Ogilvy

Account Manager

3+ months agoRiyadh, Saudi Arabia

Overview

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:

 

We are looking for a new Account Manager to work on one big account or a portfolio of smaller ones.

 

As an expert in your field, we expect to make the most of your specific discipline& skill set in addition to your experience in driving client growth.

  

Responsibilities

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

 

  • To be responsible for the smooth running of an account and the production of its advertising
  • To build strong relationships and foster good team spirit with both clients and members of the agency team
  • To play a pivotal role in the development of advertising and creative strategies
  • To show leadership and drive-in thinking of innovative solutions to business/strategic problems and in merchandising the Agency’s services (particularly Brand Stewardship)

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES / DELIVERABLES

 

  • To be ultimately responsible for ensuring work is produced on time and within budget
  • To assist other departments with forward planning on future projects
  • To have a thorough working knowledge of all agency systems
  • To have a thorough understanding of the client’s business and the major factor/s trends shaping their market(s)
  • To be the client’s port of call for all administrative issues
  • To be the agency team’s first port of call for all questions relating to client issues
  • To build relationships with clients based upon trust/mutual understanding
  • To foresee any client issues/questions or internal resourcing issues before they arise.
  • To be the creative teams’ main day to day contact, providing direction on creative briefs and generating enthusiasm/trust from the team with which they work
  • To oversee the production of all campaigns produced
  • Should master a range of presentation techniques and considers the most appropriate and inspiring way to sell each piece of work
  • Should keep abreast of the latest and best creative work across the industry
  • To Manage the agency’s billing system, helping the account executive to overcome any problems that may arise
  • To help to improve profitability by thinking of ways to cut down on costs incurred running accounts
  • To overcome any difficulties in getting creative work out on time
  • Should have a solid knowledge of all TV/Print production issues such that, if necessary, cost saving solutions can be proposed
  • To ensure that creative team/traffic manager/production manager/media are all on the same wavelength throughout a project and are aware of each other’s deadlines
  • Should have a deep understanding of consumer motivations/behaviour patterns in the marketplace
  • To help the Account Director and Planner to develop a rigorous and insightful advertising strategy
  • Should have the ability to contribute to well thought out, single-minded, inspiring creative briefs. This is a joint responsibility with the Account Planner and Account Director
  • To delegate effectively and appropriately to their reports/other departments/ their Account Director
  • Regular client contact – call before called
  • Successful relationships with Client middle management
  • Creation and Management of project timelines
  • Writing simple briefs on communication projects
  • Assisting Account Director in briefing creative
  • Managing Internal Creative presentation sessions
  • Estimate generation & Invoice management
  • Profitability improvement through estimate and invoice management
  • Monthly brand updates for Sr. Management
  • Generating and presenting category environment reviews
  • Demonstration of clear TTL communications knowledge through cross channel recommendations

Qualifications

PROFESSIONAL & TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

 

  • Provides a clear direction for the team in support of business objectives
  • Gives effective feedback and coaches individuals to develop their own knowledge, skills and behaviour
  • Conduct regular performance and development reviews
  • Understand the dynamics of the market and the brand within the market
  • Builds knowledge of brands, synthesising and interpreting information to facilitate strong strategic thinking
  • Ensure that all brand activity is on agreed brand strategy
  • Work to ensure client and agency share same expectations across all projects
  • Represents individual or team point of view in convincing and compelling manner

Job ID: 81268034