22-23-24 JULY | 09:45AM-11:30AM

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Through IGD’s Successful Account Management virtual workshop, you will learn what is required to build and manage successful customer relationships.

This training session is a ‘how to’ guide for all FMCG account managers new to the role or industry, those looking for a refresher, and others in customer facing roles. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tailored this popular workshop so you can now learn in a virtual environment.

The online training session will be delivered by our industry experts in high energy, bite-sized sprints. Over the course of three days, you will take part in live one and a half hour classes.

Workshop overview

The workshop is based on our extensive primary research and modelled on industry best practices, offering a full exploration of effective account management. Participants will get the chance to practice their newly-acquired skills through interactive sessions with their peers.

Led by IGD's highly-experienced commercial experts, with decades of experience, you will complete a programme of interactive tasks and scenarios. Examining case studies and best practice, you will get to grips with what is expected of commercial teams and how success is measured.

IGD's extensive body of primary research and proven tools and techniques will inform the day's learning. Delegates will leave with extensive industry knowledge and best practice, plus the tools to guarantee success.

Learning outcomes

Understand the changing roles and responsibilities of account managers and buyers in these challenging times.

The current environment and what that means for account managers.

Tools to support the selling process.

How to create great customer business plans.

Running effective and successful customer meetings.

Developing and measuring objectives and strategies.

Workshop themes and agenda

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The role and responsibilities of the account manager
  • The role and responsibilities of the buyer
  • What are retailers saying?
  • How do retailers measure suppliers?
  • What capabilities are they looking for?
  • The current environment and what it means to the account manager

KEY RETAIL TRENDS

  • What the future looks like – how your business is likely to be impacted
  • What it takes to build sustainable trading relationships

THE SELLING PROCESS

  • Key steps in the selling process
  • The supporting tools

DEVELOPING CUSTOMER BUSINESS PLAN

  • Understanding your customer and their needs
  • Identifying opportunities

PLANNING FOR SUCCESSFUL AND EFFECTIVE CUSTOMER MEETINGS

  • Developing winning customer proposals
  • Pre-meeting preparation and planning (incorporating IGD meeting and negotiation planning tools)
  • The customer meeting

CONDUCTING AN EFFECTIVE CUSTOMER MEETING

  • Anticipating and overcoming objections

EFFECTIVE BUSINESS PLANNING

  • Account plans versus Joint Business Planning, what’s the difference?
  • Developing meaningful objectives and strategies

Testimonials

"Provides a sound foundation to the inner workings of Account Management in UK Retail."

"A great help for future career development."

Do you need a tailored capability programme designed for your team?

Get in touch to find out how we can facilitate customised online training courses for you and your teams.

Virtual Successful Account Management

PRICING

IGD MEMBERS: £449

NON-MEMBERS: £559

Prices displayed ex-VAT. IGD reserves the right to alter any element of the programme, such as speakers, times and venue, should the need arise. All bookings are subject to acceptance of IGD Terms & Conditions. IGD reserves the right to reject any order at its discretion.

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CANCELLATION FEES

Cancellations to be confirmed in writing

Over 30 days notice - Full refund
15 - 30 days notice - 50% refund
Less than 15 days notice - No refund/transfers

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