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Senior Account Executive/Account Manager

Are you an energetic ambitious marketing exec or manager, full of ideas, good with copywriting, great with people and supremely organised? So how about becoming part of our award-winning team working with some big brand accounts?

Salary:  Competitive (depending on experience)

Reporting to:  Senior Account Manager and Director

Clear B2B is an award-winning business to business creative agency packing a big punch with international brands including Anglo American, Bosch, DHL, Autoglass, eBay, MSA Safety and Toyota. We specialise in certain sectors so we can deep dive into the issues and get to grips with powerful solutions. The sectors are: automotive; building & construction; aerospace, defence & security; industrial & engineering; and business services.  

We are looking for an experienced Senior Account Exec or Account Manager to join our busy team working across a number of accounts, likely to involve a spectrum of work across marketing, social media and PR.

The successful candidate will have at least 4-5 years’ experience – ideally within an agency and on B2B or technical brands.

Essential skills are:

  • A passion for compelling content: you’ll enjoy the process of researching, proposing ideas and crafting powerful multi-channel copy and content in a clear and compelling way.    
  • A deep diver: B2B marketing & PR requires the ability to take technical subjects and make them accessible to target audiences. The successful candidate will have the ability to get their head into meaty subject matter, soak up information, find pertinent points and keep abreast of industry news and trends.
  • Digitally-driven: we’re looking for someone with digital experience – ideally across social media, programmatic, email marketing, lead generation and/or potential use of automation platforms. 
  • PR experience: will be helpful as your role could run cross into both marketing and PR, so enjoying writing, some practice of finding newsworthy angles and getting on the phone to journalists, organising press briefings/trips would be great.
  • Confident communicator:  firm but friendly; we’re looking for someone who will positively represent us, building rock solid relationships with clients, partners, suppliers and journalists. 
  • Organisational excellence:  completing tasks and activities to brief, on time and within budget is at the heart of your role. You’ll have superb organisational skills, be comfortable with figure work and be able to handle multiple projects at once.
  • Eye for detail:  you’ll be the type of person who instinctively plays ‘find the typo’ and really cares about how we present ourselves as an agency. You won’t settle for just ‘good enough’ – you will always strive for excellence in everything you do.
  • A ‘Clear’ attitude:  We have ambitious growth plans, so need someone who’s hungry for us all to succeed, works well in a team and has a positive, can-do attitude. You will be able to live out the line ‘the difference is clear thinking’. 

Tasks typically involve:

  • Delivering communications programmes: from strategy and planning to implementation, you’ll be supporting the team in results-driven campaigns for multiple clients.
  • Managing engaging and powerful social channels: developing and building monthly schedules of content or specific campaigns to meet client objectives (follower growth, reach, engagement etc.). Building targeted audiences for paid activity, monitoring performance and reporting on results. Sourcing, negotiating and managing influencer/affiliation relations.  
  • Unearthing powerful content ideas, planning & copywriting: researching content and story ideas, planning their format, writing articles, blogs, eDMs and social media posts as well as being able to brief our copywriting team and feedback/edit their work.
  • Creative and studio management: working closely with strategists and planners to uncover powerful insight and translate this into watertight creative and design briefs. Seeing the process through to a successful conclusion. 
  • Account management: Acting as the trusted project manager with a good understanding of appropriate marketing solutions. We are all about taking problems and day-to-day pain away from Clients and keeping their programmes on track. Includes admin tasks where needed such as scheduling meetings, writing up meeting notes, formatting documents, proofreading etc.
  • Advertising: Run advertising schedules including booking ads / checking off invoices against planned ads / prompting for deadlines /chasing artwork / liaising for deadline extensions
  • Supplier liaison: researching suppliers, keeping us abreast of latest offerings,

co-ordinating supplier bookings

  • Financial: Estimating jobs, raising POs and invoices. Monitoring budgets vs actual charges
  • Research and analysis: Conducting desk research, sourcing and reviewing campaign metrics to draw meaningful conclusions/recommendations
  • Agency marketing: researching and writing content pieces for Clear B2B and involvement with new business pitches where needed.   

Working at Clear:  We’re a small-ish team of bright individuals - finding the right person to join our team is vitally important to us. 

Working hours are the normal 9.00am - 5.30pm and we actively promote a culture of leaving /stopping on time - although of course there are times when high profile projects and tight deadlines require all hands to the pump.

We are mostly working two days per week in the office - retaining the flexibility to work from home on other days. 

In return we offer:

  • A fun and progressive place to work
  • 25 days holiday
  • The Christmas shutdown period (i.e. extra 3.5 days off)
  • Flexible and remote working
  • Pension scheme
  • Free onsite office parking and bike store (& shower!)
  • Onsite café
  • Training & mentoring
  • Seasonal treats
  • Social events – have included summer BBQs, Henley Regatta, yoga classes, go-karting, triathlon, pasta making, Christmas wreath making, mini-golf, and pizza & beer lunches

To apply now, please send your CV and a covering letter to Sharon Smith at s.smith@clearb2b.com

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