Vacancies - Account Manager – Whitehaven

Account Manager – Whitehaven


Morris Leslie is an £88 million turnover group of companies. Comprising of 15 locations and consisting of a diverse range of divisions including plant hire, plant sales, property investment, self-storage and auctions.

We currently have a vacancy in our Plant Hire division for an Account Manager in our Whitehaven Depot.

The Account Manager is responsible for securing new business and for maintaining and growing an agreed Portfolio of customers, identifying and developing profitable business opportunities and growth with select national clients within a defined geographical area. Working within a national team with direction from the Regional Sales Manager the role will liaise with Plant Hire Depot’s and other operational staff to optimise the service provided to account customers nationwide. Working in conjunction with the Operations team to maintain and grow profitable revenues to maximise optimum efficiency for the Depot whilst ensuring compliance in line with the company policies and procedures.


Key Skills and Requirements


  • Highly motivated individual working on their own initiative and as part of a team
  • Detail focused and organised with the ability to prioritise workload
  • Financially and commercially driven with the enthusiasm and experience to maintain and grow new business
  • Ability to identify and understand business opportunities, and to build long term relationships with customers on this basis
  • A self-starter who can deliver results in changing environments, with excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Customer focused
  • Comfortable with the use of IT systems
  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships both internally and externally with the ability to influence key stakeholders at all levels
  • A flexible approach to working hours to suit the business needs



  • Proven experience in sales and account management
  • Strong knowledge of the Plant Hire/Construction industry
  • Confident communicator with the ability to negotiate at varying levels
  • Treats all contractors equitably and ethically
  • Full driving license