Description & Requirements
The Account Executive will be working on Accenture and Zurich.
Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Accenture deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries.
Zurich is a leading multi-line global insurer. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories.
Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations.
The Account Executive will be supporting the team in all aspects of media planning and account management, from delivering multi-market strategic recommendations, to media planning, buying and reporting of the campaign results.
Client & Account Management
Gain the respect and trust of all relevant clients by demonstrating knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm for the business;
Work with internal specialist units to deliver the best response / service to clients;
Create and maintain relationship with external agencies and key media partners;
Help ensure the smooth management of account finances and administrative tasks;
Have the ability to escalate issues quickly to the Account Managers and Director.
Support the team in all aspects of media planning & buying with a strong focus on all things digital and emerging media
Understand the brief and help challenge the clients;
Understand and utilise Mediabrands’ planning tools;
Support the team in the development of campaign recommendations, working collaboratively with the creative agencies;
Evaluate media proposals and negotiate rates / programs to ensure highest value and efficiencies are delivered to the client;
Support the team in the implementation of campaigns e.g. :
Request / check / deliver accurate creative specs
Request / check / deliver accurate timelines and ensuring on-time delivery
Create accurate trafficking sheets and ensure correct implementation of tags
Deliver live campaign updates
Support the team in campaign reporting;
Support the team in the recommendation and implementation of campaign optimizations
Support the team in administrative and finance tasks, such as recording all media investments into the booking system.
Support the Account Manager in local market coordination, driving innovation and brand stewardship regionally;
Support local markets in the implementation of their campaigns, ensuring that the strategy is followed and implemented;
Work closely with markets to deliver accurate & timely reports to clients (e.g. spend, competitive data etc.);
Challenge and question recommendations with the support of Account Managers to ensure the best possible delivery for clients.
Desired Skills & Experience
Competent in Excel, PPT, Word and Outlook;
Excellent verbal and written skills;
Time management and organisation skills;
Understanding of overall marketing functions, integrated communications and communication channels;
Understanding and passion for digital media channels;
High level of numeracy with a particular ability to analyse and interrogate numbers and produce compelling arguments;
Curious and inquisitive individual with an open, can-do attitude;
Have a strong desire to learn and develop your media skills;
Finally, show an ability to think on their feet, be proactive, take ownership of projects and know how to have a good time!
We guarantee that your career with us will be varied and exciting. Every day in this fast paced environment presents a different challenge and if you work smart and are the best at what you do, your time here will produce endless possibilities for your future.
For us, your development is not an optional extra and you will get our support in developing your skills at every step of your career journey with us.
Your manager will help you create a tailored career path and through our in-house experts, and online performance management and learning and development tool, you will have access to a wide range of internal and external courses.
In addition to this there are always plenty of internal sessions on the latest developments in the industry, e-learning courses, bite-size learning sessions and on the job training and development.
We aim to provide all of our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency both in the UK and globally.
When you join us, we want to make sure you feel valued and that you are rewarded for your fantastic work. So we also offer a range of benefits :
25 days annual leave. In addition to your annual holiday entitlement, the office usually closes between Christmas & New Year
Additional holiday for long service
Group Income Protection (after 2 years’ service)
Private Medical Insurance or Health Cash Plan (dependent on level)
Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 3-6%
Core Hours (Mon-Thurs, flexible start / finish times)
Early finish Fridays
Generous Maternity & Paternity Pay
Wellbeing programme, including subsidised monthly massages
Paid time off for Volunteering
Independent mortgage advice
Employee Assistance Programme
Interest free season ticket loan
Free eye tests
Regular Bar Night
Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Ride2Work, GymFlex and many more!