The Regional Account Executive manages customer relationships and sales processes for middle market accounts. He/She is responsible for new account conversions while managing an existing account base, where sales penetration and customer retention are equally important. This position requires extensive partnerships with external and internal customers on a daily basis in order to achieve results. The Regional Account Executive performs administrative duties, maintains mail technology expertise, and delivers enterprising customer solutions that drive sales and revenue growth.
The Regional Account Executive manages individual sales plan (e.g., reviews weekly volume and revenue reports, etc.) to ensure accounts are producing as projected and to make necessary adjustments. He/She cultivates a strong partnership with UPS’s Small Package division to foster cross-selling opportunities and to share knowledge of service offerings. This position retains and penetrates revenue in an existing account base (e.g., regularly meets with customers, etc.) to understand customer business needs, build strong customer relationships, and increase market share in a regional territory. The Regional Account Executive collaborates with Operations to ensure customers’ expectations are being met and to proactively resolve customer issues. He/She responds to internal and external customer inquiries to satisfy their needs and requests in a timely manner and to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
Collaborates with internal departments (e.g., Operations, Billing, Finance, etc.) to ensure successful processing and activation of new accounts and to resolve customer issues (e.g., billing discrepancies, special needs and requests, etc.).
Submits pricing request (e.g., price quote requests, enterprise portfolio qualifying worksheets, etc.) to Pricing to secure acceptable pricing which can be offered to prospects and customers and to convert, penetrate, and retain customer business.
Cultivates internal sales leads (e.g., strategizes with UPS Small Package division, etc.) to identify new sales opportunities, secure additional conversion revenue, and develop customized, bundled enterprise solutions.
Records daily sales activities into customer relationship management system (i.e., TEAMS) to manage sales funnel (e.g., tracking prospects, capturing meeting notes, etc.) and validate sales cycles.
Enters new customer profiles into account management system (i.e. INAMS) to initiate service implementation and enable access of customers’ information by other internal departments (e.g., Billing, Operations, etc.).
Maintains relationship with Revenue Management to support the creation of competitive proposals and business growth.
Obtains knowledge about customers’ competitors to consult customers on UPS solutions that support their market competitiveness.
Remains current on industry news (e.g., industry associations, trade magazines, etc.) to understand marketplace changes and trends.
Monitors and tracks competitors to gain competitive intelligence (e.g., business models and strategies, etc.) to be used in engaging prospects and customers (e.g., service and product comparisons, creating customer solutions, etc).
Analyzes prospects’ and customers’ shipping software and business model to develop cost-effective and streamlined technology integration solutions.
Applies Service, Product, and Customer Technology Knowledge: Demonstrates a basic understanding of products, services, and customer facing technology solutions offered by UPS along with their features and business applications; describes general customer profiles targeted by the : company.
Business, Financial, and Industry Knowledge: Demonstrates a general understanding of industry and financial trends impacting UPS and/or customers’ organizations; identifies the organizational structure and functions within a business.
Conducts Competitive Analysis: Demonstrates a basic understanding of competitor’s tactics, product/service offerings, and strategies; translates competitor performance and actions into implications for UPS.
Creates Account Strategies: Understands customer’s general business needs and knows the account status; may provide information about accounts for use in planning account strategy.
Negotiation: Demonstrates an understanding of negotiation techniques; identifies stakeholders/participants that should be involved in negotiations; demonstrates an understanding of each party’s objectives.
Must be a U.S. Citizen or National of the U.S., an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, or an alien authorized to work in the U.S. for this employer
Employer will not sponsor a visa for this or future positions
Must be currently located in the same geographic location as the job or willing to relocate yourself
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree (or internationally comparable degree) or be a current UPS employee with three years of UPS experience
Must be able to travel
Must be able to work a flexible schedule
Experience in sales/business development - Preferred
Industry experience/knowledge of online retail markets - Preferred
UPS is an equal opportunity employer. UPS does not discriminate on the basis of race/color/religion/sex/national origin/veteran/disability/age/sexual orientation/gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law