Key Account Manager

Category: Sales - €35K+
Job Type: Full Time

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PORTWEST, a leading global manufacturer of safety wear, workwear and PPE is currently seeking applications for the role of a Key Account Manager in our Global Head Office situated in Westport. Portwest is one of the fastest growing workwear companies in the world currently employing over 4,000 staff worldwide with sales in over 130 countries.


  • Identify opportunities to expand and grow sales with international key accounts
  • Point of contact for key accounts developing and maintaining effective relationships with the customer at all levels
  • Work closely with the sales teams in the market to have a full understanding of the key account’s needs
  • Work closely with internal departments to ensure their market & sales teams are receiving the necessary
  • Liaise with Marketing to plan, forecast and deliver marketing activities within key accounts in a timely manner
  • Co-ordinate pertinent information and update the field sales team on all promotions
  • Support wider Commercial Team on day to day queries and activities as required
  • Working closely with supply chain team to manage service level for customer account – In alignment with internal processes for forecasting / stock management
  • Understand existing customer relationships and their requirements
  • Management of customer process inputs: promotions, pricing, new product details
  • Professional timely and accurate communication to Customers and internal stake holders
  • Help manage and develop key customer relationships
  • Analyse sales and KPI reports and recommend how the sales team can adjust to increase sales
  • Responsible for analysing weekly sales data and providing weekly reports for management
  • Conduct market research and perform analysis including creation of detailed business plan
  • Contribute to overall team performance, including support and assistance to other team members


  • BS/MS degree in business or related field
  • 5+ years’ commercial experience. International experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • Highly creative & proactive with ability to think out of box
  • Interest in sales and improving the sales process
  • Project Management skills and experience
  • Strong analytical skills and data-driven thinking
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable working with numbers, metrics and spreadsheets – Strong Financial Acumen

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