Hartley People

Key Account Executive

Are you a dynamic and results-oriented professional with a passion for building and maintaining strong client relationships? Our esteemed client, a leading company in Waterford, is seeking a Key Account Executive to join their team. This is an excellent opportunity to showcase your skills in key account management and business development, while working with a diverse portfolio of clients.


  • Manage and nurture existing key accounts, serving as the primary point of contact and building strong, long-term relationships with clients.
  • Develop a deep understanding of clients’ needs, goals, and challenges to identify opportunities for upselling, cross-selling, and providing tailored solutions.
  • Implement strategic account plans to maximize client satisfaction and retention, ensuring their business objectives are met.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, such as sales, marketing, and operations, to deliver exceptional customer service and exceed client expectations.
  • Generate new business opportunities by identifying and targeting potential clients through market research, networking, and referrals.
  • Conduct sales presentations and negotiate contract terms to secure new client partnerships.
  • Stay updated on industry trends, market conditions, and competitor activities to provide insightful recommendations to clients and proactively address their evolving needs.
  • Prepare regular reports and updates on key account performance, revenue forecasts, and sales pipeline.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in key account management, business development, or sales, preferably within Waterford.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build trust, rapport, and credibility with clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand clients’ business objectives and develop strategic solutions that drive mutual success.
  • Proactive and self-motivated, with a results-oriented mindset and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team.
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in using CRM software and other relevant tools to track and manage client relationships.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally to meet clients and attend industry events, as required.

Join our client’s dynamic and growing organisation, where you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact on their business and drive success through exceptional account management and business development strategies.

To apply, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are the ideal candidate for this position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Hartley People Recruitment work to the highest ethical standards within our industry and we value the trust that you place in us when you send your CV to us. We can provide a full consultation in confidence, and we guarantee that your CV will not be sent to any of our clients without your prior consent.

Due to the volume of applicants we are currently receiving it may not be possible to reply to each applicant. Please read the Job description carefully as experience of key responsibilities is essential.

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