Our client is a marketing agency, based in Dorking, with a fresher outlook. They help young brands grow big and strong and established brands stay fit and healthy. They offer down-to-earth advice to clients and agencies alike - and creative work that's good for their business. They specialise in what most people call promotional marketing.
They are looking for an Account Executive to join thier small but succesful team. The role will mostly centre on the management of one of their key clients to which they provide a broader integrated marketing service.
Account Manager - The role
As an Account Manager you will be involved in devising, developing and implementing ideas for marketing campaigns. You will be involved in all stages of the process, making sure the campaigns proceed according to plan and run smoothly. You will keep everybody involved in the campaign informed and up to date and provide central support to an account director and MD.
On a daily basis you will be in contact by phone and email with client representatives at various levels of seniority as well as external suppliers.
As part of the services provided to this key account your responsibilities will include:
- media selection and planning
- media buying including negotiating prices
- briefing creative and trafficking artwork to ensure it is supplied on time
- writing and proofing copy
- setting-up and managing leaflet door drops
- devising and organising reader offers
- researching ideas, suppliers, markets and new media
- evaluating campaigns and producing client reports
You will report to the Directors. You will attend client meetings during which you will report on past and present campaigns, contribute with ideas ahead of future campaigns and follow up with a contact report where relevant.
A typical day will also include office administration tasks such as answering the phone, dealing with incoming and outgoing post, office stationery and filing. As a small team these are tasks that everyone gets involved in.
Account Manager skills required
They are looking for an individual with the relevant Marketing training and experience but also someone with first class client handling skills and a high level of attention to detail.
The successful candidate will have a friendly telephone manner, be able to listen and think on their feet when speaking to a client, have a problem-solving approach and a positive attitude.
Our client consists of a compact team therefore we are looking for an individual who is happy to work in such an environment, get on with their job without requiring micro-management but conversely not afraid to ask questions.
They also offer a print management as a service and as such this role ideally requires a good understanding of print processes including CMYK/finishes/stock selection and pricing, however this can be taught.
The successful candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office and will be using Word and Excel on a daily basis. PowerPoint is also used regularly for the preparation of campaign evaluations and client proposals.
If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience please don't hesitate to apply online attaching your CV.