The average salary for a Key Account Manager in South Africa is R375,369.
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Job Description for Key Account Manager
Key account managers are generally responsible for ensuring that a company's products and services are provided in an acceptable manner to accounts with its most important customers. These managers are often in charge of only one or a few accounts depending on their sizes, and this is often a sales position, so a relevant background and a bachelor’s or master’s degree in sales or marketing are ideal for this position. Key account managers may be required to meet certain goals relating to sales …Read more
Key Account Manager Tasks
- Liaison between sales and marketing, aiding the development of point of purchase material and marketing of current and new products.
- Define and achieve sales goals, budgets and margin targets.
- Submit monthly and quarterly sales recaps outlining the wins and losses.
- Work directly with key accounts to ensure proper service levels are maintained, special projects are executed and promotional displays are implemented.
Popular Employer Salaries for Key Account Manager
The top respondents for the job title Key Account Manager are from the companies Avis Budget Group, Inc., Kerry Ingredients and Unilever. Reported salaries are highest at Unilever where the average pay is R443,960. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Kerry Ingredients, earning around R436,000. Avis Budget Group, Inc. pays the lowest at around R260,619. Imperial also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying R421,734.
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Popular Skills for Key Account Manager
Skills in Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Management and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Business Development and Account Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Key Account Manager
An entry-level Key Account Manager with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of R270,000 based on 13 salaries. An early career Key Account Manager with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R315,143 based on 269 salaries. A mid-career Key Account Manager with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R397,872 based on 239 salaries. An experienced Key Account Manager with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of R457,912 based on 220 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of R437,260.
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