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Trainee Account Manager


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  • 11942
  • United Kingdom
  • London, London
  • Sales
  • Administrator/ Coordinator
  • Full-time Permanent

Job Purpose and Summary

You’ll be reporting to a Sales Manager within Professional Print and Graphic Arts and will be working with and supporting a Senior Account Manager to develop and exploit additional business opportunities within a defined territory and within defined accounts. You’ll work towards the developing into  taking a full quota bearing sales target.

What we give

With Canon, you'll get the support and encouragement you need to grow, from people who share your ambition. We'll invest in your professional development to help you learn and progress in your role with us. You'll find leaders who give you the freedom to explore new things and a team where knowledge is shared openly.

You'll have the drive and passion to consistently achieve financial targets and your own key performance indicators (KPI), optimizing the use of to regularly maintain accurate records of past and future activities, contacts and any relevant information. In addition you’ll provide accurate forecasting and strong opportunity / pipeline management to ensure all customer information is correct to include contact, call back, leads and opportunity management).
You’ll sell; Core Product to new and existing customers within selected accounts and territory and co-ordinate and engage with relevant internal or 3rd party stakeholders or support teams to support the customer and drive the business toward its objectives.

Involved in the development and running of customer and marketing events as part of the sales team, you’ll develop your knowledge of Canon’s products and services and those of the competitors to develop a complete understanding around benefits they could potentially deliver to new or existing customers and will work to generate leads and prospects.

Learning how to manage and own Customer Sales Cycles successfully, you’ll develop a strong understanding of the professional print markets including High End Colour Markets such as Design/Agency/Mktg/Other.

Responding quickly to requests from internal and external stakeholders to support business needs, you'll confidently provide regular account and sales activity updates to the Senior Account / Sales Manager.

You will interface with business customers, third party finishing companies and the software industry.

Self Development is important at Canon and you will be encouraged to take further training to develop your skills to you may need to become successful  in the role with the support and guidance of your Team Leader.






What we ask

We need people who can achieve the exceptional by working collaboratively, who have the courage to risk new ways of doing things and the ability to see the world the way their customers see it. We're looking for creative problem-solvers like you, someone who can ensure Canon stays ahead in an ever-changing world. You’ll need a good understanding of Print, Colour theory and practical technical awareness. Be able to demonstrate drive and energy and have a desire for learning new knowledge. You'll possess a  practical and common sense approach.
Have a good understanding of financial data and information.
Experience of working as part of a team to deliver successful projects.
Have effective and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Fluent English – written and spoken
Current driving license.

You will need

Canon requires those who are passionate in selling solutions, desire to succeed, problem solver, rapport builder, focus on the customer, understands how technology works and its potential, confident nature, articulate, networker and social media savvy. Excellent organisational and planning skills.#LI-SNB

Further Information

Salary £19k - 20K + 10K commission + Company Car / Car Allowance

Location - London including South West London

Closing date - 26th April 2019 -  please apply as soon as possible

Key Benefits

Basic 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (increasing to up to 27 with long service)

Company pension scheme

Life Cover for those in the pension scheme


No Agencies please

Canon is enriching lives and businesses in incredible new ways. You can play a part in shaping the future of a company that’s strong, ambitious and considerate, where people do great things together. You can expect the exceptional and achieve the exceptional, with the world's best imaging company. 

Expect the Exceptional.