Senior Account Executive

Job description

Bicycle is looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic, well-organised Senior Executive for the account management and planning (MX) team. We’re looking for bright, proactive candidates who’ll thrive in an integrated, fast-growth environment with lots of close contact with Board-level colleagues and senior clients.

This role is focused on our media planning and buying arm, though there will also be opportunities to get involved in our creative services offering and expand your skill set.

We are a fully cross-channel media agency, planning and executing campaigns across TV, VOD, OOH, print, radio, audio, display, video, social, content, cinema and search. It’s especially important for candidates to have a solid grounding in digital campaign management.
This role will report into a Senior Account Manager, who in turn reports into a Business Director. Clients are tbc, but are likely to be LiveScore Bet, Virgin Bet and food brand Zenb.


Build positive, productive relationships with your clients, getting to know them as people as well as getting under the skin of their business. Present work fluently and confidently.

Maintain an excellent grasp of all workflows on your account - inputs, outputs, purpose, status - and support the Senior AM in ensuring all tasks and campaigns are completed on time to a high standard. Proactively manage delays and other potential problems before they arise, escalate when needed to colleagues, and adapt quickly when things change.

Schedule, coordinate and attend all meetings on your client patch. Maintain organised, accurate documentation of plans, trackers, reports and other resources, keeping meeting notes, sending follow ups and briefing out tasks and updates to colleagues and suppliers.

Collaborate with our channel specialists, strategy, creative and data teams. Together with the SAM, BD and Activation teams, ensure media plans stay on-brief, on-strategy and on-budget, and with the wider team continually seek ways to make campaigns more efficient, innovative and effective.
Use claimed and observed data tools, news and social media to research your clients markets, competitors and audiences, and produce clear, accurate and actionable reports to aid strategy and planning.

Own the delivery of weekly/mid-flight campaign reports. Collate and QA reporting data from channel specialists and help ensure recommended optimisations are approved and followed through. Coordinate completion of PCAs/QBRs.

Complete accurate, timely monthly billing and reconciliation on our finance systems, and keep client finance trackers up to date. Know the fee arrangements on your clients, and check documentation for correct financial information.

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.

Make the most of training opportunities, working with your line manager to continually cement and expand your skill set, stay on track with industry-standard training, and be curious about learning new disciplines. Stay up to date with industry news, sharing important updates with your colleagues and clients.

Live Bicycle’s values and encourage them in others; always moving forwards with our strategic objectives in mind. Enthusiastically input into wider agency projects to continually enhance our profile, productivity and culture. Act as an ambassador for Bicycle.

Essential skills & experience:
Minimum 1+ years’ experience at a media agency in account management/planning/digital
Experience preparing and QAing media campaign reports
Comprehensive understanding of media formats, environments and metrics, especially digital (social, search, display, video) and how they relate to brand and business objectives
Working knowledge of MediaOcean or another media booking/billing tool
Experience running status/reporting meetings with clients, discussing workflows and coordinating actions with internal and external stakeholders
Able to confidently build relationships with clients, colleagues and partners. Experience presenting work
Confident managing asset delivery, ensuring the right creatives are ready on time
Strong grasp of Microsoft Excel and/or Google Sheets, and other office software
Analytical, numerate and commercially-minded
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 media, communications and creativity

Ideal additional skills:
Working knowledge of:
Audience research using TGI/Touchpoints
Telmar Channel Planner /Media Planner
Competitor reports using Nielsen Ad Intel
Google Analytics
Social business managers (Meta, TikTok, Pinterest, LinkedIn, X)
Google Ads
Google CM360
TVSquared, Adalyser

Interest in sports

If you are interested in this role please send a CV and cover letter, outlining how you fulfil the essential requirements of this role.

The Package

Salary £28k-£32k, dependent on experience

Flexible, extensive benefits post probation. These include:
Cycle to work scheme (of course)
Additional 2 days of holiday 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
Brompton bikes available for getting to and from meetings around town
Personal development fund to explore your passions and hobbies
Financial incentive for successful new business leads
Annual performance-based bonus scheme of up to 8.3% of salary

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 35 strong and one of the fastest growing agencies in the world. We already count LiveScore, Carwow, Virgin Bet, OFX, Sarson’s, Zenb, ANNA Money, Belvoir Farm, CVH Spirits, Tate & Lyle, Mettle, Kroo, Royal British Legion, Branston Pickle, Movember, Moju, La Vie 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. We are also B Corp certified.

We now proudly offer a full service media and creative solutions 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.