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Key Accounts Business Development Manager (Material Handling)

Zoek Pin - Bristol, England

£40000 - £45000/annum

Permanent (Full time)

Alexander James Recruiting is currently working with a well-established yet vastly expanding material handling company looking to recruit a new Key Account Manager to develop their client base on a regional basis. With excellent, uncapped commission opportunities and scope for growth, this is a great opportunity for an experienced material handling professional looking for a new role with a key focus on large account business development.


Developing new customer accounts for material handling equipment 
Acquiring new corporate customers targeting accounts of 30+ forklift truck units 
Producing and working with tenders to win new business
Providing a consultative sales approach in order to win new business in the hire and sale of material handling and related equipment
Attending numerous conferences and networking events


You will ideally be a proven sales professional from within the forklift industry having had experience of dealing with accounts at a high level though the company are willing to consider candidates from other backgrounds in capital equipment. You will be proactive in your approach to selling and will have a solid understanding of equipment hire. With demonstrable abilities you will also have the ability to overcome problems and see large business deals through from start to finish. The company have a preference towards experienced account managers but are also happy to consider territory sales professionals with a good record and evidence of managing accounts at a high level. In terms of locality, the candidate will ideally be located anywhere around the South West or South Wales areas.


Competitive salary dependent on experience (Up to £45,000 depending on experience)
Excellent uncapped Commission potential (OTE £60,000-£80,000 achievable)
Company Car 
Possible commission guarantee for first 6-12 months
Genuine growth opportunity, working with a fast growing yet already well established company within forklifts
25 days holiday + statutory 
Good Pension Scheme
Private Healthcare 
Numerous other benefits 
The Company 

The company are an international manufacturer of forklift trucks, thus operating in the material handling industry. Part of a wider group, they’re also involved in supplying various other types of warehouse equipment and are one the most well known brands within the material sector, being a true market leader. Having obtained consistent growth for many years, they’re expecting this to continue and are therefore looking to bring new sales people in to increase market share further.

To find out more about this opportunity, please get in touch with Alex Hopkirk on (phone number removed). Alternatively refer to for our latest jobs. 

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