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Junior Account Executive

Bluetree Recruits Ltd
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26 Jun 2022

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Junior Account Executive - Cobham, Surrey / WFH

Salary £25,000 DOE plus benefits

We are recruiting a Junior Account Executive for a privately owned advertising and marketing agency, established for over 40 years. They are predominantly B2B based and due to recently winning new business, they now require a Junior Account Executive to support their existing Senior Account Manager on a hybrid basis.

Job Description

The Junior Account Executive will undertake the following:

Core Job Skills
  • Support the account management team with day to day tasks and client requests
  • Gain an understanding of client structure and roles
  • Attend client meetings and take minutes
  • Helping the team to create prompt contact and status reports - checking and proof reading these as necessary
  • Help fulfil client requests promptly and accurately - build reputation among clients for this
  • Ability to build client confidence in the agency and its ability to deliver
  • Ensure the smooth running of day-to-day activities - including being responsible for/ or helping with setting up of meetings and meeting rooms, equipment (audio/visual), taxis, keeping shared diary up to date, telephone cover
  • Knowledge and adherence to the IT protocol i.e. filing, back up etc (training will be given)
  • Intermediate skills for Microsoft Office, PPT, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Good working knowledge of Synergist (training will be given)
  • Good understanding of digital and social media channels

Communication skills
  • Endeavour to have face to face or telephone contact where possible to build relationships
  • Consistent, clear and professional written and oral communication skills
  • Be helpful, supportive and positive

Project management and planning
  • Ability to set priorities, manage tasks and take responsibility
  • Appreciation of variations in timescales required to deliver different parts of the project
  • Awareness of deadlines and ability to help the accounts team deliver on time and on budget

Relationship building (internal and external)
  • Actively develop relationships with people from other departments
  • Be part of the team working on pitches or other agency activities
  • Attendance and contribution to departmental meetings

Analytical / conceptual skills (these aren't expected but will hopefully be developed)
  • Understanding of various external copy approval protocols and adhere to them
  • Supporting the team in evaluating creative and studio work constructively
  • Supporting the team with feedback, insight and market knowledge
  • Supporting the team to work through message development appropriate to the brief and target audience

Financial project management
  • Understanding of the Synergist system and accurate record keeping (training will be given)
  • Understand the importance of prompt and efficient billing and its effect on Agency cash flow
  • Help to produce Statement of Works and quotes (training given)
  • Understand the importance of time logging on the agency financial planning (training given)
  • Manage client billing and regular budget reconciliations (training given)

The Junior Account Executiveshould have the following personal profile:
  • Reliable, trustworthy and conscientious
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Flexibility i.e. ability to assist other account teams at peak times, work longer hours if needed
  • Confident and professional agency ambassador
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Team player and motivator
  • Eager to learn and develop new skills
  • Good level of self-motivation and forward planning
  • Self-aware and able to assess own performance

What's on Offer
  • 5 weeks holidays
  • Office closure at Christmas (holiday must be used to cover this)
  • Private Health Care
  • Contributory pension
  • Discretionary Bonuses
  • Car Allowance for senior positions
  • Sickness Benefits
  • Company Parties
  • Death in Service
  • Incapacity Benefit after 3 months
  • Supportive team

Job number: BT-0138

Bluetree Recruits Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. We offer equal opportunities to all candidates regardless of race, religion, gender, sexuality, disability, age and other protected status as required by applicable law. We can only consider applications from candidates who are eligible to work in the UK.

Bluetree offers a referral fee of £200 worth of M&S Vouchers for candidates placed with our clients who successfully complete their probation period.
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