Vacancy: Account Manager - North of the UK

  • Salary (depending on experience)
  • 26 Days Annual Leave + 8 days Bank Holidays + Extra 5 Days Unpaid Holiday
  • 7% Contributory Stakeholder Pension Scheme + Life Assurance
  • Cash for Car Scheme

The Company

Pilz Automation UK Ltd are automation specialists for components, systems and services.  We are an established, reputable and successful company, who are fully committed to safety and use our passion and knowledge to offer customers the best possible automation safety solutions for their plants and machinery worldwide.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Sales Manager, we are seeking an experienced Account Manager to join our existing and expanding sales team. Your primary objective will be to increase sales of our Products and Services (Training, Consulting, Engineering and Technical Support solutions), by identifying, developing and working in partnership with customers across a wide spectrum of industry sectors involved with machine safety.

The Responsibilities

On a day-to-day basis, you will use your general industry knowledge, and excellent organisational and communication skills to develop customer relationships and understand their requirements, by incorporating your technical knowledge and industry experience into selling our full range of products and services to prospective and existing customers.  You will generate your own leads and autonomously devise and implement commercially sound sales plans.  You will also be required to put together customer proposals for machinery safety services such as risk assessments, PUWER assessments and CE Marking.

The Candidate

Our ideal candidate will need detailed product knowledge, an understanding of control technology and applications, have an engineering background, and circa 10 years previous selling experience of safety-related control technology across a broad range of industries e.g. safety relays, safety controllers, safety PLCs, light curtains, interlocks, software.  Previous experience of selling machinery safety services would be a distinct advantage. You will also need a proven technical track record of managing the full sales process, and be able to demonstrate your persuasiveness and effectiveness of selling into these industries.

In addition, other activities may include conducting research, responding to sales enquiries, client visits and customer meetings, attending events and exhibitions, managing tender specifications, costing and estimating, and assisting with product launches.

This role is home-based, covering the North-West, and will therefore have a requirement for extensive travel within the UK and occasional overnight stays.

If you have the relevant skills and experience, and this role sounds of interest to you, please submit your CV for further consideration to Lynne Breslin, HR Generalist at


Pilz Automation Ltd
Pilz House, Little Colliers Field
Corby, Northants, NN18 8TJ
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1536 460766


Telephone: 01536 460766