PR Account Manager

Purple Placements
Reading, UK
14 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
PR Account ManagerAn account manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of a number of different accounts, ensuring the team is motivated and delivers on client expectations. Their professional approach and experience will make them the first port of call for client consultancy and advice. As a senior member of the team, the AM will play a key role in decision making, strategy and planning.

The ideal Account Manager will have proven agency experience in a similar role, yes tech is a preference but we will see candidates without as long as they have B2B experience and are not to consumer focused. The Account Manager at this PR Company will form part of their PR team and could have a few Account Executives line reports. The Account Manager is a key role in decision making, strategy and planning, they will look at all Account Manager levels from (Junior to Senior).

Account responsibilities for Account Manager:

* Ownership and daily management of a number of accounts
* Planning, monitoring and evaluating activities relative to client marketing objectives, business goals and expectations
* Allocating and managing the successful delivery of tasks within the team
* Arranging and leading team and client update meetings
* Main contact point for clients and key decision-maker within the team * Motivating individuals and the team to meet and exceed client expectations
* Identifying opportunities to increase monthly retainer and secure additional projects
* Relationship building and networking with colleagues, clients and the media
* Lead by example in developing and maintaining journalist relationships
* Liaising on a daily basis with team, clients and the media, via telephone and email
* Keeping clients happy and recognising/alerting AD to any potential issues with an account

Key Skills for the PR Account Manager:
Confident leader
Good listener and approachable
Creativity, energy and enthusiasm
Good organisational and time management skills
Display autonomy and accountability; be able to make a decision
Strong relationships with all target media, including national and online press
Understanding of the 'bigger picture' both client based and corporately
Self - motivation and a persuasive manner
Proven spoken and written communication skills across a variety of areas
Enhanced 'people skills', able to adapt to a range of audiences both internally and externally
Thorough understanding of client's businesses and their markets
Consistent professional manner
Proven presentation and negotiation skills

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