Key Account Manager (Blacksburg)

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations

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Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (\"Axalta,\" or the \"Company\"), is a leading global manufacturer, marketer and distributor of high performance coatings systems. With over a 150-year heritage in the coatings industry, Axalta is known for manufacturing high-quality products with well-recognized brands supported by market-leading technology and customer service.

Over the course of the Company's history, Axalta has remained at the forefront of the industry by continually developing innovative coatings technologies designed to enhance the performance and appearance of customer's products, while improving the customer's productivity and profitability. Axalta's diverse global footprint of 50 manufacturing facilities, four technology centers, 47 customer training centers and more than 14,000 team members allows the Company to meet the needs of customers in over 130 countries. Axalta serves its customer base through an extensive sales force and technical support organization, as well as through approximately 4,000 independent, locally-based distributors. The Company's scale and strong local presence are critical to its success, allowing leverage of the technology portfolio and customer relationships globally while meeting customer demands locally.

Axalta operates its business in two operating segments: Performance Coatings and Transportation Coatings, serving four end markets, including: Refinish, Industrial, Light Vehicle and Commercial Vehicle, across the following four regions: North America, EMEA, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

For more information please visit our website or follow us on Twitter @axalta and on LinkedIn.


  • Primary Axalta contact for assigned CarMax locations, providing high level customer support with frequent face-to-face visits.
  • Perform shop audits to ensure Axalta equipment is in good working condition, Axalta products are used correctly, and SOPs are in compliance.
  • Analyze cost & productivity KPIs, review data with store management.
  • Manage Account Plans for each store, working closely with store management to review improvement opportunities and execute assigned tasks.
  • Work closely with servicing jobber, to ensure proper support & inventory levels are maintained.
  • Involve local Axalta teams for additional support when necessary.
  • Ideally located in Virgina, North Carolina, or Maryland


  • Ability to travel > 50% of the time, and the discipline to self-manage territory responsibilities.
  • Conform with CarMaxs corporate culture & code of conduct, as well as Axaltas.
  • Have proficient paint shop technical knowledge, or demonstrate the ability to be a quick & willing learner.
  • Have effective communication skills, including the ability to write professional account plans and follow-up/visit summary letters.
  • Competent Excel skills (reports, pivot tables), making data-driven recommendations.

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