Forest Recruitment

Account Manager

Euston, London
up to £31,000 dependant on experience
11 Jan 2017
08 Feb 2017
Industry Sector
Agency, Marketing Agency
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Executive, Manager
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role
Account Manager

Account Manager – Central London – up to £31,000

We’re looking for an Account Manager to join a marketing agency with a difference. You would be the primary day-to-day contact for one of their top clients and be responsible for managing relationships with their global partners.

About the Role

  • Lead the day-to-day management and implementation of up to eight strategic global, long-term partners, working closely with the senior team members and the partnerships team
  • Establish and maintain great relationships with the client
  • Create process and structure for ensuring client projects meet timelines and are delivered to budget; including management of clients, partners, other agencies and internal teams
  • Be responsible for the smooth running of client meetings from set up to completion
  • Attend meetings with senior team members to understand activity and be responsible for sharing that information by follow up of client meetings and internal project meetings.
  • Provide general support to the Client Services team
  • Ensure financial targets are met and projects are delivered profitably
  • Raise purchase orders, following the approval process accordingly
  • Understand fee calculations and the impact of extra time on projects vs. retained work
  • Identify new business opportunities on existing clients
  • Work with the Partnerships team to confirm commercial deals
  • Identify opportunities with partners to grow into potential clients
  • Actively contribute to our culture of building a great agency famous for best-in-class partnerships
  • Develop knowledge of wider digital and marketing trends within the client’s sector
  • Proactively use social media to positively promote the profile
  • Lead by example and remain professional at all times – understand client pressures and ensure that you are supportive to both your client, your team and your colleagues.

About You

  • Experience of working with a financial services brand
  • 2-3 years’ sound client/project handling skills gained agency side
  • Used to working at pace, managing multiple stakeholders
  • Experience of partnerships and digital mobile marketing
  • First-class relationship builder– always clear, timely and demonstrating enthusiasm for the proposition, be prepared to speak to the client and partners on a daily basis
  • Passion for getting under the skin of what makes the client tick and being committed to driving results
  • Self-starter, highly organised and efficient with a positive, can-do attitude, bags of energy and ideas, as well as a keen eye for detail
  • Committed to self-development, constantly looking to grow knowledge, skills and experience and driving own career
  • First-rate written and presenting skills
  • Team player, abiding by our philosophy that if we are going to do something amazing, we need to do it together.

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