Account Manager- Strategic

Our client is looking for an ambitious, strategic Account manager to lead client development, client service and project delivery across a fantastic range of international accounts in a fast-paced business!

The AM will be responsible for a raft of corp communications projects which might include Corp reporting but also digital. The right candidate to be well versed in printing processes and be confident in reporting projects but also have an interest in sustainability reporting and have integrated skills.

Please contact us to find out more.

Junior Project manager – Corp Reporting, IR, CSR. (full time)

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent corporate communications agencies. They help all types of businesses – from large global organisations to FTSE small caps – to build greater confidence and trust with their investors and other key stakeholders. Our client is looking to hire a junior Project Manager.  

The agency has a peerless depth of knowledge and experience devising and producing integrated reporting solutions. These combine best practice advice on strategy, creative and multi-channel delivery through annual reports and reviews, CR reports, Stake holder engagement comms, online reports, investor presentations and corporate websites. The agency also has a strong consultancy offer which differentiates them from many of their competitors.  

Role

The role of the PM is to work closely with the Directors on all Annual Reports and other corporate communications projects and to take responsibility for the day-to-day running of corporate reporting projects within the team.  

Responsibilities 
-To support Account Director in managing projects on a day-to-day basis helping to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget. 
-To participate in internal Client planning and development processes to deliver effective corporate reporting solutions. -To prepare and manage detailed schedules for all projects, and assist in managing internal and external teams to meet all milestones. 
-To oversee all design and content changes to projects to ensure accuracy, consistency and quality at all stages. 
-To understand and manage effectively the print and production process and approvals internally and externally, including: proofing, print and mailing. 
-To negotiate effectively with external suppliers. 
-To assist in managing all financial aspects of the Client’s account. 
-To applythe agencies procedures consistently so we are protected from financial loss  and the quality of service to clients is maintained. 

Key Tasks

Project management 
Project Delivery 
Commercial 
Client relationship management 
Strategic development 
Business development  

Personal Profile  

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:   Qualifications -Degree level qualification of 2:1 or above. -Qualification in investor relations or corporate communications or CSR would be helpful.  

Work Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following profile of skills and experience:

-Ideally 2-3 years’ experience in project managing corporate literature (preferably annual reports). 
-Management of web projects would be helpful. 
-Be very knowledgeable about print production, publishing and the project management process. 
-Excellent writing, editing and communication skills are essential. 
-Be fully conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.   Personal Qualities 
-Strong interpersonal and communications skills necessary to build trust and respect both externally and internally. 
-Ambitious for work quality and committed to excellence. 
-Ability to set and manage many urgent, and often conflicting, priorities. 
-Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. 
-Flexibility and a team-focused, non-hierarchical approach with a ‘roll up  your sleeves’ attitude to getting the job done. 
-Ability to hit the ground running, move quickly and make the required contribution in the new environment. 
-Energetic and keen to meet the challenges of contributing to a dynamic, highly entrepreneurial environment.    

Senior Project manager – Corp Reporting, IR, CSR. (contract or perm)

Our client is one of the UK’s leading independent corporate communications agencies. They help all types of businesses – from large global organisations to FTSE small caps – to build greater confidence and trust with their investors and other key stakeholders. Our client is looking to hire a Project Manager.  

The agency has a peerless depth of knowledge and experience devising and producing integrated reporting solutions. These combine best practice advice on strategy, creative and multi-channel delivery through annual reports and reviews, CR reports, Stake holder engagement comms, online reports, investor presentations and corporate websites. The agency also has a strong consultancy offer which differentiates them from many of their competitors.  

Role

The role of the PM is to work closely with the Directors on all Annual Reports and other corporate communications projects and to take responsibility for the day-to-day running of corporate reporting projects within the team.

 Responsibilities 

–To support Account Director in managing projects on a day-to-day basis helping to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.
–To participate in internal Client planning and development processes to deliver effective corporate reporting solutions. –To prepare and manage detailed schedules for all projects, and assist in managing internal and external teams to meet all milestones.
–To oversee all design and content changes to projects to ensure accuracy, consistency and quality at all stages.
–To understand and manage effectively the print and production process and approvals internally and externally, including: proofing, print and mailing.
–To negotiate effectively with external suppliers.
–To assist in managing all financial aspects of the Client’s account.
–To applythe agencies procedures consistently so we are protected from financial loss  and the quality of service to clients is maintained.

Key Tasks

Project management
Project Delivery
Commercial
Client relationship management
Strategic development
Business development

 Personal Profile  

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications, experience and personal qualities:   Qualifications –Degree level qualification of 2:1 or above. –Qualification in investor relations or corporate communications or CSR would be helpful.

Work Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have the following profile of skills and experience:

–Ideally 4-6 years’ experience in project managing corporate literature (preferably annual reports).
–Management of web projects would be helpful.
–Be very knowledgeable about print production, publishing and the project management process.
–Excellent writing, editing and communication skills are essential.
–Be fully conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.   Personal Qualities
–Strong interpersonal and communications skills necessary to build trust and respect both externally and internally.
–Ambitious for work quality and committed to excellence.
–Ability to set and manage many urgent, and often conflicting, priorities.
–Strong ‘can do’ attitude motivated by a desire to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem.
–Flexibility and a team-focused, non-hierarchical approach with a ‘roll up  your sleeves’ attitude to getting the job done.
–Ability to hit the ground running, move quickly and make the required contribution in the new environment.
–Energetic and keen to meet the challenges of contributing to a dynamic, highly entrepreneurial environment.

Account Director (Financial Services)

Our client is a joined up communications agency with a strong bias towards financial and professional services. Our client is looking to hire an driven Account Director.

Candidates with financial services or Investment/Fund branding will be preferred however intelligent individuals with transferable skills will be considered for this Account Director role.

Candidates should have a grounded agency experience – with a passion/interest in the financial sector. Candidates should be experienced in an integrated agency – familiar with the full comms mix. Specific experience of working with hedge fund products and brands would be a destinct advantage.

Preferably the Account Director will have previous experience of leading team’s and managing large-scale projects across a variety of media.

Urgent vacancy please contact us for more details

Senior Project Manager (corporate communications)

Our client is a leading creative design & communications agency based in London. They now employ over 90 people and are continuing to grow. They have a strong client list with some of the world leading brands with whom they have built strong long-term relationships.

What our client does?

Although their heritage is predominantly in printed and digital communication, they are becoming increasingly media neutral, leading to a range of new and interesting challenges. In the digital area they are a leader in their field, having invested in this area of our business some 10 years ago.

They focus on how their clients communicate with their key audiences. They believe great work comes from an intimate understanding of these audiences.

Our client is looking to hire a dynamic Senior Project Manager.

You will be responsible for initiating, controlling and delivering corporate communications projects that include brand and identity, marketing communications and financial reporting projects, both on and offline from £20k up to £500K. It’s an all-encompassing role managing end-to-end projects, at the highest level, in control from start, through to successful completion. You’ll work predominantly with the FTSE 100 and Professional Services organisations both in the UK and internationally, dealing with clients up to and including CEO and Director level so experience delivering projects at this level is essential to ensure you can meet client demands, provide the highest standard of service, both critical to winning the next project.

Day-to-day you will lead and control project teams across a variety client accounts, delivering compelling, creative and successful projects, on time and under budget. Financial control across your projects is a primary responsibility, from initial scope, daily monitoring, to maintaining margin and ensuring commercial viability. You will facilitate senior level meetings, be confident in articulating your views, recognise what’s important to achieve a successful outcome and ultimately make it all happen. As a Senior Project Manager, you will have excellent knowledge and understanding of delivering Corporate Communications projects, with the ability to effortlessly guide clients through the process. Overall you will develop the relationship by adding value, empathising and helping clients through the more challenging situations.

Finally, you’ll be a proven team player, a natural communicator, commercially astute, organised in your approach with the ability to remain flexible in achieving the appropriate outcome. Ultimately, the proof of success will be control of projects, the quality of your input, proactive approach, commercial contribution and strength of client relationships.

Your responsibilities

– Ensure client is happy and receiving the highest levels of quality and service
– Deliver profitable projects
– Effective management of the project process, related resource and suppliers
– Day-to-day control and optimisation of team personnel, workload and finances

What’s expected 
– Very happy clients
– Profitable projects
– Control at all times
– Award winning Corporate comms projects
– Happy team
– Adding value to client relationship

Essential competencies

– Significant experience in similar roles and environment
– Proven ability to manage people, internally and externally
– Educated to degree level or similar
– Excellent communication an d presentation skills
– Understand the industry and passionate about design
– Organised and can multi task with ease
– Understanding and experience in Financial Reporting
– Skilled in MS Project/Excel/ Word/PowerPoint at FTSE 100 level

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Account Manager/Director

Salary negotiable, dependant on experience
Permanent or Freelance

A corporate communications agency seeks to employ an experienced account manager. The agency has a long history of financial reporting and corporate literature, more recently they have expanded into employee communications and corporate responsibility and sustainability reporting. The agency produces industry-leading research documents into investor information needs and current investor relations trends. All applicants will be well versed in at least one of the above sectors and have excellent client facing skills.

The role will include:

  • Being the lead account/project manager on several key FTSE 100 accounts together with a number of FTSE Mid-250’s.
  • Form part of the pitch team for new business, from an account/project management perspective.
  • Develop a full understanding of the client, what they do, strategies, roles and responsibilities.
  • Develop client accounts, including development of existing offer and introduction of new disciplines.
  • Plan and schedule projects both internally and externally.
  • Provide costing, updates and apply budget control, both internally and externally.
  • Lead and coordinate all aspects of projects internally and externally.
  • Run specific projects day-to-day, working with the team as required.

Candidates need to be:

  • Self motivated.
  • Able to work in a team environment.
  • Have good communication skills.
  • On-line reporting experience would be beneficial.
  • A proven understanding of stakeholder and B2B communications.
  • Be absolutely committed to the delivery of projects.
  • An eye for detail.
  • Have a good understanding of the production processes involved both internally and externally.
  • Have experience of managing a team and influencing its growth and development.
  • Have a good knowledge of corporate reporting legislation and up and coming changes.

Submit CV or to enquire about this vacancy email, jobs@cc‑recruitment.com

Senior Brand Account Manager

Salary: £35–£45k
Permanent

Creative brand communications consultancy based in South West London are looking for a talented and pro active account manager to join their award winning team! This agency specialises in Brand, Brand Packaging and Corporate Identity, they have an enviable client list.

The ideal candidate will have 5 years client facing experience. You will be a natural and intelligent communicator with a real energy to enterprise and formulate ideas, a creative thinker and a commercial brain. A strong team player is a must and the willingness to really get stuck in.

Project management will be second nature to this individual, and will have full responsibility for their projects from understanding the clients needs, to interpreting this for into a creative brief, and managing the process right through to delivery. A solid understanding of the design process is essential, as is strong financial acumen.

Key skills needed are as follows:

  • A natural at building and maintaining client relationships.
  • Strong understanding of brand packaging and design.
  • Excellent project management skills
  • A natural communicator both in client facing and internally
  • Smart and resourceful
  • Strong understanding of branding and design.
  • The ability to work independently as and when required.

Submit CV or to enquire about this vacancy email, jobs@cc‑recruitment.com

Client Director

Leading Communications agency is looking to hire an exceptional client relationship builder with excellent strategy expertise.

The agency is looking to pursue a media neutral approach towards their business model. Candidates with the following discipline experience will be best suited to this vacancy, Corporate Reporting, Employee Comms, Internal Comms.

Candidates will need to demonstrate the ability to grow business through the development of client relationships and a thorough knowledge of design and the marketing mix. Senior level strategy and best practise advice in the Corporate communications arena are also desired skills for this role.

Previous experience in a mid to large size agency or a business owner would be best suited to this role.

Salary: £70–£100k

Further details are available on request.

Submit CV or to enquire about this vacancy email, jobs@cc‑recruitment.com