Key Account Manager (Business Investment)

City Hall

Job Type: Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date: 17th October 2019

Salary: £38813 - £41675

Total salary package*: £56827

Job Reference: LCC00735


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Working for leicester city council

This is an excellent opportunity to join our Inward Investment team as we go through an exciting period of change. Join us and you'll help improve the engagement and support offered to Foreign Direct owned companies in Leicester and Leicestershire to promote business growth and expansion.

This post is initially fixed term to end of March 2020 with a possible contract extension subject to confirmation of additional funding.

Your role

As a confident Key Account Manager, you’ll be managing and delivering a first-class account management service; to assess and analyse individual business support needs to help direct and facilitate growth and investment/expansion plans. This will involve building, developing and maintaining a close working relationship with Department for International Trade within the region, nationally and at international posts, as project funder, and to secure delivery of the target outputs. You’ll scope and identify foreign-owned businesses operating in Leicester and Leicestershire and devise ways to make an effective introduction.

What you need

You’ll have a successful track record of providing business advice and support to deliver business growth/expansion for SMEs and major investors. You’ll need experience of leading development and delivery of high-profile business support strategies, programmes and projects. You’ll understand the challenges and issues facing growing businesses, and how these can be addressed – particularly in key growth sectors. Comprehensive and up to date knowledge of government policies to support international business investment (foreign direct investment) is also a must.

To apply

If the above sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

A secondment opportunity may be considered for this position. If you are an internal candidate applying on a secondment basis, please seek approval from your current line manager before applying.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact: Mark Oakley on 0116 454 3840 or by emailing

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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