Senior PR Account Manager (Dutch-speaking)
ABOUT OGILVY SOCIAL.LAB Ogilvy Social.Lab is not a traditional agency. We are an agency born for the Social Age.
Ogilvy Social.Lab understands that social is more than just another digital channel. We cherish our entrepreneurial spirit and embrace the opportunity to rethink marketing and communications while challenging the status quo.
We are working for several local and international clients incl. Deutsche Bank, Carrefour, Huawei Europe, IKEA, Coca-Cola, Ford, Engie, several European institutions, Bacardi, Ingersoll Rand, Pfizer, Unilever, etc. Social.Lab was acquired by Ogilvy in 2013, is headquartered in Brussels and has offices in New York, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Singapore, Dubai, Cape Town, Warsaw and Zurich.
We are growing fast and we love it. We know that our success is a direct result of our talents.
We are looking for an ambitious Senior PR Account Manager with 5+ years of experience to join our team. If you are an enthusiastic, ambitious and highly motivated individual ready to use your communications experience in a fast-paced environment – then this may be a great next step in your career.
We are looking for candidates with strong client-servicing skills and strong experience in corporate communications.
We are looking for someone with a can-do, positive attitude, who can balance the demands of a busy, fast-moving office with client needs. We look for outgoing and personable individuals, who will complement our team dynamic and contribute to the hard-working but fun environment at Ogilvy Social.Lab.
The successful candidate will possess the following qualities:
•Driven and determined
•Excellent inter-personal skills, collaborative and flexible style
•Enjoy working in a multicultural team
•Good sense of humour
•Smart creative and agile thinker
•Strong selling skills
•Outstanding degree of accuracy and attention to detail in all written work
The ideal candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:
•Dutch native-speaker, with an excellent knowledge of English and French
•Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role within an agency
•Experience in corporate communications and B2B work
•Passion for news and current affairs, particularly in business essential
•Solid experience with identifying strong media angles, pitching into media, securing high quality coverage and should have solid media contacts
•Strong account management and organisational abilities plus smooth, confidence-winning client handling skills a must
•Experience and talent for coaching and training junior staff
•Understanding and experience of integrating social media into corporate and B2B client work desirable
•Track record of working in a large, international agency, with networked/affiliate offices helpful
•Very good network of journalist contacts
•Ability to develop business for Ogilvy, manage budgets, billing and other financial performance requirements
•Flair for writing
•Fulltime job within a growing and trendsetting advertising agency in the center of Brussels
•Attractive package and benefits
•Career conversation and growing opportunities
•Very good work atmosphere