Account manager jobs are jobs that are found in many places. Just about any company that provides services or items is going to have accounts. A paper company will have other companies to which it provides paper. A bakery will have businesses or groups to which it provides baked goods. Some companies or businesses will provide services. For instance, a business that provides advertising will have other businesses and other people to whom it provides that advertising. All of these groups of people or companies will be the accounts of the main business. If you are in advertising, all of your customers will be your accounts.
An account manager has to take care of the accounts. An account manager in an advertising company deals with customers as accounts and works out on their needs based on what they had wanted in the past. He will make sure that the accounts are running smoothly.
An account manager will have quite a bit on his hand. First of all, he must make sure that the customer is satisfied. He has to sit with the client to find out his needs. He is responsible for keeping the time schedules. As far as the new accounts are concerned he has to know what the client wants and decide as to how to meet the demands of the new client. When you are looking at a sales account management job description, you are going to be looking at someone who takes care of the sales account for a particular business or company. IT account manager jobs deal with the information technology department, to make sure that it is running smoothly and that everything that is needed has been taken care of.
Account management position demands organizational skills. As account manager you are responsible to know the needs of the client and organize the funds so that you can make sure that the client gets what he wants. You must be prepared to handle the account on your own and under pressure. You are expected to be involved in brainstorming new ideas, and organize the client information at your disposal. You have to bring in new clients and project plans in such a way that they become lifelong customers of your company.