JOB TITLE: ACCOUNT MANAGER
REPORT TO: ACCOUNT DIRECTOR
The Account Manager at Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has a pivotal role in the account team and requires an overall increase in the level of accountability. This role is a transition from execution to responsibility for the ‘bigger picture’, including management and oversight of multiple projects/accounts in a portfolio.
You will be the client’s first port of call for daily updates, advice and knowledge, through which you should aim to transition in perception from an implementer to ‘trusted consultant’ status.
At this level, you need to demonstrate emerging management skills, be confident in leading the day-to-day activity on multiple accounts and focus on building excellent client and team relationships.
You will be entrusted with planning, management and delivery of projects across social and traditional media platforms – with support from the senior account lead. This includes responsibility for team allocation to tasks, delivery to deadlines, maintaining a close eye on quality control and keeping the client fully up-to-date on activity.
The following job description details the skills and competencies required for this level.
Will be seconded in-house to our client's office from the culture and tourism sector
Bilingual is a must- English and Arabic (written + spoken).
English and Arabic content must be strong
GCC media relations savvy
Experience ideally within the tourism, lifestyle, healthcare, business landscape is preferred
Savvy with influencers and day to day social
Able to spot issues or opportunities with clients
Good at client interaction, client / account management, time management and planning
New business: ability to take and work on new business briefs
Knowledge of what works throughout the Middle East and shows creativity + out of the box thinking/ solutions
Both traditional and digital experience is compulsory
Must be able to travel across GCC including KSA