sales revenue driven focus.

In addition you will be…

  • A proven new business hunter with a passion for forging new relationships.
  • A fluent presenter and communicator.
  • Able to negotiate trading terms in line with MGUK company policy.
  • Computer literate (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, with desirable experience using CRM/ERP Software).
  • An excellent negotiator who can balance the requirements of both the company and the client to achieve desired results.
  • Confident and articulate in all forms of communication and able to adapt their style to suit each situation or audience. 

In return we offer:

  • Profit Bonus Earning Potential
  • Pension Scheme
  • Quality Company Car
  • Fuel Card
  • Tablet PC and Mobile phone
  • Positive Career Path
  • 28 Days Annual Leave (increasing over time) plus Christmas Shutdown

Job Description:

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If you would like to learn more about who MGUK are, and what we do, please watch our short introduction animation available here.


To apply for this position please forward your CV and covering letter to [email protected] or alternatively send to The Personnel Department, Merton Group, Merton Business Park, Foxholes Road, Leicester LE3 1TH. 

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