Key Account manager

Vacancy by Variass

  • Variass
  • Veendam
  • HBO
  • Undetermined time

De Rol
Do you like to manage customer relationships and base your actions on data? Do you dot the 'i' to explain and discuss offers in the manufacturing industry at a detailed level? And do you have the ambition to grow into a management role in the long term? Then Variass is looking for you!

Your network 
Your customers are high-tech companies, mainly in the medical and industrial market. These are high-quality business partners, who have a great deal of knowledge themselves, determine the design of the assignment and have long-term partnerships with Variass. These companies are used to working with Variass and are seen as sustainable and equal partners.
You manage your own relationship network and maintain contacts with existing relationships: 10-15 professional companies in the Netherlands. Within the companies you have several contact persons ranging from technical specialists to managers.

You are with customers and prospects approximately 1.5 days a week. The visits consist of relationship maintenance, expanding services, explaining offers and receiving a signature to get started. In addition, you work in the office in both Drachten and Veendam.

Internal tuning  
You are responsible for transferring information to the right department, monitoring progress and maintaining contact with the customer. You collect information for the preparation of the quotation and you have contact with colleagues in engineering, purchasing, planning and production. You receive a lot of details, data and other information from the customer, on the basis of which you draw up a structured and detailed transfer. You transfer information to the engineers, so that all technical promises are guaranteed and fulfilled. A material and labor calculation is drawn up with the input of colleagues.

You prepare the quotation based on this information, discuss it with the customer and monitor the agreements and progress of the process. You keep an overview of all quotes issued and submit them to the manager for approval. There is weekly quotation consultation regarding the material and labor calculation. This coordinates project progress. After presenting the solution, you request feedback from the customer through an evaluation report. The KPIs are monitored monthly and you contribute to the preparation of reports.

You will receive information from the customer that you can discuss. If the customer's input does not match the ERP system, you first transfer it to the calculator to make codes readable. For new designs, a parts list is first made by the development department, after which you, as an account manager, can continue making customer agreements.

After completion of projects and orders you analyze the results. You ask yourself questions like: can it be done? What can be done better, cheaper and more efficiently. You then make this information available and include it in future assignments. In short: because you manage, analyze and make available all available data correctly, Variass can serve the customer a little better every day.

What does Variass have to offer you?
You will work in a team of four colleagues and you will also have a lot of contact with colleagues in other departments. Variass is a company with room for innovation and development. They are distinguished by a high degree of digitization, sustainable relationships and partnerships. This position is available for 32-40 hours per week.

Development opportunities
Variass is a company in development, with a strong growth ambition and operating in a continuously changing market, which entails the necessary challenges. There are several branches and a sister company in Eindhoven. In addition, the organization wants new growth in terms of management in the long term and there will also be room for this in the coming years. Within Variass there are therefore plenty of opportunities and places for you to realize a management ambition within a number of years. Do you have that ambition, does the role described above appeal to you and do you fit the profile below? Then we would love to talk to you!

Location: Veendam
Location: Drachten

What is required?

  • Je hebt minimaal HBO+ werk- en denkniveau en commerciële ervaring in een technische setting;
  • You have good communication skills and master the English language;
  • You are visible and approachable as a fully-fledged interlocutor for customers and colleagues;
  • Living at a travelable distance from Drachten and Veendam.

Who are you? 
You work in detail on customer assignments and ensure good technical and commercial coordination. You are customer-oriented, organizational, make contacts easily and you have an affinity with detailed electronics and technology. Well-prepared and fact-based working are words that suit you.

Working at Variass
Variass is a high-tech company with a sober culture in which close cooperation with customers is central. They design and manufacture a wide range of products for customers in the medical, defense & security and industrial markets. Customers have knowledge of mechatronics and also expect this from Variass. The mission of Variass is: Helping customers to be successful in their business. The principle from which we work is therefore “You have an idea, we have the solution.” The services offered by Variass concern customization, both for semi-finished products and end products.

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If you are interested in this position and meet the requirements, please respond as soon as possible via our site If you have any questions, please contact Ingobert Veen.

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