Account Executive Entry Level - Mitchells and Butlers, Organix and Office Outlet

Account Management / Client Services London, United Kingdom


Position at Havas Media

Account Executive

Reporting To: Account Manager

Office Location: The HKX Building, 3 Pancras Sq, London, N1C 4AG, U.K.



About us:


Havas is one of the world’s largest global communications groups, operating in over 100 countries. The Group is made up of two major divisions: Havas Creative Group (the creative agencies) and Havas Media Group (HMG), the media agencies. HMG UK & Ireland today employs over 900 people and is made up of five leading media brands; Havas Media, Arena Media, Forward, LuxHub and Target Media, PR & experiential agency HSE Cake and specialist brands, Socialyse, Mobext and Ecselis.


Our ambition is to be the UK’s most integrated, agile media and marketing services group with data, content and entertainment at our core. It’s an exciting time for the business, with our recent move to the new ‘Havas Village’ in King’s Cross, where all UK agencies sit under one roof and share one common purpose; to bring media and creative closer together for the benefit of our clients.



The Role


This is an opportunity to become an integral part of a dynamic team working across a range of retail and hospitality brands: Mitchells and Butlers (Harvester, Toby Carvery, All Bar One, O’Neils…)Organix and Office Outlet


We are looking for someone who can play a key role within the team and support the manager with campaign management and day to day running of the account. It will be required of the candidate to work closely with the internal specialist teams and deliver smooth implementation of campaigns.


This role is a great opportunity for an individual looking to learn and establish in the media planning space.  Client portfolio offers diversity or task and covers many media channels from TV to programmatic and social influencer.





Key Responsibilities




  • To build understanding and media planning skills across all media channels, from insight generation, to media strategy, media implementation and campaign management, to measurement / effectiveness (both in flight and post campaign)
  • Support the team in evaluating campaign effectiveness with regular reporting and post-campaign analysis
  • To provide administrative support to the team including competitive insight/analysis, regional analysis, media owner support etc
  • Demonstrate ambition for delivering media innovation (e.g. new platforms, media firsts etc.)
  • Working with colleagues, other departments and media buyers either in-house or in a specialist agency
  • Making and maintaining good relationships with media owners
  • Managing client relationships to build respect and trust in your judgement
  • Keeping on top of all things finance – from putting campaigns on the booking system, to checking buyers’ bookings against plans to confidently informing ADs/BDs when POs can be closed once the campaigns have been reconciled


Ideal Experience


  • Good numerical skills, people skills and common sense
  • Passionate about media and advertising
  • Enthusiastic, amenable and outgoing: a self-starter
  • A team player
  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to approach more menial tasks with equal enthusiasm


Specific Skills


  • Process driven and organised
  • An awareness of the overall media landscape, the role of each media, strengths/weaknesses and opportunities
  • Developing a good relationship with clients, ensure that all deadlines are met and requests are dealt with swiftly and professionally
  • Display a genuine willingness to learn and work hard to achieve goals and challenges





The type of candidate that we’re looking for:


  • A high energy, positive, can-do person who has a willingness to learn and think quickly on their feet
  • Gravitas and confidence
  • Someone who can make things happen and likes to be accountable
  • A clear communicator who keeps the use of jargon to a minimum
  • A team player and a passionate motivator, who can communicate and relate to all levels of people
  • Someone who is well organised and able to manage the multiple tasks in a fast paced environment