Central Account Manager, Visit California

Location: Covent Garden, London

Salary: Competitive salary dependent on experience

Job Description

An exciting and unique position has become available to join Black Diamond – an integrated agency specialising in travel marketing, trade and destination representations, with a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to excel and grow within a fast-paced, fast growing and hands-on integrated agency based in Central London.

The position will involve working on the agency’s largest account, Visit California, working as the account co-ordinator as part of the UK in-market representation team.

The role will be the direct contact for the relevant marketing manager at Head Office, supporting the UK in-market teams in the day-to-day running of the account. The candidate will work closely with the PR Director, Trade Director and Campaigns Director to manage the account and deliver requirements in a timely manner, ensuring the agency’s high standards are adhered to.

This unique role is best suited to someone with existing travel marketing experience and offers wide-ranging benefits and career progression opportunities for the right candidate.

Key Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Assist in the management and development of the Visit California account and delivering on the annual marketing strategies and programmes
  • Build and maintain strong client relationships with Visit California Head Office
  • Lead UK-based events planning, organisation and running
  • Build strong internal relationships with colleagues across the in-market teams
  • Provide support for UK campaigns and partnerships
  • Having a 360 degree understanding of what is happening across Trade, PR and Consumer Activity
  • Plan and manage client budgets; including annual planning and monthly reconciliations
  • Coordinate all reporting and presentations for Head Office
  • Coordinate internal resource to meet the requirements needed to deliver

Skills Required:

  • 2-3 years marketing agency experience
  • Travel/Tourism experience would be very beneficial
  • Events management experience would be very beneficial
  • Experience and understanding of managing a variety of different client projects simultaneously
  • An understanding of the creative process when briefing internal creative teams, including writing briefs
  • Confident in presenting to internal and/or external stakeholders
  • Be prepared to travel, domestically and overseas where necessary, including the US
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal
  • Strong reporting and budget management skills
  • Documents proving you are eligible to work in the UK
  • Full, clean driving licence

The Person:

  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload; someone who effectively manages their time, can work independently and deal with a variety of activities and projects
  • Friendly, outgoing and confident
  • Smart appearance combined with a positive, enthusiastic attitude and approach
  • Highly capable, leads by initiative and anticipates the requirements of other team members to provide effective support
  • Demonstrate aptitude for learning, paying close attention to detail and a thirst for new challenges
  • Motivated, adaptable and able to work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and as part of the team

If you are interested in applying for this position please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]