Account Manager/Senior Account Manager (permanent and freelance opportunity)

About Us

The PHA Group is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic PR companies in the UK, proud to have achieved an array of industry awards while delivering exceptional levels of service to many high-profile clients. Based on Wardour Street in Soho, we are an entrepreneurial, news-driven agency which invests heavily in the career development of our people and offers an excellent work/life balance.

About the Role

We are currently looking for an Account Manager/Senior Account Manager to join our fast-paced Entrepreneurs & Business team. This team works with CEOs, inspirational figures and innovators as well as their pioneering businesses. We work with our clients to help achieve ambitious goals through increased awareness and industry leadership on key topics. Please apply if you are excited at the prospect of building close relationships with some of the most charismatic and powerful figures in British business. You will have the opportunity to work with global brands, recognisable business leaders and rapidly growing challenger companies disrupting established markets.

We are also looking for an immediately available freelancer to assist with this role in the interim.

The ideal candidate will have substantial agency experience, excellent written and verbal communication skills, good industry contacts and will have a genuine passion for the media.

Responsibilities

  • Running accounts on a need to know basis for the AD
  • Delivery of high-quality coverage with focus on achieving higher level pieces of coverage (such as business profiling, brainstorming and formulating survey ideas)
  • Taking a proactive role in identifying new ideas for existing clients – such as brainstorms, instigating team catch-ups to discuss concentrations for the next month etc
  • Taking ownership of meeting material and advising AD what should be included in meeting collateral
  • Guiding and supporting junior members of the team on accounts
  • Developing and maintaining strong, positive client relationships
  • Ownership and proofing weekly and monthly reports
  • Identifying, escalating and solving issues on accounts
  • New business contribution with proposal preparation, involvement with pitches, campaign ideas and feeding into the Business development team
  • Strong leadership and staff management skills
  • Where possible, spotting an opportunity for upselling on one client (i.e. video projects, social media services, media training etc)

About You

We look forward to hearing from people who can demonstrate energy and enthusiasm for any challenge they encounter. Keen to be involved in all manner of accounts, integrated or otherwise and develop their career in an award winning, innovative PR agency. You will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience working in PR (agency or in-house) and have strong client and people management experience. You might also be…

  • An exceptional communicator
  • Highly committed
  • Results driven
  • Super organised
  • Passionate
  • An excellent writer
  • Creative
  • On time
  • A team player

What You Get

We offer a variety of performance incentives, a comprehensive training and development plan, including our Management Training Scheme, as well as a diverse benefits package to ensure that you are rewarded as highly as possible. We are keen to build this role around the successful candidate, considering your specific skills and interests to lead in these areas within the structure of the growing team. We can provide more detail on this when we meet although, put simply, we believe in recognising, encouraging and rewarding talent.

 

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