Senior Account Manager or Junior Account Director

London (Greater)
10 Apr 2018
10 May 2018
Account Management
Business Type
Contract Type

Senior Account Manager / Junior Account Director at one of the most established and creatively successful, integrated communications agency in London, founded the agency on the principles of simplicity, collaboration, and integration around ideas rather than channels. 

Small and dynamic, we are an offshoot of this network agency, formed of approximately 60 permanent staff looking after large clients and smaller project-based clients.Our founding belief is to build on a partnership approach with our clients, asking the question- “What would we do if it was our money?”

Retail giants and a relatively new win for us before Christmas, but we have been catching up! New processes to create, new strategy to establish and a volume of work that all has to be worked through. It's a busy retail account that needs knocking into shape. The team is nearly established and this role is the last critical piece in the puzzle. The day to day point person on the account. The candidate will directly manage an AM and an AE and report into an SAD across the two brands. 

The work includes brand tv, trading tv, print, digital and a range of integrated comms. The work spans the partnership with us leading the relationship.

We are the challenger agency for challenger brands. We create business transformation for our clients by challenging conventions using a simple methodology:

1. Concentrated Brand Idea
We distil brand’s purpose in to just a couple of words that everyone can understand. No waffle. We call this a concentrated brand idea. 

2. Unlimited Creativity
When we develop a creative concept to communicate the concentrated brand idea we ask three simple questions. Why will people talk about it? How can they get involved? What will keep the conversation going? If we can’t answer them, we start again. Because otherwise, we’re wasting time and client’s money.

3. Brand World
We’ll then create a brand world that transcends all media channels. A look, a tone, a behaviour that’s indelibly branded, instantly recognisable. Whether it's broadcast, direct marketing, digital or a social media campaign, it should unmistakably belong to the brand. Indeed, we believe the strongest brands should live in a world of their own creating.

Shrinking violets need not apply. The team operate at speed and we want the person to come in and hit the ground running. Bringing their experience with them, they'll quickly integrate with the internal team and make themselves invaluable.  
Strong, proactive and able to get to the facts quickly, they'll also be getting the best out of the various teams to make sure we up the quality of the work and never miss deadlines. The candidate will need to have excellent attention to detail and organisational skills. They will also be competent at forward planning and making sure they are on the front foot at all times with the client.
Good at presenting and making things happen - this isn't a role where you simply deliver against a schedule. We want to push for new work and opportunities and make sure we stay 1 step ahead.
They should be capable of preparing inspiring creative briefings and ignition sessions, as well as being prepared to take responsibility for their creative work.
They should be able to work closely with TV producers, print managers and suppliers to ensure effective delivery of agency output.

Retailer experience is key. Running a high volume of "always on" campaigns throughout the year, it's important the candidate has worked in a fast-paced retailer environment.  

The chance to join a dynamic, forward-thinking and success-hungry agency with a fantastic history of creating famous creative work, that works. We work hard at keeping our teams motivated by offering continuous training and development opportunities, varied workloads, a competitive benefits package, good work-life balance and a fun and engaging office environment.

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