Account Manager - Sports

Account Management · London, London, City of
Department Account Management
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

Job Description:

We’re looking for an account manager with exceptional sports knowledge who will be responsible for being the link between our international sports clients (golf and motorsport) and our internal teams. You would be managing multiple client accounts, ensuring campaigns have the correct resource, come in on budget and meet deadlines and quality expectations. You will be responsible for overseeing a number of different projects such as; delivering graphics, videos or worldwide shoots and fully-loaded services including publishing and data analytics.


We need someone with a passion for sports (golf or motorsport) and social media, who knows what the latest trends are and can identify what will help our clients be at the cutting edge in their sector. The ideal candidates will also be able to spot opportunities for sales and growth, and have the communication skills to forge relationships to help develop the business as a whole. On a day-to-day basis you would be a point of contact for the clients, delegating tasks, seeking status updates from departments across the company including our editors, graphic designers, digital analysts, social media managers and production coordinators. As our sports clients are global we need someone with international experience who can liaise with overseas crews and understand how their delivery differs from UK requirements.


Responsibilities:

  • Managing the day-to-day delivery for multiple clients on a range of services and projects including graphics, videos, publishing and data analytics - all from concept to delivery
  • Delegate tasks to relevant internal departments and seek status reports
  • Manage the relationship with client contacts including updating on the status of projects
  • Liaise with senior management to report any issues
  • Monitor budget spend with Operations Director and Account Director 
  • Working closing with our Creative Development, Audience Development, Insights and Graphic and Content teams to ensure departments are well utilised for client deliverables
  • Managing onsite and oversee crews either in person or remotely
  • Working closely with remote global team, ensuring high levels of communication and support 
  • Ensure resource allocation is able to produce deliverables and help source and manage international resource as required
  • Advise clients on best practices, solutions and future developments
  • Monitor trends in social media in order to devise innovative content strategies and campaigns
  • Take responsibility for monitoring project KPIs, working closely with the insights team
  • Work with business development team to expand business prospects from both current and potential new clients
  • Contribute to creative strategy, trying new ideas and an ability to capture fun, engaging content
  • Keeping up to date with trends across social media, online video and sports output internationally 


Key skills and knowledge:

  • In-depth knowledge and passion for international sports including knowledge of how the different markets vary
  • A background working as an account manager/ project manager 
  • Experience working across a range of digital platforms, with a background in either social content production or social media management
  • Experience working to client briefs and working with external parties to make recommendations and encourage developments
  • Strong client management skills and experience of delivering KPIs
  • Experience working on site at race days in the UK and abroad
  • Good listener who enjoys problem solving
  • Interest in new technologies and opportunities for content creation
  • Excellent organisational skills with clear attention to detail
  • Strong editorial sensibility – able to identify strong content that will perform well on digital/social platforms
  • Experience in leading and managing a team
  • Experience of monitoring and keeping to budgets


General:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Work flexible days, according to the appropriate sports-related calendar
  • Able to perform under pressure, manage multiple tasks and to work to tight timescales
  • Be a good communicator with strong relationship management skills
  • Confidence in making decisions
  • Salary dependent on experience 


Benefits

We embrace diversity, value versatility and reward creativity:

  • 22 days annual leave excluding bank holidays, annual leave increases with each year of service
  • Mental wellbeing support available via our external 24 hour telephone counselling service
  • Private Health Care
  • Enhanced Parental Leave
    • 4 weeks fully paid paternity leave
    • 6 months fully paid maternity leave
  • A fun and friendly office in the centre of London with a rooftop and weekly social drinks
  • Opportunity to attend sports events
  • Summer and Christmas Parties
  • Internal & external development courses
  • Engage+ (employee benefits including employee discounts, wellbeing, salary sacrifice and payroll benefits)
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • International travel

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    • Location
      London, London, City of
    • Department
      Account Management
    • Employment Type
      Full-Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Mid-level