Account Manager / Senior Account Manager

  • Full-time

Company Description

Herd MSL represents one of ANZ’s largest and most-awarded group of agencies. We solve complex business problems through outstanding creative ideas, technically excellent execution and content led multi-channel campaigns. Our difference is our dynamic, fearless and ambitious team. We are 70+ specialists across Australia and New Zealand and we are passionate about creative and integrated campaigns with impact. Our skills span creative, communication, social media, content and paid media. 

Our strategy is simple – recruit brilliant people, provide great work and the ability to learn in a creative environment. Our talented team is most passionate about complex and disrupted sectors and large-scale strategic projects. We work with an impressive portfolio of clients, ranging from established multi-national technology companies, and leading consumer and corporate brands, to innovative industry leaders and state and federal government departments. 

Job Description

We are on the hunt for an ambitious and energetic Account Manager or Senior Account Manager to join our growing team in Auckland. You will be motivated to build a strong and successful career in the PR industry, working across some of the world’s most iconic consumer technology and social media brands.  

You will have at least 3+ year’s agency tenure with strong experience in thought leadership, across some large, independent and complex programs and brands. You will also have proven experience managing client relationships and developing quality communications strategies.

You will think independently and have the ability to generate fresh ideas for our clients’ communications programs. Most importantly you will be passionate about the industry we work in, the brands we work with and be an outstanding people manager with strong capabilities coaching at all levels.

You will bring:

  • Experience delivering quality work to great clients (including leading international and national companies).
  • Experience working with global brands and a passion for emerging technology and platforms.
  • An ability to develop and execute creative campaigns that take into consideration complex reputational challenges a brand may be facing
  • ‘Corpsumer’ experience ideally – the ability to look at problems holistically to identify opportunities to engage different stakeholders: from creative storytelling to corporate profiling.
  • Experience running innovative integrated communications programs.  
  • Exposure to issues-rich brands or sectors. 
  • You will inspire and lead a team of consultants to deliver outstanding results to our clients who include some of AUNZ, and the world’s leading brands. 
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, with an ability to manage multiple deadlines and experience working with ‘agile’ global tech brands.
  • You will have proven experience providing counsel to clients and building relationships at all levels. 
  • You will have a network of established relationships with media, influencers and stakeholders relevant to these sectors.


You must have:

  • Minimum of 3 years’ PR experience 
  • Experience delivering in a fast-paced environment displaying logical thinking, forward planning and the ability to identify, flag and solve problems 
  • Must have strong technical skills – both with client subject matter and PR skills 
  • Passion for emerging technology and social media platforms and an active interest in what’s happening in culture: music, art, film, etc. 
  • Team time management and budget stewardship to drive effective, efficient campaigns
  • Must be proactive and an ideas generator  

Additional Information

Herd MSL offers flexible working arrangements to suit personal commitments, a fast-paced and fun environment, a people focused learning culture, variety and opportunity, and a heap of added benefits including birthday days off, Friday 3pm finish throughout summer, additional leave with longevity, access to industry leading mentors and much more. Plus, you get to work in our creative and open office in the heart of Parnell. 

Be a part of the Publicis Groupe family, one of the world’s most progressive and dynamic modern communications businesses, enjoying all the perks that come with our network offering:  

  • A comprehensive Wholeself program supporting Physical, Mindful and Financial wellbeing 
  • A creative, fun and rewarding office environment backed up by our Publicis Liberté flexibility approach “working your way, with us!”  
  • Access to our Global AI Platform, Marcel, connecting Publicis Groupe employees with opportunities for career mobility and collaboration across our global network 
  • Extensive Learning & Development opportunities, including more than 15,000 learning programs via our online learning platform Marcel Classes 
  • A culture of open feedback and support to reach your goals through our Career Conversations program  
  • A committed Diversity, Equality and Inclusion strategy driven through our Viva! Women, Égalité, enABLE and Embrace (reconciliation action plan) programs   
  • Work Your World program enabling employees the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world for up to 6 weeks per year 
  • Parental leave policy with up to 18 weeks paid primary carer leave and generous secondary carer benefits 
  • Access to counsellors, psychologists and professionals through Sonder - an all-in-on digital wellbeing technology platform designed to support psychological, medical & safety needs  

If you don’t tick every box in this ad, please don’t rule yourself out. Research suggests that women and other people in underrepresented groups tend to only apply if they meet every requirement. We focus on hiring people who share our values of inclusion, collaboration, adaptability, fearlessness, and integrity, rather than ticking boxes – so if this role resonates with you, please apply.

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity. More than just words, these are part of our DNA. At Publicis Groupe we are committed to the inclusion and recognition of all people; regardless of race, age, culture, ability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status and religious affiliation. We believe that to deliver the best solutions to our clients, our people need to reflect the diverse communities in which our clients operate in. We value diversity and the skills, knowledge and experience that difference brings to our culture and solutions. 

Uniqueness is powerful; without it we wouldn’t be where we are today. So be you – we like it that way. 

We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments for people with disability or those that require additional support throughout the application process.  If you need any assistance or adjustments, please contact us via [email protected] - your personal information will be kept confidential.