WD-40 Company

  • National Account Manager

    Epping, Sydney, Australia
  • Overview

    Snapshot of What We’re Looking For


    We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated National Account Manager with a passion for sales to champion one of the world's most identifiable brands, WD-40! This role will be managing some of Australia's largest high profile national accounts within the grocery, hardware and automotive channels, just to name a few. This self-driven business development professional will be located in Sydney and responsible for creating and executing the sales strategy and delivering best-in-class category leadership across multiple channels. Collaborating with marketing to obtain consistent sales and EBITDA growth in our key customer accounts.

    In order to be successful, this National Account Manager must be able to build strong relationships and influence at all levels and across diverse geographies. Success will also be achieved through understanding our customer, consumer and channel needs in order to analyze, research, negotiate and grow our brands and revenue. Strong relationship management skills will ensure effective collaboration with internal and external stakeholders in support of quarterly, annual and multi-year plans, directing merchandiser activities to achieve maximum potential sales volume and champion category management initiatives.

    We are looking for an individual with demonstrated motivation to meet and exceed personal and team goals. In return, as an integral contributor to the success of the Australian WD-40 Tribe, we can offer a competitive remuneration program and developmental opportunities within a relaxed and supportive team atmosphere.


    What You’ll Be Doing

    • Responsible for assigned National Account customers as the principal contact charged with utilizing company resources to maximize sales, distribution and profit.
    • Determine customer’s needs and apply a broad base of product knowledge (features and benefits) to create and deliver solution driven selling presentations. Effectively present product knowledge, programs, promotions, sales literature, technical information, company values etc. in a concise, coherent, consultative and convincing manner.
    • Develop key account plans and channel strategies aligned with corporate objectives, strategies and initiatives. Provides accurate sales guidance to appropriate stakeholders (direct, 3rd party sales agents). Develops account specific programs in concert with National Sales Manager, Field Sales and third party agents such as merchandisers, etc., ensuring they deliver on projects, contribution targets and incremental EBITDA.
    • Proactively lead the development of sales/promotion/category management plans and programs on a quarterly & annual basis to maximize the sales and profit growth.
    • Cross functional consultation and collaboration.
    • Lead sales, order and contract negotiations with assigned national accounts in order to drive sales/EBITDA results as it pertains to terms of business, selling prices, promotional support and any approved special initiatives/projects.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop special packs, promotion and program development opportunities in the National Account trade channels. Identify incremental sales opportunities and profit.
    • Manage and execute administrative functions for assigned accounts, including vendor buying agreements and general administration that will enhance overall EBITDA results.
    • Utilise syndicated data and sales/promotional history to maximize sales at assigned customers. Insure that market intelligence is received and analysed so that sales opportunities can be maximised and competitive threats identified.
    • Identify customer needs for special research and/or product knowledge. Communicate needs and benefits of the research and product knowledge to Marketing, R&D/QA in order to align resources to support requirements and achieve desired outcomes.
    • Establish and maintain top-level contact with management of customers and third party representatives.
    • Identify and convert new business through both traditional and new channels (e-commerce).
    • Responsible for selection of and participation in all trade shows and the development of promotions/ideas, where appropriate.
    • Domestic travel up to 20% ±  


    Our “Why”


    At WD-40 Company we believe that purpose driven, passionate people guided by our values create amazing outcomes. Our “why” is refreshingly simple - we exist to create positive lasting memories in everything we do. We solve problems. We make things work smoothly. We create opportunities. How we achieve our “why” is by cultivating a tribal culture through learning, teaching and living our values.


    Since 1953, our formulation of WD-40 remains a secret, however it is no secret that our passion for our people, culture, and brands is what distinguishes us. WD-40 Company has best-in-class products and we seek best-in-class talent.


    What You’ll Bring to the Role

    • 5+ years managing national accounts (major grocery preferred)
    • Demonstrated experienced executing successful strategic plans across multiple trade channels
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve stretch sales/growth targets
    • Experience successfully selling new products and strong presentation skills
    • Experience with P&L development and management with a strong commercial acumen
    • Higher school certificate, Bachelor Degree in business or relevant field (desirable)
    • Current and valid driver’s license is required

    Why You Should Apply


    • Suburban location in Epping, Sydney
    • If you believe in our “why” this is the place for you
    • Publicly traded company headquartered in San Diego, California since 1953
    • Voted Most Democratic Workplace and certified WorldBlu Freedom Centered Workplace
    • Learning based culture that supports the growth and development of our team members
    • Our competitive and comprehensive benefits package provides bonus potential for everyone, extra superannuation, company car, short day Fridays and much more!

    Do You Align With Our Values?


    Please, only consider employment with WD-40 Company if you feel as strongly about our values as we do: We live, breathe, and play by our values every day.

    • We value doing the right thing.
    • We value creating positive lasting memories in all our relationships.
    • We value making it better than it is today.
    • We value succeeding as a Tribe while excelling as individuals.
    • We value owning it and passionately acting on it.
    • We value sustaining the WD-40 Company economy.

    Ready? Set? … Apply Now

    Please visit us online to complete an application http://www.wd40company.com/about/careers/  

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    Thank you for considering WD-40 Company in your career search!


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