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Words
417
Pages length
2.1 p
Job titles per resume
4.6
Bullet points per job title
8.4
Experience
5.8 years
Top Skills for Key Account Manager resume
HARD SKILLS
  • Salesforce
  • MS Office
  • CRM
  • Forecasting
  • Cold Calling
SOFT SKILLS
  • Relationship Building
  • Time Management
  • Storytelling
  • Research / Information Gathering.
  • Critical Thinking
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INDUSTRY STATS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Sales Managers positions are at a 7% growth rate, which is as fast as average. With that said, there are currently 397,900 jobs in the market right now. The total number of jobs is expected to increase by 27,900 to 425,800 in the period of 2020-30.

What’s more, the median annual wage for the Sales Managers jobs was $132,290 in May 2020. The lowest 10% earned less than $63,170, and the highest 10% more than $208,000.

Our conclusion? The Sales Managers job market is wide open for candidates.

Top Key Account Manager sections that make the best resume

  • Header
  • Professional summary
  • Experience (with numbers and results)
  • Relevant skills
  • Education
  • Certifications

How to write a Key Account Manager resume experience section

Key Account Manager Resume’s Job Experience Checklist:

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  • Use 4-6 bullet points per job title;
  • Don’t go further than a decade behind when describing your job history, unless you’re applying for an executive position;
  • Combine job responsibilities as well as achievements with numbers in results when you describe your past work;
  • Start each sentence with a power verb and avoid overused buzzwords;
  • Use either C-A-R or S-T-A-R methodology, when describing your experience.

The work experience samples below come from real Key Account Manager resumes that got people hired at top companies. You can use them as an inspiration to build your own resume:

Work Experience
Pharmacies Key Account Manager
Thiel - Larson
2012-2014
  • leading a new project of introducing FreshLook colored contact lens brand to the main key chains in UAE market.
  • supporting pharmacists in selling FreshLook with product detailing, counter-stands, catalogues and customized POS materials.
  • Negotiating contracts with key accounts and meeting established deadlines for the fulfillment of each client's long-term goals.
  • Developing and sustaining solid relationships with key accounts.
  • Communicating and collaborating with the advertising, design, marketing, sales, and logistics departments to ensure that key clients’ needs are met.
  • Acting as the main point of contact between key accounts and internal teams.

Work Experience
Pharmacies Key Account Manager
Epic Adventure Inc
2017-2021
  • leading a new project of introducing FreshLook colored contact lens brand to the main key chains in UAE market.
  • supporting pharmacists in selling FreshLook with product detailing, counter-stands, catalogues and customized POS materials.
  • Negotiating contracts with key accounts and meeting established deadlines for the fulfillment of each client's long-term goals.
  • Developing and sustaining solid relationships with key accounts.
  • Communicating and collaborating with the advertising, design, marketing, sales, and logistics departments to ensure that key clients’ needs are met.
  • Acting as the main point of contact between key accounts and internal teams.

Work Experience
Key account manager
Candor Corp
2012-2014
  • I work as a buyer in 18 Sokos department stores. Following the sales figures, analysing, needed actions.
  • Develop and guide the buying for 8 Stockmann department stores.
  • Responsible for Finnish PR, including the seasonal fashion press and cooperations with the bloggers.
Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Strat Security
2021-2022
  • Vastuullani on toimia naisten ostajana Sokokselle. Myynnin tunnuslukujen seuranta, analysointi ja tähän liittyvät toimenpiteet.
  • Ohjaan ja kehitän Stockmannin ostoja parantaakseni tavaratalon myyntiä.
  • Kouluttaminen ja brändisanoman jalkauttaminen tavarataloihin.
  • Vastuu Suomen PR-toiminnasta, sisältäen mm. kauden mallistotilaisuudet lehdistölle ja bloggareille.
Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Moxie Marketing
2018-2020
  • Toimin naisten ostajana 18:ta Sokos tavaratalossa. Myynnin tunnuslukujen seuranta, analysointi ja tähän liittyvät toimenpiteet.
  • Ohjaan ostoja ja kehitän brändiä 8:ssa Stockmann tavaratalossa.
  • Koulutan ja kierrän ympäri Suomea vieden brändisanomaa tavarataloihin.
  • Vastaan Suomen PR-toiminnasta, sisältäen mm. kauden mallistotilaisuudet lehdistölle ja bloggareille.
Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Bode - Jones
2015-2019
  • Vastuu Suomen ja Baltian avainasiakkuuksien naisten ostoista.
  • 12 mallistoa vuodessa, jatkuvien ja kauden välisten mallistojen myynti. Myynnin tunnuslukujen ja läpimenojen seuranta, reagointi ja toiminta.
  • Stockmannin kahdeksan tavaratalon Esprit naisten myyntien kehittäminen. Aktiivisesti koulutusten ja brändisanoman tuominen tavaratalon henkiökunnalle, visuaalisen ilmeen ja ostoelämyksen parantaminen shop-in-shopeissa.
Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Lambent
2016-2017
  • Vastuu Suomen ja Baltian avainasiakkuuksien naisten ostoista.
  • 12 mallistoa vuodessa, jatkuvien ja kauden välisten mallistojen myynti. Myynnin tunnuslukujen ja läpimenojen seuranta, reagointi ja toiminta.
  • Stockmannin kahdeksan tavaratalon Esprit naisten myyntien kehittäminen. Aktiivisesti koulutusten ja brändisanoman tuominen tavaratalon henkilökunnalle, visuaalisen ilmeen ja ostoelämyksen parantaminen shop-in-shopeissa.
Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Sanguine
2009-2014
  • Vastuu Suomen ja Baltian avainasiakkuuksien naisten ostoista.
  • 12 mallistoa vuodessa, jatkuvien ja kauden välisten mallistojen myynti. Myynnin tunnuslukujen ja läpimenojen seuranta, analysointi ja toiminta.
  • Brändisanoman vieminen Suomen ja Baltian tavarataloihin. Vankka yhteistyötä myymälöiden ja henkilökunnan kanssa tarkoittaa aktiivista kiertämistä, kouluttamista ja brändisanoman viemistä. Tehtäväni on inspiroida henkilökuntaa, parantaa visuaalista ilmettä ja ostoelämystä shop-in-shopeissa kuluttajille. Brändin aseman vahvistuminen tavarataloissa ja henkilökunnan palaute ovat parhaita tuloksia ja motivaattoreita itselleni että Espritille.
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Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Bode - Jones
2018-2020
  • Vastuu Suomen ja Baltian avainasiakkuuksien naisten ostoista.
  • 12 mallistoa vuodessa, jatkuvien ja kauden välisten mallistojen myynti. Myynnin tunnuslukujen ja läpimenojen seuranta, reagointi ja toiminta.
  • Brändisanoman vieminen Suomen ja Baltian tavarataloihin. Vankka yhteistyötä myymälöiden ja henkilökunnan kanssa tarkoittaa aktiivista kiertämistä, kouluttamista ja brändisanoman viemistä tavarataloihin. Tehtäväni on inspiroida henkilökuntaa, parantaa visuaalista ilmettä ja ostoelämystä shop-in-shopeissa kuluttajille. Brändin aseman vahvistuminen tavarataloissa ja henkilökunnan palaute ovat parhaita tuloksia ja motivaattoreita itselleni että Espritille.
Work Experience
Key account manager
Bonefete Fun
2017-2021
  • Responsible for Esprit women divisions (casual, collection and edc) for the Finnish and Baltic key customers.
  • Sell twelve main collections in a year, additionally noos and seasonal fast products. Follow and analyse the sales key figures and reactions.
  • Find always the solutions and new ways to help customers business, for example. arrange the meet&greet bloggers events to the store, participate to the loyal customer events and campaign days etc. From these we have receive better sales figures and brand awareness.
  • Exporting the brand message to every Finnish and Baltic department stores. Training, inspiration and engagement. We improved the brand awareness, gave sales tools and more motivations for the people who work with Esprit. We got personnel excited to work for Esprit and had a better position in the department stores.
Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Zeal Wheels
2019-2021
  • Vastuu Suomen ja Baltian avainasiakkuuksien naisten ostoista.
  • 12 mallistoa vuodessa, jatkuvien ja kauden välisten mallistojen myynti. Myynnin tunnuslukujen ja läpimenojen seuranta, reagointi ja toiminta.
  • Brändisanoman vieminen Suomen ja Baltian tavarataloihin. Vankka yhteistyötä myymälöiden ja henkilökunnan kanssa tarkoittaa aktiivista kiertämistä, kouluttamista ja brändisanoman viemistä tavarataloihin. Tehtäväni on inspiroida henkilökuntaa, parantaa visuaalista ilmettä ja ostoelämystä shop-in-shopeissa kuluttajille. Brändin aseman vahvistuminen tavarataloissa ja henkilökunnan palaute ovat parhaita tuloksia ja motivaattoreita itselleni että Espritille.
Work Experience
Key Account Manager
Lambent
2015-2017
  • Responsible for achieving sales and profit goals with assigned Key Customers
  • Negotiate with KA on the working conditions and contracts
  • Build and maintain excellent customer relationship with distributors
  • Coordinate the business terms between distributors and end customers’ suppliers
  • Responsible for MT FOOD retail customers - Metro; Kaufland; Billa; DM; Fantastico; Tmarket ect
  • Responsible for MT LKA retail customers - Praktis; Alati; Masterhaus
  • Responsible for stationary distributors - Office 1; Oplus; Multico
Work Experience
Assistant IT Key Account Manager
Techbia
2009-2014
  • Support the TMS business of the most important customer - Apple
  • TMS system and related system support(OTM)
  • Relationship Management at all levels
  • Managing and collaborating with internal resources to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Product and solution presentations
  • Daily application problem resolving
  • VBA Development
Work Experience
Senior Sales Executive & Key Account Manager
Hintz, Emmerich and Swaniawski
2015-2019
  • Key Account Management: UTi Logistics / DSV; Beyond Couriers & Logistics; Nucleus Supply Chain; Segooa & Associates (SABC) + 4
  • Marketing of all related products and services in conjunction with service leaders
  • Development and maintenance of key client relationships in conjunction with New Business Development
  • Receive, distribute and monitor accordingly client queries and develop- ment requests in line with project planning
  • Networking and operational co–ordination of Senior Oracle Developers
  • Plan and manage sales activities aligned with strategies to set, assign and reach sales targets
  • Monitor Account performance in terms of campaigns coordination and overall client relationship management
Work Experience
Business Developer | Business Analyst | Key Account Manager
Turner - Wisoky
2020-2022
  • Individuazione e valutazione delle principali KPI
  • Redazione report settimanali e mensili di valutazione delle performance commerciali, di traffico e di conversione dei siti bettingrunner.com e superscommesse.it
  • Analisi e redazione report principali competitor
  • Analisi quantitative e qualitative di campagne marketing, DEM e commerciali
  • Ottimizzazione performance della user journey e della user experience di bettingrunner.com
  • Elaborazione business plan per lo sviluppo del portale e dell'offerta commerciale di bettingrunner.com e clusterizzazione della base utenti al fine di intercettarne i bisogni e le richieste
  • Analisi performance del sito (traffico, conversione, click)
  • Gestione dei rapporti con i principali stakeholder aziendali (principalmente bookmaker) e creazione di affiliation per la differenziazione dell'offerta
Work Experience
Business Development Manager/Key Account Manager
Zeal Wheels
2011-2018
  • Contacting potential clients to establish rapport and arrange meetings.
  • Developing quotes and proposals for clients.
  • Finding and developing new markets and improving sales.
  • Increasing the value of current customers while attracting new ones.
  • Discussing promotional strategy and activities with the marketing department
  • Liaise with the finance team, warehousing and logistics departments as appropriate
  • Ways of improving the way the business operates
  • Product Management of the website and internal softwares.
  • Provide trustworthy feedback and after-sales support.
  • Handling all big B2B clients
  • Developing trust relationships with a portfolio of major clients to ensure they do not turn to competition
  • Managing communications between key clients and internal teams
Work Experience
KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER - PNP HEALTH
Cogent Data
2016-2017
  • Turned around a declining portfolio and gained Market Share.
  • Execution Excellence for Key Launch of 2017.
  • Talent Rating: Strong Performer.
Work Experience
Commercial Director & Key Account Manager Assistant
Epic Adventure Inc
2015-2019
  • Supporto operativo alla Direttrice Commerciale e ai Key Account Manager in ogni fase del ciclo commerciale, dall'acquisizione di nuovi clienti (GDO, Dettaglio, Ingrosso, HO.RE.CA.), alla trattativa annuale con le centrali di acquisto, la definizione delle condizioni di vendita e dei piani promozionali con i singoli clienti (successivamente verificati), fino al controllo della scontistica applicata per transazione e assistenza al cliente nel tracking ordine.
  • Gestione reclami clienti.
  • Altre attività svolte all'occorrenza: Responsabile Ordini E-commerce, Caricamento/Gestione Anagrafiche Clienti, Svincolo Giacenze, Supporto Operativo nell'elaborazione Listini.
  • La posizione ha richiesto inoltre il quotidiano interfacciarsi con le altre funzioni aziendali (Marketing, Controllo Gestione, Controllo Qualità, Magazzino..) oltre che con gli agenti di zona, per far fronte a ogni evenienza, prevista o imprevista, e a ogni esigenza sopravvenuta della Direzione Commerciale.
Work Experience
Delivery Project Executive / Key Account Manager - Asia Delivery - Indosat
Obelus Concepts
2015-2017
  • $260 million TCV spanning across 5 years
  • Client relationship Management & Delivery
  • Lead Transformations (Data Center, Desk Side, Service Desk, Network, Service Management & Security)
  • Offshore work to Delivery Center India
  • Account Transition & IT end to end Transformation
  • Manage Account Growth, P&L and drive optimization
  • Manage Risks & Account Compliance
  • Manage Account Cost & Drive GP
  • (30+ Vendors, managed service resources & end to end delivery team of more than 600 + resources)
  • Towers Managed: Telecom Business Operations (TBO). Security, Systems, Data Center operations, Network, Service Management, Desk Side, Service Desk, Platform Engineering, Groupware Services.
Work Experience
Digital Key Account Manager
Hessel - Ruecker
2012-2014
  • Build and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders to deliver growth and business development .
  • Treating inbound sales enquiries while promoting and following integration of our solutions and services.
  • Manage daily a portfolio of existing Prospects ensuring a strong sales activity (Visits, calls, events...).
  • Prepare a customized value proposal and pricing according to customer needs and expectations.
  • Understand and adhere to key performance indicators, reporting variance in a timely manner and taking corrective action when required.
  • Deliver business analytics and insights to monitor consumer trends and competitor activity to feed into the business plans and adjust where appropriate.
  • Develop the Commercial & Strategic Plans to deliver KPI's, annual plans and business strategy.
  • Helping build, strengthen and grow key client relationships, partnering externally to ensure excellent service levels.
PRO TIP
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Don't make the same mistake everyone else does. What we mean is, don't list your Key Account Manager job responsibilities instead of your achievements. Recruiters know what you do. They want to know what kind of difference you can bring to their company. Focus on what you've accomplished.

Action Verbs for your Key Account Manager Resume

At Enhancv, we went through countless Key Account Manager resumes and uncovered which are the unique words people use to spice up their resumes. Forget about buzzwords - use these power words instead to make your experience section shine.

Key Account Manager Resume Skills’ Tips & Tricks to Impress Recruiters

Resume Skills Section Checklist:

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  • Ensure your hard skills section (including technologies) are exactly matching the job description.
  • Don’t simply list your soft skills. Apply the “show, don’t tell” principle - let your job achievements speak for themselves.
  • Find a way to showcase your skills beyond the skills section.
  • Your resume’s skill section is important to ATS systems - so don’t skip it.
Top Skills for your Key Account Manager resume
HARD SKILLS
  • Salesforce
  • MS Office
  • CRM
  • Forecasting
  • Cold Calling
  • Business Development
  • Customer Service
  • Project Management
SOFT SKILLS
  • Relationship Building
  • Time Management
  • Storytelling
  • Research / Information Gathering.
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving.
  • Tech Savvy
  • Networking
PRO TIP
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Add a Talent Section to your resume, where you can pick your top 3 soft skills and describe how you used them to complete a project or balance departmental communication.

what to write in your resume header

CHECKLIST For Your Key Account Manager Resume Header

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  • Your name and surname in a legible and larger resume font
  • The job title you’re applying for or your current job title as a subheading to your name
  • Link to your portfolio or online profile, such as LinkedIn
  • Address (City and State for the US; just your city for rest of the world)
  • Email address
  • Headshot (required or welcomed in the EU; not required and sometimes frowned upon in the US)

Stick to popular email providers such as Gmail or Outlook. And use these professional formats to create your username:

  • first.last@gmail.com
  • last.first@gmail.com
  • firstlast@gmail.com
  • f.last@gmail.com
  • first.l@gmail.com
PRO TIP
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Some companies, states, and countries have policies about identifying information like photos on your Key Account Manager resume. Be sure to check all the relevant rules before submitting yours. If you’re in doubt, you can always try contacting the company’s HR department to ask for their policy.

Key Account Manager Resume Summary Best Practices

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Checklist: What to include in your Key Account Manager resume summary:

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  • Years of experience;
  • Highlight top 3 skills and proficiencies;
  • One big professional accomplishment you’re most proud of, that you can tie with the aforementioned skills;
  • Use short, direct sentences - but no more than three - to keep the HRs interested.
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Resume Summary Formula:

Resume Summary Formula: [Adjective] [job title] with [number] years of experience in [industry], a proven ability to [relevant, measurable skills], and a strong background in [relevant context of your work experience] seeks a position as [the job title you’re applying for].
PRO TIP
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Highlight specific past projects that you’re most proud of in your summary. It sets an excellent tone for the rest of your resume. You can talk about all of your former jobs in your work experience section later on.

Listing Your Education, Certifications and Courses

Resume Education Section Checklist:

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  • Ensure your hard skills section (including technologies) are exactly matching the job description.
  • Don’t simply list your soft skills. Apply the “show, don’t tell” principle - let your job achievements speak for themselves.
  • Find a way to showcase your skills beyond the skills section.
  • Your resume’s skill section is important to ATS systems - so don’t skip it.

Top Certifications for your Key Account Manager resume

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Key Account Management - Start a Promising Career!
THE Account Management Skills Needed to Become an Accomplished Key Account Manager. Master Client Management Today!
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Key Account Management Program (KAM)
This program is teaching, how to sell to major accounts. You can develop Key Account Program if you get this course
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Essentials of Effective Key Account Management
A guide to excel in Key Account Management -Learn Account Development Strategy, P&L Management, Change Management & More
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Strategic Key Account Management
Managing for Profit with scarce resources
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Key Account Management - The Masterclass
Managing for Profit with Scarce Resources
PRO TIP
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There are dozens of certifications that you can claim as a Key Account Manager. But, some are more effective than others. That’s why you mustn’t include every certificate other applicants might have. Try instead to earn and list a few of the difficult ones.

Key Account Manager Resume: Additional Writing & Formatting Tips

There are three basic resume formats you can choose from:

The most optimal format for your particular case will depend on your years of experience, as well as whether you’re switching industries or not.

Reverse chronological resumes are best suited for experienced individuals who are sticking to their industry. The experience section takes a central place, and its bullets contain your responsibilities and achievements, coupled with numbers and results.

Functional resumes are used by less experienced jobseekers or career changers. Note that it’s not a format that recruiters prefer, as most are used to the classic chronological alignment. Instead of a list of job titles, functional resumes focus on your skills, and through what experiences you gained them.

Hybrid resumes are great for both experienced and entry-level candidates, as well as career changers. They combine the best of both worlds - most often in a double column format, where one side of the content is focused on your experience, whereas the other - on your skills, strengths, and proudest moments.

Key Account Manager Resume Summary best practices

Here are more resume tips regarding your layout and style:

To take it a step further, check out how your resume can stand out without leaning too much on the creative side.

PRO TIP
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Test your draft Key Account Manager resume by sending it out to peers and mentors in your circles. Ask them to review it as if they are hiring you for a project and implement the feedback afterwards.

Other sections to include in your resume

Depending on the type of company (corporation or start-up; innovative or traditional), job seniority level and your location, you may want to include more sections to your Key Account Manager resume:

Key Account Manager Resume: How to Make Yours More Creative & Stand Out

When you send your resume to a potential employer, chances are it's the fiftieth one they've seen that day. That's why you need to make your Key Account Manager resume stand out for the right reasons. That means showing your personality, not just your professional experience. Employers are far more likely to remember a candidate who seems like a genuine person and not a robot. Do this by including your passions (which is also a great place to demonstrate skills on a resume), share your favorite books, or even what your usual day looks like.

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What Makes a Great Key Account Manager Resume: Key Takeaways

  • Choose a resume layout that sends the right message across and fits your current career situation;
  • Create a resume header that shows your desired job title, and easy to find contact numbers;
  • Be specific about your experience, accomplishments and future goals in your summary;
  • Feature detailed metrics and specific examples that show the impact you made in your previous roles when describing your experience;
  • List soft skills backed by examples;
  • Add all of your technical skills and certifications that you have and match the job description;
  • Show off a dash of personality in your resume that will demonstrate your culture fit and the right mix of hard and soft skills.
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Updated on 2022-03-25

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