M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment is a creative leader in the passion marketing sector, we connect brands to a diverse range of consumers through the things they love. We deliver award-winning campaigns for a number of leading brands globally, regionally and within individual markets.
M&C Saatchi / Sport and Entertainment are committed to creating diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants who meet the specific requirements will receive consideration for employment without regard to background or protected characteristic, under the Equality Act 2010. We celebrate difference in the broadest sense; rooted in our belief that diversity of thought is a creative necessity.
Lifestyle Account Manager
An opportunity to work within the growing Lifestyle team at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment, on accounts including adidas, Reebok, Coca-Cola, JD and Bowers & Wilkins.
You must have passion for the lifestyle space- street culture, fashion, music, sneakers- and a love of pop culture. You must have an ear to the ground and be knowledgeable about the latest trends.
As an Account Manager on the lifestyle team, you are responsible for the efficient day-to-day management of your accounts. You are the central component in the team, ensuring the smooth delivery of all campaigns and you display strong skills in both managing up to ADs and down to AEs.
You are responsible for driving your accounts forward and you are always one step ahead, managing the overall workload ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and to a high standard. You demonstrate a clear passion for and knowledge in the lifestyle space.
Ensure that accounts are run as smoothly as possible
Day-to-day contact with your clients
Being the central cog in your team to ensure actions are identified and completed in a timely manner
Ensure that the client always feels they are getting the best, most professional service possible
Provide informed counsel to clients
Viewed by clients and peers as a trusted member of the team
Can Do Attitude:
Positive, proactive and solutions driven- always thinking one step ahead
Responsibility and accountability on accounts- take ownership and are accountable for day to day operations
Marketing and PR:
Expertise in the roles of PR, sponsorship and marketing and how they shape our deliverables
Understanding of how to interrogate and answer a brief creatively and how to position and articulate ideas to the client with clear strategic thinking
Have strong knowledge of media, especially in relation to the specific needs of your client
Build quality relationships with key media across all relevant clients
Manage and drive rich editorial opportunities including exclusives, interviews and features
Continually monitor media for all client coverage and articles of interest
Aware of all coverage from initial sell in to delivery and oversee the reporting process
Initiative and Problem Solving:
The ability to both identify and solve problems before your ADs or clients do
Thinking ahead and have your clients and brands front of mind
Be proactive in spotting opportunities
Display strong working relationships with your team
Display strong relationships with clients, both in terms of rapport and respect. The client should trust your opinion and counsel
Strong document and presentation writing skills
Developing your physical presentation skills and building confidence in competently talking clients though a document or pitching an idea
Communicate clearly and concisely both verbally and in writing throughout internal and client facing comms
Social and Digital Media:
Demonstrate a thorough understanding of social media platforms and the digital landscape
Develop an understanding of emerging technology and its potential use in marketing
Monitor both client and competitor channels on a regular basis
Provide strategic counsel to the client based on their social objectives
Manage the reporting process, including drawing key insights to inform strategic recommendations
Work to ensure that campaign activations are delivered on time and within budget, flagging early any issues or concerns to ADs
Plan, organise and manage events, including co-ordinating: venues, invitations, guest lists, press materials, managing suppliers etc.
Budgets and Reports:
Oversee status reports and ensure that they are delivered to the client on time
Responsible for ensuring that budgets are correct and are being effectively managed
Management of AEs:
Keep all members of the team up-to-date with account work and ensure that regular internal status meetings are arranged, keeping your AD’s informed
Give clear guidance and constant feedback to your AE’s - lead by example
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI).
Demonstrative knowledge of the moral, legal and business imperatives that drive DEI in companies
Act as an ally to promote inclusive behaviours and support the work of the employee led networks
Act with empathy & sensitivity to all colleagues & stakeholders, irrespective of cultural background or protected characteristic, (Equality Act 2010)