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Technical Account Manager vacancy in Daresbury, Manchester (094jc)

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Location: Daresbury, Manchester
Region: North West
Salary: Excellent Basic, outstanding OTE
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Construction, Cyber/IT Security, IT/Telecoms, Project Management, Sales
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
My client was formed in 2007 by the merger of two leading ICT companies, and with ambitions to grow both internally and with acquiring other business, they are now seeking to become the market leader Managed Services, Infrastructure, and Hosted Solutions in the UK and overseas. in the UK.

You will be reporting to the Head of Service in Daresbury, and you will be responsible for managing all the technical aspects of the company’s relationship with their assigned customers. The Technical Account Manager (TAM) will work collaboratively with their customers by developing a working knowledge of their goals, technical challenges and infrastructure configurations to deliver an outstanding customer experience.

Through a detailed understanding of a customer’s infrastructure, the TAM will become a trusted technical advisor working to develop solutions that match the customer’s business requirements. Technical Account Managers hold regular review meetings with customers for discussions on any problems and issues and work with the Account team and wider company to find effective solutions to those issues.

The TAM will also look to identify areas where a customer can reduce support costs and offer improved service. Working with the Senior Account Manager the TAM will work with customers on service performance and advise on new products and services. The TAM will work closely with the customer and operational teams to continually improve customer environments and delivered services.

Main Duties and Responsibilities: Essential duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Manage, plan, and develop the in-life customer infrastructure and develop the delivered environment in-line with the business requirements of the client;
• Responsible for developing strong, high level client relationships across all business areas;
• Manage, update, and amend all assigned customer technical documentation as required;
• Helping to maintain and achieve the service availability outlined in the customer contract through proactive investigation and remediation activities.
• Able to handle complex situations with the client and effectively negotiate potential issues or areas of conflict, facilitating a 'win-win' situation where both parties have a comprehensive solution;
• Work closely with TDA’s, engineers and professional services to understand and improve customer IT;
• Establish and maintain a role as trusted technical advisor to customers and colleagues;
• Maintain awareness of the customer’s configuration, assets, and services life cycle, delivered and manage, update and amend all assigned customer technical documentation as required;
• Liaise with relevant operational team leads for resource to facilitate the completion of Continual Service Improvement Plans (CSIP) & projects;
• Perform capacity planning through regular reviews of systems capacity reports;
• Assist in the Change Advisory Board being the Company’s representative and feeding back on any outcome of changes raised and implemented;
• Assist in the review of Major Incident Reports and Root Cause Analysis reports commenting as required and monitoring completion of actions to prevent recurrence.

Please note that this job description is subject to ongoing review as new demands and best working practises are considered, agreed, and implemented.

Experience (essential):
• Previous experience of working in a similar customer facing / technical role is essential;
• Excellent communication skills – oral and written, with the confidence to communicate effectively at all levels;
• Cloud Architecture - Knowledge and understanding of Private and Public Cloud (Azure and AWS)
• Understanding of managed services
• Data centres services, including co-location services
• An understanding of Storage Area Networks and storage devices; including VCE stack and Data domain;
• An understanding of Windows 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 VMware, Hyper-V and Linux (RHEL & deriv.);
• Knowledge of Back up process and rotations;
• Cisco and HP switching and routing;
• Networking possibilities including Firewalls, WAN, LAN and WiFi;
• DR and failover for systems and solutions;
• Understanding of monitoring technologies;
• Process oriented and customer focused;
• General business acumen / understanding and analytical skills;
• Comfortable presenting to client technical teams (high level);
• Working with and orchestrating 3rd parties, when working with our clients;
• Excellent understanding project life cycle from conception to completion;
• Good understanding of ITIL framework, roles and responsibilities.

Interpersonal Skills:
• Analytical, with exceptional attention to detail
• Passionate, professional, with a ‘can-do’ attitude at all times
• Reality based Optimism i.e. perseverance, determination.
• Learning Based agility
• Self-motivated and looking for challenge
• Proactive thinking
• Problem management and solving
• Intuitive and balanced decision making
• Conceptual thinking
• Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
• Innovative thinking, in terms of service quality and improvements within the boundaries of the business’ limits (resource, budgetary, legal etc.)
• Patience, tolerance and resilience.
• Team player – understands the importance of teamwork;

Additional Information.
Internal training on products and services will be provided. However, staff are expected to consistently keep abreast of new developments, which would impact on their areas of responsibility. Personal training in relation to this job description will be given as part of the company’s overall personnel development program.

Conditions of Employment Salary:
The salary and benefits for this position will be determined according to the experience of the person appointed.

General Guidance:
The nominal working week is 37.5 hours, although a degree of flexibility is both offered and expected. In specific circumstances there may be a requirement to work additional hours. Annual holidays are 24 days plus 7 statutory holidays.

Applicants are advised that Security Clearance or relevant security clearance will be requested to assist with the decision-making process. Disclosure information will not be used unfairly, and criminal records will not necessarily prevent you from being successful in your application. A copy of Company’s policy on ‘The Recruitment of Ex-offenders’ and ‘The Secure Handling, Use, Storage and Retention of Disclosure Information’ is available to all applicants on request

The ideal individual would be seeking to join a world leader and has significant experience particularly with IT / technical sales arena.

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