Account Executive

Ogilvy NZ

About the Role:

As an Account Executive, your focus is on supporting the team in the day-to-day management of the account, to ensure a seamless and superior level of service is delivered to the client every day. You are responsible for the day to day administration of the account, under the direction of the Account team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handle day-to-day administration of the account, including internal and client WIPs, workflow control, meetings, minutes, estimates, and records, under the direction of the Account Director.
  • Keep team informed on work in progress, recognising issues early and pre-empting them.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the client’s brand and its competitive environment.
  • Write briefs under the supervision of the Account Director.
  • Work with internal stakeholders to get things done on time, on budget, and at the right quality, including peers across departments and disciplines.

Required Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong presentation abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to relate well to a variety of people and build productive relationships, while still introducing elements of fun and humour in the workplace.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to be open to new ideas from team members.
  • Demonstrates initiative – a proactive thinker and doer who is inquisitive, hungry to learn, and looks for ways to make a difference.
  • The ability to approach problem-solving in innovative ways to gain the best solution.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritise
  • Minimum of 6+ months’ experience in a similar capacity or equivalent experience.

Why Ogilvy is a great place to work?

Ogilvy NZ is an agency with big ambitions to create work people care about, that pushes Aotearoa forward, and makes the world a better place in some way. We have a culture of borderless creativity, which celebrates and weaponises diversity of thought, encourages collaboration, and leads to exciting creative solutions. This means you’ll have access to some of the greatest minds and talent in the world through our network, either for a bit of inspiration over a Team’s chat, or to throw their weight behind a great idea you want to make happen.

We have a mixture of clients with hugely diverse and interesting business problems, from BP to the University of Auckland, from Ford to the Human Rights Commission. And we’re always on the hunt for more interesting brands to partner with. If you’re driven by curiosity and optimism like we are, you’ll find plenty of opportunities here.

At Ogilvy you will live the agency values and behaviours on a daily basis – Collaboration, Playfulness, Excellence, Courage, and Curiosity.

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