Associate Account Director - International
Initiative
London, United Kingdom
3d ago

Position Summary

You will work across all lines of business for ExxonMobil EMEA (corporate, fuels and lubricants) and will have strong digital knowledge.

The geographical remit is for Europe, Middle East and Africa.Managing centrally, coordinate local market briefs, as well as plan regional media plans for corporate activity specifically.

Responsibility ranges from developing and agreeing briefs with clients and agency partners, briefing local markets, coordinating and governing local market deliverables through to producing and presenting post-campaign results, ensuring timely and accurate delivery internally and to clients.

Supporting the strategic lead in developing regional strategies, channel guidelines, principles, best practices across markets.

Working closely with the Group Account Director managing account execs, building strong relationships within the team including Strategy, our key day-to-day clients and our Global team in New York.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage the day to day of the account reporting to the Group Account Director
  • Assume day to day responsibility for entire account, working with individual client teams
  • Ensure work delivered to client is of highest standard; review all key documents / presentations prior to distribution
  • Manage a team of 2 account executives and work in conjunction with other internal specialist units
  • Ensure account executives manages financial reconciliations successfully
  • Be an active contributor presenting in client meetings
  • Develop close relationships with clients and agency partners
  • Ensure curiosity, innovation and outsmarting are the key principles that guide the account
  • Work with Group Account Director to identify organic growth via incremental revenue opportunities
  • Pan regional planning and buying : Evaluate media proposals and negotiate rates / programs to ensure highest value and efficiencies are delivered to the client
  • Support and deploy regional strategy to local markets and provide guidance with communications task, objective setting and channel guidance.
  • Support and governance for the local market teams to ensure their media plans comply with the central brief and strategy.
  • Be able to confidently challenge and question assumptions and recommendations that have been made to ensure the best possible delivery for the client

  • Gain full understanding of both UM & ExxonMobil finance processes, supporting the Business Operations Director as required
  • Strategic thinking to understand client challenges and outline focus
  • Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experienced in an international media agency role
  • Excellent project management skills and team player
  • Ability to work under pressure and multiple deadlines
  • Mature approach to problem solving and an inquisitive mind-set
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Diplomatic and pragmatic in your approach to problem solving
  • Comfortable working with corporate clients
  • Natural leadership skills
  • Exposure to multi-media disciplines, ability to perform in all areas
  • Understanding of Media Markets across key European markets
  • Excellent understanding of marketing, media and communications concepts, models, skills, practices, tools, frameworks, etc.
  • Able to present to senior level clients and also peers.
  • Balance the need to deliver strategic thinking with the need to get things done
  • Experience in planning local market campaigns, or know what is required to plan and buy them
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