Key Account Manager

We’re looking for a Key Account Manager to join our East Africa team in Tanzania..

Working for Signify means being creative and adaptive. Our culture of continuous learning and commitment to diversity and inclusion creates an environment that allows you to build your skills and career. Together, we’re transforming our industry.

As the world leader in lighting, we’re constantly ahead of the curve. Through our leadership in connected lighting and the Internet of Things, we’re breaking new grounds in data analytics, AI, and smart homes, offices, cities and more!

Signify is one of the few companies in the world to achieve carbon neutrality and our next sustainability goals are even bolder: doubling our positive impact on the environment and society by 2025.

We’re on the lookout for forward-thinking innovators with a passion for sustainability. If you match this description, get in touch!

What You’ll Do

This role is responsible for building and fostering relationships with selected key accounts to maximize, profitability and customer satisfaction with these accounts
As a Key Account Manager have an in-depth understanding of the customer strategy in the country and define an account strategy that drives profitable high growth opportunities for Signify as well as operationally managing the execution
Responsible for developing and executing a Strategic Account Management vision/plan to enable profitable growth of Signify business with the account. Accountable for entire business with the named account, personally driving most important transactions (projects or sell-in)
KAMs in the parts of business serving customer on project basis are expected to unlock more and higher value project opportunities by building and leveraging solid network of contacts within customer and ecosystem landscape – generating pull for our innovations. such a KAM see that in Systems & Services, VAP, Agriculture, Professional Projects (i.e. Professional Public, Professional O&I, Professional R&H).
KAMs in the parts of business serving customer through distribution business model are expected to unlock additional value with the account by means of- improving listings/coverage within distribution chain, improving terms of our sell-in by securing better frame agreements with distributors, growing our share of wallet within the distributor. We would see this within Professional Over-the-Counter, Consumer, OEM
Key account managers can be organized to manage assigned key accounts (Wholesalers, Installers, General Contractors, Specifiers, End Users etc.) across customer ecosystem, accountable for all projects with the account, including direct responsibility for medium and large projects
Establishes and nurtures productive, professional relationships with key personnel in assigned few key accounts with the objective of establishing Signify as trusted business partner
Defines and leads Account Team consisting of cross-functional Signify personnel (e.g. Sales Specialists, Channel / End User Marketing, Product Marketing, Order Desk, Quote Support, Proposal Management, LiAS, Project Management, Customer Satisfaction etc.) with the objective of meeting account performance objectives and customer’s expectations
Ensures profitable business growth with the account, as per assigned targets
Proactively leads a joint company-strategic account planning process that develops mutual performance objectives, financial targets, and critical milestones for a one and three-year period
Proactively leads a joint-company, strategic account planning process, that develops mutual performance objectives and financial targets, identifies white spaces for relationship and business development, and sets critical milestones for a one and three-year period
Effectively manages complex dynamics within the customer ecosystem – cross-functional customer team, 3rd party specifiers & deal influencers, Signify partners and alliances
Your Qualifications

5+ years of proven track record in key account management and consultative selling principles in a fast-paced technology industry
5+ years of strong history of quota achievement with stellar experience presenting products & services to accounts
Experience in selling complex offerings consisting of multiple building blocks – e.g., diverse hardware, software, servicing
Key account planning skills and focus on strategic relationships development
What You’ll Get In Return…

We’re offering multiple opportunities for career development, like mentoring, coaching and stretch assignments, with strong international exposure for dynamic profiles. Learning is fundamental to our culture. Through continuous learning, we are transforming the industry. You have the chance to learn every day, acquire new skills and perspectives through customized online programs, and on-the-job experiences.


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About Signify

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2020 sales of EUR 6.5 billion, we have approximately 38,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We achieved carbon neutrality in 2020, have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for four consecutive years and were named Industry Leader in 2017, 2018 and 2019. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page. Trending employee content