Lifestyle, Mens Grooming and Sport Account Manager

Location
London, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Oct 2018
Closes
31 Oct 2018
Ref
Oct2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

About Us

H+K Strategies is the first, large communications agency to structure itself around industry sectors. This adds deep industry knowledge to the agency’s core communications business which is supported by specialist areas of ideas and strategy, content creation and publishing. Everyone in our agency is expected to constantly evolve, reinvent their skills and set a new standard in the industry for their role.

It’s an exciting time to join the Sports + Entertainment team and agency at large, as we move into a new chapter of growth and a unified commitment to bringing in new talent, with different skills and backgrounds. To achieve this, we are looking for a strong Account Manager with excellent client servicing skills and a flair for driving big brand newsrooms, especially in the FMCG/consumer lifestyle category. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in media & influencer relations; campaign management; and a perfect balance between detail and process allied with an eye for proactive news generation and the agility required to make new ideas happen at speed.

In addition, we would like to see candidates from a content, publishing and digital background, with an understanding of e-commerce, partnership marketing; influencer marketing; and more broadly an ability to engage consumers, especially young men, with bold creativity. The ideal candidate will be someone who has worked in an integrated communications role for consumer brands famed for effective challenger marketing or, if more established, a company that has gone through an innovative transformation, resulting in positive brand re-appraisal.

Work will be exciting, broad and challenging and include:

  • Working within a driven and ambitious team
  • Helping to develop toolkits for key markets
  • Support in managing markets from a London hub
  • Creating engaging content with a ‘distribution first’ mindset
  • Developing relationships with key social and media influencers beyond sport
  • Co-ordinating events
  • Expert client management: budgets; reporting; measurement & evaluation

Responsibilities + Attributes

  • Creative thinker with attention to detail, particularly under pressure
  • Demonstrable record of being part of a team that has created impactful, big brand campaigns
  • Team player with the ability to work collaboratively in a high performing team
  • Proficient in all aspects of client commercial management
  • Strong organisational skills with solid attention to detail
  • Strong and persuasive communication and client service skills
  • Passion for integrated communications
  • Passion for creating headlines that get the public talking, especially in earned media
  • Ability to effectively communicate products features as compelling consumer benefits
  • Strong understanding and interest in men’s fashion, lifestyle and grooming trends and associated media landscape

What the role can offer you

  • The opportunity to develop under the guidance of some of the best in the industry
  • The chance to gain first-hand experience working on high-profile international brands
  • Exposure to globally-recognised clients and campaigns centred upon performance and purpose
  • The ability to work alongside a passionate and supportive team
  • Joining one of the world’s most respected, award-winning PR agencies
  • Our dedicated training academy The Hub which provides a breadth of skills enabling our people to take ownership of their career development and become trusted advisors to their clients