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About

Reporting to: Head of Client Services / Account Directors
Location: Holywood, N. Ireland
Closing Date: 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022

About Ardmore:

The Ardmore mission is to be a trusted strategic partner to our Clients, creatively restless, respectful, fearless, innovative, invested, and always effective.

We provide the full marketing mix: Strategy, Advertising, Design, Digital, Media and Brand, as well as PR through our sister company LK Communications.

Inside this fast-paced office you’ll find a friendly and collaborative group of innovative professionals all striving for the same goals – to create brilliant work, exceed expectations, and deliver spectacular results for every Client.

Interested in working alongside industry experts on some of the UK & Ireland’s best-known brands?  Enjoy a flexible, collaborative and stimulating work environment?  Ready to drive your career forward with an ever-growing, innovative company?  Then this is the place for you!

Who we’re looking for:

Ardmore is looking for a Junior Account Executive to join our very busy Client Services team for up to 12 months. You will learn to proactively manage individual accounts to ensure quality of output, client satisfaction and account profitability.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Acting as a direct support to our Account Directors and Managers.
  • Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with new and existing clients.
  • Liaising with, and acting as the link between, the client and advertising agency by maintaining regular contact with both, ensuring that communication flows effectively.
  • Delivering all client requirements, both proactively and reactively; on budget, on strategy and on time.
  • Responsible for the use of research, collation of relevant intelligence, interpretation of statistical data and the application to deliver strategic solutions.
  • Managing budgets with clients and agency to ensure participation in meeting and succeeding advertising revenue targets.
  • Supporting the Account Management Team with regards client servicing and internal responsibilities.
  • Delivering accurate research, Microsoft Office skills, WIP billing together with 100% precision and proofing in all copy and creative delivery.
  • Assertively review competitor activity.
  • Adhering to all Agency and ISO procedures, to include prompt completion of timesheets, generation of estimates and invoices, writing and distributing Contact Reports, assistance with clear and accurate forecasts and quality control of all work that is submitted to clients.

What you need:

ESSENTIAL

Qualifications/Attainments
Currently working towards a relevant degree in communication, advertising or marketing.

Relevant Experience
Customer Service experience.

Special Aptitudes

  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills.
  • Exceptional research skills.
  • Dynamic team player.
  • A motivated self-starter.

Disposition

  • Enthusiastic and dependable.
  • Interrogative.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills.

Circumstances/Interests

  • Flexible and ability to work outside of normal hours.
DESIRABLE

Qualifications/Attainments

  • Graduate Calibre.

Relevant experience

  • Any previous working experience in advertising and/or marketing.

Special Aptitudes

  • Creativity.

Additional information:

Closing date: the closing date for CVs will be as listed via the recruitment channel (ie Website). Late CVs will not be considered.

Shortlisting: only candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the essential criteria will be shortlisted.  The panel reserves the right to apply all or part of the desirable criteria at the shortlisting stage.

Reserve list:  a reserve list of candidates may be maintained for the purpose of any similar vacancies (temporary or permanent) that may arise within 12 months of this recruitment process.

Employment offer: any employment offer is subject to satisfactory completion of two employment references, proof of right to work in the UK and proof of any required qualifications.

Ardmore is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  All appointments will be made on the basis of merit.

Apply:

Send your CV along with the completed Monitoring Form to info@ardmore.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022.