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Account Manager

Company: Merkur Inc.
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Our Merkur team is expanding! Want to be part of the Merkur Experience?The Merkur Experience:Merkur is an innovative, results-driven team where people matter. We tackle exciting, cross-disciplinary challenges that directly impact our clients' sustainability and growth. We are dedicated to keeping our clients ahead of the curve. We are driven by our values of collaboration, innovation, excellence, and entrepreneurship.Joining the Merkur team means being part of a global, multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative team that has delivered innovative solutions for diverse technically demanding projects for over 28 years. At Merkur, we offer you the opportunity to make an impact and contribute to the success of large-scale diverse projects in all aspects of the manufacturing industry. The Merkur team applies technical experience supporting high performance global clients on optimization, product development, industrial engineering, and manufacturing capital projects.We are looking for an Account Manager to join our growing Merkur team in the US Headquarters in Downers Grove, IL. Working with members of our Global Business Development team, your focus is to make sure that Merkur is the customer's firm of choice and is seen as their best advocate for accomplishing their goals. You will initially support our major clients and develop new business opportunities in the greater Chicago area. The position is ultimately responsible for collaborating with our clients and helping them with their different needs in terms of manufacturing/machinery projects. To learn more, visit our website at The challenges that await you:

  • Participates in market intelligence and development strategies
  • Responsible for prospecting of new markets, building and maintaining relationships with new and potential customers
  • Participates in different networking events and trade shows
  • Presents Merkur's service offering, engaging prospective customers and reengage existing customers
  • Works in collaboration with operations, sales, and human resources teams
  • Contributes into positioning Merkur as a strategic partner to its customers
  • Crafts targeted strategies designed to meet specific client needs
  • Makes recommendations based on internal and external factors. Designs and implements action plans.
  • Accurately documents all sales and outreach activity within an assigned region using Deltek according to project protocols. Minimum Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
    • Customer Relationship Management experience
    • 10+ years of experience in business development (experience in the field of manufacturing an asset)
    • Familiar with digital tools and social networks
    • Entrepreneurial qualities
    • Knowledge of the manufacturing sector and of project management
    • Dynamic personality who wants to achieve concrete results
    • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite
    • A valid drivers' license
    • Strong team player and consensus builder skilled in technical writing communicating and presenting to clientsCompetencies:
      • Communication Outstanding interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
      • Negotiating Understands people' needs and finds an agreement to help them
      • Initiative Takes action independently using own initiative
      • Teamwork Works towards collective results with other people
      • Adaptability Independently adjusts own activities and behavior when changes are necessary
      • Creativity Comes up with new ideas or a combination with existing work methods/solutionsMerkur is more than just a competitive salary and great benefits...
        • Whether you're working from a Merkur office or remotely, you will be working in a collaborative, dynamic environment where the opportunities are limitless
        • We prioritize the implementation of a career plan that is tailored to each individual, with the freedom to experiment in different fields of expertise. We invest in the development of our talent, and we support them in their career path
        • We have an internal structure that encourages initiative and provides exciting learning and development opportunities
        • We place people at the center of our business decisions and have an inclusive culture that recognizes the richness that diversity brings, a culture committed to wellness and work-life balanceDo your values match ours? Become part of Merkur today! Fulfill your professional ambitions, where every project is built on performance and innovation. We look forward to meeting you!*Only applicants who meet the essential job requirements will be contacted. Merkur is committed to fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Keywords: Merkur Inc., Downers Grove , Account Manager, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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