Account Executive

Date posted

23 August 2022

Date closing

30 September 2022

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Absolute is an integrated creative and digital agency based in the North West of England that specialises in brand, digital and content delivery.

We are looking for an ambitious, organised, personable Account Executive to join the team at our head office in Bolton.

Having set ambitious growth targets, we require a dedicated, organised, passionate and driven person to help us reach our goals. This is an exciting time for the agency and you will be tasked with helping develop our existing client relationships and increase our client base across our specialist sectors of education, sports, leisure and retail.

This is a varied role with enormous potential to ensure that clients, colleagues and partners are fully engaged by providing excellent project management and client service at all times.

Although the role is Bolton based, there will be a requirement to attend meetings throughout the UK, Europe and possibly further afield.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Client Services, the Account Executive will fulfil an important, multi-functional role with specific responsibilities which include:

  • Supporting the Client Services team to maintain strong relationships with all our clients.
  • Provide regular updates, and manage all WIPs and contact reports for every client, ensuring all action points are executed.
  • Working with our project management software Synergist to support the Client Services team (once fully trained).
  • Supporting on the creation of proposals and presentations that are on brand and presented well to promote Absolute’s services and to help win / retain business.
  • Liaise with internal creative, digital teams in order to plan, cost and prioritise new projects.
  • Attend regular internal project planning and work scheduling meetings.
  • Ensuring good communication is maintained with the clients at all times.
  • Writing clear and concise project briefs that meet clients requirements.
  • Develop an understanding of integrated marketing campaign process, management and production.
  • Support the team on client photo shoots, workshops and research projects.

Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have at least 1-2 years’ experience working in the creative industry, ideally within a fully integrated agency covering brand, digital and print - knowledge of video production and photography is a bonus.
  • Previous experience of managing and coordinating the demands of multiple client accounts.
  • Excellent project management, organisational and problem-solving skills are a must.
  • You must have strong communication skills and be comfortable liaising with Clients both face to face and on the phone.

Also nice to have

  • Previous experience of using project management software i.e. Trello, Basecamp, Synergist (although training will be given).
  • Knowledge or experience of digital marketing techniques e.g. SEO, PPC, Social Media.
  • Understanding of Google Analytics.

We pride ourselves on making Absolute a friendly and welcoming agency, which is why we offer initiatives to help support you as a team-member and personally. So, what can you expect if you join us?

A great studio environment

We’ve invested a great deal in our studio space, and this was included in Prolific North's "Most Inspiring Places to Work" campaign a few years ago. This includes communal spaces to break away from your desk, work in project specific studios etc. We also have our own ping-pong and pool table areas along with a new studio bar to let off steam.

Team building activities

We like to get together and socialise as often as we can. Team lunches, quiz nights, nights out and even trips abroad are all part and parcel of working with Absolute. We’ve even hired chefs to come in and cook amazing meals for the team in our studio.

Health is a priority

We’re aware that we don’t work in the most active of jobs, which is why we’ve built our own in-house gym for all staff to keep you happy and healthy. This includes a full subscription to Peloton (Bike & Running machine). We also keep our studio stocked with fresh fruit every week alongside access to mental well-being services should you need it. Also, being based very close to the picturesque Rivington, we’ve invested in Absolute Mountain Bikes for you to explore the reservoirs or hills around the agency to clear your head.

Learning is encouraged

Whether you have a desire to pick up a letterpress course, an SEO course or visit an exhibition/event or whatever it is that you need to keep inspired, we offer a personal budget for creative & technical development.

Time off work

We offer 24 days holiday a year (plus bank hols obviously) and we don’t expect you to work on your birthday or take time off for appointments.

Flexible working

We currently offer a blend of studio and home working. We want to maintain the highly collaborative levels of working whilst providing some flexibility.

Salary

Dependent on Experience

NO AGENCIES.

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If you think that you have the skills required for this role and would like to join our team, please send us your details using the form below.