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EMEA Corporate Accounts Operations Director


Corby, ENG, GB, NN17 9FH Beauvais, 60, FR, 60031 FR Frankfurt, Hesse, DE, 60327

Brand:  RS Group
Function:  Sales
Work Location: 

This is a hybrid role that can be based in any of our locations in UK and rest of Europe.

In this role you will have a direct responsibility for the Global and EMEA corporate accounts operations Managers, build and lead effectively tools and processes linked to corporate account customers, drive efficiency to accompany growth, assume indirect accountability for the consistent roll-out in the region with close collaboration with the countries. This will be done via a “top-down” approach via the management of the Global and EMEA accounts as well as supporting a “bottom-up” approach via the country teams.


What you will do to be successful in this role

  • Together with direct reporting team, implements the RS corporate strategy, develop strong tools and processes for corporate accounts, translate sector knowledge, design dedicated corporate account tools to support contract implementation and sustain share of wallet growth
  • Monitors major tender opportunities and activity working in close collaboration with EMEA Industry Sector Directors and EMEA corporate account managers to reflect RS as # 1 service provider
  • Supervises service improvement initiatives with the team and country teams and assume any strategic risks associated with the related Global-EMEA corporate account operations. Ensure that accounts are maintained, developed, grown and protected
  • Lead directly EMEA corporate account Operations Managers under direct responsibility, as well as indirectly country corporate account teams on a matrix basis, ensure all these personnel are fully aware of RS Components’ corporate account management strategy, are engaged and perform to established levels, manages recruitment and succession planning activities for his/her team and acts as a role model, particularly in terms of sales acumen, customer-centricity and advanced corporate tools
  • Help to reinforce RS Components’ position in the marketplace as a leading strategic partner and supplier of value adding solutions



What we’re looking for

  • A proven and successful track record in a senior corporate account role, familiar with operational processes
  • Experience of working for a company of scale and / or complexity that either provides value added services in respect to clients' indirect procurement needs, experience of working on a multi-country or pan-EMEA basis
  • Strategic and commercial approach with demonstrable knowledge of the purchasing patterns and behaviors of corporate customers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, a natural leader and team player who has the ability to influence across organizational and cultural boundaries
  • Able to manage people effectively in both direct and indirect / matrix environments, able to drive change



A bit about you

Nothing gets past you – You possess hawk-like attention to detail and you take immense pride in your work

You can Plan and React– You understand the importance of timing, when to move fast on a trending hot topic

You have Energy – You approach your work with enthusiasm, positivity, and willingness to deliver the best results, whatever the challenge. 


We are RS Group

Since 1937, we have been a leading distributor of Electronic, Electrical & Industrial components and supported generations of engineers with products for all types of applications.


As a FTSE 100 company with £2 billion in revenue, we have nine operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA, Synovos, Needlers and Liscombe. We operate in 32 countries, shipping 60,000 parcels a day to over 1.2 million customers worldwide


Our vision is to become first choice. Not just for our customers and suppliers, but also for our people.


At RS Group you’ll be encouraged to think differently and share your ideas, helping our customers to create, develop and discover. As we grow our business, we’ll help you grow – expanding your expertise and helping you become the best you can be. You’ll be proud of the impact you make on the world and appreciated for what you do.


What we offer

You can take control of your future here at RS Group. We offer all the good stuff you’d expect.


Grow in our high-performance culture and be rewarded for your success. Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you are; it all starts here.


Are you ready to explore the possibilities?



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