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Senior Account Executive/ Account Manager

Jargon PR -

Full-time (Permanent)
£30K DOE
Published on
24 January 2024

Senior Account Executive/Account Manager

Title: Senior Account Executive/Account Manager

Reports to: Account Director/Associate Director

Based at: Manchester, Media City

Salary: Up to £30K DOE

Job purpose: To manage B2B client accounts and support with securing new business 

We are looking for a bright, driven and commercially aware B2B account manager to look after a portfolio of clients across sustainability and food & drink sectors. With a minimum of 18 months agency experience, you’re organised and on-the-ball, knowing your way around status reports, coverage reporting and social media scheduling. As a natural writer, you can turn your hand to any type of copy, from a blog on the latest food safety legislation to an Instagram caption about recycling. 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop strong client relationships and take day-to-day ownership of account success 
  • Create, manage and implement strategic and tactical activities on client accounts
  • Keep abreast of client issues in the media through monitoring publications, websites etc
  • Use the news agenda to create opportunities for commentary and media coverage
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with sector journalists and influencers
  • Produce high-quality and engaging written content, and distribute it via the appropriate channels
  • Brief and manage third party suppliers and partners
  • Update client and team on performance (such as financial budgets, time and plan) using appropriate tools such as status reports, weekly catch-ups and review meetings
  • Support junior staff members and share your skills and knowledge with the business
  • Monitor and progress your own development, setting goals and keeping an up-to-date Personal Development Plan
  • Maintain CPD accreditation with CIPR by completing moderation modules on time

New business

  • Support the new business programme by upselling to existing clients, identifying new business opportunities, and making contact with potential clients
  • Co-develop and deliver new business pitches/credential presentations
  • Contribute to idea generation for current and new client campaigns

Person Specification   

  • Proven professional and relevant B2B communications consultancy experience ( 18 – 24 months at Senior Account Exec level or higher) this is an essential requirement
  • Experience working on traditional and digital media campaigns
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills 
  • A natural ‘chameleon’ who can switch sectors, writing style and focus to meet individual client needs
  • Skilled communicator who can quickly build rapport and engender trust
  • Quick to adapt to new processes and procedures
  • A dedicated team player who can collaborate with colleagues across locations
  • Solid presentation skills
  • Confident in managing and supporting junior team members, delegating tasks where required
  • Comfortable with hybrid working (3 days office based, 2 days from home)
  • Willingness and ability to travel and work away from home as required

What’s in it for you?

The Jargon Group is in an exciting period of evolution. Following the acquisition of complementary agencies, we’re a multifaceted team of B2B communications experts with clients in sectors including technology, transport, sustainability, retail, medical, automotive, aerospace, broadcast, manufacturing and environmental technologies. 

Each of our clients is a colleague. Our work for them matters to us and we go the extra mile to deliver outstanding results, manage and grow reputations and help their businesses to succeed.

In joining The Jargon Group, you’ll get to work on clients that are leading their respective fields. We’ll support your professional growth with CIPR membership, helping you on your way to Chartered Practitioner status. There is plenty of opportunity for career growth and you’ll have the autonomy to run your accounts with tailored support from experienced account directors. 

The team is dynamic and there’ll be opportunities to work from our Cardiff and Hampshire offices. We offer benchmarked rates of pay with regular reviews, there’s a new business rewards scheme and the office is also closed between Christmas and New Year, giving you extra days of paid leave across the year to have a well-earned rest. 

What do we offer:    

  • Competitive salary & 22 or 23 days paid holiday (plus Bank holidays) increasing after 1 year
  • Hybrid working
  • Early finish Fridays
  • Ongoing training and development
  • CIPR membership with Employee Assistance Program
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Christmas shut down
  • Regular team socials / events including Halloween and Christmas Celebrations.
  • Company Laptop

If you are excited and inspired by this fantastic opportunity to join our Ambitious, high performing, award winning team then please send over your CV and cover letter to : miranda.warmington@thejargongroupcom


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