Senior Account Executive - Purpose Team

Recruiter
Edelman
Location
Lambeth, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Jun 2019
Closes
19 Jun 2019
Ref
1178947650
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description - Senior Account Executive - Purpose Team (191054)Job Description Senior Account Executive - Purpose Team - (191054) Organization: Edelman Practice Area: Specialty Services Description About the team:The Edelman Purpose team is a small group of dedicated experts helping organisations and brands make a positive impact in the world while growing their business. This is done by drawing upon decades of experience as well as deep, working knowledge of a wide range of societal issues, and tapping talents and energy of the industry's most experienced and passionate people. Our work spans Sustainability, Purpose Branding & Marketing, CSR, Corporate Citizenship and Public/Private Partnerships. Current clients include Unilever, IKEA, Heineken and Shell. We take pride in delivering exceptional work for our clients, working with colleagues across the whole business to integrate Purpose into all our work. We are relentlessly collaborative, and supported by leadership who champion and celebrate our collective achievements.The roleWe are looking for a highly ambitious, proactive and motivated Senior Account Executive with solid agency experience - either in a sustainability or wider corporate reputation work. The candidate will be well-informed of current debates on the social, environmental and economic contribution of business and understand the wider role companies must take in order to build reputation across all stakeholder groups. They will have a proven track record demonstrating an ability to conduct accurate, high quality, detailed research and analysis across a wide range of subjects. They will be experienced and competent in handling multiple clients and stakeholders and have lots of initiative. The individual should be solutions-focused, be able to drive projects forward with exceptional attention to detail and have an ability to remain calm under pressure. Key Responsibilities:Helping to produce in-depth research, articles, blog posts and thought leadership on a wide range of social and environmental issues Providing support on new business proposals/pitches with research, slide development, media insights and project plans, as well as participation in presenting new business pitches to potential clients Providing counsel and dealing directly with clients Own and lead specific projects and account activity with oversight
• Identifying and organising events/speaking platforms for clients and senior staff Attending networking events Contributing to internal marketing for the Purpose team. The ideal candidate for this role will have/be:
• Desire to work as part of a team in a busy, fast paced and highly motivated working environment - an interest in the changing roles and responsibilities of business is essentialProven track record in prioritising workloadAbility to service multiple clients, prioritising deadlines, and managing expectations both internally and externally Team player, energetic and enthusiastic, with a track record in delivering great client workExperience using Microsoft packages such as Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word Excellent verbal and written skills; ability to articulate point of view, liaise with clients, colleagues, and journalists Exceptional attention to detail, tenacity, organisation and planning skills Curiosity - constantly seeking out new places for client opportunities and making the effort to learn more about clients, sectors and industriesEqually demonstrating an interest in life outside work with a curiosity to learn - possibly through direct involvement in volunteering, community engagement or social enterprise Use initiative to get tasks done and work independently, but know when to ask for helpEntrepreneurial spirit - willingness to 'get stuck in' and make the most of opportunities. About Us Edelman is a global communications firm that partners with businesses and organizations to evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations. Our 6,000 people in more than 60 offices deliver communications strategies that give our clients the confidence to lead and act with certainty, earning the trust of their stakeholders. Our honors include the Cannes Lions Grand Prix for PR; Advertising Age's 2019 A-List; the Holmes Report's 2018 Global Digital Agency of the Year; and, five times, Glassdoor's Best Places to Work. Since our founding in 1952, we have remained an independent, family-run business. Edelman owns specialty companies Edelman Intelligence (research) and United Entertainment Group (entertainment, sports, lifestyle).Click here to view a short video about life at Edelman. Job: Client Services - GeneralPrimary Location: United Kingdom-LondonJob Type: ExperiencedSchedule: Full-timeJob Posting: Jun 10, 2019, 5:50:44 AMApplying for a jobSelect "Apply Online" to apply for a specific job. You can also use the "Add to My Job Cart" button to add it to your job cart and apply later.

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