Account Manager

Location: Japan - Tokyo
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: 7000000 - 8000000 JPY
Job Function: Media Planner
Reference: JO-190822-199371
Industry: Services
Sub-Industry: Wholesale & Distribution

Company Overview

A global media agency with the largest marketing communications network in the world. It employs more than 7,000 employees in 116 offices across 86 countries. It has won over 300 awards in 2014/2015 and was the most awarded agency at the 2015 Campaign Asia Awards Festival.

Job Description

This role plays a crucial part for one of their key global clients. The Account Manager will be the central point for all planning for brand campaigns for the client's brand activity in Japan. The Account Manager will be responsible for cross channel planning and responsible for offline investment.

Requirements

• Central point for all planning work including “flow chart” / media plan compilation across offline and online
• Prepare and present strategic media recommendations to client and agency management, including objectives, strategy, rationale, and provide analysis and projections to support recommendations
• Determine investment by partner
• Work closely with third parties including vendors and advertising agencies
• Manage a team of planner across offline and online
• Delegate work effectively to teach direct reports, as well as deliver seamless work to client
• Keep pace with industry trends & developments – attempt to be first to market with innovative approaches
• Must have effective communication, planning, organizational, and problem-solving and analytic skills

Additional Job Information

• Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a media role
• Business level Japanese for external communication and English required
• Proven record of success in running cross media campaigns
• Possess and demonstrate excellent understanding of media fundamentals
• Strong quantitative skills, including analytical abilities and math proficiency
• Ability to work within and effectively manage a team, decisively organizing multiple assignments for both self and team direct reports
• Adherence to tight deadlines while delivering flawless work
• Extremely business-minded and detail-oriented, with clear and proven organizational skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Show ability in training and leadership capability
• Demonstrate genuine curiosity and interest in our clients & their business