Account manager, media planning & buying- PACE
London, England, GB
5d ago

As an independent full service agency, our most important asset is our people. We recognised this when we launched with just seven people.

20 years on and 360-people strong, Four has an exceptional team working across our offices.

We are expanding our media practice and are looking for new Account Managers to become our next superstars to join our fast paced, vibrant, ambitious team.

Media team within PACE

Four’s media planning and buying team sits within our PACE unit, which encompasses all our performance, activation, creative, social, engagement and digital activities.

Accredited by all UK media governing bodies, the media team consists of 32 experienced specialists, skilled in developing and executing multi-platform campaigns for clients.

We work across a number of industries including property, health, travel, beauty, sports, arts, financial services and the public sector.

Media planning, media buying and related services account for one third of Four’s business. Four is looking to recruit a proactive, confident, results-driven media account manager to work across a cross section of industries including luxury, destination marketing, travel and property.

You will also have the opportunity to get involved in new business pitch preparation and have access to internal training schemes.

You will be a lynch pin within the team and will have room to progress quickly if you demonstrate the right skills and tenacity.

About You

  • Number of years’ experience as a media buyer or planner
  • Multi-channel experience preferable
  • Good understanding of (and relationships in) B2C paid media implementation, ideally with experience within one of the following sectors;
  • retail, luxury, travel, destination marketing or property

  • Proven track record for delivering effective media and marketing campaigns for clients
  • Good experience in account handling knowledge, project / campaign management skills, budgeting, planning and people management
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to express winning ideas clearly and convincingly in meetings and presentations
  • Commercially astute and able to profitably manage a portfolio of client accounts
  • Ability to build excellent client relationships through demonstration of knowledge and expertise in the media sector
  • Great ability in team / cross practice / company-wide skills
  • Ability to write effectively and persuasively
  • Curious about data and how this informs media planning
  • Ready for the next career step!
  • Overall role description

  • To manage client accounts from start to finish, as the primary point of contact
  • To problem- solve and manage the day to day workflow of accounts, working with media owners, creative agencies and internal teams to take a holistic approach to media planning & buying
  • To play a crucial role in the development of new business and pitch presentations with the senior management team
  • To actively mentor your team (account executive / graduates) to support their career goals and objectives
  • More about the Four team

    We all share a love of communication and common beliefs, which are encapsulated in our company EPIC values expertise, partnership, intelligence and community.

    We are great believers in diversity across age, gender, sexual orientation and ethnic background and also across the way we think and act.

    If you are familiar with Insights Discovery training, (which we all do at Four) you’ll know what we mean when you say that you’ll find a healthy mix of Fiery Reds, Sunshine Yellows, Earth Greens and Cool Blues within our teams!

    Four has a vibrant employee engagement programme. This includes our annual EPIC Awards in the UK and the Gulf, which reward staff and team talent and a number of initiatives and clubs like Four BAME, Four LGBT+, Four Gender Equality, Four Earth, Four Culture Club, Four Community, Four Football, Four Charity, Four Wine Club and a FitBit challenge.

    Equality and diversity statement :

    Flexible working policy :

    Four has a fully flexible working policy across all its locations and offices. This means staff can work at home at any time unless they have face-to-face commitments such as client meetings and events, team meetings or training where they will be required to be in the office or another location.

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