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Account Executive Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Job Title: Account Executive

Job Code: AE/TC/160226
Number of Positions Open: 1

Reports To: CEO
Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

 Our client is an advertising and marketing communications company.

Job Summary: The Account Executive will handle advertising accounts for the agency by managing client relationships, managing projects and developing new business.

They will work with and manage the external resources we work in partnership with to deliver services to our clients. 

These external resources include project partners who have expertise in certain fields of creative development, digital marketing, digital media buying and others.

Key Responsibilities:

Client Management
  • Develop cordial relationships with key client contacts within our client organizations.
  • Manage communication between the organization and the client organisation.
  • Manage meetings and provide administration support including preparation and circulation of meeting minutes and follow up.
  • Promptly provide project documentation to clients including quotations, invoices etc. and follow up to ensure that they have been received and are correct.
  • Promptly follow up on outstanding debts owed by clients and raise flags where there might be problems.
  • Ensure that all Company projects have a contract and purchase order or another bidding document for the work commissioned before any work is done.
Project management
  • Managing projects to deliver as indicated in the project plan and within the set time lines.
  • Work with project partners with skills which include creative development, digital marketing, digital media, website development and content creation in order to successfully complete the projects.
  • Monitor project progress to ensure it’s done within the budget, in time and in the required quality specifications.
  • Develop advertising strategies and plans for client campaigns.
Business Development
  • Prospects for new business by identifying potential clients, understanding their requirements and approaching them with the aim of closing sales.
  • Closes new business deals by coordinating requirements; developing and negotiating contracts; integrating contract requirements with business operations.
  • Prepares documents for proposals, pitches and tenders and making the presentations in order to win the business.
  • Upsells existing clients by ensuring that they are aware of our full suite of products and that we are very sensitive to their business and marketing needs.
  • Identifies world-class ideas by researching industry and related events, publications, and announcements; tracking individual contributors and their accomplishments.
  • Screens potential business deals by analyzing marketing strategies, deal requirements, potential commercial benefits and internal priorities.
Skills and Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience in an advertising agencies or digital marketing company for up to 3 years as an accounts executive or equivalent.
  • Project management skills in advertising.
  • Client service handling expertise.
  • Business development skills.
  • Knowledge in advertising.
  • Vibrant personality.
  • Creative thinking.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by clicking on: Account Executive

Kindly include your current and expected remuneration in your resume.

Be advised, this job is open to Kenyan nationals only

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