Senior Account Manager - Established Independent Creative Agency

Location
Central London
Salary
£35k - £38k
Posted
12 Aug 2019
Closes
12 Sep 2019
Ref
CL 1937
Discipline
Advertising
Sector
B2C
Business Type
Agency
Seniority
Manager
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Senior Account Manager, Independent Creative Agency, London, £35k - £38k

What’s the Creative Agency like for the Senior Account Manager?

Mischief, confidence and ambition make good bedfellows and that certainly holds true for this great independent agency that is medium-sized and has established a great reputation for itself romping up the league tables.

There is a groundswell of excitement around this creative hotshop which is run by the A-listers of the industry.  Their aim, when they founded the agency nearly ten years ago, was to give clients brilliant creative answers to their marketing briefs and not simply ‘ad ideas’ as the answer to every problem.

The agency is first and foremost a creative company, driven by creating ideas for brands that are hard to ignore, difficult to forget and so easily more effective.  They fuse the idea of big brand thinking with integrated channel delivery; passionate believers that a modern agency needs to be able to execute emotionally engaging ideas across the communications spectrum of advertising, digital, social, PR, experiential and direct.

The agency doesn’t hold with the typical industry observation that brands are struggling to be heard due to the proliferation of media and technology competing for retina time with a fickle audience.  The agency calls that lazy thinking.  The truth of the matter is that too many communications are too bland to earn the attention of the high-octane, attention- frazzled consumer.

There is real momentum here and their hunger for great ideas has catapulted them into the limelight and onto some fantastic pitch lists beating the larger agencies and producing some dazzling work.

It’s not just the quirky or niche clients that chase after this agency’s services but the larger advertisers also want to know what the agency can do to revitalise their brands.

They have flexed their creative muscles to produce distinctive advertising that cuts through the drear produced by the more cautious players.  They know that a high production value cannot rescue a dull idea.  

The bigger agencies that battened down the hatches have lost momentum and have woken up to find that this exciting independent has stolen the march on them and left them behind in the doldrums.

In today’s world it is about being daring, fleet of foot and having the confidence to turn down business that doesn’t fit the agency culture.  Procurement - led clients who “know the price of everything and the value of nothing” have no place here.  

This is one of the few agencies that is weighted 60:40 in favour of the Creative Department.  It is a playground for entrepreneurs and nervy creatives who never settle for “good” and are constantly pushing to be bolder and braver. 


The Senior Account Manager role

The role is for an experienced Account Manager looking to take the step up to Senior Account Manager handling one of the agency’s largest pieces of business. Global in scope, with all creative originated from London, the Senior Account Manager will have a lot of autonomy in a supportive environment taking complete ownership of large, multi-asset projects from start to finish. This is a great opportunity for an Account Manager looking to gain experience on a fast moving global business with regular award-winning work.

The agency is seeking an Account Manager who can hit the ground running and handle multiple stakeholders who face their own internal challenges on a complex international travel account.  The client wants to do some sector-defining work but is tip-toeing towards greater bravery and needs some hand-holding on this.

As an Account Manager, you will be the main interface with the client, building relationships and representing the Agency.   You will see things before they happen, offer advice before it is asked and find opportunities where no one had looked before.  In addition the Account Manager will need to know when to fight for the work and when to back the client.  

The Account Manager will be reporting into a supportive Account Director who is responsible for managing your career development and providing further support and coaching.

The Account Manager will be shooting a lot of video content with big TV budgets in addition to handling offline and online comms.  The agency is seeking an Account Manager who shares their passion for great work pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation and making the most of strategic support and partnerships across the agency.

In addition the Account Manager will also be handling a charity account with a big annual campaign with a demanding but lovely client.  There are multiple stakeholders and the Account Manager will be running the projects that are creatively originated from the agency.  Part of the role will involve presenting to senior stakeholders.

The agency tends to cherry pick its accounts and looks for an interesting business issue that needs solving.  They are prepared to dig around among the weeds in order to get a good story.  They would like to meet an ambitious Account Manager who shares this philosophy.


Highlights of the Senior Account Manager role:

  • Joining one of the best creative inependents in the industry 
  • Handling two fantastic accounts
  • Running your own projects
  • Creating award winning creative work
  • Collaborating closely with the client

 
Desirable Experience for the Senior Account Manager role:

  • Experience in a good creative agency 
  • ATL brand led comms and digital experience 
  • Managing stakeholders
  • Experience on an international account
  • The ability to talk strategy


Why apply for this Senior Account Manager role?

The Senior Account Manager will be joining an innovative agency that has attracted like-minded talented professionals in a climate that allows the Senior Account Manager to flourish.  This is a highly exciting role offering plenty of creative opportunity - you are about to produce the work of a lifetime. 

In addition to this great Senior Account Manager role we also have other exciting opportunities for you to look at on our website: www.spectrum360.co.uk

We can only accept job applications from candidates who meet the essential selection criteria above and have current Right to Work in the UK.

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