Office Based Account Manager

7 days left

Essar Oil
Ellesmere Port
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits
02 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Office Based Account Manager

Ellesmere Port

Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

Full Time, Permanent


About the Company

Essar Oil UK is a leading UK-focussed downstream energy company whose main asset is the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, one of the most advanced refineries in Europe and situated close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester.  Stanlow is a key strategic national asset, annually producing over 16% of the UK’s road transport fuels, while playing an important part in Britain’s petrochemical industry by providing key feedstocks.  

The business is a major supplier in the North West and beyond with customers including most of the major retail brands operated by international oil companies and supermarkets, Manchester Airport, leading commercial airlines and the region’s trains and buses.

The Essar Oil UK business covers crude and product trading, refinery operations, marketing and retail expertise, together with technological innovation, maintenance activities, support for our employees and ensuring appropriate funding arrangements.  Our commitment to maintaining safe and healthy working conditions and following the best operating practices to protect the environment underpins everything we do. 

We employ over 900 highly trained and loyal staff, who are at the heart of everything we do.  The company has an embedded safety culture, technically challenging work across the different parts of the business and some of the best training available in the energy industry.


The Role

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Office Based Account Manager to join the Marketing Team to develop, grow and maintain a range of prospective and existing accounts for Essar, with the primary focus on commercial end user customers.

Responsibilities will include account management for a specified portfolio of customers to deliver the sales plan on margin and volume.  You will develop and maintain relationships with customers at senior level within the business and coordinate the activities such as negotiating and agreeing contracts with new and existing customers to achieve overall sales targets.  As an Office Based Account Manager you will provide technical and commercial understanding of the product and supply chain to create added value for the customer. You will use management information and data with a view to deliver continuous improvement and steer business decisions. You will work with the wider Essar teams across Marketing, Trading and the refinery to provide efficient cost effective services to the customer that generate additional margin for our business. This role has a direct impact on our business mission to delight our existing customers and grow margin from new market share.


About You

Our ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or an equivalent standard and possess demonstrable experience in sales and business development role (preferably within the industry or equivalent industries).  Ideally you should have experience of developing and maintaining relationships with key accounts, and have the ability to demonstrate proficiency in:

  • selling and negotiating
  • understanding and analysing market related data
  • focus on excellent customer service

The successful candidate will ideally demonstrate technical literacy and understanding of the fuel market and supply chains. However,  you may be a recent graduate who is an outgoing, logical thinker with some experience in a similar commercial office environment with a drive to develop your career in a results focused commercial environment.

This is a fast paced and dynamic role and a great opportunity to learn and develop in a fast paced, dynamic environment alongside a first class team.