Account Manager

Full-time
Location

London

Salary

Competitive

Date Added

14/10/2022

Closing Date

14/11/2022

About the company

At VMLY&R, we create connected brands. We resist the usual ways of seeing, doing and thinking — harnessing creativity, technology and culture — to reimagine the entire connected consumer experience. Our goal? To create work that becomes part of people’s lives, to drive value for our clients and, in the best of cases, to impact the world.

Our people come first, and as well as offering a hybrid working model, we are proud of the culture of inclusivity and creativity we have created in London and across the Globe. Alongside our commitments to DE&I, we are involved in a range of programmes and activities that are designed to support people’s individual development and continually nurture and educate both the team and our clients.

Job Description

VMLY&R London are currently seeking a talented Account Manager to join one of our fast growing accounts. We need an experienced, buttoned down and diligent client handler, who is used to working on a fast-paced account.  This is a great opportunity to work with new capabilities, developing new solutions to meet client needs and most of all, a great group of people.

You will be joining an established team (creative, planning, project management, producer) and work closely with a nice group of clients.

Key Responsibilities:

Orchestration:

  • Leads the creation of the right casting and process for different projects, always starting with ‘What do we need to do to get to the best possible work?’
  • Actively manages conflict and solves problems to resolve issues quickly

Relationships:

  • Builds client relationships to ensure best outcomes for both agency and client
  • Creates mutual respect and trust so when necessary they can have the tough conversations about timings, budgets etc.
  • Actively manages conflict and solves problems to resolve issues quickly
  • Demonstrates clear understanding of client business strategy and marketing model, and the communications necessary to deliver against them
  • Identifies and creates opportunities for client and agency growth

Commercial:

  • Maintains a significant commercial understanding of the brand and category
  • Leads resource planning at project level – allocating resource, giving entire team visibility and leading by example
  • Has a tight grip on the resource planning and the numbers on the account
  • Ensures client is actively managed on the billing requirements of the account

Operational:

  • Looks for different ways to approach a task to get to results quicker
  • Builds mutually beneficial relationships with partners and specialisms
  • Demonstrates good mix of new and established skills

Skills Required

About you:

  • Work collaboratively – recognizes the value and responsibility of working in a team and seeks to maintain and build effective relationships both internally and externally.
  • Thinks innovatively – looks beyond the obvious to develop highly engaging ideas and campaigns.
  • Works effectively through job and organizational changes.
  • Strives to achieve excellence in everything that they do.
  • Demonstrates ‘passion’ – approaches all tasks in a wholehearted and enthusiastic manner.
  • Shows initiative and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Recognises the need for management support when necessary.
  • Constantly looks for and learns from new information or experiences.
  • Deals constructively with frustration and stress, maintaining a professional and positive manner.
  • Is direct and honest in dealing with others.
  • Treats all people with respect and fairness.

VMLY&R is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, military/veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability.

Benefits

Aside from a generous annual leave allowance and pension allowances, you will have access to a whole host of other benefits and activities such as:

  • Life Assurance
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • BUPA
  • Flexible hybrid-working schedule
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Well-being Programme
  • Employee Assistance Support
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Eye Care and Glasses Vouchers
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • WPP Discounts

You will also have a clear long-term career development plan and access to our learning and development activities and online learning platforms.