Account Executive - UM International

Job description

ABOUT US
UM International is a media communications agency located in Clerkenwell, the creative heart of London. We employ over 100 curious minds and have UK media billings in excess of £250m.
We put human insight at the core of our media strategies, and use these insights to tap into the moments that matter most to consumers. This approach fuels our successful partnerships with many UK and global companies.
We are dynamic, empowered and entrepreneurial.
We pride ourselves in being an equal opportunities employer and diversity and inclusion is at the heart of what we believe in. IPG Mediabrands are committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications regardless of gender identity, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief.


KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
We are looking for an Account Executive to support the team on a number of clients such as:
HRA Pharma:
A leading pharmaceutical company who is entering the FMCG category with products such as Compeed and ellaOne..Both brands have ambitious growth goals over the next 5 years and UM’s role is to help on this journey from a media and communications perspective. We are active in over 20 markets across EMEA, ensuring Compeed & ellaOne are number 1 in their respective categories.
ExxonMobil
UM is the global media agency of ExxonMobil working across all sectors that require media activation? There are 3 main divisions:
Lubricants & Specialties (engine oils).
Retails Fuels (petrol).
Public & Government Affairs (corporate communication)
The regional team in London is responsible for planning communications and media programmes across the zone, which encompasses Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Client & Account Management
Gain the respect and trust of all relevant clients by demonstrating knowledge, commitment and enthusiasm for the business;
Work with internal specialist units to deliver the best response/service to clients;
Create and maintain relationship with external agencies and key media partners;
Help ensure the smooth management of account finances and administrative tasks;
Have the ability to escalate issues quickly to the Accounts Managers and Director.

Planning
Support the team in all aspects of media planning & buying;
Understand the brief and help challenge the clients;
Understand and utilise Mediabrands’ planning tools;
Support the team in the implementation of campaigns – e.g. :
Request/check/deliver accurate timelines and ensuring on-time delivery
Deliver live campaign updates
Support the team in campaign reporting;
Support the team in the recommendation and implementation of campaign optimisations
Support the team in administrative and finance tasks

Coordination
Support the Senior Account Manager in market coordination, driving innovation and brand stewardship regionally;
Support local markets in the implementation of their campaigns, ensuring that the strategy is followed and implemented;
Work closely with markets to deliver accurate & timely reports to clients (e.g. spend, competitive data etc.);
Challenge and question recommendations with the support of Account Managers to ensure the best possible delivery for clients.


ABOUT YOU
Competent in Excel, PPT, Word and Outlook;
Excellent verbal and written skills;
Time management and organisation skills;
Understanding of overall marketing functions, integrated communications and communication channels;
Understanding and passion for media channels;
High level of numeracy with a particular ability to analyse and interrogate numbers and produce compelling arguments;
Curious and inquisitive individual with an open, can-do attitude;
Have a strong desire to learn and develop your media skills;
Finally, show an ability to think on their feet, be proactive, take ownership of projects and know how to have a good time!

The Package

YOUR DEVELOPMENT
We guarantee that your career with us will be varied and exciting. Every day in this fast paced environment presents a different challenge and if you work smart and are the best at what you do, your time here will produce endless possibilities for your future. For us, your development is not an optional extra and you will get our support in developing your skills at every step of your career journey with us. Your manager will help you create a tailored career path and through our in-house experts, and online performance management and learning and development tool, you will have access to a wide range of internal and external courses. In addition to this there are always plenty of internal sessions on the latest developments in the industry, e-learning courses, bite-size learning sessions and on the job training and development.
We aim to provide all of our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency both in the UK and globally.


THE PERKS
We guarantee that your career with us will be varied and exciting. Every day in this fast paced environment presents a different challenge and if you work smart and are the best at what you do, your time here will produce endless possibilities for your future.
You will get our support in developing your skills at every step of your career journey with us. Your manager will help you create a tailored career path and through our in-house experts, and online performance management and learning and development tool, you will have access to a wide range of internal and external courses. In addition to this there are always plenty of internal sessions on the latest developments in the industry, e-learning courses, bite-size learning sessions and on the job training and development.
We aim to provide all of our people with a supportive and fun work environment where you can develop your full potential and benefit from the broad range of opportunities within the agency both in the UK and globally. When you join us, we want to make sure you feel valued – and that you are rewarded for your fantastic work. So we also offer a range of benefits:
25 days annual leave. In addition to your annual holiday entitlement, the office usually closes between Christmas & New Year
Additional holiday for long service
Group Income Protection (after 2 years’ service)
Life Assurance
Private Medical Insurance or Health Cash Plan (dependent on level)
Group Personal Pension Plan with matched contributions from 3-6%
Core Hours (Mon-Thurs, flexible start/finish times)
Early finish Fridays
Generous Maternity & Paternity Pay
Wellbeing programme, including subsidised monthly massages
Paid time off for Volunteering
Independent mortgage advice
Financial education
Employee Assistance Programme
Interest free season ticket loan
Free breakfast
Subsidised Café
Free eye tests
Regular Bar Night
Retail discounts
Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Ride2Work, GymFlex and many more!


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The Agency

UM International