Senior Account Manager (technology)

Marketing | Technology, London / Harefield (hybrid)

Senior Marketing Acount Manager

London / Harefield (hybrid)

£Competitive + Benefits

Who are we?

We are April Six, a marketing and communications agency with 20+ years of experience. We exist to make moments that matter for organisations that are shaping the future. We work with some of the most exciting, forward-thinking technology, science and mobility brands in the world today.

We are 120 talented strategists, creatives and client managers located across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia. Our team combines agency technology, science communication, journalism and in-house corporate communications experience, to deliver exceptional results for our clients.

So, who are we looking for?

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Account Manager to join our rapidly expanding technology agency. You’ll be taking the lead on a variety of projects for big name technology clients in the Artificial Intelligence, Data Management and Analytics fields. You will have the ability to think strategically and creatively and be able to work collaboratively to get the best results.

What are the key responsibilities?

·To have an in-depth knowledge of the client’s business and the sector in which they operate, and apply this knowledge in your day-to-day management of projects

· Lead, maintain and grow strong client relationships, through empathy and the ability to provide sound advice whilst always ensuring you lead the delivery of work that not only meets, but exceeds expectations

· Build energising and symbiotic relationships with your colleagues across the Agency, applying your strong team working ethic and identifying when you need to involve your colleagues to gain a stronger outcome for your client

· Write excellent creative briefs, and inspire your clients and colleagues in your briefing sessions with your knowledge

· Effectively evaluate strategic and creative outputs to drive the very best outcome for your Client and the Agency

· Contribute to, and often lead the creation of reactive or proactive proposals ensuring they strike a careful balance between the practical and the inspirational

· Day to day, to manage projects through the Agency, carefully managing Client expectations and ensuring you adhere to best practice client management through the use of all appropriate systems

· Day-to-day, manage the work flow for the Account Executives that you have responsibility for, trouble-shooting where needed.

· Embrace a coaching-culture, managing and inspiring the individuals within the account team that you have responsibility for as well as those in the wider organisation

Is there any specific experience, skills or qualifications needed?

  • Able to think strategically, taking a long-term view, weighing up pros and cons
  • Able to communicate these strategic thoughts succinctly, and confidently to senior agency and client stakeholders
  • Able to lead and expand Client relationships and take responsibility for delivering excellence
  • Able to identify new opportunities and orchestrate an appropriate course of action to realise them
  • Capable of proactive and creative thought
  • Able to cope under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Able to get the best from others through encouragement and involvement
  • Able to prioritise workloads for self and others, ensuring all projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how to work with clients and deliver to the client’s specific requirements
  • Able to manage a team dynamic
  • Prepared to muck in and get involved in areas in which they may have limited or no previous experience
  • Willing to learn new skills and assimilate large quantities of information
  • Able to negotiate best possible price/value for clients
  • Able to work independently at times

Desirable skills and attributes

  • Experience working within a fully integrated B2B marketing agency
  • Experience of presenting ideas both orally and in the written word
  • An interest in technology
  • Digital marketing qualifications ideal

What’s in it for me?

Apart from working with a cracking bunch of people, we have a number of initiatives to help nurture our talent as well as some nice perks to make life a little easier:

  • Room to Grow appraisal system with individualised growth objectives and real time feedback
  • Professional development plan – we look to support skills growth with internal support and coaching, alongside online and in-person training and development opportunities
  • 28 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Health care cash back scheme (giving you money back for health related fees such as dental appointments, contact lenses, prescriptions or physio)
  • 24 hour GP phone or video consultations and a 24 hour helpline offering counselling and supportive information
  • An hour every week to have a “Moment that matters for you” – to relax, exercise or pursue something that’s important to you
  • Lunch on the company once a month
  • Whole agency bubbles for significant pitch wins
  • Refer A Friend scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme

Is that it?
Pretty much. If you think this exciting opportunity is a good fit for you, then we’d love to hear from you.

April Six embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We’re committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We’re an equal opportunity employer and to reflect our global position, we embrace best practice approaches to diversity and inclusion in the regions where we operate.

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