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Entry Level Account Manager - Sales and Marketing

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Basic Job Info

US-IL-Melrose Park
Experience Required
0 to 3 year(s)
Degree Required
2 Year Degree
Begin Date
End Date
Base Pay
Employment Type
Manages Others
Relocation Covered

Job Description


"It's not what you say, it's how you say it"

At Kirkwood, we take that literally in order to offer a personal approach to business. We strongly believe in how we make our clients and their customers feel. THAT is why customers choose Kirkwood's Account Managers to handle their best clients.

What Matters Most To You In Your Next Position?

  • Opportunity for Advancement?
  • Comprehensive Training on Product Knowledge?
  • Working in a Fun Environment?
  • Paid Training in Management Training program?
  • Entry Level Experience?

We are looking for competitive individuals to fill Entry Level Account Manager positions. Success isn’t something that just happens - success is learned, success is practiced and then it is shared. Here at Kirkwood, we believe that the success of our future depends on finding the right candidate, training from the ground up, and promoting from within. This is an ENTRY LEVEL account manager position. Successful candidates can advance into a sales and marketing management position and help us expand to new markets and new clients.

An Entry Level Account Manager receives individualized training both in the field and in the office. We take the time to develop and train  individuals to handle any task and take initiative on our renewable energy campaign so they are completely competent and confident as they complete account manager training in sales and marketing. Trained, highly motivated, proactive account managers are invaluable to us.

Responsibilities of an Entry Level Account Manager:

  • Providing outstanding customer service
  • Sales, up-selling and helping customers open new accounts 
  • Adhere to set quality standards, meeting sales and performance goals set by management.
  • Meet and exceed all performance expectations including sales and marketing of services, add-on sales, and maintaining high integrity with our quality standards.

Perks and Benefits for Entry Level Account Manager:

  • Challenging work environment
  • Fun team culture
  • Management training
  • Sales and Marketing for a renewable energy client
  • Opportunity to advance into Human Resource or Management positions
  • Weekly office competitions


If you're confident, love working in a team environment, love to learn, and want a fast-paced and  challenging environment, Kirkwood's Account Manager position may be a great fit for you!

Follow Kirkwood on social media:

Website:    http://www.kirkwoodchicago.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KirkwoodChi/

Apply if you have the following experience: sales account manager, entry level account manager, account executive, sales and marketing representative, direct sales,  business development,  full time,  leadership roles

Job Requirements

    • Successful account managers will possess the following qualifications and key skills:
  • The confidence and tenacity to pursue leads, overcome obstacles and secure deals
  • Clever objection handling techniques (quick on their feet!)
  • A self-starter, who thrives under pressure to achieve challenging goals
  • Strong communication skills and relationship building skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent closing skills (or desire to learn sales skills)
  • Requirements:
  • Success in our business starts with having a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, and professional image. You will gain hands-on experience, individualized training, and acquire the skills you need to be successful while you’re working at Kirkwood
  • Able to work in our entry level account manager position full time
  • Reliable transportation to our Des Plaines office (a car is not required, but preferred as we meet with our customers in person)
  • The right mindset is more crucial than experience.
  • Having a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation (personally owned vehicle is recommended). Travel to on-site events will be a requirement in this role.
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