Senior Account Manager/Digital Account Manager, Creative Agency - Dorset

Just gr8
Poole, UK
19 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
This Independent integrated Agency based on the Dorset coast are seeking a talented Account Manager / Senior Account Manager with digital experience who is looking for a chance to work in a great agency environment with some great brands.

For over fifteen years this agency have created high profile national campaigns for some of the UK's biggest brands. They take pride in all of their work and Clients trust them to know their brands, push the boundaries of creative and digital but always adhere to their guidelines.

There's an enviable Client list and due to continued growth they're now looking for a talented Account Manager / Senior Account Manager with digital experience.

We're looking for a leader and a relationship builder who can think big yet deliver on the detail. Ideally FMCG or drinks experience is preferred but it's attitude, passion and commitment that will make sure you fit in.

The work is varied and covers all channels including experiential and digital. You will have an excellent account management team to work with and a brilliant Creative team to inspire.

Good digital knowledge will also be important so you'll have an understanding of web strategy, producing digital projects, management of both client and internal relationships, have good knowledge of digital technology, experience of digital and content marketing and ideally social media.

You will be used to managing at least one direct report and have a keen commercial eye, we want to grow business by adding real value and taking a strategic lead with our Client that comes from knowing their business and their sector as well as they do.

You will have a strong creative instinct and an opinion worth hearing.

Ideally an experienced Account Manager/Digital Account Manager looking to take the next step, you'll be looking for a long term role in an Agency where you can develop and make a difference.

Key Responsibilities

1. Client Relationships
• Developing a strong relationship with Clients
• Developing a solid understanding of the Client's and competitor's marketplace in order to apply insight and understanding to positively impact their business
• Representing the agency in a professional manner

2. Account Management
• Effective delivery of day-to-day projects
• Ensure projects are managed effectively and completed on time, in budget and in line with strategic objectives
• Proactively provide project status information to Manager and team
• Work in partnership with the team to create insights that drive creative excellence

3. People Management
• A collaborative approach to working closely with team members - both account handlers and creatives
• Ensure ongoing development of team members to help them broaden their skill set

4. Internal communication
• Effectively communicate across the team, maintaining a motivating and positive environment and ensuring outstanding team work
• Build relationships with colleagues throughout the Agency

5. Financial
• Responsible for managing and reporting day-to-day costs of projects through effective financial planning and management
• To identify and leverage all additional revenue opportunities within existing Client base

Candidate Profile
Currently an established Account Manager / Senior Account manager in an integrated or Digital Agency environment with a good understanding of the FMCG and retail sectors and the following attributes:

• Good business and financial acumen
• Appreciates great creative work and be able to judge it accordingly - you will be given the opportunity to lead the creative, working closely with the creative team
• Excellent presentation skills (writing and delivering)
• Work well under pressure
• Excellent organisational skills
• Strong attention to detail
• Good time management, people and project management
• Excellent communication skills
• Express ideas with clarity, confidence and logical reasoning
• Work proactively and independently, and as part of a team

Experience and Knowledge
• At least 3 years experience in a Creative or Digital agency environment:
• Experience delivering experiential and events
• Solid consumer account experience
• Knowledge of FMCG/retail market
• Good knowledge of digital technology/Digital Marketing
• Experience of working in a below the line agency environment
• Experience working with blue chip clients
• Experience of working with a creative department and suppliers as well as sound knowledge of the print process
• Educated to degree level (or equivalent)
• Marketing qualifications (ISP, IDM, CIM)
• Strong IT skills (MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

If you think you've got what it takes send your CV and your current salary together with a short introduction explaining why you would be perfect for the role.

Senior Account Manager/Digital Account Manager
Dorset - £35-38k

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