Account Executive- Technical science background

Location Manchester
Job Type Full time
Salary £18000 - £25000 per annum
Contact Leon Milns
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Reference #12813_1601635976
Fantastic opportunity to join a leading B2B Comms Agency in Manchester. You'll be assisting the accounts team by developing and demonstrating high standards in marketing essentials.

You will have a technical science background and ideally will be at graduate/ entry-level. Due to this Agency's international client base, it is preferable that you speak more than one language.

What you'll be doing....

Account handling skills
*Writing: agendas, contact reports, press releases, technical features.
*Media liaison: develop a good understanding of UK or foreign media (as appropriate) and other media as appropriate to the trainee's language skills. Research and develop media lists for specific clients/projects. Liaise with selected media and develop contacts.
*Media monitoring: read relevant and specialist publications as appropriate and develop an awareness of opportunities and items of general interest.
*Media evaluation: monitor and track press coverage, present in the correct format, analyse in line with set objectives.
*Client liaison: establish and maintain professional and effective relationship with client(s).
*Supplier negotiation: develop relationship with key suppliers and demonstrate ability to achieve optimum outcome for agency/client.
*Event management: assist in organisation of exhibitions, photocalls and other events.
*Print and design management: develop understanding of print, photography and design terminology.
*Accompany account handlers on client meetings, supplier briefings, photographic shoots, assist at press conferences.
*Develop an awareness of team working, workload planning and meeting deadlines.
*Develop good telephone manner: importance of clear message taking and responding to information requests. Manage press ring-rounds eg exhibitions and product launches.
*Provide administrative support to team as required.
International
*Use relevant language(s) - both written and spoken - on a regular basis in a business context.
*Travel to attend client meetings/exhibitions as required; amount of travel will depend on client portfolio.
Knowledge
*Develop a good understanding of the role of public relations and the range of techniques available to PR practitioners in the UK and abroad.
*Develop understanding of client business and industry issues.
*Ensure compliance with company procedures to generate best practice.

Commercial skills
*Ensure profitable relationship with clients by maintaining service to agreed levels.
*Juggle workload/work across a number of clients effectively.
*Demonstrate effective time management.

Personal skills
*Demonstrate flexibility.
*Support the company culture and positioning.
*Proactively seek and suggest solutions to problems.
*Take joint responsibility for learning and development of self.
*Build sound and productive relationships internally and externally.
*Communicate well to a wide range of people and audiences.

And finally, to always embody this agency's values:

*"We embrace challenges
*We are stronger together
*We refuse to stand still
*Execution matter"