We make them matter for years, for quarters and for right now.
There is a prevailing wisdom or narrative that perhaps brands no longer matter as much in the era of micro-targeting, technology and perfect data.
But we believe that brands have never mattered more as navigation aids and beacons of trust for consumers.
We are 1000 creative problem solvers working together to get to less ordinary answers to client’s challenges.
If that sounds like somewhere you want to be, read on…
Your Role at Ogilvy
We’re problem solvers. We don’t just spot problems (that’s the easy bit) we come up with smart, creative solutions.
We’re active. We don’t sit around assuming someone else will make something happen, we’re driven to get up and do it ourselves.
We’re always hugely ambitious for the work. Not content with ‘good enough’ because we all know that’s not actually good enough.
We’re adaptable, not inflexible. That way we’re always open to explore new ideas, experiences and channels.
We’re team players, not lone wolves. Because we’d be crazy not to make the most of the huge pool of talent around us.Plusit’s much more fun to work together.
We use our EQ, as well is our IQ. People who ‘get’ people are so much better at their jobs, and nicer to be around. If this sounds like a team you’d like to be part of, please get in touch
We are looking for a senior Account Manager with experience in developing and implementing social media campaigns, to join the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Team at Ogilvy. Our team is the central hub forall ofthe Gates Communications, which includes their own Brand Building activity, as well as the other causes they back in order to fight inequity. This includes gender equality, global health,nutritionand education.
The Account Manager would need to be comfortable in being theday to daylead with creative teams, media agencies and Client to implement campaigns on social channels. Ideally, this person would have experience in global teams, as we often work with strategists across India, Africa,USand Europe in order to help our team get to diverse solutions and include perspectives from the different regions where Gates create impact. Experience in social content and communication campaigns is a must, as our work primarily lives on social channels, and the future of work is to help develop new content and distribution plans for new audiences.
Here’s what you’ll be doing
Building client relationships
Create productive client relationships with junior and mid-level clients throughout the delivery of projects, clearly communicating and managing expectations throughout
Proactively consider how actions will affect clients; responding quickly to meetclientsneeds, resolves problems; avoids over-commitment
Uses appropriate techniques to move others to action or to gain agreement, adapting personal style as required
Understand the importance of account ‘admin’- issuing contact reports
Making work we’re proud of
Havea solid understanding of process and proactively manage projects – facilitating conversations between team members, and considering how we can make the work even better at each stage
Increasinglybeable to see the work we do in its strategic context – how and why it answers a business problem and how it connects to the bigger picture
Provideopinions about the brief and the work andbekeen to contribute – clearly valuingthe quality of the work over a pure focus on process
Comfortably take responsibility for successful delivery of the projects assignedto you, with light supervision
Understand what decisions are withinyourremit, and what is not, and engage others accordingly to ensure that those who are accountable can assist and guide as needed
Understand staffing and scoping requirements foryourprojects -generate scopes of work, and timing plans accordingly
Manage the budget onyourprojects, and work with Client and PMO Leads to manage costs and deliverables as well as staffing resources
Own project management/workflow system data entry and reporting
Identify potential project risks and developing contingency plans
Understand the impact of project related decisions on the commercials, and able to balance the commercial demandswith theneeds of the project
Recognisewhen to escalate issues which have commercial implications, and how to manage these situations withyourpartners
Manage commercials to within targets on a project basis
Beaware of the need to drive growth, and consider how they may contribute to this
Proactively consult with key members of project teams (internal and external), in order to facilitatepartnership orientedactions
Increasinglybeable torecognisewhen to engage other Capabilities or Crafts
Encourage and facilitate conversations between team members
Be awareof the roleyouplay within the team dynamic
Problem solving & decision making
Resolve problems and makes decision onyourown projects, consulting with stakeholders as needed. Activelyrecognisewhen escalationisnecessary without being prompted
Create relevant options for addressing problems/opportunities and achieving desired outcomes onyourprojects. Takeyourline managers and partners solutions, not problems