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Integrated Senior Account Manager

Posted: 6 Jan 2021 Closes: 5 Feb 2021
London, United Kingdom Competitive
Permanent & Full-time PBM_743999730320928

Company Description

About Publicis•Poke

We are Publicis•Poke, a team of passionate, committed people driven by our love for creativity and problem solving.

We always try to unearth simple truths that connect brands with people and enhance those connections. And when these truths are lacking, we invent new ones that live in new products, services and experiences.

We are ego-less and jargon-free (unless we are in the depths of our disciplines and need some elaborate terminology to get things done). Choosing instead to use approachable language and concepts.

This unites visions throughout the process of change, while fuelling integration across every stakeholder, client, agency and, of course, the audience.

Our rare culture blends professionalism and informality that means disciplines coalesce. Resulting in projects that function brilliantly, yet also possess spirit, texture and character to fuel that hard-to-reach distinctiveness.

Job Description

Overview of the role

If the Account Manager is the hub of the account team, the impresario who brings it all together, the Senior Account Manager is both an experienced and confident version of this role. They are the client's day to day senior partner in terms of delivery and are at ease handling larger or more complex projects. It is second nature for them to think ahead, spotting problems before they occur, managing client and internal expectations and contingency planning. They are solution focused. The Senior Account Manager will develop close relationships and a sense of partnership with their clients and foster trust based on their ability to deliver. This trust enables them to develop, nurture and protect the best work possible through the client process. Internally they have strong relationships with all departments and a thorough understanding of how they work and how to get the best out of them, empowering them as much as managing them. They are fluent in the strategic rationale behind work and can debate confidently on strategic matters. They are passionate about our creative product and know what best in class looks like both in terms of creativity and results.

Qualifications

Key competencies & responsibilities

Creativity

•Has sound creative judgement, knowing what work is right for the brand

•Has demonstrated success at selling and defending creative ideas amongst mid-level clients

•Can independently lead creative and production process for wide range of comms executions

•Consistently demonstrates passion to achieve the very best creative product, no matter what stands in the way

•Takes pride in everything they and the agency do; responsibility for quality control stops here

Brands & Strategy

•Be strategically smart; able to understand the client brief and input into the development of strategic recommendations, channel recommendations and the creative brief

•Able to determine the effectiveness of creative work against the brief

•Appreciates the role of research and applies an understanding to support and guide ideas

•Understands and champions the integrated approach and is able to advise clients on the relevant disciplines and channels available to them

Business Skills

•Showcases a thorough understanding of the client's business, market and consumer and uses this to inform recommendations for the brand

•Regularly reviews and translates client data and the competitive market place to assist in the development of brand plans

•Responsible for campaign finances, and can negotiate campaign budgets with mid-level clients

•Has impeccable attention to detail - check, check and check again

•They make things better - not just happen. Shows entrepreneurial spirit in the work that you do; adds value at every step - specifically, starting to spot & more importantly OWN opportunities to extend the thinking on a project. What more can we deliver? What further value can we add?

People & Leadership

•Is the first port of call for mid-level clients, having developed trusting and honest relationships

•Clearly manages client expectations and able to listen to their feedback and provide timely solutions

•Is collaborative in all working relationships and a constant contributing presence on every piece of work

•Galvanises team spirit across agency departments to ensure the continuous progression of work and effective collaboration on all projects

•Motivates direct reports through effective delegation and management of their professional development

•Isa trusted partner to your clients and your team leads

•Shows curiosity and willingness to constantly evolve and learn - proactively reads and attends trainings, workshops and other inspirational events to inspire and add value to our proposition, the team and clients

Additional Information

Diversity and inclusion is a core part of our DNA at Publicis UK. We're committed to building an inclusive culture that encourages, celebrates and supports our wonderfully diverse employee group irrelevant of their age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or ethnicity. Diversity and inclusion fuels our creativity and innovation, it enables us to be closer to our people and audiences. We will continue to strive to create a culture and environment where everyone feels empowered and more importantly comfortable enough to bring their full, authentic selves to work.

Publicis Groupe UK

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