Account Manager, Central London at Hilti GB Ltd

Employer:
Job Title:
Account Manager
Team/Area:
Central London
Location:
England - Greater London
How long have you been at the company?:
0-6months
Salary:
£31,000 - £33,000
Average Rating:
8.7
4.4/5
Date of Review: 24th Feb 2014
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What are the best and worst things about your job? Best:
The best thing about the company is that there are always people to help and give you support where you need it. You are treated as a responsible adult and there is no micro management involved. I have received all the support i have needed in my first 6 months in the company and could not have asked for a better team. The company has firm values and if you stick by those values then there is no reason you will not do well wthin the company. There are many benefits with my Job, for instance if you work in a team outise of central london you are given a company car, and all necessary travel costs are covered by the company, they do not expect you to be out of pocket for any work related expenses. The job is not an office job and means you are always out and about talking and meeting new people to build new relationships aswell as maintaining exisiting ones. I manage a territory within central London so the work environment is slightly different and in my eyes a lot harder, but the support you need is there and there is always a helping hand available if you ask the right questions.

The company has many opportinities to send you abroad if you are the right individual for the job so you should be ready to embrace other cultures and be mobile. Another added benefit is that you can see how this beautiful city transforms, it is like being a tourist everyday and you have the chance to leave an iconic mark on the city to look back to! An added benefit is that the work times are not fixed, you work around your day however you need to be productive with your day! As a general guideline you are expected to meet 8-10 clients per day and move the business forward.
Worst:
With any job there are down sides, luckily with this job there are no major down sides, as long as you are being productive during your time at work there's nothing negative. Central London has a different working atmosphere as we do not have cars and are referred to as "Foot soldiers", we are field based and travel around using all the methods we can find, bike, car, van, bus and tube! It gets quite tiring and the backpack doesn't help when public transport is at a peak. Of course the travel card is provided by the company.
What is the annual salary for this role? Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000
Current salary: £31,000 - £33,000
Salary Comments
If you work in central London you get and extra allowance called London Weighting (typically £4000) on top of your basic salary which is around about 25K. There is a significant bonus if you achieve 100% of your targets (around about 30% of your basic salary), and if you overperform there is even more money to be made.
What hours do you actually work, on average?
09:00 - 17:00
Times are not fixed as you may find that you have finished all your scheduled tasks for the day, however you should use your free time to catch up on admin work and plan for the next day/week to make your job easier.
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role? Application Advice: In your application show that you have the right skills for the job you are applying for, the account manager position requires a good level of understanding and you need to be able to think of solutions quickly. Communication is the single most important thing within the company and this means you need to reach out to people you have never seen or met and this encourages the whole company to work together- so teamwork is essential. Show in your applications that you can be reactive in a busy environment and manage your time well as you will often find yourself dealing with important requests which you haven't planned in or were not expecting. Remeber you are going to be starting a professional career and as such you should be prepared to break free of your old habits and accept the challenge ahead, it won't be easy but it'll certainly be worthwhile. Due to the fact you may want to work abroad it is worth showing that you can communicate in different languages.
Interview Advice: Be prepared. Read into the company, look at what we do and the services we can provide. You won't be expected to know the company's finance history but a good understanding of some basic figures will show you are keen and have done your research! You will find all the information you need on the company's website. Look into the core values and the business model as it is vital to understand what forms the basis of the way we do business and our business conduct. Prove yourself. You WILL be asked to prove yourself within the interview so make sure you have thought of good examples where you have implemented key skills such as teamwork and communication. Also think of examples where you can show that you have the values the company adheres too (theres 4 and they're on the website). Try and think of genuine examples as most of the time you will get caught out in the follow up questions! So definitely give it thought before firing your answers out! Gather all the information you can about the company and even about the people that you will be interviewed by via professional networking platforms, LinkedIn for example, don't however start networking with them prior to your interview as these platforms are there to network with people you have met or know already, but they do provide a good basic understanding of the indviduals background so you can get some tailored questions ready. Ask questions, show that you are keen. This is also a chance for you to make sure the company is right for you so do not hesitate to ask questions which you feel are important.
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