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Account Manager – Towels & Bedding (TGN4583) – Up to £40k DOE

Account Manager – Towels & Bedding (TGN4583) – Up to £40k DOE

Location: Manchester

Type: Permanent

Industry: Soft Furnishings

Job Ref: TGN4583

The Company:
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Account Manager to join an established and successful soft furnishings company working with leading High Street Retailers. You will manage and grow towels & bedding sales within the UK and look for new opportunities into all targeted trade channels, in existing & new categories/geographies. You will be focussing on independent businesses.


  • 25 days per year plus statutory bank holidays
  • Finish at 3pm on a Friday
  • Hybrid 2 days in office and 3 days at home (after probation)

The Role:

  • Manage Independent Accounts for the Brand.
  • Main point of contact for assigned customers.
  • Develop and maintain long-term relationships with assigned customers.
  • Business Development – seek and open up new business opportunities.
  • Responsible for costings and negotiations, budgeting and forecasting of sales.
  • Work to achieve budgeted sales and margin in line with business requirements.
  • Awareness of market and undertake regular market research to ensure correct products are in place.
  • Present new products and opportunities to customers.
  • Ensure customers receive requested products and services in a timely fashion.
  • Ensuring correct branding and marketing support is in place.
  • Work closely with internal departments: Product Development, Marketing, Logistics, Customer Service, Accounts, Sourcing and Factories to ensure all customer requirements are being serviced.
  • Stock forecasting and managing of stock inventory.
  • Management of aged deb & maintaining records of customer transactions.
  • Other duties as required.

Skills Required:

  • Have 10 years plus experience as an Account Manager working with Independent accounts.
  • MUST have experience in home textiles (Bed and Bath).
  • Proven track record in achieving sales targets.
  • Customer focused with strong account management skills.
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Solid experience in sales and customer service.
  • Negotiating and meeting customer requirements.
  • Working to deadlines.
  • Ability to work both alone and part of a wider team.
  • IT skills – PowerPoint, Excel, CRM Software & Power Bi.
  • Able to travel as needed within UK and to trade shows overseas
  • Hold UK Driving Licence
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