Account Executive

Job description

Applications for 'The Table' are now open! Once upon a noughties, four people sat around Charles Vallance’s kitchen table and made a pact to start an agency that challenged everything. With the founding principles of simplicity, collaboration, un-preciousness, and integration around ideas, VCCP was born. On that very day, at that very table. A few hundred employees later, we continue to search for people with just one important characteristic; a passion for challenging everything in the pursuit of the brilliant. If that sounds like you, no matter who you are or where you’re from, there could well be a chair at the table for you. The Account Executive is: Committed to making a positive contribution to the VCCP Partnership and ensuring we deliver motivating, insightful strategies and powerful creative ideas that are excitingly and professionally implemented. Typical responsibilities: • Responsible for all administrative aspects of the account, developing a reputation for efficiency and total reliability • Acting as a central point of contact for all brand issues • Sourcing all brand, competitor and consumer information • Monitoring and analysing competitive advertising • Keeping up-to-date with recent advertising campaigns in different markets. • Supports Account Manager/Director in the control of the advertising process: manages central filing, estimates, timing plans, deadlines, Client and internal meetings etc. • Effective organisation of meetings, diaries, presentation materials • Liaising with Production departments to ensure that creative work, cost estimates and production remain within the timing plan so that work is delivered on budget and on time • Works to understand the status of creative development and production, keeping everyone informed and producing status reports • Listen carefully to Client requests and report them accurately/action them expediently • Check that all Client approvals are sought and given prior to commencement of any work • Records all Client meetings, key conversations and decisions in contact reports that are distributed within 24 hours. Apprenticeship qualification: • You will complete apprenticeship the Advertising and Media Executive course providing you with training and a qualification at the end of the 18 month course • During the course you will learn about day-to-day progress of the whole advertising process, from receiving the brief (including objectives, budget and timescales) through to the measurement of how effective the advertisement has been. • By the end of the course, you will understand how the component parts of an advertising process are successfully orchestrated. You will learn how to effectively interact other people, processes and systems to ensure campaigns move forward, coping with inevitable set-backs and changes in direction, whilst showing collaboration and maintaining relationships throughout the process • 20% of your paid time in the role will be spent studying via a mixture of online, projects, distance learning and meeting with a tutor. Requirements: • 18+ • GCSE Grades A-C in English & Maths • Keen interest and knowledge of advertising, digital and brands • Excellent attention to detail and pro-activity

The Package

Benefits: • Life Assurance • Income Protection • 25 days holiday (additional to bank holidays, the office may also close for 3 days over Christmas and New Year) • Private Medical Insurance • Pension • Enhanced maternity/paternity leave (after qualifying period) • Half day working before a bank holiday, work permitting • Employee assistance programme • Season ticket loan after 3 months • Fresh fruit daily • Cycle to work scheme • Childcare vouchers • Subsidised onsite massage • Free annual eye test • Recruitment referral scheme • Corporate gym membership rates • Give as you earn (a tax-free benefit)

The Agency

VCCP

VCCP is the challenger network for challenger clients. We like to challenge what’s expected. It’s a massive part of VCCP culture. To ask questions….to challenge things. To create challenger work for ambitious challenger clients.

To do this we hire like-minded talented people from the four corners of the planet. People who won’t settle for nudging things forward an inch when things could move a mile.

Across the Partnership, we work with a broad spectrum of clients from O2 and comparethemarket.com to Cadbury, Nationwide, Dominoes, easyJet, Canon and Tfl on a multitude of briefs, from social media or launch campaigns to DM and web build.

The VCCP Partnership has a unique culture, and we are looking for people who will make a positive contribution to this, therefore the candidate must have the following attributes:
• A collaborative nature
• An entrepreneurial spirit
• Take pride in their work
• Challenge anything
• Be unprecious and be able to recognise that a good idea
can come from anywhere
• Take responsibility