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Reuters Solutions are looking for an Account Manager to grow revenue across Display, Programmatic, Social, Video, Custom Creative, Content Marketing and Events.
Based in London, this role will report directly into the Commercial Director EMEA.
Leveraging senior client relationships, the Account Manager will be responsible for driving multimedia revenue for Reuters across Europe and the Middle East.
Key to this role will be the ability to present at the most senior level and to articulate the full range of products within the Reuters Solutions portfolio.
The Account Manager will pro-actively pitch new ideas, concepts and solutions to clients and not be reliant on the RFP process.
The Account Manager will stay on top of industry trends and understand how Reuters can maximise opportunities in new and emerging areas.
The successful applicant will win business across a broader range of clients and at a higher deal value than we have historically seen.
We are looking for people who are motivated to achieve success by showing initiative and challenging the norm. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we are looking for people who take a pride in their work and their professional reputation. The most successful people at Thomson Reuters are those that can work collaboratively, demonstrate creativity and have an appetite to learn. We want people who can be ambassadors for Thomson Reuters and understand the responsibility that comes with representing the world’s no. 1 news agency.
Major Responsibilities / Accountabilities:
High volume of weekly meetings with prospective clients; presenting Reuters Solutions and ensuring a solid understanding of account strategy and challenges.
In conjunction with the research team, present research and insight that highlights Reuters’ strength versus the competitive set.
With Content, Production and Planners, develop proposals that align the advertisers’ strategy with our Content Marketing, Reuters.TV and Reuters.com offering.
Win business across new and emerging platforms.
With the Commercial Director EMEA, develop a quarterly plan for target accounts, associated agencies and revenue projections.
High visibility at industry events as well as client entertainment.
Updating and maintaining data and intelligence within SalesForce
Achieve Quarterly and Annual revenue target
The candidate will create and maintain close internal relationships with Sales, Editorial, Product and Design as well as leveraging existing pan-regional client relationships.
Technical /Professional Skills & Competencies:
Essential Skills & Experience Required:
Proven success in selling Content solutions on an International basis.
Proven success in selling large value deals to clients direct and in conjunction with their agencies across different sectors including luxury, fashion and travel.
Evidence of success in a multimedia environment.
Excellent presentation skills: confident and articulate in client and agency meetings.
Ability to interpret an RFP and develop integrated media plans.
Strong understanding of the online advertising market and a view on future trends.
Customer-focused, with excellent written and verbal communication including presentations.
Self-motivated, detail-oriented and analytical.
Passionate about new business opportunities with evidence of having won new business.
Passion for news and journalism.
Experience in International advertising markets.
NB: Flexible working options will be considered as part of this application e.g. job shares
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