What's the role?
We are currently seeking an experienced customer focused Account Manager to join our Wellington-based sales team. This is no ordinary sales job, as ours is uniquely high-performing with a supportive working culture. The ideal individual will be a highly driven self-starter with a need to succeed.
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 29,000 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, you'll be out and about visiting our customers, wherever they're busy working, to find out how we can help them. You could find yourself on construction sites or in offices and warehouses.
Ours is a model of professional consultative selling, and it's a really hands-on job. It means rolling up your sleeves to demonstrate some of the most pioneering products in the industry, along with advising on all the services and after-care that come with the Hilti name. Far from traditional cold calling, it's about nurturing relationships with warm and responsive customers, and helping them find the most innovative and cost-efficient solutions for their needs.
What do we offer?
We'll give you everything you need to excel in your role. You'll enjoy a rare combination of autonomy and camaraderie, as you'll manage your own diary while being part of a fun and diverse team.
We'll give you lots of responsibility, including your own portfolio of customers; these might be trades experts, project managers or company leaders. From there, we'll trust you to do whatever it takes to deliver outstanding results. Go the extra mile and we'll reward you with training, development and career opportunities as soon as you're ready for the next challenge.
Day to day, you'll report to your Area Sales Manager, who will also be there to help you manage your career.
Why should you apply?
We have an excellent mix of people and some of our best account managers joined us with no experience. So, if you've never worked in sales or construction, that's fine with us. Success at Hilti is down to teamwork and ability, no matter what your background.
What you need is:
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Commitment, courage and competitive drive
- A thirst to learn and challenge yourself
- Degree or trade cert beneficial
- Sales/Customer service/retail experience desirable.
If we’re impressed with your CV, we’ll invite you for an interview and introduce you to the team.
“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.”