About Crown Lift Trucks Ltd

Since its entry into the material handling industry in the 1960s, Crown Equipment Corporation has earned a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing of its award-winning line of electric lift trucks.  From our smallest pallet truck to our highest lifting VNA truck, our goal is to always provide the user with the safest, most efficient and ergonomic forklift truck possible.  Crown supports customers with a wide selection of electric forklift trucks ranging from pallet trucks to very narrow-aisle VNA trucks.

Our brand promise is:

“Crown designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value.”

Quality and performance are the foundation of Crown’s success. Since our inception, our company culture has always been about people performing and working as a team to ensure that quality is built into every forklift truck we make.

Crown’s headquarters, manufacturing facilities and network of branches offer diverse and challenging careers in a broad range of professional and vocational roles.

Job Description


To achieve a high level of customer satisfaction by acting as the principle contact between the Company and the customer whilst achieving the agreed Service Level Agreements. 


To develop and grow National Accounts and to maximise opportunities within our existing customer base to ensure that budgets and targets are not only achieved by exceeded.


Customer Relations

  • Manage corporate accounts, develop and implement a national call plan to position Crown as the preferred supplier.
  • Meet with customers on the corporate account list on a frequent basis.
  • Ensure all client requests/enquiries are attended to in a timely manner.
  • Develop strong relationships with key customers by entertaining customers during and outside of business hours.
  • Provide regular information and updates to customers.
  • Maintain a professional appearance and ensure all business dealings are carried out ethically, adhering to all Crown policies.


National Operational Support

  • Monitor Service performance to mutually agreed key performance indicators.
  • Provide feedback to Crown Branch and Service Managers on any customer issues.
  • Liaise with Engineering, Manufacturing, Parts, Product Support and Sales on any product related issues.


Service Reviews

  • Lead quarterly customer review meetings.
  • Conduct regular review meetings with nominated National Account service group representatives.
  • Ensure that all property, equipment and documents belonging to the company, its clients and associates in control of, or used in the performance of the function, are kept secure and available in good   condition.
  • Complete a minimum targeted number of “Customer Site Visits/Evaluations” per month.


Reporting /   Administration

  • Provide the highest level of professional fleet maintenance service to a list of nominated accounts.
  • Run and analyse reports using excel. Analyse monthly and report on:
    • Service activity
    • Fleet utilisation
    • Fleet optimisation
    • Debtors
    • Report accidents.


Resource Management

  • Monitor and report on any Non conformance to customer in house procedures, i.e. invoicing, maintenance schedule, contractor   guidelines.
  • Provide specialist advice when necessary to support customer Materials Handling Equipment requirements. 


Safety & Risk Management

  • Ensure that Service staff complies with Company and customer safety procedures and policies.
  • Ensure product incidents/issues are reported promptly.




Person Specification

We are looking for a dynamic, driven, outgoing, self-starting and passionate candidate who has a “can do” attitude to business.  Ideally, you will be an accomplished National Customer Service Account Manager who has got a background in the Materials Handling industry.

This is a national based position involves national travel with expectations of overnight stay, with frequent travel to Scotland. Our branches are located in Basingstoke, Coatbridge and Warrington, however location of candidate is flexible around the UK.

Essential Skills:

  • Full UK driving licence.  
  • Customer focused and solutions driven.
  • Flexible approach to your work with the ability to develop and implement a business strategy.
  • First rate communication and presentation skills both verbal and written.
  • Strong customer skills with the ability to build long term relationships and grow new partnerships.
  • Strong numerical skills and the ability to analyse data.
  • Able to work under pressure in a competitive market place and gain market advantage.
  • Ability to prioritise workload by importance.

Desirable Skills:   

  • Material Handling background

Vacancy Details


Hours of Work:


Monday to Friday – 8 hours per day


Target Salary:


Highly competitive salary structure (dependant on experience).


Company Vehicle:


Pool car for the first 9 months during probationary period, then the choice of vehicle in line with current Company Car policy.

Fuel card with private mileage benefit.




Generous commission structure paid quarterky and guaranteed for the first quarter following commencement of employment.




25 days holiday.



Company pension plan.


At Crown, we know that our employees are the driving force behind our success in the material handling industry. We cultivate a culture of passionate people and inspired innovation. In fact, throughout Crown’s history, more than 1,000 employees have reached a 25-year milestone, and we are proud to have travelled their career paths with them.

From employee training and development to competitive compensation packages, we invest in our employees, knowing that people are always at the core of what moves us forward.

In addition to financial remuneration and participation, we our offer our employees various social benefits including but not limited to:

  • Company car plus fuel card – private use of company vehicle (subject to tax regulations)
  • Company pension plan.
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Excellent discount scheme with access to the best perks from some of the UK’s biggest brands.  This induces (but is not limited to):Childcare voucher scheme.
    • Free mobile phone insurance
    • Breakdown cover
    • Up to 8% off at UK supermarkets.
    • Free Tastecard to enjoy 2 for 1 and 50% off your bill in more than 6,500 restaurants nationwide.
    • A free movie a month.
    • Great price cinema tickets at Odeon, Vue, and Cineworld.
    • Nationwide gym discounts.
    • Insurance and health cover including medical, dental and life cover.
    • Salary sacrifice options including childcare, technology, cars and parking, cycling and gyms.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Employee assistance programme.

Please contact us via our website at:

If you have any further queries regarding this job, please do not hesitate to contact the Recruitment Team at Crown Lift Trucks Ltd on 01256 300211 or via uk.recruitment@crown.com

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