Account Executive/Senior Account Executive

  • Location: Sheffield
  • Salary: Dependent on experience
  • Closing date:

Ride Shotgun is a bit different. Not only are we one of the fastest growing strategic brand, activation and production agencies in the UK but we think big, go big creatively and deliver big in production to deliver fully joined-up brand journeys for clients of all shapes and sizes.

We are looking for an Account Executive/Senior Account Executive who has experience in a similar role, ideally in a creative industry. Above all else, you will have an ambition to grow your career within the marketing/creative industry, you will want to work with big brands, help deliver great creative and contribute to the success of a growing agency.

You’ll back all that up with a demonstrable passion for branding and marketing, and a drive to inspire great creative that unlocks client challenges.

Key purpose of role

  • To support the Client Services Team in all aspects of day-to-day running of client accounts.
  • You will report to an Account Director.

Key responsibilities

  • Support and assist the Senior/Account Managers and Account Director in the day-to-day running of client accounts – from an administrative, organisational and financial management point-of-view.
  • Manage the specific client projects for which you are responsible, consistently delivering a highly responsive service to clients and ensuring that requirements are dealt with promptly and efficiently.
  • Act as the key point of contact for the client and agency team on assigned client accounts/projects, coordinating day-to-day business and ensuring consistent and effective communication throughout.
  • Keep clients informed at all times, managing their expectations.
  • Develop and apply a broad awareness and understanding of clients’ businesses, their proposition, customers and competitive environment.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key client development plans and ensure these are up to date with relevant client and project information; deliver action points as required.
  • Assist in developing, building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of client briefs and requirements.
  • Develop a broad understanding of the status of projects, both upcoming and completed.
  • Write and prepare creative briefs for specific projects – to be approved by line manager.
  • Attend client meetings with senior members of Client Services team when required.
  • Attend photo/video shoots as a key point of contact.
  • Record meetings and action points in the form of contact reports and updated project status reports, and circulate to the relevant contacts/clients accordingly.
  • Manage administration of contact reports, status reports, timings plans, and other relevant documentation.
  • Research/source background information for specific client meetings and presentations as required, preparing and sharing/presenting the relevant findings in a clear and useful format.
  • Liaise with clients’ other marketing partners (media agencies, printers etc.).
  • Liaise with and manage external suppliers.
  • Anticipate/identify any current or potential issues and raise these with line manager.

This Job Description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties. It outlines the main purpose of the role and its key responsibilities. It is expected that these, and the duties, will develop in time.

LOCATION AND WORKING HOURS

Based in Sheffield, you will be working from the city centre office, 9am-5:30pm, Monday to Friday.

WHAT KIND OF PERSON ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We expect all our team members to share the same behaviour and culture code as Ride Shotgun, check them out below!

WE MAKE IT HAPPEN

  • We own it – we want to feel proud of the work we do every day. So, we step up, we crack on and we take responsibility. And when we do that, our infectious and genuine passion for our work shines through.
  • We are on it – “that’ll do”, won’t do. We expect a lot more of ourselves and each other. As a result we’re a proactive, driven bunch with a “can do” attitude, who love nothing more than spotting a problem and sorting it.

WE RIDE AS ONE

  • No drama – we’re all in this together. We look out for, and after, each other. No questions asked. We understand each other and respect each other. We work brilliantly together. No drama. No egos. Nobody being a dick. I’ve got your back, you’ve got mine.
  • Know-how – we work as one team, recognising and respecting each other’s skills and capabilities. We trust each other and we know there’s always someone in the team that will know the answer. It’s in our nature to collaborate because we know that when we work together, amazing things happen.

QUESTION EVERYTHING

  • Be curious and creative – curiosity is our superpower. It drives us to dig deeper. To look at challenges from every angle using left and right brain thinking. Leave no stone unturned. There might be an idea or insight under it.
  • Have guts and glory – we’re fearless in challenging the accepted norms. Brave enough to do things differently. To take risks and try new things. And if that means challenging clients, ourselves and each other…So be it.

What do we offer?

The opportunity to make a real impact and be instrumental in shaping the future of a new, ambitious, and exciting agency. Based in Sheffield, you’ll work with some of the world’s best brands and the region’s best talent to produce award winning creative work.

In addition, we offer a competitive salary and additional benefits including:

  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays.
  • Your birthday off.
  • Additional holidays through salary sacrifice.
  • Enhanced paid sick leave.
  • Cycle to work and Tech & Home schemes.
  • Private Health care – with access to 24 hr support on a variety of topics, fast access to GP services and much more!
  • Gym discounts.
  • Personal accident/accidental death cover.
  • Profit share scheme.
  • Discounts portal with access to thousands of retailers.
  • Refer a friend or client scheme.
  • Regular social events – including a weekly pub quiz, monthly team lunches and the BIG summer and Christmas parties!

DOES THIS SOUND GOOD TO YOU?

Applicants should be within commuting distance of our Sheffield office. Please apply to futureriders@rideshotgun.co.uk attaching your CV and cover letter.

No agencies please.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT 

Ride Shotgun is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).