Job Title: Services Key Account Manager

Country: New Zealand

Locations: Christchurch and Palmerston North

Company: FluidChristeyns

FluidChristeyns is a family-owned business that manufactures, sells and services cleaning chemicals and equipment to clients in a range of industries with a focus on industrial laundry, food processing and hospitality,.   Owned by members of the Anderson family since 1999, the owners of the Auckland based business have recently entered in to a partnership with family owned, multi-national Belgium based company Christeyns.  We offer the perfect mix of local on the ground kiwi ‘know-how and can-do’ backed up by services and equipment developed by Christeyns R&D and engineering departments.  With a strong focus on sustainability, including energy and water saving technologies, we have an established portfolio of customers across a range of industries. You will be joining a team of over 500 process and application specialists based all around the world who are all working actively to help our customers achieve superior cleaning results, whilst at the same time increasing their turnover and sustainability.   

We are establishing two new roles: one based in Christchurch, the other in Palmerston North, with responsibilities to provide sales and service to new and existing key accounts in the South Island and lower North Island respectively. 

Job Description:

A Services Key Account Manager is the main interface between our business and the customer with a focus on quality outcomes and service.   They will apply their knowledge and expertise to grow the service business in a profitable way for the customers and the company in a win-win situation based on a deep knowledge of the customers operations and needs. A Services Key Account Manager is responsible for several Key Accounts in the Textile Care & Food Hygiene industries and will work closely with our National Laundry Technical & Application Specialist and our National Food & Beverage Technical & Application Specialist.

What will you do:

  • Lead customer relationships from a service perspective through a structured communication approach
  • Lead technical engineering & chemical implementation and follow-up in alignment with the customer and FluidChristeyns KAM team.
  • Assist with creation of quality plans and participate in implementation and follow-up of targets (WECO – Water, Energy, Chemicals, Operations) per Key Account in line with the customer and KAM team.
  • Together with National Laundry and Food & Beverage Technical & Application Specialists and KAM team, explore opportunities including cross selling, and up selling, the preparation of fact-based value proposals following through to negotiation and closing the deal.
  • Work with KAM team to lead growth of profitable service contracts
  • Participate in follow-up to ensure we are delivering value, customer satisfaction and profitability within the service business both with the customer and internally.
  • Manage internal relationships to ensure efficient delivery of service and quality account plans.
  • Participate in the resolution of technical issues by managing communication with the customer and issue driver
  • Lead service plan through a project lifecycle process to ensure new equipment is correctly installed, operating effectively and then handed over to services teams. 

We would love to hear from anyone who believes they have the majority of the following attributes:

  • 5 years of proven experience in sales - engineering management in the Textile Care and/or Food industry is preferred
  • Strong business acumen
  • A relevant tertiary education
  • Experience working with chemicals in any Industry with a preference for those with experience in Textile Care and/or Food Industry
  • Project management experience, an understanding of maintenance challenges - ideally in the Textile Care and/or Food industry
  • Experience in customer relationship management, technology industries and maintenance experience will be an asset.
  • Excellent communicator with strong people skills and conflict management skills.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service: proactive and adaptable.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Is a team player, organized and a strategic thinker.

What we’ll offer:

  • A variety of exciting challenges with ample opportunities for development and training in a truly global landscape
  • A culture that pioneers a spirit of innovation where our industry experts drive visible results.
  • An equal opportunity employment experience that values diversity and inclusion
  • Market competitive compensation and benefits with flexible working arrangements.  For the right candidate there is some flexibility in home location, provided our customers are efficiently and effectively serviced.  We are also willing to consider flexible work arrangements to suit family or other personal priorities around the 40 hour week. 

Apply now:

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