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Markel Tax

Area Sales Manager

Job posted: 20/05/2021

The immediate opportunity is for an experienced sales and relationship manager to help Markel Tax’s identify new income opportunities and grow their market share in the South East and South West UK.

What we look for

Our exceptional and motivated employees are our greatest strength. Our employees provide the highest level of customer service and help maintain our position as a leader in the global marketplace.

Markel Style

The Markel Style is what makes us stand out from our competitors. It's our core value which should underpin how we do business, while influencing our behavior and performance. We are looking for people who have potential and share our passion to live the Markel Style, which is described in more detail below.

If you think you have these core attributes we want to hear from you.

Job summary 

Markel Tax is the UK’s leading provider of Fee Protection Insurance and Tax & Consultancy Services to accountancy firms and work with over 2,500 practices across the UK. Markel Tax partner with accountancy practices throughout the UK to maximise the potential of their client bases by introducing the products and services of Markel. These services include Fee Protection, Incentives and Reliefs, Contractor Solutions together with bespoke Tax Investigatory services. As part of an exciting development plan, the team is expanding and we are looking for highly motivated individual with outstanding interpersonal skills.
The team compromises of a group of specialist relationship managers who own and manage their own bank of accountants located within their sales areas. They are home based and supported by teams operating from Rugby, Sheffield and London.

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We want to ensure that you have a positive experience applying for a role at Markel and are able to perform at your best. If there are any adjustments we can reasonably make to ensure that the process is accessible for you at every stage please email

“Why work for us?”

Diversity and inclusion

Markel celebrates the value of a diverse workforce that brings experience and expertise from a wide variety of backgrounds and life circumstances. Whatever your background, if you feel you meet the requirements of this role then we want to hear from you.

Markel is truly a global and diverse company. We believe that diversity makes us better business partners and that embracing people’s differences can bring amazing results and fuel innovation. We have a portfolio of businesses and product lines that operate around the world.

Community involvement

Markel has a rich heritage of supporting communities across the world where our customers and employees live and work. Giving back is part of our history and our future. Our employees share in this philosophy through volunteering, mentoring and fundraising.

Commitment to open doors

Markel is committed to creating the best work environment. Our open-door policy is essential in recognizing business issues as they rise and to address the changing needs of our diverse and global workforce.

Challenging management is a component of the Markel Style—some of our best ideas start from a conversation between a manager and an employee.

Entrepreneurial spirit

As the Markel Style states, we pursue excellence, strive for a better way, and share the success of others. Markel associates proactively seek new business opportunities, bringing further success to Markel.

Duties and accountabilites
  • Grow the territory through both the stewardship of existing connections and acquisition of new business opportunities
  • Create, maintain and exploit a live pipeline of new business opportunities through a process of rigorous customer profiling and qualification
  • Work with the Fee Protection, R&D and tax consultancy teams as well as other areas of the business to develop, pitch and convert compelling customer propositions
  • Actively contribute to the groups tactical marketing plan through the provision and distribution of content, as well as the planning and execution of  carefully targeted events
  • Demonstrate a high level of sales professionalism and discipline through timely and accurate activity reporting, maintenance of CRM and documentation of meetings
Skills, knowledge and experience
  • Previous experience from the professional services sector is preferred
  • Demonstrable experience in a previous sales role is essential
  • Experienced in CRM
  • Impeccable communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Innovative and driven
Join our global team of respected tax experts

We are a national company with offices in London, Rugby and Sheffield, and we have a culture that fosters individual growth.

Markel Tax's expert team pride themselves on their professionalism, dedication and expertise, and are one of our most important assets. If you also strive to achieve these goals, and would like to join our dynamic team, learn more about our offices by clicking the button below.