Rapport is a global Out-of-Home media planning & buying agency with a mission to build Rapport between brands and their consumers. With offices worldwide, “rewarding connections” is at the heart of everything it does for clients. The company complements the offerings of both UM and Initiative and represents numerous brands. Founded 25 years ago, the company is part of IPG Mediabrands.
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.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The role sits within Team Mediabrands – a planning team of 8 people responsible for working on clients across Rapport’s group business, predominantly with Universal McCann and Initiative, but also with other agencies within the wider IPG Group, e.g. Mullen Lowe, McCann, Sticky Eyes, Brooks Brothers etc, and non-group agencies too.
The International team currently consists of 3 members (out of the total of 8) and is looking to expand to accommodate recent business wins. Key Internal relationships are with the International Account Directors, the UK Account Directors and Senior Account Managers at Rapport.
Working as part of an enlarged team of 4, the International Account Executives is a new role intended to provide support within the International planning team to ensure effective and innovative OOH solutions are delivered to our clients along with outstanding service levels at all times. The AE is required to undertake all basic tasks within the team, with a view to developing their OOH knowledge and planning expertise. AE’s are expected to quickly progress onto managing the smaller clients independently within the team, offering direct client exposure and responsibility.
KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide daily support to the International team.
Liaise with media agency colleagues across the group in the UK and overseas.
Liaise with Rapport offices in other overseas markets.
Interface with international OOH media owners in the UK and overseas.
Compile and analyse market / data / competitive reports to provide insight for the International planning team as required.
Assist with campaign delivery including production schedules, site lists, campaign photography, post campaign analysis and site tour logistics.
Attend media owner meetings to develop OOH knowledge on environments, formats and audience-targeting solutions.
Attend external events / seminars / conferences to develop industry knowledge and experience.
Understand and implement Rapport’s planning pathway and booking systems.
Learn how to use Rapport’s planning tools alongside the industry audience measurement tool Route.
Develop planning skills across the smaller briefs within the team and begin to take ownership of these client accounts and relationships.
Assist Account Directors with response to larger client briefs using relevant planning tools and insights.
Develop strong relationships at Agency / Client / Media Owner level.
Understanding and experience within the International OOH industry.
Attention to detail.
Strong oral and written communication ability.
Good level of numeracy (percentages/currency conversions etc).
An interest in media and advertising.
Graduate with at least 2:2 degree or equivalent working experience.
Professional and positive attitude.
Supportive team player yet confident to work autonomously.
A flare for project and time management.
Creative yet analytical mind.
Flexibility and adaptability.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Good working knowledge of all Microsoft programmes (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel etc.).
Good interpersonal skills.
Willingness to develop and succeed.
Foreign languages an advantage (but not a requirement).
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
Private Medical Insurance for yourself and your dependents
Critical Illness Insurance for yourself and your partner/spouse
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
Paid time off for Volunteering
Birthday day off
Employee Assistance Programme
Independent mortgage advice
Interest free season ticket loan
Free eye tests
Flexible benefits including Dental, Travel insurance, Ride2Work, GymFlex and many more!
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