Key Account Manager

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Job Type: Permanent
Salary Negotiable
Specialization: Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics & Transportation
Sub Specialization: Sales / Sales Management
Contact: Lieu Nguyen
Reference: JO-1909-426399

Job Description

Customers (external)

  • Identify, establish and manage multi-tier relationships across customer and our organizations to ensure a long-term business partnership and achievement of corporate goals
  • Build and maintain executive relationships within the designated Key Accounts (Local as well as Multi-National) customer accounts and Partners
  • Provide customer oriented service at all times relating to specific sales and customer expectation issues

Reporting to the Commercial Head

  • Provide customer account revenue and activity reporting, as required by the Management team
  • Participate in and contribute to the development of strategies and approaches to maintain, protect, improve and grow account sales & portfolio
  • Keep current and provide account strategy in line with country level business plans, ensuring profitable revenue growth
  • Provide country inputs to the development of account strategies
  • Implement agreed account sales and customer acquisition strategies set by the regional account team, ensuring targeted revenue and profitability levels are in line with agreed business plans
  • Drive sales improvement through regionally harmonized processes
  • Contribute to the regional bidding or RFQ process when requested


  • Develop a working relationship with the relevant support sections e.g. GKAM Support Group, Operations to ensure they are kept up to date with all issues relating to the GKAM Customer accounts
  • Represent the customer in the solution/service development process, ensuring clear communication of customer expectations and requirements
  • Work together to strategically improve the overall competitive advantage of the customer, and maximize the customer's life time value to the company
  • Sales/Customer Account Development - Planning and Follow Up
  • Formulate a personal sales plan that incorporates initiatives for identifying and gaining new business prospects and maximizes growth within the existing account base so that the required account sales results are achieved
  • Develop and implement a strategy to promote company programs and solutions to the assigned list of customer accounts
  • Implement global and regional account acquisition / development approaches and platforms
  • Display strong skills in global customer analysis to ensure that all customer requirements are being fulfilled
  • Manage and co-ordinate the agreed account initiatives, activities and programs to retain and grow ongoing revenue and profit contributions
  • Develop plans to deny competitor penetration into the accounts
  • Co-ordinate the development and delivery of services and solutions that provide consistency and reusability to enable customers to achieve their corporate objectives and gain competitive advantage through

Margins/Profitability Assurance

  • Establish and implement a pricing review timetable that ensures improving margins from designated accounts
  • Adhere to regional standards on profit margins and discount guidelines
  • Ensure all customer agreements are cost sensitive to ensure a suggested minimum pricing tariff is set and adhered too. Any deviations from this tariff requires management agreement and justification


  • 5 years corporate consultative / solution based sales experience in a service-related industry
  • Experience in managing and developing large & complex accounts
  • Degree in Business (or related discipline)