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Account Manager UK

Full time (40 hours per week), UK

Help us to deliver customer satisfaction and business growth by seizing this Account Manager opportunity within a fast-moving and specialized field of logistics.

The Thermotraffic Group, a 100% subsidiary of Nichirei Corporation, is renowned for its global expertise in providing tailored solutions and complex services for the temperature-controlled transport, mainly in the food sector. Within Thermotraffic, Norish is a UK-based, multi-temperature warehousing and logistics business providing services to importers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors. 

Are you an experienced and all-round Account Manager who can engage with a wide range of Norish customers by anticipating their needs and fulfilling their requirements? Can you monitor the market and move quickly to exploit new opportunities? If so, please read on to find out more about a role that will give you a great platform on which to demonstrate your skills.

Build our business and drive customer satisfaction
Your core task in this Account Manager role is to increase our turnover by actively approaching existing and potential customers. This demands the ability to map, monitor and respond to market developments as you identify and translate customer needs and requirements into concrete opportunities and (new) services. On a day-to-day basis this requires you to:

  • Collect (strategic) market information and segment interesting target groups;
  • Schedule appointments and deliver business presentations;
  • Issue quotations and follow them up until the actual start of the service;
  • Visit and (partly) prepare trade fairs and customer events as relevant;
  • Meet requirements regarding legislation and regulations; 
  • Provide input for sales activities and figures for the monthly, quarterly and annual reports and the annual department plan.

At all times you act on the recorded instructions and known agreements in a timely and correct manner. You also prevent, identify and solve problems concerning processes, procedures, work instructions and systems. Further, you are expected to propose internal and customer-facing improvements whenever possible.

The role can be based at one of our sites or at your home. We have sites at Wrexham, Brierley Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Braintree and Lympne. You are free to work with a high degree of autonomy, visiting our sites only as necessary. You report to the Commercial Manager in the Netherlands.

The Norish offer
The role of Account Manager at Norish is a varied function in which you are free to develop yourself personally and professionally. 

You will also benefit from:

  • A market-based salary
  • 25 annual holidays
  • Pension and insurances (Death in Service and Income Protection)
  • Company car, laptop and mobile
  • Training opportunities

Are you the engaging and proactive professional for this position?
This is a role for candidates with a wide range of advanced interpersonal skills who can develop and strengthen relationships, alliances and coalitions within and outside the company. This requires you to be well informed with regard to social, political and economic developments and to use this knowledge effectively. It also calls on you to listen, to show understanding, and to give and receive feedback effectively. In doing so, you contribute to the formulation and achievement of common goals, even if those goals are not directly related to your interests.

The more formal requirements are:

  • At least five years of industry experience; 
  • Advanced account management skills;
  • An effective and persistent negotiator;
  • Results-oriented, collaborative, dynamic, and highly motivated; 
  • Excellent knowledge of modern sales software and Microsoft office;
  • Strong written and spoken English.

Thermotraffic and Norish in brief 
Since 1984, Thermotraffic has operated as one of the leading logistics specialists in temperature-controlled logistics worldwide. We have extensive expertise in complex services and offer our clients solution-oriented services for cold chain logistics. Norish operates as a multi-temperature warehousing and logistics business for the food industry. 

Why choose Norish?
We operate positively and flexibly, we love to solve problems and do so with great success. We also understand that regardless of how well a strategy is constructed and mechanisms are created, it is people who think and act. Our employees are precious to us and to reflect this perspective, we focus on developing them and creating an enjoyable and rewarding workplace. 

Thermotraffic and Norish are a 100% subsidiary of Nichirei Corporation.

Get in touch!
For more information about this function, please contact our HR department, e.pelisson(at) or +31 (6) 82399779.