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Covering the following locations: Brighton, Tonbridge, London

Role :
*Manage designated client accounts
*Understand and provide solutions to clients' communication requirements
*Ensure all designated projects are completed to time and budget
* Reporting to the Account Director/Director, Client Services

Key Responsibilities :
*Principal client contact on all account management issues
*Works with the client to identify communication needs to achieve marketing objectives on designated accounts
*Take clear and accurate client briefs and be able to communicate these effectively to relevant personnel within the agency
*Review content of projects to ensure they meet the approved brief
*Schedule and lead regular (weekly) status meetings to review ongoing projects
*Implement organized and efficient project management systems consistent with SM SOPs
*Oversee the preparation of all estimates and schedules on designated accounts
*Immediately re-estimate projects whenever the initial brief changes alerting Director, Client Services to this
*Monitor time spent on projects to ensure deliverables are met within the schedule and to budget
*Liaise internally with the financial accountant to ensure projects are reconciled and invoiced in a timely and accurate manner
*Gain understanding of accurate forecasting to work with senior staff in providing recommendations for designated accounts
*Recognize and exploit new business opportunities within existing accounts
*Take a pro-active roll in developing and presenting new business pitches and credentials

Job Package

Competitive basic salary and benefits

Person Profile

Person Spec :

" Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. life science)
" Good project/team management skills
" A good track record of effectively managing projects within an agency environment
" Mentoring/training experience
" A proven ability to develop and present recommendations and proposals to new and existing clients
" One or two years of agency experience or two to three years in the industry as a sales representative

Key Qualities :

* Ability to rapidly establish strong rapport with new and existing clients
* Good presentation skills
* Solid understanding of all agency processes and scope of activities
* Ability to take and give good briefs
* Ability to work well under pressure
* Clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities for all personnel within the agency
* Good product knowledge on all relevant accounts and associated products
* Strong report writing ability
* Ability to develop and present project proposals
* Developing management and leadership skills

Interview Process

2 Stage Recruitment Process - May involve presentation to Senior Management

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