Account Manager / Senior Account Manager – Branding & Design Agency - West London - to £40k

Location
London (West), London (Greater)
Salary
To £40k
Posted
19 Sep 2016
Closes
17 Oct 2016
Ref
JW6825a
Marketing Disciplines
Account Management, Brand, Marketing
Industry Sector
Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role
Account Manager

Account Manager / Senior Account Manager – Branding & Design Agency - West London - to £40k

Stunning, boutique design and branding agency seeks an Account Manager or Senior Account Manager to work on a range of exceptional FMCG brands.

The Agency

The agency are one of the new ‘want-to-be-at’ agencies of 2016. They are doing exceptionally well and people love working there.

Their client base is 99% FMCG clients – they work with some of the biggest and best brands around and it’s a portfolio that will make you WANT to get out of bed in the morning to work on.

In a nutshell – The Account Manager Role

The agency are looking for an experienced, hands-on Account Manager or Senior Account Manager to join their exciting, creative, forward-looking team.

You need to be passionate about design because stunning design is what you will work on in this role. You will have an opinion on brands, know what you like and don’t like and how you can influence change for the better.

Being a leading brand design and marketing consultancy means they get to work with incredibly talented people and some fantastic companies, and if that gets you going they’d love to hear from you.

The Account Manager or Senior Account Manager will report into an Account Director and you will manage an Account Executive too. The agency are looking for someone who has 1-2 years’ experience at Account Manager or Senior Account Manager level.

It is preferred that you come from a small – mid-sized agency so you understand the dynamic and demands of working in that type of environment as from time to time the role can be very ‘hands on’ – it’s not a role where you will bogged down with agency processes!

The Ideal Account Manager / Senior Account Manager

The ideal Account Manager / Senior Account Manager will have a design / branding agency background but an integrated agency background wouldn’t rule you out either.

What is key however is a knowledge of print production (and ideally digital print production) and exposure to branding / design projects.

Packaging design / POS design experience would be a nice to have also but isn’t essential.

The Clients and Your Personal Characteristics

The Account Manager / Senior Account Manager will work with the most creative, open-minded clients on the planet – nice people who trust you and your team to come up with some cracking ideas on a daily basis.

You’re so bright your doctor’s prescribed you a dimmer switch! You’re so multitasking, you’re reading this whilst unicycling. You’re so self-motivated, you’ve already applied for the job and you haven’t even read the description yet! You obsess about detail, you crush deadlines, you’re as persistent as a spider, as organised as the mafia and change gear like Lewis Hamilton.

Discrete like Bond, professional like Jobs and you understand why a job description like this should be fun to read.

Account Manager / Senior Account Manager Role Requirements

You will look after the agency’s clients to ensure they deliver their promises. Sometimes, they need to give people a little reminder, a push or even a nudge with tact and diplomacy!

You will put together proposals, estimates, specifications, schedules and briefs. Occasionally you will turn your hand to a bit of planning, research and creative brainstorming.

The agency’s Account Managers have even been reported seen wielding a scalpel, branding a burnisher and making a mock-up or two. Their Account Managers all have superhuman powers!

Typical projects include brand positioning, packaging, digital and events - it’s an exciting and diverse Account Manager role.

You will need…

• at least four years’ experience in account management
• a working knowledge of print and production processes
• to be comfortable taking ultimate responsibility for quality, deadlines and budgets
• to be able to keep work on brief (as well as on schedule)
• equally strong literacy, numeracy and administrative skills
• to have worked on digital projects as well as print
• to love working with people who treat you like a member of their family
• to live and breathe the brands the agency work with (they only work with brands they’d consume themselves)
• to love river views stretching the length of the Thames (they have riverside studios)

It would be a real bonus if you…

• love dogs (they occasionally have dogs in the studio)
• bake cakes (they have their own kitchen)

How much?

The agency always start by asking you – what sort of a salary are you looking for? You tell them what you’re likely to cost and they will tell you if their pockets are deep enough.

What next?

If they like the cut of your jib, your CV and the things people say about they will invite you over for a cup of tea. They don’t like first interviews as they’re a tad formal. So, instead, they’ll just give you a tour of their place and tell you all about themselves.

Stunning agency, fantastic role – Account Managers and Senior Account Managers please send us your CV today.

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