Account Executive – Client Leadership

Media Planning, Implementation & Activation London, England


Description

Position at Mindshare Worldwide

Account Executive – Client Leadership

Job title: Account Executive

Group: Mindshare Worldwide

Client: BlackRock

Reports to: Account Director

 

Mindshare is global media agency designed to make media exciting, fun and life changing. For the last 20 years our values of Speed, Teamwork and Provocation have guided our 10,000 people who work with some of the world’s best brands and companies. Located in 116 offices across 86 countries, we are the largest media agency in GroupM, WPP’s media investment management arm, which is the #1 media holding group globally. Mindshare Worldwide is the headquarters for Mindshare based in London. We are a team of 400+ people, co-ordinating media campaigns for our global clients. 

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What We Can Offer You

At Mindshare Worldwide, we offer a competitive salary package, with 25 days holiday increasing with service to a maximum of 30 days, with the option to buy an extra 5 days per year. We also have an enhanced pension scheme, Bupa healthcare, a monthly wellbeing fund and early finishes on a Friday during summer. These are just some of the great benefits we offer.

Based ten minutes from London Bridge tube station, our office has a rooftop with 360 views of London – a great space to hang out with colleagues and friends!

We also offer an extensive training programme to help guide your career development whilst you’re with us. There’s a wide range of options to suit everyone at all levels of your career.

Our Values & Behaviours

Our attitude is reflected in our core values of Speed, Teamwork and Provocation, which drive our people and our business.

We want Mindshare Worldwide to be a place where everyone feels that they belong, everyone can be themselves and everyone has the same opportunities to develop their careers. Over the last 12 months we have made important steps in progressing on our journey to a truly inclusive organisation. We have launched The Collective and have seen the birth of a range of Employee Resource Groups who have shown some amazing and inspiring work.

Our Commitment

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Mindshare Worldwide commit to providing assistance for candidates who have successfully secured an interview and may require reasonable adjustments. We will work with the interviewee to establish what additional support is required and where possible, ensure reasonable adjustments are implemented to support a successful interview.                           

The Role

BlackRock is the world's largest manager of money. Founded in 1988 as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, it now has $9 trillion of assets under its management. Financial wellbeing lies at the heart of everything our client does; whether that is building investment portfolios for pension funds to sustainable solutions for the charities we know and love, their aim is to nurture economic success. Their innovative thinking, products and practice help shape the future of wealth and our attitudes to saving and investing. BlackRock operates under two brands; BlackRock - it’s active management business and iShares - its passive index fund provider. The company invests and creates products using the world’s largest, most technologically advanced and entrepreneurial businesses to drive growth and diversification.

The UK is one of the firms’ largest growth markets where it helps institutions (pension funds/charities), intermediaries (wealth and financial advisers) and end investors (high net worth/ individual investors) structure and run their investment portfolios.

Mindshare has managed the media planning and buying for the account globally since 2015.

More information about this client can be found on: https://www.blackrock.com/uk/individual

Job purpose:

The team is a hybrid operation split between EMEA client leadership and UK local planning. This role will sit within the EMEA client leadership team and will have an impact on rolling out planning strategies, focusing on coordinating the campaign planning and implementation process across the markets. The individual will support upon the development/application of media plans, roll-out new processes/operations across the teams and manage local markets onboarding and successes.

 

The Account Executive is responsible for the implementation of operational processes in EMEA.  You will support the markets on ensuring the timely delivery of operational outputs in EMEA.

 

About the team and reporting structure:

We are a hardworking and close-knit group of colleagues who deliver high standards of work to local and regional clients. There is a balance of locally led media planning and execution in addition to centrally led collaboration at a Pan-European and Global level. We are required to manage multiple workstreams across different lines of business.

 

Reporting into the Account Director, you will be supported by an Account Manager who also work in the EMEA Leadership team. You will also work in collaboration with the wider agency team; spanning strategy, social, ad-ops, business planning and research.

 

Relationships:

 

The Account Executive will have direct client contact, leading the day to day production and financial management workstream. You will foster strong working relationships with our media, creative agency, and technology vendors, providing pro-active solutions to any challenges faced. Finally, you will build rapport with the rest of the team as well as other colleagues elsewhere within the Mindshare group.

 

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will be passionate about starting their career in media and be excited for the prospect of a fast-paced environment, learning on the job.

 

Essential Criteria

  • Strong numeric and analytical skills
  • Highly organised and able to manage multiple tasks/work streams simultaneously
  • Able to deliver work to agreed deadlines as well as strong attention to detail
  • Presentation skills – writing presentations according to objectives and audience as well as presenting when necessary. Some experience of Microsoft’s suite of office tools – particularly excel and PowerPoint
  • Hunger to learn about the media buying and campaign management process (inc. invoicing)

 

 

 

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in working with finance clients, preferably in investment/asset management.

Responsibilities

Project, team, and client co-ordination: Lensure timely completion of tasks, building rapport with Mindshare local teams, clients and vendors

 

Campaign Planning and Buying: Understanding the regional strategy and its local application, helping markets to keep to media planning timelines and operational procedures related to plans i.e. POs, vendor selection etc.

 

Campaign Implementation: You will be responsible for overseeing the production of campaign assets, working closely with external parties such a clients, creative and production agencies. You will also be the lead on Ad Operations liaison between the markets and the central Ad Operations team.

 

Campaign Reporting: Financial and performance reporting are crucial to the account management procedure. Yourself, along with the Client Leadership team, will review the billing tracker output on a rolling basis to ensure efficiencies and effectiveness are met. You will oversee the analytical reporting outputs, develop insights and learnings that have implications that lead to campaign optimisations.

 

 

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