WD-40 Company

  • National Account Manager

    Epping, Sydney
  • Overview

    We are seeking a motivated, experienced and driven National Account Manager to champion one of the world's most recognizable brands, WD-40! This role will manage some of Australia's most high-profile national accounts within the grocery, hardware and automotive channels, just to name a few. This passionate business development professional will be based in Sydney and responsible for creating and implementing account specific sales strategy whilst delivering best-in-class category management across multiple channels.

    The person stepping into this role will be highly effective in collaborating, influencing and building strong relationships with all internal and external teams across the business to drive net sales growth in our key customer accounts.  Understanding our customers’ needs and directing sales support activities in support of quarterly, annual and multi-year plans is a key to success. Strong negotiating and analytical skills along with a healthy curiosity to seek opportunities and achieve maximum sales by driving category management initiatives are key ingredients needed to grow our brands and revenue.

    In return, as a key contributor to the success of the Australian WD-40 Company Tribe, we offer a competitive remuneration program and developmental opportunities within a supportive and relaxed team environment.


    • Achieve and exceed sales budgets by brand for assigned National Accounts whilst remaining within spend budget
    • Proactively design and execute medium and long term national account joint business plans
    • Proactively lead the development of sales/promotion/category management plans and programs on a quarterly & annual basis to maximize sales and profit growth.
    • Responsible for allocated national account customers as the main contact accountable for using company resources to maximize sales, distribution and profit
    • Conversion of new distribution and incremental opportunities both products and channels to meet company objectives.
    • Determine customer’s needs and apply product knowledge to create and deliver solution and category orientated sales presentations.
    • Lead sales and contract negotiations with assigned national accounts to drive sales/EBITDA results as it pertains to terms of business, promotional support and any approved special initiatives/projects.
    • Manage annual trade investment plan for all brands in collaboration with marketing to develop special packs, promotion and program development opportunities in the National Accounts to achieve brand ROI and corporate EBITDA goals.
    • Present company and technical product knowledge, marketing programs, promotions and sales literature in a concise, coherent, consultative and convincing manner.
    • Support below the line activities such as; marketing campaigns, trade shows, sampling programs, training, display programmes, key activities, etc.
    • Accountable for accurate and timely account plans, sales forecasts and reporting
    • Accountable for effective cost/margin management and maintenance of budgets
    • Accountable for developing and seeking contract approval for sales terms and price. Monitor the application of agreed terms.
    • Monitor and actively support customers websites in harmony with marketplace strategy
    • Review customer results through the analysis of various data and business intelligence in order to define adequate actions in relation to the customer and company’s strategy.
    • Integrates retail category strategy and marketing/ecommerce programs in concert with customers and internal marketing partners
    • Manage third party sales support team to ensure they drive company goals and revenue
    • Domestic travel up to 20% ±  


    What You’ll Bring to the Role

    • 5+ years managing national accounts (major grocery preferred)
    • Demonstrated experienced successfully executing strategic plans across multiple 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  


    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.

    • If you believe in our “why” this is the place for you
    • Suburban location in Epping, Sydney
    • 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, car allowance, short working hours on 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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