Senior Account Executive / Account Manager (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  JFL Search & Selection

  London, England

One of the UK’s leading drinks specialist agencies are looking for an experienced and results-driven Senior Account Executive or Account Manager to join their team. They have recently won a global drinks account which would be this candidate’s main account, as well as working with various other clients. Therefore this role would suit someone with either an in house or agency background. The agency has a really lovely culture, providing a great environment in which to work.

The role would suit an enthusiastic PR professional with “Big Brand” experience and the ability to confidently manage agencies and key stakeholders. They should also have a good knowledge of wine. The candidate should be highly motivated with boundless energy, enthusiasm, strong organisational skills and great attention to detail.

As Account Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Delivery & day-to-day management of the account’s Global Trade and Wine Influencer Advocacy Programme
  • Proactive & reactive PR activities – writing press releases, formulating quotes for relevant press features, responding to press enquiries, setting up interviews with key stakeholders & generating strong coverage
  • Proactive & reactive influencer relations across all markets, working with partner agencies globally in local markets as required
  • Organising and attending press briefings, dinners, press trips
  • Assisting on new business development including brainstorms and pitches

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A solid understanding of public & press relations & its benefits
  • Experience of managing multiple agencies and stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge of wine & an understanding of the UK wine industry, its challenges & key issues; thirst to develop knowledge of the local wine industry in global markets
  • High level of written & verbal communication skills with a proven record of producing press releases for all sectors of the media

This is an amazing opening for someone with a genuine passion for the food and drink sector to work in a creative agency, joining a lively team, where you will be able to grow and develop your skillset.

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