Client Account Lead

Job description

This role offers a hugely exciting opportunity to lead the client relationship in the fast paced music sector. You will head up a group of labels, part of Sony Music Group and be responsible for delivering results across the entire account, as well as managing a talented team of three.

You will be a key contact for senior level client relationships whilst still being very much involved day-to-day. You will set the agenda for the management of the account & how to get the comms leads to deliver on client, team and agency objectives. You will work closely with the Entertainment Digital Lead on strategy setting and ensuring that this is delivered across the account.

You will ensure excellent working of the overall account team and coordinating an effective and collaborative way of working with TV and digital media specialist peers to help shape and continually improve our planning & buying output.

You will be part of the Award winning entertainment team and your role will be central in building team relationships. Chemistry is therefore critical. The ideal person for this role will fit the culture of the7stars. They will be positive, participative, self-confident, competitive, creative, consistent and self-disciplined.

Responsibilities: Client Servicing

Own the senior level client relationship as the first point of call for the key stakeholders on your clients business.
Be an expert in your client’s industry, the competitors within the sector and their general industry environment. Use this knowledge to set client ambitions for the year and to identify opportunities and areas for growth for the account.

Responsibilities: Strategy and Planning

You will be well versed in taking briefs and understanding the wider context of these briefs alongside presenting back to clients – managing your own and your team’s time and expectations in the process to deliver across the entire Sony account.

You will demonstrate an ability to formulate strategies incorporating all channels & recommend how they work together across socials, online and offline in a sector where end-to-end tracking isn’t possible.

You will be able to recommend and set appropriate KPIs with this in mind alongside the Digital Lead and communicate these concisely to the client.

Constantly strive to innovate and deliver excellence across the Sony Team and wider Entertainment team. Including, but not limited to evolving media planning and showcasing intelligent planning in line with new media opportunities.

Uncompromising quality control, internally and externally, at all times not only in your workflow but for your teams too.

Ensure due diligence in planning and optimal processes for delivering Award winning work on time & at the scale.

Responsibilities: Team Management

Aid your team in delivering and dealing with day-to-day requests and answering more complex full media briefs. Challenge your team to continually innovate and always anticipate client expectations.

Ensure a collaborative approach to working with the digital entertainment team for the planning, delivery and reporting of social campaigns.
Assist with central team management duties alongside the other entertainment team leads.

Manage your team, ensuring their growth and progression is on track and monitored, to include performance reviews and the setting and delivery of objectives.

Requirements:

We are looking for a motivated and conscientious individual who has a minimum of 6 years experience preferably at an agency and currently operating at an Account/Business Director level. Digital understanding and experience would be preferred.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment & motivate the team to deliver on longer-term best in class strategies and campaign delivery at scale.

You will have a solid understanding of all media channels and the role they will play in an increasingly streaming dominated music market.

Be thorough and accurate, attention to detail is a key requirement.

Be a really strong communicator with excellent inter-personal skills for fostering brilliant internal, client and media owner relationships

The Package

Benefits:
Unlimited Holiday
Gym Membership
Private Healthcare & Income Protection
Free Breakfast & Fruit
Company Bar
Childcare Vouchers and Excellent Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave
Pension
Cycle to Work and New Tech Schemes

The Agency

the7stars

Working with us isn’t like working at other media agencies. The company has a unique structure and environment. It’s fast paced, always noisy and, honestly, it can be hard work at times. But it’s also a whole lot of fun and truly rewarding. When people join us, we make sure they understand how everything works from day one. We want our people to have long and successful careers with us.

Why work with us?
There are many reasons why a career with the7stars is a good choice. We’ve been on “The Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For” list since we first entered in 2013. We were named as a Top 100 small business to work for in the UK again this year. It’s an achievement we’re extremely proud of. It’s just one of the ways our culture is recognised as the best in our industry.

Our Values
the7stars set out to create an unparalleled culture from the beginning. It’s how we’ve been able to attract the best talent in the industry. At the heart of that culture are our core values. More than just words on a wall, they are the standards we measure ourselves by.

Still need a reason to apply?
Work hard play hard: We love to celebrate. We’ll find any excuse for a party. From birthdays and Christmas, to celebrating payday drinks monthly in our new office bar – we even have a prosecco tap!

Stay well: We want our people to be happy and healthy. That’s why we support physical wellbeing with a fully paid gym membership for everyone. We also participation in inter-agency football and softball tournaments. Equally important is mental health. We have initiatives like weekly yoga, mindfulness sessions and certified mental-health coaches across the team.

Take a break: We don’t count holidays at the7stars. We don’t want you disappearing for 6 months, we may miss you. But your holiday allowance is genuinely up to you.

Get flexible: We don’t believe in timesheets either. You work the hours you need to, to get the job done. It’s as simple as that.