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Janni, Key Account Manager
Finland, workplace of 101-500 employees
Education
Bachelor, Business (Marketing)
Yearly salary (€)
65000-75000
In profession since
2013
Weekly hours
35-40

Could you describe your job in short?

The company I work for offers media, technology & ad formats for medium & big advertisers. My job is to acquire new customers and grow the existing customer budgets. I book meetings, meet the clients, give presentations, do offers and close deals, which is the main target of my job. I also get to go a lot for lunches and evenings out with clients.

What do you do on average work day?

I start around 8-9, have average 1-2 meetings per day, which can be a proper meeting or a breakfast/lunch meetings. Usually in my meetings I give presentations and do a needs analysis to the client, afterwards offering the best advertising solutions based on the analysis. I do some reporting, offers and follow ups for clients I've met. I end my day around 16-17.

What do you love about your job?

The freedom - I get to do my job very independently, how I want to do it, when I want to do it. Also seeing a happy client is one of the best things :)

What are the worst parts of your job?

The pressure of getting the expected sales - It's not always rainbows and butterflies, when the personal sales go bad, it's hard to keep your head up sometimes and keep on working in your best way.

What are the most important skills in your job?

Accuracy Confidence Consistence Creativity Customer service

What are the most important tools/softwares in your job?

Keynote Email

How do you acquire and develop these skills?

By being bold and just doing. Remembering the golden rule; customer is always right, answer them quickly, serve them well. Build your own confidence by doing a lot of things outside of your comfort zone.

If your job differed from your initial expectations, what were your expectations and how did your job differ from them?

I expected presentations & actual selling to be very distressing, but I ended up liking it, when I found my own way to do it.

What does your work week include?

7.0h

Meetings / Group work

13.0h

Emails

10.0h

Independent work

5.0h

Breaks

4.0h

Travel

2.0h

Events