Key Account Manager: Security: London

Key Account Manager: Security: London

Job Title: Key Account Manager: Security: London
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £44 - £56000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 2244 AC
Contact Name: Alan Corcoran
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 18, 2018 09:59

Job Description

The Vacancy:

Our client is one of the fastest growing manned guarding companies in the UK. Delivery of service and a great reputation have meant they are winning contract after contract and holding onto a great corporate client base. This means that they are now looking for a Key Account Manager to develop and maintain a long term strategic relationship with clients and maximise sales opportunities within them. We have been asked to resource individual with strong account management and relationship building skills experienced in managing major complex accounts as well as being highly self-motivated.

What are they offering?

  • £55 000 with bonus,
  • Car allowance (6K pa)
  • Great Career Opportunities

What are they asking for?

  • Extensive experience in operational and account management in the manned guarding industry
  • Excellent people management skills and a passion for client service.
  • Understanding of the City of London manned guarding market
  • Understanding of commercial + strategic business elements, with focus on performance measures
  • Strategic ability to influence change and business solutions to cross functional stakeholders
  • Ability to manage a complex network of relationships both internally and externally
  • Strong interpersonal and influential skills: ability to deliver presentation and reports at senior level.
  • Performance and results oriented + able to develop, motivate and lead strong, effective, teams
  • Confident communicator who is constantly looking for improvement and innovation.
  • SIA Licence


  • You will act as the key interface between the customers and all relevant departments
  • Anticipate clients existing/future needs and communicates this within the company
  • Build and maintain a close working relationship with each client.
  • Play an integral role in developing new business opportunities within the sector
  • Prepare and deliver periodical performance reports to clients
  • Anticipate external risks and develop joint strategies from intelligence gathered
  • Perform regular on site monitoring of the service delivery and update of Assignment Instructions, Risk Assessments and other site associated procedural paperwork with on site management.
  • Develop a Business Development Plans for each client. Providing solutions to clients' business challenges through a concise understanding of the client and their markets.
  • Develop strategies that are beneficial to all partners within the account
  • maintain a risk profile for each client contract and implement recommendations as appropriate.
  • Overall responsibility for the profit and loss of key accounts
  • Responsible for contract review process in line with business development plan strategies
  • Address all failure of service, ensuring corrective action is taken Liaise with the HR Department in relation to human resource management.
  • Ensure contract site's systems, procedures + practices are in compliance with H + S regulations
  • Line management responsibility for employees within client group, providing performance management, workload/task allocation and support as appropriate.
  • Conduct training needs analysis and notify HR of the appropriate skills training as required.
  • Ensure employees comply with appropriate standards of performance and behaviour


Key Search Terms: Manned Guarding Key Account Management Security Operations


Palmer McCarthy is a specialist recruiter to the Security related markets and acts as an agency for their client on this vacancy.