Account Manager in Training

Start in Dublin, Relocate within Ireland
Reference No: 15245

What's the role?

Construction in Dublin is booming; there are 123 cranes in Dublin alone with no sign of slowing down.

To support the growth and robust Irish construction market, we are looking for Ireland’s finest Account Managers to ensure we can give the best possible service to our customers and the industry. There is no better time to join us!

We are seeking an Account Manager in Training to support existing customers and to captivate and capture new customers. As an Account Manager in Training you will learn account management the Hilti way and relocate within Ireland. The opportunities are endless.

Who is Hilti?

If you’re new to the industry, you might not have heard of us. We provide leading-edge tools, technologies, software and services for the global construction sector. We have a proud heritage, built over 75 years, and a worldwide reputation for pioneering products and exceptional service. With some 30,000 people in more than 120 countries, which we’re looking to expand, we’re a great place for you to show us your worth, step up to new challenges and grow your career.

What does the role involve?

As an Account Manager in training initially you will be responsible for undertaking out robust and dynamic training; on both sales approach and product application. 4 weeks of this training will be held in our hub in Manchester. Once you have graduated from this training, you will be relocated within Ireland and you will work and expand a portfolio of existing accounts while building relationships with core customers.

At Hilti, we work a little differently. We have a direct sales model which allows us to ensure a high-level customer interaction at every encounter. We love our customers! The Account Management role is strategic account development focussed, partnering with existing customers ensuring the Hilti product basket is optimised. This is no ordinary sales or business development manager job; we don't believe in a hard sell because our strong core values allow us to focus purely on building long-term sustainable relationships with our customers.

The Account Management role is very autonomous, your red Hilti van will be your office and you will plan, organise and prioritise your time to ensure effectiveness within your territory.

We partner with our customers to understand their business needs and how our products can add value.

93% of our people say they’re proud to work for Hilti, thanks to the quality of our products and the way we look after our people

What do we offer?

At Hilti, it’s all about teamwork. We have an award-winning culture that is highly diverse and inclusive. We love to celebrate success and as part of the Hilti family you will be proud to work for an industry leading innovator.

Your new role will be rewarding and challenging, and you will be given the support of your leader, your peers and Hilti to ensure you succeed. Within your first 3 months you will have 4 weeks (non-consecutive) training in our state-of-the-art hub in Manchester. This will include training on the Hilti approach, process and product training. The training doesn’t stop there! We have huge amounts of training available to continually grow and develop (including modules created in partnership with Ivy League Universities).

We promote over 80% of roles internally at Hilti, and as you grow you will be given opportunities to move around the business – to work abroad, experience different job functions and tackle different markets.
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Why should you apply?

We’ll give you everything you need to excel in your role, including market leading training. For us, it’s about the right person – our training will cover the rest.

At Hilti we pride ourselves on developing our people and as such, we will give you all the support you need to grow your career.

We offer a flexible working culture as well as other great benefits including 25 days holidays (not including bank holidays) with a scheme to purchase up to 10 additional days, a competitive commission structure, health insurance, pension and a company vehicle.

What you need is:

  • Methodical and driven approach to sales; with a sound ability to identify decision makers
  • Mobility to relocate to another part of Ireland (this is a prerequisite)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and effective problem solving ability
  • Ambitious about your own development
  • Willingness to learn, passionate and driven
  • A real team player with an eye for detail
  • Full working rights in Ireland
  • A full, clean manual drivers licence

At Hilti 80% of our management positions are filled with internal candidates. It’s testament to how much we value, develop and look after our people. If you would like to join the team at Hilti please apply today. For any questions please contact iehr@hilti.com [note: due to GDPR we cannot receive resumes over email].

Whilst we still wish to invite applications for roles and will conduct first-round video interviewing, please note that due to the current situation we will not be holding a formal interview process for some weeks and we ask for your patience during this time. If you have been successful after initial screening you will be informed of our intention to interview you in due course.

“How am I going to sell power tools? I’ve never drilled a hole in my life! That’s what I thought when I first joined Hilti, but it’s really not like that. It’s about nurturing your strengths and being rewarded for hard work.”

- James, Customer service representative (sales)

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