Marketing Account Executive

 

Experienced Account Executive Opportunity with this Award Winning, Bristol, International Creative Agency.

You’ll be working in a dynamic and friendly accounts team with national and international B2B and B2C brands, delivering exciting campaigns and strategic services in content marketing, digital marketing and offline communications.

There’s flexible working hours too such as early or late starts and finishes and flexible/extended lunch to fit in those appointments or lunchtime training! Plus a highly competitive salary, full benefits package and an uber cool, agile and cooperative working space.

This is a great opportunity to get your foot on the ladder with a premier agency. If you’re a junior or account exec with a positive attitude, bucketloads of enthusiasm and exceptional organisational skills then we’d love to hear from you?

About our Client

Based in Bristol our client is a highly respected, international creative agency with a focus on measurable results. Whether it’s online or offline, they provide a full range of design and marketing services, from strategy, campaigns and lead generation, to  brand building, events, product communications and web builds.

And they’re pretty good at it too, having won accolades in both the UK and USA, including Recommended Agency Roster Awards, and Best International Brand Strategy at the Drum Marketing Awards.

They’re a thriving, fast-growing company and moved into newly converted offices in Easton – one of Bristol’s most creative quarters, in 2018. The space is truly a beautiful place to work, with oodles of light, a café and kitchen, showers, solar panels, and meeting spaces. What’s more, they’re a short walk from some great places to eat and very easy to get to, with two local stations, Bristol’s cycle path network and a wealth of buses to choose from.

They’ve been in the business for four decades and have an experienced and inspirational team of 70+ professionals. They’re proud to be an independent, dynamic and friendly company that really takes care of its staff, offering exciting challenges and room to grow, with plenty of entertainment and laughter while you do it.

About the role

You’ll be working as part of their Client Services team, supporting the Account Managers and Account Directors across a range of clients and reporting to the Client Services Director. You’ll be helping ensure the smooth delivery of national and global projects for some amazing brands, on time and on budget, impressing our clients along the way.

Below are just some of the tasks your typical day will be filled with:

  • Getting under the skin of our clients’ businesses, objectives, markets, brands and, importantly, their brand guidelines.

  • Building and maintaining your own strong, friendly and professional client relationships.

  • Taking meeting notes, creating detailed and accurate contact reports, estimates and timing plans and maintaining project status reports.

  • Playing your part in scheduling work, briefing our creative and digital teams, suppliers and other external parties to ensure successful delivery of projects.

  • Strictly following our quality assurance and operational processes.

  • Managing your workload and communicating effectively with the team.

About you

You’ll likely be a problem solver, a can-doer who will roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. And just as importantly, you’ll be a good egg. Once we’ve had our morning coffee we’re a very friendly lot and we want another professional, fun person on our team.

Must-haves:

  • Previous experience in an agency, or similar environment.

  • First-class oral and written skills and an all-round ability to communicate confidently and clearly with our clients, suppliers… and us!

  • Good personal timekeeping and the ability to manage your time and prioritise your tasks effectively.

  • A hands-on and positive approach to problem solving; identifying issues and using your initiative and available resources to arrive at the right solutions.

  • Respect for client and company confidentiality.

  • An understanding of project delivery and creative processes – whatever the media or channel.

  • A good head for figures – you’ll need to be as comfortable analysing a project’s financial data as you are a campaign’s performance.

  • An understanding of how the agency business works – from generating income and maximising profits to controlling costs.

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint/Keynote, and Outlook.

  • Ability to use both PC and Mac OS-X operating systems.

Must-be's:

  • A real team player, contributing to best practice and sharing knowledge, resources and ideas, but comfortable working alone when required.

  • Practical and level-headed with the ability to manage multiple projects at once and to react quickly when needed.

  • A critical thinker with an eagle eye when it comes to detail and error spotting –regular proof checking is required.

  • Marketing savvy. Both online and offline.

  • Hungry to progress and develop.

  • Punctual and professional.

  • Positive and enthusiastic.

  • A good people person – you will be liaising daily with our creative studio and digital team  in the delivery of your projects.

  • Hardworking and flexible with a willingness to work outside ‘normal’ hours when required. (This isn’t a regular thing, never fear, but it can happen every so often.)

  • Prepared to travel to clients’ offices, both in the UK and further afield, when required.

Be nice to have:

  • Some experience of social media

  • A basic understanding of web content management systems

  • International language skills, in particular Arabic.  

Benefits

  • A competitive salary, dependent on skills and experience.

  • 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 – plus bank holidays.

  • Training and development opportunities - technical, professional and other exciting skills (we are currently learning Japanese!).

  • The chance to immerse yourself in, and learn from, international client projects.

  • Company pension scheme.

  • Maternity and paternity benefits.

  • Profit share scheme.

  • Healthcare cash plan.

  • Private medical insurance.

  • Flexible working including core hours, flexible and extended lunch breaks, late starts for business travelers and remote working.  

  • Cycle to work scheme with secure cycle parking (and showers and drying room at the office!).

  • Retail and gym discounts.

  • Regular employee awards as voted by colleagues and a chance to reward those who deserve a big pat on the back, with cash or prizes.

  • Weekly foodie pop-ups in our café.

  • Regular team socials including free (employee run) lunchtime fitness and relaxation sessions, board game nights and other fun nights/days out.

  • As much tea and coffee, and as many biscuits as a human can handle, (we’re also looking at bringing in fruit baskets at the moment!).

  • An all-round wonderful place to work, in the great city of Bristol, with lovely people who are passionate about what they do, but have fun while they do it.

Perks

Great Step Onto the Career Ladder
Plenty of Training & Development
Social and Friendly Firm