You are using Internet Explorer 11 or earlier, this browser is no longer supported by this website. We suggest to use a modern browser.

Job Search
Top Employer
Account Manager Business Development
Witton, Birmingham Commercial Closing date: Wednesday 28 February 2024
Witton, Birmingham, West Midlands, B6 7BN
Hours per week
Employment type
Full Time
Contract type
Experienced (subject matter experts, certified, skilled, non-people manager)
Up to £45,000
Job Description

The role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Professional to join our team at Vetchberry Steels in Witton, Birmingham. The role of Account Manager Business Development will focus on ensuring profitable growth and contributing toward business goals and targets. You will be joining a great team who works collaboratively and supports each other to deliver business goals.  We are the leaders in our industry and so you will be joining an organisation that has excellent career development and encourages innovation at all levels.

Your main duties will be:

  • Identifying new Business opportunities, including new markets, new clients, and new partnerships
  • Creating strategies to successfully reach new business opportunities and delivering results
  • Building relationships with new and existing clients and developing proposals to address these needs
  • Creating Sales forecasts and actively working towards them.
  • Delivering sales targets
  • Develop growth strategy focussed on both financial gain and customer satisfaction.
  • Conduct research to identify new markets
  • Arrange business meetings and business reviews with existing and prospective customers to discuss future demands, stock levels, performance, business opportunities and ‘Materials as a Service’
  • Promote the company’s capabilities and tailor towards customer’s needs.
  • Prepare sales contracts
  • Keep records of sales activities, revenues, and invoicing
  • Provide trustworthy feedback and after sales support
  • Coordination of activities both internal and external to ensure contract deliverables are met
  • Work in conjunction with Credit Control on cash collection and credit limits.
  • Work with the wider business on MaaS strategy
  • Ensure all functions are performed in accordance with tk compliance requirements


About you

Essential experience, skills and knowledge:

  • Proven sales track record in materials processing
  • Experience in customer developments and support
  • Market knowledge
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Ability to build rapport with customers and colleagues
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal / communication skills including customer presentations
  • Highly motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible, adaptable, and prepared to learn
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Driving license and willingness to travel


Desirable experience, skills and knowledge:

  • Slit Coil, Sheet and Blanking Product and Process experience


Your benefits with us

  • Competitive Salary
  • 37 hours per week - early finish on a Friday!
  • Annual Leave: 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Company bonus scheme 
  • Company pension scheme
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
  • Employee high street vouchers & discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Christmas savings scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Wellbeing events
  • Recognition Portal
  • Rewards Portal
  • Company events
  • Car Salary Exchange Scheme
  • Company share schemes
  • Christmas Closedown


This is us – your new employer

thyssenkrupp Materials UK operates a network of 9 sites with just under 500 employees in England and Northern Ireland which are; Preston, Darton, Birmingham, Central Warehouse, Head Office & Fabrications (Cradley Heath, Birmingham), Milton Keynes, Swindon, and 2 in Belfast. We offer a vast range of material products such as stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel. We also provide a range of services, whether it be fully welded and fabricated finished parts or bespoke flat products cut to exact sizes. We have years of experience in the aerospace, construction and architecture, automotive and the general engineering industries.

thyssenkrupp Materials Services is one of the world’s leading mill-independent materials distribution and service providers with around 380 locations – including around 270 warehouse sites – in more than 30 countries. In the 2022/23 fiscal year, the company generated sales of € 13.6 billion and earnings of € 178 million. The versatile range of services offered by the materials experts allows customers to focus even more strongly on their individual core businesses. As part of its strategic further development "Materials as a Service" the company is focusing on the supply of raw materials and materials as well as products and services in the area of supply chain management. Digital solutions ensure efficient and resource-saving processes for customers and thus provide the basis for sustainable action. From 2030 Materials Services will operate on a climate-neutral basis. 

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, disability, age, or sexual orientation and identity. Please let us know if you need any reasonable adjustments at any point throughout the recruitment journey and we will ensure to support you.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised expiry date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to supply individual feedback at the CV review stage.

Closing Date
Wednesday 28 February 2024
Apply now!
Please select 'Apply now' to start your application process
Tips to get the right job