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Job Title: Senior Account Manager
Location: Woking, Surrey
Salary: £35K – £40K
Our client is an exciting, growing agency in Woking, Surrey.
Expectations will be high, but you’ll enjoy delivering outstanding communication strategies for our eclectic mix of clients. From single site luxury hotels to large city centre conference venues, they take pride in working with the best operators and suppliers in the hospitality sector.
Your agency or client-side PR/Marketing background means you’ll come with an enviable little black book of leisure and business media contacts as well as an established understanding of the hospitality industry, and the changing face of media in an increasingly digital world.
You’ll also be at ease taking the lead on project development and planning. You’ll be ready for the challenge but be open to continuing your development and will proactively seek out new opportunities for our business.
Career-wise, you’ll have your eye on promotion to Account Director within 12-18 months, will be able to demonstrate not only where you have spear-headed client relationships yourself, but also how you have worked within a tight-knit team to support Account Directors and company directors alike to amaze and delight clients.
They are also a considerate employer and will gladly consider part-time or flexible working, as they understand the multiple pressures of maintaining a healthy work / life / family balance.
Main purpose of the role:
To support the work of the agency in delivering outstanding service and innovative campaigns to all existing and potential clients. This role will enable them to continue to grow within the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry. In addition to supporting and managing clients, the Senior Account Manager will share the responsibility for developing the account team reporting to the Account Director, raising awareness of the agency within the industry and nurturing exceptional value-adding relationships with clients, suppliers and the media to secure continued success for the business.
Qualities and Skills
Excellent written communication
Creative and strategic thinking
Ability to use initiative
Commercial acumen, specifically the ability to grow existing accounts
Excellent attention to detail
Thorough knowledge of media, including strong network of influential consumer media contacts in travel and lifestyle sectors
Ability to manage time effectively
A minimum of two years’ PR and Marketing experience as an Account Manager / Senior Account Manager or PR/Marketing Manager ideally within the hospitality, tourism and leisure sector.
Educated to degree level and qualifications in journalism, English, PR, marketing or communications preferable.
You will be required to work from the office in Woking during work hours. You will also be asked to travel to events, exhibitions and meetings that may include overnight stays.
What you’ll get in return