Sophie Jackson

HAVAS LYNX is a global communications group with 250 employees – supported by the wider HAVAS network; we deliver truly global campaigns based on robust local insight and as a group, we are proud to have been responsible for a series of industry firsts. We innovate on behalf of our clients across the healthcare sector and we are proud winners of prestigious awards for effectiveness and innovation. More important than the gongs however, is the recognition that campaign activity originated and driven by our teams has a huge impact on the lives of hundreds of patients. We now have a rare opportunity for a Senior Account Manager from outside of the healthcare sector to join our Manchester based team.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone to take on a high level of responsibility as primary client contact on a substantial account. You will drive business on a day to day basis with your team and over time look to increase your input into the strategic elements of the account along with a Client Services Director or Managing Partner. This is a hands on role – your ability to manage projects effectively and profitably will aid you in delivery of a range of communications tactics utilising tools from across the marketing mix, with an emphasis on digital. We’re a full service agency, so you’ll work as part of a team to manage campaign activities and gain measurable results using which ever medium is most appropriate to our agreed objectives.

It will be your responsibility, with input from a more senior team member to build relationships, understand, test and challenge client requests and direct production activity appropriately to attain results of the highest quality. You will work closely with other team members to ensure that we are meeting and exceeding key performance goals in respect of client satisfaction, business development, profitability and staff performance.

Although we work with clients from the Pharmaceutical sector, previous experience in this field is not essential – strong digital marketing skills gained from an agency environment and a willingness to learn are more important.

The successful candidate will have:
• A strong digital marketing background gained from an agency environment
• Strong project management skills
• The ability to manage and motivate a team
• Ability to build and maintain great relationships both externally and internally
• Commercial awareness and the ability to understand and communicate client needs

As well as a proven track record in a similar role, your softer skills are also very important to us. You will find that HAVAS LYNX is a sociable, friendly environment, so personality is key. We would hope you are a real team player who has the ability to remain calm under pressure. In return we place a great deal of focus on the development of our people, supporting you and giving you every opportunity for the advancement of your career.

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