Account Manager – strategic comms agency that specialises in brand purpose & sustainability strategy

My client is a strategic communications consultancy that has spent over two decades working with clients who have a clear desire to make a positive difference to the world. It was doing purpose work long before purpose became such a buzzword, and continues to advise some of the world’s most recognised brands at the most senior levels.

Today its work is split between brand purpose and sustainability strategy. That includes working with brands to find their purpose early in the journey, or helping with impact work around their positive role in society.

The team is looking for an Account Manager who would relish working in such a strategic environment. Think of this as less about day to day PR and comms activity, more about strategic interventions. There will be very little media outreach, for example. Instead you will get a level of access to some of the most senior stakeholders in these global businesses that you would only get if you were in a significantly more senior role elsewhere.

For anyone who wants to do work that makes a genuine difference, the activity is fascinating. Working in truly integrated teams, often with other agencies, you might be helping a major healthcare brand upskill its marketing, R&D and science & innovation teams on what sustainability looks like, or advising a major FMCG on sustainable farming and supply chain issues. It is all courageous, creative and impactful work, focused on getting really deep into a client’s business and the issues that face their leaders.

Desired skills and experience include:
– a thoughtful, insight-led thinker: you thrive on debate in day-to-day client work and you’re able to articulate and support a compelling point of view
– you read widely and understand new moves in the industry – specifically around brand purpose and sustainability. You’re on top of the news agenda and constantly trend spotting, taking inspiration from what’s happening in the outside world and applying your client lens to it.
– experience of working as part of integrated agency teams / working on channel agnostic campaigns is preferred, but not imperative

This is a non-hierarchical agency that is passionate about encouraging personal development and creating a working environment in which its people truly enjoy coming to work.