News21 days ago

Hiring. Account Manager / Senior Account Manager. Sydney.

Position
Account Manager / Senior Account Manager (Permanent, full time)
3+ years experience
Starting October 2021

Role purpose
Ensure smooth project delivery and studio workflow, support design team and contribute to business growth

Reports to
Founding Partner


We’re looking for an account manager with an entrepreneurial spirit and growth mindset who’s keen to build their career in a supportive environment and work on some of Australia’s most loved and ambitious brands. If you crave autonomy, responsibility and collaboration with bright creative minds, this is the right step up for you. 

The position
You will become an integral part of our small, tight-knit and nimble team. You will be actively involved in many areas of the business, helping deliver on our creative vision, supporting creative excellence and contributing to the agency growth.

As a Senior Account Manager you will work in close partnership with Sydney’s Creative Partner, wider design team and be supported by our Finance Manager. Externally, you will be building and nurturing relationships with clients, network of suppliers as well as the wider creative industry.

At this stage, we are working remotely with a view to reunite the team in our brand new studio in Surry Hills in early October, once it’s safe to do so. This is a full-time, permanent opportunity and is open to locally based candidates. 

 

A glimpse of SomeOne

  • Brand new office in the heart of Surry Hills, 5min walk from Central Station 
  • Flexible work arrangements from home and office
  • Possibility of further flexibility accommodating your needs 
  • Annual training & development budget allocation
  • Attendance of industry events and conferences
  • Supporting, caring and respectful environment 
  • Extra days of paid leave over Dec/Jan holiday break
  • Friday arvo early finish and end of week team wrap up
  • Regular team outings to discover the latest exhibitions, galleries, films etc
  • Opportunity to make your mark and contribute to creating an agency we all want to work be a part of

Key responsibilities

  • Take ownership, accountability and responsibility for a smooth project delivery from start to finish, by supporting creative teams internally and managing clients’ expectations externally.
  • Prepare scopes of work, briefs, create project approaches and timelines and manage projects’ financials. Run financial reporting, tracking revenue and profitability, forecasts, estimating and invoicing supported by Finance Manager. 
  • Identify opportunities for growth with existing clients and new business. Play an active role in new business activities, contributing to pitches, proposals and presentation decks.
  • In collaboration with the Creative Partner, plan studio workflow and lead stand ups and project huddles.
  • Record and maintain an accurate and timely tracking log for each project and all financials.
  • Create and actively participate in enabling a positive and caring culture within the team.

About you

  • You have at least 3 years of experience in a similar project management or administrative support position in a creative business. Experience in an agency environment is desirable, but not a must, as long as you have a good knowledge of adjacent industries and passion for the creative and design process.
  • You are a people person and a true team player. You enjoy collaboration and are comfortable with balancing the needs of clients with the needs of the team and the business. 
  • You are a master of organization and have an outstanding ability to keep on top of detail and multiple projects whilst keeping sight of the bigger picture. Ability to manage studio workflow, keeping a pulse on the team, juggling multiple responsibilities and prioritising is crucial to the success of this role. 
  • You thrive in fast-paced environments where no day is ever the same. You love being hands-on, wearing multiple hats and are proactive. No task is too big or too small, you have a can-do attitude and are always happy to roll up your sleeves.

 

Skills and attributes

  • Demonstrated understanding of creative, design and/or production process;
  • Excellent people, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Confident user of Google Workspace, iWork and MS Office applications (notably Keynote/Slides, Excel/Spreadsheets, Pages); basic understanding of Adobe suite is desirable but not essential;
  • A passion for design and creative industry;
  • A curious and hungry mind. 

About us

SomeOne is a multi-discipline, full-service brand agency, founded and run by strategic creative minds. Founded in London some 16 years ago by four creatives who all left big agencies, we opened our Sydney doors in 2016 and have since had a privilege to work with some of the most loved brands in the region.

Ideas are our bread and butter. Our clients come from a diverse range of industries and no project is the same. To give you a taste, in the past year we have worked with one of Australia’s most iconic museums and nation’s largest charity, launched a first of its kind beauty co-working space, and are about to launch a new brand for a revolutionary martech startup. We redefine, create or refresh brands big and small – research and strategy, visual and verbal identity design, customer experience, digital and motion design, campaigns and activations are our day-to-day. Diversity of our clients helps us keep ideas fresh and minds inspired and, ultimately, makes us better thinkers and better designers.

Salary expectations

Salary will be commensurate with experience;
Opportunity for bonus upon achievement of KPI’s and training allocation.

 

To apply

If this sounds like an exciting challenge and opportunity, or for a confidential discussion, please introduce yourself via email to hello@someoneinsydney.com, attaching your CV and outlining relevant experience.