Account Manager - Consumer (International)

London (Greater)
Competitive remuneration package
21 Sep 2016
21 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Weber Shandwick is seeking a talented Account Manager to join the EMEA and Global teams for one of our top 5 clients. The Account Manager role will focus on Consumer campaigns, with some B2B elements and will include managing influencer and media relations campaigns across several markets and overseeing a junior team to execute these to an excellent standard.


The Account Manager role will offer great exposure to clients from across EMEA and working on international briefs, including executing sponsorship activation and content creation. Experience across the automotive and motorsport sectors would be desirable but not essential for this role. The ideal Account Manager candidate will demonstrate excellent campaign management skills with an aptitude for strategic and creative thinking. 


Key Duties:

  • Delivering stand-out project management skills, with the ability to manage internal and inter-agency teams to deliver extensive project plans

  • Managing accounts, advising and supporting clients, ensuring results are achieved and client’s overall objectives are met

  • Being part of the creative development of integrated campaigns

  • Working across sponsorship activation campaigns

  • Developing strong media relationships, proactively identifying and driving media opportunities which support the client’s business objectives

  • Working across influencer activation campaigns

  • Creating press materials

  • Cultivating multi- media relationships and pitching content in

  • Take an active role in the financial management of client business, ensuring teams’ timesheets are accurate and produced on time

  • Strategic Counsel – providing the client with added value solutions, developing new ideas/plans

  • Team time management – developing monthly client work plans with the account lead and delegating/monitoring these to ensure junior team members clearly understand their priorities and are able to meet the demands

  • Admin tasks including; managing work in progress reports, results and media monitoring

  • Event research and preparation

  • Participation in building strong presentations

  • Supplier liaison – e.g. production companies etc


    Skills and Experience


  • Previous experience across  consumer communications to at least Senior Account Executive level gained within a PR agency

  • Proven skills across planning, creative and strategic thinking, as well as the ability to manage accounts and account teams

  • An excellent communicator and exceptional writing skills

  • Experience of inter-agency working

  • Experience of working for a large global brand

  • Proven media skills and contacts

  • Experience in delivering pan-EMEA or global campaigns from planning through to evaluation

  • Ability to digest complex information and turn into compelling written copy

  • Fluency in digital/social media platforms, tools and solutions, with experience in selling to relatively conservative clients

  • Lateral thinking - ability to join the dots between various projects, campaigns and teams