This week’s career memes give a nod to account managers, those individuals responsible for maintaining relationships with their company’s clients.
Account managers are assigned a company’s client accounts and work as a liaison between the customer service and a particular team within their company, be it sales or web development, for example.
The account manager aims to understand a client’s needs and then plans how to meet those demands and perhaps even generate sales, or additional business, for their company, as a result.
The responsibilities of an account manager may vary, depending on their industry, company size, and nature of the business. Normally, they will work in an office setting, but national or global account managers will likely be required to travel for their jobs.
Account managers usually have a degree, in business or marketing, but the subject can vary depending on the company/industry they work in.
In terms of skills, account managers should, at the very least, have strong communication and organisational skills.
In Ireland, an account manager can expect to earn an annual salary of €26,341-€58,628, according to PayScale.com.