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Account Development in Irvine, CA


Quick Release

Base Salary: At least $80,000
Total Comp: Not Listed
Industry: Automotive
Benefits: Yes
Customers: All
Car Allowance: Yes
Sales Cycle: Long
Travel: Only in Territory
Location: California: Irvine


Automotive Key Account Manager 

Quick Release is a next-generation boutique consultancy, focusing on addressing the product development challenges of automotive OEMs and start-ups. We work with a range of customers (from start-ups to global brands) to release the untapped potential of their people, systems, processes and data, so they can get their products to market on-time. 

The events of the past 18 months have pushed many new product timelines back and Quick Release finds itself perfectly positioned to help clients address the multitude of challenges that have resulted. We are now seeking a Key Account Manager to help us to make the most of this opportunity, to support our continued growth in the US, and to build a long and successful career as a valued member of our amazing team.  

If you have experience of selling services to automotive OEMs and start-ups, you’re excited about working with a diverse team of talented, driven people and you want influence the future of a successful, forward-thinking business, then we want to hear from you. 

We can offer you: 

  • Generous benefits package, including 24 days paid holiday, pension and car/mileage scheme. 
  • Flexible working arrangements (after probationary period of 6 months). 
  • We reward performance with progression – we want you to stay and grow with the business. 
  • Ownership and responsibility for your accounts. 
  • A key role in the continued success story of Quick Release.  

The Challenge 

  • Research and identify new business opportunities with new and existing clients.  
  • Gain a deep understanding QR’s service offering and UVP. 
  • Learn from our accounts pillar about previous success, and develop the regional sales strategy and “new accounts” plan of attack. 
  • Get stuck in to engaging and developing new client relationships. Gain their trust and understanding of how we can address their challenges and pain-points, (supported by our technical and projects teams). 
  • Support with strategic farming of existing accounts. 
  • Work alongside US Business Leaders to build a better, stronger Quick Release business in North America. 

You will need… 

  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience of consultative sales of products or services within the automotive industry – you know how these organisations make decisions and how their decision makers think. 
  • The proven ability to win hearts and minds to gain trust. 
  • The motivation to own your work, together with the organisation and time-management skills to work effectively and independently.  
  • The technical and analytical skills to understand what we do and for detailed reporting and accountability. 
  • The passion, resilience and the energy and enthusiasm to make a real difference for clients and the Quick Release team. 

Extra dose of awesome if you have… 

  • A network of automotive contacts ready to go. 
  • Experience of selling consultancy services. 
  • Used a range of CRM technologies. 
  • Line management experience. 

QR_ Values Diversity_ 

We take pride in being different as a company and we celebrate multiple approaches and points of view. 

We challenge inequality in all its forms, in others, and especially in ourselves. 

We’re not perfect, but we want to be better and do better, and we are fully committed to this in our actions as well as words. 

As an equal opportunities employer, Quick Release never discriminates on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic background, marital status, or disability status. 

This particular advert is for someone with specific experience. We also have live opportunities for roles that don’t require experience. Please view our careers pages to find out more. 

More information on QR’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Mission Statement is available upon request.  

The Application and Assessment Process_ 

Please apply via the online form. 

Please take a few minutes to consider your answers to the application form questions and the content of your CV before you hit send. We only progress those applications that are completed in full, with a well-presented resume. 

The process comprises 3 interviews and plenty of opportunities for you to find out more about our team and the projects we’re working on, but we strongly advise that you spend some time on our website, Glassdoor and LinkedIn pages before applying, and certainly before interview.   

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