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External Account Manager (Ready Mix)

Job Introduction

Are you a passionate and dynamic External Account Manager looking for your next permanent role?  Then please read on as we may have your next role……

At Tarmac, ‘who you are’ matters. We want to get to know you. If you share our values and are proud of a job well done, collaborative in working well with others and ambitious to make things better, then have a read of what we have on offer. 

We are currently looking for an experienced External Account Manager to join our amazing team based out of Tarmac Preston Bold St Concrete Plant. This is a mobile role, with a company car, covering the Lancashire areas. It is therefore easily accessible from Blackpool, Preston, Blackburn, Bolton, Morecambe, Skelmersdale, Southport and the surrounding areas. You will be expected to visit other ready mix sites in the north west and there will also be a level of hybrid working too.

We’re working hard to create a dynamic and inclusive environment and it’s important that our people come from a variety of different backgrounds.


Role Responsibility

In the role of External Account Manager, you will be dynamic in establishing dedicated relationships with our external customers to maintain price, volume and profit for the business's key accounts; whilst possessing the ability to enhance product volumes and profitability through increasing the infiltration of VAPs across the customer portfolio.

Responsibilities of the External Account Manager role (not exhaustive):

  • You will be the first and main link between Tarmac and our pivotal customer accounts, providing clear and principled direction which will enhance the customer experience and strengthen relationships
  • You will strategically manage a portfolio of external accounts to deliver against targeted sales volumes, price and profitability targets
  • Identify opportunities to maximise our cash position through efficient and effective trading
  • Provide the business and the associated departments with external market intel around product demand and mix interest to support the continual evolution of our strategy approach
  • Be at the forefront of any significant RMX projects on the horizon and devise an advance plan of action to maximise Tarmac potential at securing a programme of works
  • Creation and management of project pipeline
  • Work closely and actively with the Customer Service and Shipping teams, understanding and appreciating the value each role contributes to the success of the business
  • Forward prepare your colleagues and teams of the requirements and expectations of key accounts implementing specific and achievable service level agreements
  • Regularly review each account; looking for ways to improve and adapt our offering to benefit both Tarmac and our customers
  • Provide the Commercial Manager with monthly key metrics and performance rating reports, identified underperformance or issues with solutions to drive business improvement

In the role you will be in liaison with stakeholders across the business, ranging from – General Managers, Commercial Managers, Operations Team, Credit Control, Transport Managers, Technical, HR.

A car is available with this role, therefore you must hold a FULL UK manual car driving licence with no more than 6 penalty points and you will have the flexibility of hybrid working too.


The Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate for our role of External Account Manager will ideally have the following:


  • Demonstration of managing and developing customer accounts
  • Commercial understanding of our business within sector
  • Working cross-functionally to deliver customer requirements
  • Be able to utilise commercial tools and forecasts in your normal working day

Skills / Knowledge:

  • Basic concrete and screed knowledge
  • Influencing skills, negotiation skills, change management skills
  • An excellent understanding of regional market
  • Understanding of the competitive landscape
  • High level of drive & determination to succeed
  • Ability to identify customer needs and build solutions, along with comprehensive product knowledge


Why Us

In addition to the role of External Account Manager we offer an extensive range of career development opportunities and industry-leading rewards, incentives, and benefits:

  • Company Car
  • Bonus scheme
  • Enhanced holiday entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the Tarmac Reward website with discounts on retailers, holidays, etc.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance helpline for free and confidential advice
  • Access to join our Employee Communities (employee networks) we currently have nine communities inc. (REACH) Religious, Ethnic, Cultural Heritage, LGBTQ+, Parents & Carers, Ability, Wellbeing, Female Voice, and Menopause
  • Training and development opportunities

Interested? Why not click here to find out more?  Go on… are you ready to build your future?


Tarmac is an equal-opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when this happens we sometimes bring the published closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

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Tarmac Trading Limited


Tarmac Trading Limited


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