Senior Account Manager

Job ID
10202
Job Location
AU-NSW-Sydney
Location
Australia-NSW-Sydney
Category
Brand & Technology

What We Need

Senior Account Manager Sydney 

Full-Time, Permanent Contract 

  

  • Mumbrella CommCon’s PR Employer of the Year 2020 
  • A global firm that puts people and purpose first  
  • Join a friendly team with flexible working arrangements and career development opportunities 

We find compelling stories and set them in motion. We give head-turning innovations a place on the world stage. We help brands understand their purpose in an ever-changing world, and use communications to move people to positive action. Our work propels outcomes across our sectors of technology, health and consumer. Public relations is just the beginning — WE delivers digital storytelling, integrated marketing communications and campaigns that drive results for our clients and for the world. 

 

Who we are looking for 

We are looking for an experienced Senior Account Manager to support every aspect of the day-to-day management of brand marketing and technology client campaigns. 

The key purpose of the position is to delegate effectively, create and manage budgets, achieve above-average results. The role will also be expected to identify new ideas of researching, write and present new business proposals consistent with WE standards.   

 

What we offer 

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best.  We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.  

WE employees have access to generous employee benefits including long-term annual leave bonus, paid parental leave scheme, health and well-being services, mobile phone allowance, great training and professional development opportunities AND a Global Exchange Program (offered when international travel is possible again!).  All WE employees can work flexibly under our hybrid home-and-office working model. 

 

The position 

The full time, permanent position is primarily located at Level 8/52 Phillip Street, Sydney with the option of working from home up to two days per week. 

Key responsibilities for this position include: 

  • managing client projects and contributing to the strategic direction of client accounts. 
  • identifying, understanding and satisfying clients’ needs and resolve problems as required. 
  • independently managing client budgets on specific projects. 
  • running client meetings including setting agenda, responding to client queries, providing updates on account activity. 
  • researching, writing and editing new business proposals including generating new ideas. 
  • negotiating with suppliers to achieve the best price/result for the client and WE. 
  • managing multiple projects with highly developed organisational, planning and decision-making skills.  

 

More information 

The full position description can be found below.

 

Applications will be reviewed upon submission so the role may close earlier if the position is filled. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter detailing why you’d be great for the role, based on the selection criteria. If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified but you still think you can rock the role, we’d love you to let us know why in your cover letter. 

 

If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Monique Hollis, Talent Acquisition Partner via mhollis@we-worldwide.com. 

What you'll be doing

Key responsibilities for this position include:

Client service:

  • Responsible for independently managing client projects and contributing to the strategic direction of client accounts.
  • Capable of identifying, understanding and satisfying clients’ needs and resolve problems as required.
  • Ability to independently manage client budgets on specific projects.
  • Experience and confidence to provide clients with strategic counsel on day-to-day issues and add value by identifying new ideas and opportunities for clients.
  • Ability to run client meetings including setting agenda, responding to client queries, providing updates on account activity. Overseeing reporting including editing contact reports, WIP documents, evaluation reports and ensure all documents are delivered on time.

Business development:

  • Actively research and identify opportunities for organic growth and new business opportunities.
  • Capable of researching, writing and editing new business proposals including generating new ideas.
  • Demonstrated ability to generate new business.
  • Responsible for allocation of tasks to junior staff for new business activity.
  • Lead allocated sections of new business presentation with confidence.
  • Ability to lead group brainstorms including preparing briefing document for participants and generating ideas and discussion.
  • Capability to transform brainstorm ideas into workable concepts for new business presentations.

General:

  • Assist junior staff in development and provide accurate and prompt feedback.
  • Assist the Senior Account Director / Account Director in providing feedback on staff for reviews.
  • Actively nurture and encourage a positive team environment.
  • Play an active role in planning resourcing and capacity.
  • Negotiate with suppliers to achieve the best price/result for the client and WE.
  • Manage multiple projects with highly developed organisational, planning and decision making skills.
  • contribute to the overall growth of the business.
  • demonstrate confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with others.

What you've been able to accomplish

  1. Undergraduate or post graduate studies in public relations/marketing or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 3-6 years related industry experience within the technology, brand marketing and/or consumer sector
  3. Agency experience preferred.
  4. Highly competent in all forms of public relations writing (e.g. media releases, fact sheets, backgrounders, Q&As, speeches, white papers) and verbal communications skills.
  5. Excellent editing skills, media materials should require little (if any) editing.
  6. Competent in writing client proposals and plans including strategy development.
  7. Ability to determine a client’s PR requirements and assign tasks and set timelines for junior staff.
  8. Highly competent in a range of PR services including: event management, internal communications, issues management.
  9. Ability to work independently on allocated client projects including setting strategic direction, timelines, etc.
  10. Excellent knowledge of the media – ability to manage a media relations campaign and pitch stories independently.
  11. Strong media contacts and fully conversant with how the electronic and print media works.
  12. Demonstrate emerging leadership skills and ability to mentor junior team members.
  13. Well developed negotiation and conflict management skills.
  14. Highly competent in financial management skills – developing and managing budgets, managing the income spreadsheet and accurate invoices.

Additional skills:

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to supervise and motivate the work of account staff.
  • Ability to handle and manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Strong ability to develop and deliver presentations and pitches to clients.
  • Ability to think creatively.
  • Ability to plan strategically and globally.
  • Ability to write strategic materials for client.
  • Extensive knowledge of WE’s resources, culture, and system.
  • Proficient in computer software.
  • Receptive to feedback and always look to improve performance.

About Us

Our commitments 

 

Equal Opportunity: WE provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status. 

 

Diversity and Inclusion: WE values a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas. 

 

WE are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for individuals participating in the application and interview process, and while performing job functions. You may request reasonable adjustments at any stage of the recruitment and section process by contacting Monique Holis via mhollis@we.worldwide.com. 

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