Staples Account Solutions Manager in Orange City, Iowa
Staples Promotional Products Account Solutions Manager
Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together.
While you may know Staples as the world’s leading office supply company, Staples Promotional Products – a division of Staples – is a national leader in the promotional products and apparel industry and manufacturer and supplier of customer identified caps, garments, and advertising specialty items.
What you’ll be doing:
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of internal client support and will be the primary internal interface for, working in partnership with our field sales team, the key stakeholders of an assigned customer account base. This individual will have responsibility and accountability for execution of all customer requirements and profitability of their assigned accounts. Working closely with the Manager of Account Services, manage and coordinate the implementation and on-going operation, across all internal support departments of in-stock eStore programs and their associated special order and customer service support.
Supports the Manager of Account Services in building and maintaining client relationships, working in partnership with the field sales organization, while serving as the primary internal contact for accounts. Promotes teamwork, accountability, and strong communication within the department and across support teams that they work with through regularly scheduled account team status meetings.
Works with the Manager of Account Services in providing direction and project management leadership to other cross functional departments in implementing and managing solutions for assigned customers, providing appropriate and timely internal and external communications. Other internal departments included in the execution of project tasks include: Special Order, Customer Service, Account Development, Program Development, Marketing, Creative Services, Merchandising, Incentive & Recognition, Finance, IT, Procurement, Operations, and Inventory.
Working with the Manager of Account Services responsible for ensuring programs meet targeted expectations for margins, SKU count and marketing plans and budgets and participates in the forecasting and budgeting process for their accounts.
Prepares and participates in Customer Business Reviews.
Works with the Manager of Accounts Services during contract negotiations, renewal RFP’s, identifying customer business and contractual requirements, provides clear direction and guidance to the internal support teams.
Participates and provides input and ideas in support of our on-going effort to improve our processes and the overall customer experience.
What you bring to the table
Strong “business” communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to effectively communicate with all levels of internal and external stakeholders and support functions.
Maintains a high degree of professional acumen while developing skills in salesmanship and managing difficult relationships.
Strong ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously and meet required deadlines.
Strong demonstrated project management skills; formal training desired.
Emerging skills in “strategic business sense”, including marketing strategy, pro-active ideation, profitability awareness and analytical skills.
Requires a self-motivated and energetic personality.
Flexibility to travel, when necessary, based on account needs.
Solid PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
What’s needed- Basic Qualifications
- 2+ years of account executive, project management, merchandising, program development, marketing or related business experience.
At Staples, you’ll find the asset we value most is you. It’s why we offer a number of benefits to support our associates’ well–being both on and off the job. Here, benefits are designed to meet the diverse needs of our associates and their families for good health, work–life balance, retirement prep and overall peace–of–mind. For more information Check out our perks and benefits !
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