Account Executive

Maidstone, Kent
£25000 - £28000 per annum + one day off a month in addition to leave
11 Feb 2019
11 Mar 2019
Lydia Harrington
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time
Interested or have worked within the automotive industry? Keen to develop a career within PR as an Account Executive?
If so, this is a fantastic opportunity for a bright and focused individual.

Working from their Maidstone office you will work as an Account Executive and customer interface for an automotive agency.
Working in a busy team you will work on your own account and take ownership of front and back office roles as well as providing a superb level of customer service to the public in a friendly, efficient and professional manner.

As a result of expanding work scopes from their clients and new business secured from exciting international automotive brands, our client is seeking an additional Account Executive or Senior Account Executive with relevant experience in a communications or journalism environment to join the team.
The role would suit someone who is ready to make a key step in their career by joining our award-winning Account Executive team, having already gained experience in-house or at a PR agency. Our client would also consider a journalist with specialist automotive experience gained on consumer or trade publications if they can demonstrate the aptitude to switch to a PR role.
You will support Account Managers in the delivery of our range of services to several clients. Key tasks will include researching and writing press releases and presentations, liaising with the media and assisting with the planning and delivery of creative automotive PR programmes, activities and campaigns.
Key skills

People relationships

*Developing productive relationships across the wider agency team, dealers and suppliers by using effective communication skills.
*Communicating, verbally and in writing in an assertive, accurate and understandable manner.
*Listening to, and taking into account the thoughts and feelings of others.

Commercial acumen

*Maintaining excellent levels of client satisfaction and showing a passion for their business.
*Having an excellent understanding and appreciation of the service offering.
*Ensuring that jobs are produced to budget and ensuring issues are dealt with promptly.

Planning and organising

*Planning and organising oneself to ensure actions and objectives are achieved on time.
*Working with the dealers to fully understand their marketing activities and translating this to tactical actions.
*Adherence to company policies and procedures

Experience and Skills
Experience within the automotive sector is desirable but not essential - however, candidates must be able to demonstrate a strong interest in the automotive industry. Outstanding communication, writing, presentation, and social media skills are vital.

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