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Regional Account Manager - Agency HD3736

Location London, United Kingdom
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Job Sector - AGENCY
International Planning/Buying
Job Ref HD3736
Start Date 2018/03/13
Telephone 07825957775
Salary To £35,000 (dep on exp)


The role is in a dedicated team supporting global and international clients across insight, media, creative and digital. The culture of the group is best described as dynamic, entrepreneurial and collaborative. They have a blue-chip client list
They are solely immersed in international assignments and have the experience and understanding to fulfil the needs and challenges of international clients. They are set up to meet the unique requirements of each, from highly centralized managing multiple markets from one hub to more coordinated or decentralized needs, but in all cases seeking to add value by leveraging central and local media expertise and the totality of or client’s media investments

The Role:
The Regional Account Manager will primarily be working with the African markets, with some responsibilities across APAC and Eastern European markets, as part of a London based regional hub team that coordinates media activities across these regions for automotive clients.
The role of the regional hub is to manage the planning and implementation of centrally approved plans through our local markets and to provide expert guidance on regional trends and market specifics to ensure optimal campaign planning and delivery.
The role requires a blend of multi market media coordination activities, strategy support and account management.
They are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious and self-motivated individual who will be a valuable addition to our international team.

Responsibilities include:
Report to the RAD and take responsibility for the day to day output of the regional hub by coordinating inputs from markets and adding value by checking and validating submitted work.
Proactively manage the overall preparation and delivery of regular deliverables such as regional strategy development inputs, planning, implementation and reporting.
Act as custodian of client processes and ensure region wide understanding and compliance. Providing support and training to local markets to ensure it.
Guide the client through market responses, particularly new or seldom active markets to ensure market information is well received.
Support the global teams in the collection and checking of regional data and insights for inclusion in global knowledge and insight deliverables.
Provide support to local markets to ensure understanding of and compliance to central strategies and relevant local activations.
Develop and monitor weekly communications and contact programme with local markets and central clients.
Act as knowledge centre for the regions, by demonstrating expertise and understanding of the local markets within the region.
Bring more media innovation and media firsts to the local markets / sharing of knowledge and expertise between markets and regions.
Interacting, coordinating and supporting other Havas teams and agencies, for campaign planning, executions and reporting.

Who the agency are looking for:
Ability to liaise confidently with clients at all levels and react to diverse cultural practises.
Relationship building skills internally (local offices, global teams, finance team) and externally (clients and media owners) with the ability to quickly build rapport and establish strong working relationships.
Excellent attention to detail and timeline management, effective under pressure and ability to meet tight deadlines.
Clear and precise communication skills, both written and presentation.
Strong knowledge of Excel and PowerPoint and data base packages.
The candidate has a thorough understanding of the whole media planning and implementation process and the role of media (ATL and digital) in the context of marketing strategy.
Be proactive – some of markets under the remit are not sophisticated and therefore require proactive thinking to meet and manage client’s expectations.
Excellent written and spoken English (other languages helpful).
The candidate will have at least 2-3 years experience in a media agency preferably in an international capacity and therefore with some coordination experience.

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