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Senior Account Manager/ Account Director

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• National full-service agency
• Retails & sport account focus
• ASAP start date!

Due to organic business growth, a highly successful (and award-winning!) large agency in Melbourne’s South is seeking an enthusiastic “suit” to join their close-knit team!

Ideally, you’re a Senior Account Manager that’s looking to step into an Account Director role, or a newly appointed Account Director that’s seeking a new creative home!

This Account Director role reports into the Group Account Director role will be responsible for managing and mentoring junior talent and taking the reins of a high volume, fast paced account.

Key responsibilities include;

• Responsibility for several key accounts working across both in-store activations, experiential and events plus a number of smaller in-store only accounts
• Manage assigned accounts ensuring that campaigns are delivered to agency standards and to the clients satisfaction
• Actively seek and develop opportunities for organic growth with assigned clients
• Actively seek and develop leads and opportunities for new clients (as agreed with Client Service Director)
• Oversee campaign implementation and administration ensuring all deadlines are met with support from campaign management team
• Regularly liaise with campaign management team to keep abreast of all campaign’s status and identify any issues; proactively input solutions when required
How
• Honest communication – internal and external Transparency – ensure peers and manager are updated on key activity (and if in doubt ask)
• Open to others influence – listen, ask open ended questions, seek to understand, summarise actions and next steps post meetings with others (“put yourself in other’s shoes”)
• Adopt the philosophy of spending company money as your own
• Act with professionalism and maturity. Address conflicts directly. Seek coaching and assistance if required.

Desired skills:

• Understanding of and passion for BTL marketing; experience within shopper, in-store or experiential marketing an advantage
• Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive ‘can do’ attitude
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Proposal writing and presentation skills
• Proactive and determined problem solving abilities
• Ability to use own initiative
• Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
• Organisation and time management
• Motivation and determination.

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