In our review of different careers we take a look at how to become an account manager and the qualities needed to become an account manager.
What Does an Account Manager Do?
An account manager usually works in the sales or marketing sector and they act as the first point of call for their clients, to ensure that they receive the best service possible.
As an account manager, you may look after one individual client or have an entire portfolio of clients that you look after.
Day to day you duties would typically include liaising with clients to determine their needs, dealing with any complaints from clients, chasing up client requests and keeping clients updated on any progress that may be relevant to them.
Is Becoming an Account Manager Right For Me?
An account manager needs the following skills and attributes:
- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Negotiation skills.
- The ability to work under pressure.
- The ability to work to deadlines.
How Much Can an Account Manager Earn?
A starting salary for an account manager is around £18,000 per year. This can rise anywhere up to around £35,000 depending on your skills and experience.
What Qualifications Do I Need To Become an Account Manager?
A degree is beneficial when applying for the role of account manager, however, it is not necessary and you may be able to get into an account manager role with previous sales experience.