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Account Manager (Design)

  • Account Manager (Design)
  • Auckland
  • $65k - $70k
Following application, a talent agent will review your CV, cover note & portfolio against the role and will be in touch within 72 hours (it's the polite thing to do isn't it?).
  • Full Time
  • Closed
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Role is with:

Penny Gambitsis Senior Talent Agent

Are you a proven Account Manager and keen on a new challenge? Or looking to move to NZ and need a foot in the door? 

Does the world of branding and packaging design really float your boat? 

My client, a globally recognised, Auckland based packaging design agency are on the lookout for an enthusiastic, experienced Account Manager to fill a crucial gap in their team. 

As part of a tight-knit, family-like team, this role is responsible for bridging the gap between agency and client, liaising and building business relationships whilst managing projects through the studio to deliver outstanding creative results. Reporting to the Client Service Director, the Account Manager will support work across clients that stretch from global multinationals to local and smaller independent companies.  

The successful candidate will have experience working in client service in an agency environment and ideally have experience across packaging design and/or marketing. They will be deadline driven, good with numbers, outgoing and with a focus on building long-standing relationships, both in the studio and with clients. This role requires a candidate who has the ability to motivate, inspire and negotiate with others while having plenty of strategic vision and drive for the future of their client’s projects. 

This is an excellent role for an Account Manager looking to take a step up and learn from some of the best whilst being mentored in a busy and vibrant agency that is experiencing significant growth. With a passion for great design and a good attitude, the opportunities are endless in this agency!

Required Experience:

  • Min 4 + years’ experience
  • Design agency background (preferably with experience in packaging design)
  • Experience in marketing would be ideal
  • Experience managing design and artworking projects

Required Skills:

  • Ability to run client briefing sessions and process them into creative briefs
  • Ability to assign projects and workload where appropriate through WIP planning
  • Ability to prepare project schedules, time estimates and budgets
  • Ownership of client projects, delivering work on time and within budget
  • Confident researching client’s products, services, competitors and target markets
  • Confident presenting design work through artwork approval to clients alongside other colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organised, with an ability to multi-task

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to assist with forecasting monthly revenue streams and growing income streams from the existing client base
  • Strategic input into key existing accounts

Required Qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification (preferred)

Personality & Culture Fit:

  • Self-motivated
  • Self-managed
  • Enthusiastic & energetic
  • Confident
  • Resilient – a problem solver
  • A natural people person

Key Benefits:

  • Career development
  • Senior and CD support / mentoring 
  • Auckland City fringe location 

Let Penny and The Pond agents help you realise your market value and future career potential.

Apply today or get in touch for more information - penny@thepond.co.nz 

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