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Senior Account Manager

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I
Closing date
15 Feb 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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Senior Account Manager - draftLine

About draftline

We're a bunch of strategists, creatives, producers, and marketers gathered from all over Europe revolutionising the way we do marketing in our company, AB Inbev. Our mission is to unleash creativity by making more culturally relevant and future proofed work from within for the beer brands we have in our portfolio, such as Stella Artois, Budweiser, Corona, Leffe, Camden and Goose Island to name a few. In fact we have more than 500 different brands across the globe.

Based out of our central London office, with its own production studio and rooftop bar, we will work hand in hand with global and local marketing teams to develop top notch creative work. If you haven't heard of us in 2 years' time, we won't be satisfied.

Job overview

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious Senior Campaign Manager / Senior Account Manager with creative agency experience to join our brilliant and growing team. Internally, we call this role Project Manager. This person should be dynamic, curious and a creative thinker with a passion for client service, the tenacity to produce bold work and a restless desire to do more. We service markets across the globe, so not only will you be used to working across countries, but also with other external partners, such as media and creative agencies.Job Qualifications

  • You'll need a broad range of experience , knowledge and understanding of the full media (expanding from broadcast through digital and print). You will drive the end to end campaign delivery, from support the client (brands) on planning and briefing, to strategic and creative responses, and oversee Production. The assets and deliverables you'll be working on will include PR Stunt, Activation, Gifting, TV, digital display, social, programmatic. Previous experience working on an FMCG / alcohol brand is preferable. You will become the main day to day point of contact for the brands and be responsible for building strong relationships and trust, leading to the ultimate partnership.

You would be responsible for:
  • Being the main day to day point of contact for your brand, support them with planning, briefing, prioritisation
  • Manage the end to end campaign delivery on time and on budget, managing all stakeholders (internal and external) involved to deliver campaigns
  • Managing external vendors and freelancers
  • Updating internal systems with workflow information
  • Keeping your brand informed with regular status meetings, updating them on campaign performance, delivery & how we're tracking against original budgets
  • Managing day to day operations, and influencing other team members within draftLine to follow the processes
  • Reporting into your Project Management Lead and keeping them informed of campaign activity and financials

Qualifications, skills and Experience

  • Marketing, Design, University degree Level desirable.

  • Relationship management experience with ability to interact and influence efficiently across various stakeholders in different geographies, at all organisational levels
  • Experience of the full Creative campaigns life cycle
  • Strong commercial acumen & financial / budget management
  • Knowledge of marketing principles & integrated communications
  • Ability to work well within in a team and autonomously
  • Experience working within an agency environment
  • Strong communicator with impeccable standard of written, spoken and presentation English
  • Excellent presentation skills, able to convey a clear message (storyline building), making complex matters easy for understanding
  • Exceptional attention detail
  • Creative flair
  • Being able to push back, we're all employees working together.
  • Exceptional organisational skills
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Resilience and ability to influence
  • Ability to work under pressure on a fast paced environment
  • Significant experience in Creative Agency managing a range of campaigns across all media
  • Experience working on cross agency briefs and being lead agency
  • Experience in managing finances of your campaigns, providing weekly updates to your line manger & brands
  • Leading regular meetings with your main brand contact
  • Experience in using Project Management tools
  • Ability to problem solve, influence others and drive the process
  • French, Italian or Dutch speaking is a plus
Must haves:
  • Previous experience in a similar role in a creative agency
  • Be self-driven, creative and eager to learn
  • Pro-active and capable of leading & implementing process without instruction
  • Start-up mindset with a 'can do' attitude and not afraid to make the role your own
  • Process orientation
  • Prioritisation
  • Role is based in London

What you get in return
  • Competitive salary package
  • 12-month fixed term contract with the possibility to extend
  • Ab InBev pension & discretionary bonus scheme
  • Regular social events
  • Free beers in our rooftop bar (when we are back to the office)
  • A space in our dynamic and ambitious team
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