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Account Manager

April Six - Beijing

We are looking for an inspiring, talented and driven Account Manager to join us in Beijing. This is an exciting and pivotal role in our growing agency. As B2B Marketing Communications Agency of the Year throughout 2016, and with over 125 team members in 3 continents, the right candidate will enjoy excellent career opportunities and become part of an exceptional team delivering best-in-class marketing on a global scale. As an Account Manager, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day management of the client’s business and the implementation of marketing campaigns.

Key Responsibilities

  • To oversee the day-to-day administration of all client projects. Ensuring that clients’ briefs are interpreted, all deadlines are met and projects are prioritised
  • To oversee all aspects of work carried out for the client in other departments of the agency
  • To develop strong relationships with all departments of the agency
  • To build and maintain strong relationships with clients and to be the first point of contact for the client on day-to-day matters
  • To have an in-depth knowledge of the client’s business and the technology sector in which they operate
  • To think proactively on behalf of clients and agency. Considering new marketing initiatives and forthcoming projects
  • To negotiate and gain approval from the client for all projects and creative work and to ensure that all work is carried out in line with these agreements
  • To ensure that all paperwork is kept up to date including all relevant account information (e.g. estimates, briefs etc.) and ensure that contact reports are produced and approved by clients
  • To maintain up-to-date knowledge of all aspects of marketing including new trends, tools and technologies
  • To both orally and in writing present the agency’s recommendations effectively, logically and concisely
  • To be responsible for the day to day management of finances – to monitor all costs on jobs to ensure that all things are produced on time and on budget, ensuring that full approval has been gained before monies are committed (obtaining purchase orders). Ensure prompt invoicing of all projects

Essential skills and attributes

  • Familiarity with project management software or processes
  • Capable of proactive and creative thinking
  • Able to think strategically, taking a long term view, weighing up pros and cons
  • Able to communicate these strategic thoughts succinctly
  • Able to manage budgets
  • Able to cope under pressure and work to tight deadlines
  • Able to effectively manage others
  • Able to prioritise work loads for self and others, ensuring all projects are delivered on time
  • Able to demonstrate understanding of how to work with clients and deliver to the client’s specific requirements
  • Able to communicate clearly and concisely
  • Able to develop relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Prepared to chip 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 work quickly and accurately
  • Confident and positive attitude
  • Able to negotiate best possible cost/value for clients
  • Can be relied upon to do what is required without continuous supervision
  • Able to use own initiative to ensure smooth running of work

Ideal Characteristics

  • Experience working within a fully integrated B2B marketing agency
  • Experience in presenting ideas both orally and in the written word essential
  • A keen interest in technology

Contact

To apply for this role, send your CV to recruitment@aprilsix.com

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