Account Manager - Hospitality Division

Salary:
Up to $65,000 to start PLUS outstanding company-sponsored benefits and many opportunities for advancement

Location:
Chicago - Near Midway Airport

Position Type:
Full-time | Direct-hire

Job Description:

Account Manager - Hospitality Division
Customer Service, Project Management and Business Development
Up to $65,000 to start plus outstanding company-sponsored benefits and many opportunities for advancement

As an Account Manager within the Hospitality Division, your job duties and responsibilities will include:

- Learning about the products, product lines and services offered by the Company
- Servicing global accounts within the Hospitality Division
- Acting as a liaison between customers, the Sales Department and all internal business units
- Successfully fostering, building and managing relationships with customers
- Ensuring the timely and accurate implementation of projects
- Promptly and thoroughly answering all customer inquiries received via phone and email
- Coordinating with internal departments as needed to obtain pertinent client and project information
- Monitoring inventory, product availability and project lead times
- Troubleshooting and resolving any issues, problems or concerns that your customers are experiencing
- Studying your current client's business model and ordering patterns in order to identify areas for sales growth
- Recommending additional products and services to your customers as appropriate to boost revenue and profitability
- Supporting the successful execution of Company-based marketing strategies
- Promoting and ensuring customer retention
- Traveling [up to 20% of the time at the Company's expense to meet with your clients
- Performing other duties as assigned

An ideal candidate profile will include the following experience:

- At least three years of Account Management, Senior Customer Service and/or Project Management experience

In addition to the following qualifications:

- Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
- Advanced overall computer proficiency
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills
- Having a 'big' personality
- Interpersonal and relationship-building skills
- Organizational and follow-up skills
- Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
- Analytic skills and a comfort with numbers
- The ability to think creatively and 'color outside of the lines' as needed to deliver solutions that are catered to your customer's needs
- Time-management and prioritization skills
- The ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
- The willingness and availability to travel up to 20% of the year at the Company's expense

PLUSES... That may enable you to stand out as a Candidate for this job include:

+++ A Bachelor's Degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or a similar discipline

+++ Previous experience making Business Development and/or Inside Sale calls

+++ Experience developing and executing a sales and marketing plan

+++ Experience with Microsoft Access

JobGiraffe's client is a dynamic provider of products and business services to the international Hospitality, Travel, Gaming and Restaurant Industries.

Please submit your resume by using the Apply Now feature.

All resumes submitted will be reviewed based on the candidate profile listed above.

Candidates with the most relevant background will be selected first and asked to participate in a screening.

Initial screenings can be done in-person during office hours, before or after hours, by Skype or by phone if needed.

JG ID #18-1874 - Chicago, IL 60638

Relevant Skills, Experience, Industries:
Management Skills - People or Projects Customer Service Skills Management Skills - People or Projects, Manufacturing, Processing, Refining

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