Account Manager

Our client is one of the fasted growing Integrated Marketing Communications Agencies in East Africa. They are seeking to fill the position below.

Account Manager

Role in Summary

Advertising account executives or managers are entry to mid-level account management people who work within advertising or multi-service agencies, acting as a link between clients and the agency. They are responsible for the coordination of integrated campaigns and therefore communicating clearly to all those involved.
They must understand their clients’ needs and objectives and liaise closely with them throughout campaigns, often on a daily basis. They manage administrative and campaign work and ensure that projects are completed on time and on budget
They will work with clients under the supervision of an Account Director and/ or Client Service Director

Routine tasks include;

• Meeting and liaising with clients to discuss and identify their advertising requirements
• Working with agency colleagues to devise integrated campaign that meets the client’s brief and budget
• Presenting alongside agency colleagues (particularly the account manager/ director), the campaign ideas and budget to the client
• Working with the account director to brief media, creative, digital, planners; and assisting with the formulation of marketing communication strategies
• Ensuring that communication flows effectively
• Negotiating with clients on campaign details and costs
• Handling budgets, managing campaign costs and invoicing clients
• Writing client reports
• Monitoring the effectiveness of campaigns
• Making ‘pitches’, along with other agency staff, to try to win new business for the agency

Skills

You will need to show evidence of the following:

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• A proactive attitude, with the ability to use initiative
• Excellent organisational skills
• The ability to work under pressure and assimilate large quantities of information quickly, while maintaining attention to detail; drive
• Flexibility and willingness to learn
• Effective teamworking skills
• Influencing and negotiation skills
• A passion for advertising and an understanding of what makes a good advertisement
• A willingness to learn
• Resilience, to enable you to deal with problems and constructive criticism
• IT literacy and an awareness of how the industry is developing in light of new communication technologies

Qualifications

At least 2 years agency or research experience.

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