Account Executive

Job description


Location: McCann Campus, Prestbury, South Manchester (Hybrid working)

About Us...

Ghosts. A swimming pool. A cat named Tom. At McCann Manchester, it’s fair to say we’re a little different.

Here the people make the agency, they are what makes our work so unique. That’s why we’re on the look-out for the people who will fit best. We’re a creative agency spread across eight acres of countryside in Cheshire, and the rumours are true, we also have a pub, bistro and gym all on-site. McCann Manchester is a big family - the largest integrated agency in the UK in fact.

We work with some of the UK’s most interesting brands and we’re looking for an Account Executive to come and join us. Armbands optional.

The Part You’ll Play…

As Account Executive, you'll be working on integrated campaigns for several major B2C clients. Gaining experience across Advertising, Instore, Digital and Social campaigns it's a great opportunity for someone looking to further their agency career whilst working with instantly recognisable brands. Your day-to-day responsibilities as Account Executive will include:

Taking briefs for campaigns and projects, liaising with the client and briefing creative and studio teams as appropriate.

Ensuring client queries and amends are actioned quickly and effectively.

Building strong and effective working relationships with other disciplines to maximise efficiencies across the teams.

Ensuring best practice is adhered to with all of your clients campaigns.

As Account Executive You’ll Bring…

To be successful you’ll need experience of, and a genuine passion for, marketing communications.

Previous experience at a similar level within an agency would be beneficial, as would experience working with the Retail sector.

You’ll need excellent communication and organisation skills along with the ability to work collaboratively.

As Account Executive You’ll Have Access To…

A competitive financial and benefits package and a culture ideally suited to those who enjoy pursuing personal career development.

The opportunity to work within the largest integrated agency in the UK, in stunning surroundings, with specialist departments including, animation, video production, planning, digital creative and development and social media.

An outstanding working environment that really is hard to beat. Based on an 8 acre site the four main buildings form a campus that includes a subsidised Bistro, free car parking, free access to an onsite gym and an outdoor heated pool (for when the weather gets warmer!).

The Truth…

Working with McCann will be a journey, it’ll be both fun and challenging. We want you to grow with us, and create work our clients will be excited about and work you will feel proud of.

The Package

Competitive salary + excellent benefits

The Agency

McCann Manchester

Hello! We’re McCann Manchester. When it comes to marketing communications agencies, we're a bit different. For starters, you’ll find us on a unique country house campus in rural Cheshire. This is home to 370 hugely talented people with skills in just about every marketing specialism you’ll ever need - and it also comes with its very own on-site pub and a gaggle of ghosts. But don’t be deceived by the rural idyll. We work with many of Britain’s best-known and best-loved brands. Our campus creates an environment that nurtures great thinking and great ideas.

Our digital offering, McCann Connected, is a top 30 digital agency ( and its 140 specialists span the paid, owned and earned landscapes, including content production. We help our clients make sense of the complex journeys consumers make and develop marketing solutions without bias or borders. We help connect consumers with brands, technology, and, of course, each other. Customers don’t live or shop in digital silos, so we don’t operate in them, and we recognise that today’s customer journeys are more complex than ever. Our response is to create digital solutions to your business challenges that exist without borders or boundaries.

It doesn’t matter if it’s advertising, PR, digital, media, search or social media, a great idea that helps our clients grow their business is always a great idea. As we say, where we work is very much part of how we work. And how we work is by helping brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. If you’re meaningful, you’re relevant and have a clear role. And if you’re relevant and have a clear role, you’re more likely to be valued, loved and most importantly used by and bought by consumers.

We create meaning by harnessing the power of truth. When H K McCann established the company more than 100 years ago, he came up with a compelling idea; find a truth and tell it well. It’s a philosophy that has stood the test of time. More than a century later, we are still guided by the thinking of our founder. We call it Truth Well Told.