Account Manager

  • Hickson Rd, Barangaroo NSW 2000, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

WHY YOU WANT TO WORK AT SPARK FOUNDRY

Let’s be honest –in this industry, sometimes we complicate things that should be simple. Here is the bottom line: we want YOU to join us if you are truly passionate about guiding marketers on how to best connect their brands with people. It doesn’t get much simpler than that. At Spark Foundry, we have a unique approach and provide the support to help you do this. In fact, our approach is built on creating the space for ideas that lead to smart work, and Spark Foundry is built to celebrate and develop YOUR ideas.

WHO WE ARE

Throughout our rich history, we’ve taken pride in our ongoing legacy of and commitment to constant evolution. It’s in our DNA to evolve. By melding the spirit of a startup and the soul of a powerhouse across our business, we aim to bring modern heat to brands – the kind of heat that arises at the intersection of startup and powerhouse; of data and content; of art and science; of old and new. Energy and innovation fuels our startup spirit, while the unrivalled marketplace clout, exclusive partnerships, and global practice capabilities we have at our disposal as a full-service Publicis Media agency deliver our powerhouse soul for our clients. We hope you’ll take a few moments to learn more about us, and to begin thinking about how we might put “the power of plus” to work for you. To learn more, visit www.sparkfoundryww.com

Job Description

The role of the Account Manager is to manage the investment and planning duties within the business team whilst ensuring that client service is of a high standard. The Account Manager’s role is to mentor and train junior staff and work closely with the Account Director to ensure best in class work is delivered.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage client business within your portfolio and act as a core contact for media related communication
  • Maintain client working relationships 
  • Anticipate client’s business needs and proactively keep them abreast of the landscape and any opportunities
  • Create, deliver and manage concise media plans that effectively bring a communications strategy to life
  • Foster strong working relationships with the practices and deliver diversified revenue
  • Manage and lead the implementation process
  • Ensure reporting is completed in a timely manner
  • Build strong working relationships with roster agencies and suppliers
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum 5-6 years industry experience most recently in a similar position or 2 years in a Senior Planner or Senior Buyer position
  • Strong understanding of the Australian media landscape
  • Sound business acumen
  • Understanding of Spark Foundry’s media systems
  • Computer Skills
  • Effective Communication
  • Good presentation skills
  • Problem solving skills, in order to navigate foreign situations
  • Team management
  • A great people manager who is looking to help develop their team members
  • Has the ability to develop strong relationships with the media and clients
  • A positive attitude to media with a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to be flexible and agile to adjust to changing media landscape as well as team, media and client demands

Additional Information

Here at Spark Foundry we are proud of our culture and the many fantastic benefits we offer our staff. We have a crack team of the best organisers, party planners and culture vultures who organise awesome Spark Foundry agency events for us all to get together. Whether this be in conjunction with our awesome 12 publishing partners, or just the Spark Foundry team it’s a chance to have fun and discover what’s new in our cities. Events range from Bingo with a twist, trivia, trampolining and more!

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