Senior Account Manager

PLMR is a fast-growing communications agency with a dynamic, vibrant team that works across a number of high-profile clients to deliver corporate communications, public affairs, public relations and digital solutions for its clients.

We are seeking a talented, ambitious, and entrepreneurial Senior Account Manager – or a candidate ready to step up to Account Director level – to join our growing and award-winning consultancy team. In this role, you will lead on the day-to-day communications strategy for clients, manage a talented account team, and have plenty of opportunities to work on new business opportunities, as well the future marketing and development of PLMR as a business.

Crucially, you will also become the day-to-day lead for one of PLMR’s flagship accounts, a company in the health and social care sector valued at over £1bn and which is of national significance to the UK. You will be responsible for leading our wide-ranging brief, spanning their recovery from Covid-19, public affairs, corporate communications, reputation management, and proactive media generation. You will also have the opportunity to lead on accounts in the energy and sustainability, education, and technology sectors.

By joining PLMR you will work alongside some of the brightest and the best in the industry, with PLMR colleagues and projects consistently being recognised at national awards, including:

  • Best Use of a Communication Tool In A Campaign, PRCA Digital Awards 2021
  • Crisis and Issues Management Award, PRCA National Awards 2020
  • Strategic Consultants of the Year, HealthInvestor Awards 2020
  • PR Leader of the Year, PRCA National Awards 2020
  • PR Week 30 Under 30, 2020 and 2021
  • Digital Professional of the Year, PRCA Digital Awards 2019

Ideally this position will be based in our London office, however we also have offices in Birmingham and Chelmsford, and will consider remote working. We are a Living Wage accredited employer.

PLMR is committed to reflecting and representing the diversity of the UK and to equal opportunities in employment. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of backgrounds.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • At least three years’ experience in communications (or four, if seeking to join as an Account Director).
  • Excellent written, presentation, verbal, and influencing communications skills.
  • Demonstrable experience of delivering successful communications campaigns, including a strong portfolio of local, trade, or national media coverage.
  • Demonstrable experience of navigating clients through significant reputational challenges, including responding to reputationally damaging national media enquiries.
  • Experience of delivering thought-leadership programmes and writing executive level communications.
  • Ability to devise and drive integrated communications strategies.
  • A proven ability to simultaneously manage several accounts effectively and efficiently. You can lead and inspire your account teams to deliver on time, on budget, and beyond the expectations of clients.
  • An ability to identify and respond to new business opportunities, creating engaging proposals, and supporting the business to create additional revenue.
  • Ability to instil confidence in clients at all levels from Communications Managers to C-Suite Executives.
  • Comfortable working at pace and in a dynamic environment.
  • Desired, but not required – an understanding of the current UK health, social care, or sustainability policy landscape, or experience working with clients operating in those sectors.

 

PLMR’s benefits include:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Private health insurance scheme
  • Gym membership
  • Bespoke training package
  • Supportive and collegiate environment
  • Ability to contribute to the direction and development of the business

If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please let us know. For more information, please email recruitment@plmr.co.uk 

Job Title: Senior Account Manager
Reporting to: Account Director
Location: London, although remote working, or at one of our regional offices (Chelmsford, Birmingham) will be considered.
Salary: Competitive plus a very attractive range of benefits including 25 days of annual leave, enhanced pension plan, private healthcare, gym allowance and outstanding training.

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