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Account Executive

Employer
Get Staffed Online Recruitment Limited
Location
Little London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
27 Jan 2021

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Account Executive

Team: Client Services
Line Manager: Strategic Client Director
Reports: May include Graduate Trainees (as required)
Role type: Permanent

The role in brief:

The Account Executive, and wider account management team, are the bridge between the

client and the agency. Account Executives will work to support the account management team in the efficient day-to-day running of accounts, helping the team in delivering desired project outcomes. They need to develop effective working relationships with client contacts, all key agency functions (research and planning, senior management, account handling, studio), and external suppliers, to maintain a consistently high quality of work.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Building good working relationships with client and agency contacts, through effective, professional communication and problem solving, working alongside senior management to maintain the client-agency relationship
  • Managing the day-to-day administration of the client account, including issuing of invoices, timing plans, estimates and client contact reports
  • Organising a variety of meetings, including room bookings, catering, technology, transport, and business trips as required
  • Attending client briefings and calls, gathering relevant data to support the development of creative briefs in response
  • Preparing materials for presenting and selling creative work
  • Supporting the development of creative work by documenting client feedback and attending creative review meetings
  • Monitoring project deadlines and budgets, identifying and communicating potential changes that may be required
  • Working with the account management team to support on the financials of each project and account, ensuring profitability and timely invoicing and billing
  • Maintaining accurate records of meetings, decisions and next actions
  • Supporting with any research to maintain the awareness of relevant market trends and developments in the wider advertising and communications industry
  • Finding and commissioning suppliers and freelance staff, depending on agency and project requirements

Personal Requirements:

Below is an overview of the experience, skills and knowledge that are required to effectively carry out the duties and responsibilities of the role. These elements will form the basis of selection for the role.

Education

Must be educated to degree level

Experience

Previous agency experience as an intern or graduate placement

Knowledge, Skills and Motivations
  • Interested in advertising, business and communications
  • Personable, and able to work effectively with a variety of different people
  • Organised, with strong attention to detail and time management skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Able to manage projects, budgets and events
  • Flexible, and able to solve problems
  • Able to juggle competing demands and remain calm under pressure
  • Demonstrate passion, enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Good at evaluating creative work; able to give and receive feedback to support its development

Benefits:
  • Salary £20K - £22K dependant on experience
  • Cycle to work scheme access
  • Health Insurance
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Annual leave increase by 1 day after 2 years of service
  • PMI
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