Fixed term (2 years)
Closing Date: 24th February 2019
Interview Date: 11th March 2019
Operating across the whole of the UK with a combined budget of more than £6 billion, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. We employ 8,000 staff who support some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects. We develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world and work collaboratively with industry, academia and government in exciting partnerships.
The JRS team provides creative, design and production services to the whole of UKRI, including all the Councils and other organisations associated with them. Our aim is to deliver an outstanding standard of creative design, account management and print production services, offering integrated services across print and digital media, as well as range of complementary services.
About the opportunity
We have a great opportunity for a dynamic and highly motivated Account Manager, working with multiple clients on a broad range of projects. We're looking for a first-rate Account Manager who understands the importance of building and maintaining long-lasting relationships with our clients, getting to know them well and fully understanding their needs. We are looking for passion and dedication.
Experience is a must. You'll play a key role in all stages of the creative and production process, have a passion for taking on challenging briefs and work with our design, production and wider account management team to develop them into successful projects and campaigns that give outstanding results. You have a desire to always deliver the best and enjoy collaborating with others from across the organisation, while being open to new ideas.
You will benefit from working in a highly creative environment for one of the most exciting clients in the UK. You will have the opportunity to work on a diverse range of projects and industry sectors, safe in the knowledge that your work is contributing to a positive impact on society. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally, and expand on your skill-set by working closely within a team of talented professionals.
About the role
The Account Manager is responsible for developing relationships with our clients and managing all aspects of their accounts. This is a demanding role, with accountability for online and offline design and creative output. The role will require you to execute finished briefs and collaborate with the client on developing them, as well as developing them from scratch on your own.
You will ensure that the creative solutions are aligned to client expectations and delivered to the highest standard, on time and on budget. You will work closely with our design, production and wider accounts management teams for internal and external clients, pitching designs and fully understanding our clients’ needs.
As an Account Manager you will be expected to provide administration and project management support to our designers and clients, whilst working on a variety of accounts, and ensuring that all are consistently satisfied with the quality of service being delivered. You must have excellent project management skills and the ability to juggle multiple projects through multiple channels with determination, vision and leadership.
You will use your experience and knowledge to continuously review processes and practices, with a view to enhance creativity, improve efficiency and overall workflow throughout the studio and production.
What we offer
Working with us you will receive 30 days annual leave plus 8 public/bank holidays and closure days. We have a flexible working scheme and we encourage a wide range of training and development opportunities. You will be recognised and rewarded for your contribution, be eligible to join a generous pension scheme and able to take advantage of a range of employee offers including discounted gym membership and consumer retail/on-line shopping discounts. Our central offices are located adjacent to Swindon railway station and are easily accessible via road.
How to Apply
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