Senior Account Executive

Job description


Location: McCann Campus, Prestbury - South Manchester (Hybrid working)

About Us...

Ghosts. A swimming pool. A cat named Tom. At McCann Manchester, it’s fair to say we’re a little different.

Here the people make the agency, they are what makes our work so unique. That’s why we’re on the look-out for the people who will fit best. We’re a creative agency spread across eight acres of countryside in Cheshire, and the rumours are true, we also have a pub, bistro and gym all on-site. McCann Manchester is a big family - the largest integrated agency in the UK in fact.

We work with some of the UK’s most interesting brands and we’re looking for a Senior Account Executive to come and join us. Armbands optional.

The Part You’ll Play as Senior Account Executive…

You’ll be working on one of our largest Retail clients as part of a fully integrated team, specifically taking responsibility for:

Acting as one of the day-to-day contacts for the clients, managing all jobs through agency systems and procedures.

Interpret client feedback to develop accurate and engaging briefs for the creative and studio teams.

Build effective working relationships with all key departments, ensuring they are updated and work is in line with client requirements.

Ensure client requests are managed promptly and expectations are managed in terms of speed and delivery.

Ensure all creative work is signed off, proof read and all mandatory requirements have been included before leaving the agency.

Work independently and pro-actively to progress projects, ensuring key stakeholders are kept-up-to date and all deliverables are produced on time and within budget.

It will be fast paced, fun, rewarding and challenging in equal measure, delivering highly visible campaigns for a rapidly expanding client.

As Senior Account Executive You’ll Bring…

Previous agency experience, preferably working on fully integrated campaigns. Previous experience working with Retail clients would be a distinct advantage.

Highly developed organisational skills, excellent attention to detail, and the ability to work independently to ensure projects are managed effectively.

Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.

Experience of handling large volumes of work and working to tight, fast deadlines.

As Senior Account Executive You’ll Have Access To…

A competitive financial and benefits package and a culture ideally suited to those who enjoy pursuing personal career development.

The opportunity to work within the largest integrated agency in the UK, in stunning surroundings, with specialist departments including, animation, video production, planning, digital creative and development and social media.

An outstanding working environment that really is hard to beat. Based on an 8 acre site the four main buildings form a campus that includes a subsidised Bistro, free car parking, free access to an onsite gym and an outdoor heated pool (for when the weather gets warmer!).

The Truth…

Working with McCann will be a journey, it’ll be both fun and challenging. We want you to grow with us, and create work our clients will be excited about and work you will feel proud of.

The Package

Competitive salary + excellent benefits

The Agency

McCann Manchester

Hello! We’re McCann Manchester. When it comes to marketing communications agencies, we're a bit different. For starters, you’ll find us on a unique country house campus in rural Cheshire. This is home to 370 hugely talented people with skills in just about every marketing specialism you’ll ever need - and it also comes with its very own on-site pub and a gaggle of ghosts. But don’t be deceived by the rural idyll. We work with many of Britain’s best-known and best-loved brands. Our campus creates an environment that nurtures great thinking and great ideas.

Our digital offering, McCann Connected, is a top 30 digital agency ( and its 140 specialists span the paid, owned and earned landscapes, including content production. We help our clients make sense of the complex journeys consumers make and develop marketing solutions without bias or borders. We help connect consumers with brands, technology, and, of course, each other. Customers don’t live or shop in digital silos, so we don’t operate in them, and we recognise that today’s customer journeys are more complex than ever. Our response is to create digital solutions to your business challenges that exist without borders or boundaries.

It doesn’t matter if it’s advertising, PR, digital, media, search or social media, a great idea that helps our clients grow their business is always a great idea. As we say, where we work is very much part of how we work. And how we work is by helping brands play a meaningful role in people’s lives. If you’re meaningful, you’re relevant and have a clear role. And if you’re relevant and have a clear role, you’re more likely to be valued, loved and most importantly used by and bought by consumers.

We create meaning by harnessing the power of truth. When H K McCann established the company more than 100 years ago, he came up with a compelling idea; find a truth and tell it well. It’s a philosophy that has stood the test of time. More than a century later, we are still guided by the thinking of our founder. We call it Truth Well Told.