Account Manager Student Events Agency London £30k

Inspiring Search
From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum
15 Feb 2017
15 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

What does your company do?

Our client is a student brand activation and events agency and are recruiting for an Account Manager to take responsibility for the client and agency relationship.

The Agency was born out of a relationship between experiential marketing and student event promotion. Their point of difference is the ability to influence the right students by leveraging their UK network of student promoters with presence and influence across student clubs, events, societies and residencies.

They are a young, fun and innovative agency offering both physical and digital services through event, experiential, promotional and social marketing. They are a growing agency with a team of 6, based in East London, and deliver activity across the UK & Ireland.

The Role:

  • This will be a hands on role working across a range of fun consumer clients including SoundCloud, Deliveroo and Bumble. The role will be predominantly office based looking after the account team but will also involve field work such as nightclub and festival activity.
  • Managing a team of 4 account executives you will be the bridge between client and agency ensuring campaigns are planned and delivered to a high specification and ensuring account growth.

  • Leading client accounts within the agency, with overall responsibility for the client / agency relationship.
  • Ensuring the profitability and growth of client accounts.
  • Managing the work, performance and professional development of team members
  • Identifying ways to grow client accounts through new business opportunities.
  • Identifying, developing and converting new business opportunities with existing and future agency clients.
  • Working with Finance to bill client accurately, chase unpaid invoices and do reconciliations.
  • Communicating content from client activity for internal marketing requirements.
Key candidate requirements for the role?

  • Minimum of 5 year’s agency experience preferably with an experiential or event based agency working with consumer clients.
  • Experience managing and developing a team to ensure they get the best results. Client experience being the direct contact across agency, client and supplier. Experience within the club, festival or music industry.
  • Understanding of the student industry.
  • Experience within a promotional staffing function. Experience managing social media within a client campaign.
Key competencies:

Process – bringing tested agency account processes to the agency that can be adopted throughout to help streamline agency services.

Attention to detail - dot the I’s and cross the T’s for proposals, presentations, reports, budgets.

Organised – thorough in all communications and activities, which instills confidence in clients, peers and managers.

Relationship Builder – Natural relationship builder being the first point of contact for clients and suppliers. Proactively build connections with peers, clients, media, partners and suppliers.

Creativity – they bring innovative approaches and thinking to projects, thinking outside the box to bring the best / most innovative solution to the table.

Writer – Possess exceptional writing skills and the capability to clearly and concisely articulate their thoughts. They use creative and technically sound writing to produce powerful and effective communications.

Socially Savvy – a strong understanding of social media and the latest trends.

Positivity – Bring positive energy that is encouraging and uplifting to the team, clients and suppliers

Confidence – put in the extra time needed to gain knowledge and experience. Are happy to offer their thoughts and speak up / out to communicate their views.

Balanced – have a strong work-life balance, personal interests, hobbies with a strong social network.