Account Executive

Job description

This role sits within Bicycle’s Client team, supporting Account Managers and Business Directors. This team builds relationships with our clients, gets under the skin of their brands, coordinates all projects and campaigns, and develop media plans for advertisers’ communications.

The role will report to an Account Manager. Clients are to be confirmed, but will be 3-4 brands across a mix of advertiser verticals.

We need a bright, enthusiastic, proactive, ambitious individual who’s keen to build a career in the world of marketing and advertising, and would thrive in an integrated, fast-growth environment where they’d have relatively close contact with Board-level colleagues and senior clients.

Responsible for:
- Schedule, coordinate and attend all client planning, status and reporting meetings, virtually and face to face. Take notes and ensure agreed actions are recorded and followed up. Support the Account Manager with coordination and communication, maintaining organised, accurate documentation of plans, reports, and other resources.
- Research your client’s market, competitors and target audience using various industry tools, as well as news and social media. Ensure this data you gather is well organised and up to date.
- Help to design best in class media experiences across traditional paid media and digital channels, together with the activation teams. Maintain a detailed, up to date knowledge of all your client’s media plans, and proactively speak to your team to understand the rationale behind them.
- With guidance, organise and attend your training to develop a thorough understanding of media agency operations, account management processes and planning principles, with organisations such as the IPA, Google, Meta and Thinkbox, as well as internal inductions. Spend time with key media owners to understand their products, and proactively consume advertising industry news to maintain a knowledge of the evolving landscape.
- Attend and contribute to idea generation sessions, using the industry knowledge you’ve acquired to date as well as your own observations of societal and cultural trends to assist strategic development and communications design.
- Liaise with the creative/production specialists - you know exactly which creatives have been delivered and when, and flag any potential delays with relevant stakeholders. You collate and share in situ campaign imagery and proof of posting.
- Perform timely and accurate account billing and administration.
- Proactively manage payment and booking deadlines, and work with the Account Manager and Bicycle’s finance team to keep payments and cash flow on track.
- Monitor campaign reporting, regularly speak with all activation specialists and understand optimisations. Develop a detailed knowledge of your campaigns’ performance trends and the definitions of and relationship between KPIs across all traditional and digital channels.
- Enthusiastically input into wider agency projects to continually enhance our profile, productivity and culture. Act as an ambassador for Bicycle.

Essential skills & experience:
- A proven interest in the world of advertising, marketing and media
- Able to confidently build relationships with clients, colleagues and partners - some experience of customer service may be useful
- Good general knowledge - you pay attention to the news and cultural trends
- Good knowledge of either Microsoft or Google Office Suite (Sheets, Excel, PPT, Slides etc)
- Analytical, numerate and commercially-minded
- Collaborative and great team player, though also able to think independently and proactively seek solutions
- An excellent multi-tasker, exceptionally well-organised, outstanding attention to detail
- A fast-thinking problem-solver, undeterred by unexpected change
- Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
- Always proactive, inquisitive and positive
- A passion for brands, communications and creativity
- Ideally, some involvement in social and/or advertising campaigns, and understanding or media metrics and principles

*Please supply a cover email alongside your CV, outlining why you're interested in the position*.
This role is based in our London office 4 days a week.

The Package

Salary £25,000

Flexible, extensive benefits post probation. These include:
Cycle to work scheme (of course)
Additional day of holiday per year for volunteering
Additional holiday for every full year as an employee after 2 years
Dog-friendly offices
Annual away day & monthly socials
Free Audible membership
Private healthcare, death in service, pension
Generous training budget
Employee assistance program
Personal development fund to explore your passions and hobbies
Annual performance-based bonus scheme of up to 8.3% of salary, relative to time at Bicycle

The Agency

Founded by four people in June 2021 who believed that a better type of agency wasn’t just possible, but needed, from a standing start we are now 40 strong and one of the fastest growing agencies in the world. We already count LiveScore, Carwow, Virgin Bet, OFX, Sarson’s, Zenb, ANNA Money, CVH Spirits, Tate & Lyle, Royal British Legion, Branston Pickle, Movember, Moju and Estrid amongst our clients.

We won The Drum’s Global Startup of the Year Award in 2022, and were shortlisted for Campaign’s Startup of the Year Award. Training and development is core to the growth of the agency, and we are already IPA CPD Gold accredited, and were highly commended for The Drum’s Best Places To Work in 2023, and gained our B Corp status in 2023 too. In 2024, we were accredited the People First Promise badge by the IPA in recognition of our commitment to our people and their mental wellbeing.

We now proudly offer a full service media and creative solution to our clients. We’re built on the power of ‘and’; creative AND media, brand AND performance, art AND science, data AND creativity, man AND machine.
Our headquarters are in Clerkenwell, London and we have fully global capabilities in-house. We’re home to intelligent people who want to create incredible work on interesting brands. We are 100% independent, with no external investment whatsoever.