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Junior Creative & Account Executive £25K Creative Agency East London

Employer
GradBay
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Company Description

This business invents and reinvents exceptional brands. We believe that business-as-usual stifles business growth. So, we build brands with a unique competitive advantage that break conventions and provoke powerful reactions. Our method is ruthlessly simple. We search out a brand's core truth and express it through a creative idea that can be endlessly amplified - across communications, pack, store, and digital. With a relentless focus on differentiation, our award-winning work is characterised by purity of thought, outstanding creativity, and remarkable craft. The result is exceptional brands that know what they stand for and proudly stand out from the crowd. Be Exceptional.

Job Description

YOUR MISSION

Play a valuable part in building our relationship and reputation with our clients, working alongside the strategy and business directors.

STRATEGY
  • Gain structured strategy and planning experience and expertise by working on a cross section of project types and sizes
  • Demonstrate an interest and understanding of:

- the Clients' business as well as the marketplace and competitive set

- the target audiences and their relationship with the brand and how to engage with them
  • Support more senior team members with strategic work, gathering and recognising insights, including

- data synthesis and summary

- desk research/contextual research and summary

- assist in the gathering/synthesis of insights to inspire idea-centric strategies

- strategy and positioning development, presentation and agreement

- brand naming creative and process
  • Demonstrate a continual interest in marketing/Branding/Comms industry leading ideas and emerging trends and proactively share your views with the team and client (when appropriate).
  • Contribute to an environment of creative excellence and support the team in the briefing and presentation of creative work
  • Participate in and contribute to broader company initiatives around marketing and new business, e.g. draft thought pieces, articles, content development

PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
  • Be ready to anticipate and support the activities of other members of the team. Work constructively and efficiently with creatives and clients as work is progressed. Challenge and support as and when required.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships (internally and with clients) that engender trust and add value.

PRESENTATION & COMMUNICATION
  • Be able to write clearly and concisely in the different styles required, e.g. for contact reports, emails, internal memos, creative/research briefs or presentations, etc.
  • Communicate verbally in a clear and constructive way to other members of the team and clients
  • Be able to present to peers/internally but also in formal settings, incl junior clients.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of anticipating and communicating problems and opportunities

ORGANISATION
  • Take responsibility for detailed administration of the day-to-day running of the accounts such as filing your documents, issuing project proposal and subsequent estimates/updating forecast (with the help of your line managers), timing plans, taking ownership of some projects as and when appropriate
  • Manage own time and diary productively to ensure completion of tasks in an appropriate and efficient way. Understand agency process
  • Demonstrate a keen attention to detail and passion for accuracy in all elements of the projects.

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (SUPPORTED BY BUSINESS DIRECTORS)
  • Understand the process of agency finances, how the agency makes money and be aware of opportunities for additional revenue
  • Ability to prepare accurate estimates and keep Income forecast up to date.
  • Keep on top of changes as work progresses and highlight potential financial issues before they arise (over[1]run, delays, etc. which could have financial implications). Be able to do reconciliation when required.
  • Issue purchase order and ensure written Client approval of any costs before they are incurred.

Who Fits The Bill
  • A degree is not necessary but is welcome.
  • Experience in a professional working environment is important.
  • You need to be super organised and able to meet strict deadlines.
  • We are looking for someone who shows initiative and isn't afraid to ask questions.
  • You will be inquisitive and creative.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal as clarity in comms is essential for your colleagues and clients.

VALUES
  • Curiosity - Be inquisitive. Keep wanting to discover. Seek the unusual, the interesting
  • Integrity - Be honest and respectful of who we are and what we stand for. Do the right thing. Speak up, step up. Take no shortcut. Challenge constructively
  • Clarity - Be ruthlessly simple. Focussed and thinking sharp. Be thorough and critical in order to be single-minded and ensure arguments are water-tight
  • Determination - be ambitious to succeed and focussed on goals, with the end in mind. Keep up the positive, can/do attitude and persevere in tough times and in unfamiliar territories.
  • Never stand still
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