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Account Executive

Emperor

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join a dynamic, employee-owned creative agency committed to making a positive global impact

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Charlotte House

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Organisation Summary: As an industry leader in communication with a focus on corporate reporting, branding, employee engagement, and sustainability, our company has grown from humble beginnings to a powerhouse with over 325 talented individuals. As an employee-owned entity since 2020, we prioritize agility, growth, and talent retention, boasting a robust presence across the UK in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and an international office in Dubai. Solidifying our commitment to societal and environmental change, we proudly became a Certified B Corporation in September 2022.

  • Role Summary:
    • Support senior staff in managing and delivering client projects encompassing both print and digital outputs.
    • Assist with project costing, planning, and scheduling.
    • Attend client meetings and document communications and progress.
    • Handle project-related administrative tasks and manage small projects independently after onboarding.
  • Role Requirements:
    • Keen quality awareness and strong communication skills.
    • Analytical thinking and impeccable ethics.
    • Organized, able to multitask, and work independently or in a team.
    • Business acumen and a commitment to outstanding client service.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Application Process Details:
    • Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the recruitment team via email.
    • Expect communication within 5 working days post-application, subject to the number of applicants.

We are devoted to diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply, offering support for any necessary recruitment process adjustments.

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1996, we are experts in communication, specialising in corporate reporting, brand, employee engagement and sustainability across a range of channels. From two men and an Apple Mac, we are now one of the UK’s leading strategic and creative communications agencies with over 325 colleagues. We have achieved this through continuously developing and evolving our proposition, delivering great work, expanding our geographic presence in key locations, making smart acquisitions, recruiting quality people and building long term client relationships.

In 2020, we became an employee-owned business. This decision not only fulfilled a long-standing ambition of the founders, but is driving growth, providing long-term clarity, and helping to attract and retain the best talent. It reinforces our desire to remain an agile and people-focused business that fosters transparency and innovation for clients.

We are one of the largest employee-owned creative agencies in the UK, unrivalled in scale with a unique national presence. We are the only corporate communications agency with a network of creative hubs in strategic locations across the UK in London (HQ), Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and in Dubai.

In September 2022 we became a Certified B Corporation. B Corp is a movement committed to using business as a force for good and transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet.

There is no better foundation on which to build.

The Role:

The Account Executive role is a great opportunity for a graduate looking to start their career in creative agency or for someone already junior in an agency looking for a new role.The Account Executive is responsible for supporting senior colleagues in the management and delivery of a mix of projects including both print and digital deliverables, providing general support to the account management team and solely project managing small projects once you have settled into the role.

Key responsibilities:

Support senior colleagues in the management and delivery of client projects, including:


  • Prepare project costs for approval
  • Prepare project plans and time schedules
  • Attend client meetings with senior colleagues
  • Prepare contact reports and project progress reports
  • Assist in project turnaround
  • Prepare purchase orders for review
  • Chase up third party suppliers
  • Prepare invoices for review as instructed by senior colleagues
  • Organise and maintain client files
  • Update job records as directed by senior colleagues

Provide general support to the account management team, including:


  • Arrange deliveries
  • Answer client calls and pass on messages
  • Perform ad hoc support duties

Project manage small projects single handedly:


  • Take briefs supervised by senior colleagues
  • Prepare costs for approval
  • Brief the design team
  • Manage projects through to completion
  • Manage project administration including job records and invoice preparation
  • Provide management team with project status and gross profit information on the projects as requested

Skills & knowledge:


  • Demonstrates quality awareness
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Sound judgement and analytical thinking
  • Unquestionable business ethics and integrity
  • Organised and can multi-task with ease
  • A 'can do' mentality
  • Ability to work alone and as part of team
  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Engaging, collaborative and adept at building internal and external relationships
  • Ability to deliver exceptional client service
  • Flexible, adaptable style and approach
  • Resilient, passionate, energetic and hungry
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint

OUR VALUES

Infectious Enthusiasm

We approach everything with positivity and gusto.

> We embrace different opinions.

> We smile, laugh and have fun.

> We lead with passion and energy.

> We stay interested and interesting.

Creativity Everywhere

We apply fresh thinking in everything we do. Our creativity goes way beyond being a ‘creative agency’.



> We think laterally to solve challenges.

> We stay curious about the world and everything in it.

> We crave ideas, great and small.

> We challenge the status quo and look for a new perspective.

Aim High

We always strive to achieve more for ourselves and our clients.



> We realise ambitions collectively.

> We take pride in doing better every time.

> We recognise that every one of us can make Emperor a better business.

> We empower ourselves and others to develop professionally.

Razor Sharp

We’re always on it. Commercial, focused and agile.



> We get straight to the point.

> We keep our promises.

> We get it right time after time.

> We don’t waste.

Always Learning

We take every opportunity to develop and share our skills and experience. At work and at play.



> We learn from each other and the world around us.

> We get to know our clients and their businesses as well as they do.

> We draw inspiration from our eclectic mix of backgrounds and life experiences.

> We never think that we know it all.

Next Steps

If you are successfully shortlisted for the role, the recruitment team will be in touch via email, and the process will begin from there. We endeavour to contact you within 5 working days of your application, however, this may vary depending on the volume of applications we receive. Good Luck!

 As an employer, we are committed to ensuring the representation of people from all backgrounds regardless of their gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, or any other aspect which makes them unique. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds to apply and would encourage you to let us know if there are steps we can take to ensure that your recruitment process enables you to present yourself in a way that makes you comfortable.

Please let us know, as part of the application process, if you require any adjustments, including those relating to a disability.

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