Account Manager, Technology/Automotive

July 21, 2023
Performance Comms

The role

We are looking for an account manager to work on a pivotal account without our automotive technology team at Performance. This is a core role within an exciting team, while the role principally supports a key B2B account with a focus on the future of mobility and sustainability, the individual will be expected to provide support right across the automotive technology team. Some motorsport experience is also favourable but not mandatory. The right candidate will be passionate and well-informed about technology, engineering and mobility and will be well-read with a good working knowledge of current affairs. Prior experience within a transport or automotive setting is a must.

We’re looking for someone who is organised, reliable and shows a flair for developing content/copywriting within a busy communications team setting with the ability to understand complex ideas and relate them to simple terms. The right candidate will have a passion for project management and will be a key contact for clients, enthusiastically taking on the broad day-to-day requirements of the team and thriving under pressure. Media relations experience is essential. The Agency has a reputation for nurturing and developing talent and prides itself on being at the forefront of marketing and communications.

Reporting line & team

The role reports directly to the AD with input from Director/Managing Director. The latter is responsible for strategic and creative lead direction, with your role pivotal in leading the account day-to-day, acting as a central liaison on all projects.

Key Accountabilities

  • Act as day-to-day support for AD/Director on delivery of the 12-month PR plans for the clients
  • Develop an understanding of key messages and objectives set against key projects
  • Demonstrate ability to plan and prioritise own work with full quality control over written work
  • Act as solid and reliable support for senior team members
  • Build and manage effective client relationships, and aid in updating the client team regarding reporting and logistics
  • Action all account housekeeping-related matters including the weekly client reports, meeting 2 agendas, minutes and contact reports
  • Conduct daily monitoring for stories of interest relating to the clients and circulate relevant stories internally or to the client team
  • Write briefs for all third-party suppliers including photography, filming, events and branding; support on shoots and assist in the delivery of high-quality assets
  • Coordinate and manage suppliers to deliver projects on brief
  • Develop an understanding of PR planning by writing up ideas and plans with support from senior team members
  • Assist in researching and creating market insights, including consumer, media and PR trends and competitor analysis reports
  • Coordinate evaluation reports and liaise with suppliers (e.g. Coverage Book, PRIME and Klear) to deliver accurate and informative reports across all projects
  • Support in ensuring full budget management across all work, including the creation of budget estimates, tracking of POs, collation of invoices, receipts and client reconciliationsStart to develop a working knowledge of the Global media landscape and share that knowledge with the wider team
  • Research, draft copy, press releases, blog articles, features and media materials relating to all accounts; and assist in the development of creative editorial content
  • Proactively propose creative ideas and potential news story hooks Processes
  • Provide support through developing administration tools and systems that enable Performance to perform efficiently and effectively
  • Manage an inventory of brand guidelines and digital assets that is accessible to all team members on the central server
  • Manage the weekly team meetings, ensuring team attendance, agenda setting with relevant brainstorms, updating and circulation of worksheets, ensuring each team member has a copy of the budget tracker and worksheet
  • Oversee all account housekeeping-related matters including the weekly client reports, meeting agendas, minutes, contact reports and circulation, internal team coordination Behavioural competencies
  • Well informed about current affairs, with interest in technology, mobility & sustainability Continue and build on existing ‘Can Do’ attitude
  • Ability to juggle conflicting priorities and work in a fluid and fast-paced environment

Required skills

  • Strong press writing skills with excellent attention to detail
  • Be passionate about good, simple and effective PR
  • A strong communicator and able to upwards manage as well as prioritise their own work
  • Quick learner, adaptable and pragmatic thinker, whilst being tenacious, results-driven and resilient
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about becoming an integral part of an award-winning team
  • Highly motivated and committed
  • Culturally sensitive and adaptable, whilst being an approachable team player
  • Takes initiative and able to work autonomously and conducts themselves in a professional manner at all times
  • Begin to develop a strong eye for an editorial angle
  • Proven problem-solving skills and ability to work on initiative
  • A ‘right first-time’ attitude


  • Competitive London salary
  • Healthy agency bonus scheme
  • Some of the benefits we offer

We don’t just look at what you can bring to us. We look at what we can bring to you. Whether that be through internal or external training to help you develop, or programmes and initiatives to support your wellbeing through our wellbeing strategy, Thrive, your development and wellbeing is important to us.

Listed below are some of the benefits we currently offer, we say currently because we are always evolving them via employee feedback obtained through our regular staff survey:

  • Company-wide wellbeing programme (Thrive) including a:
  • £250 wellbeing allowance
  • Employee Assistance Programme, which offers access to therapy, guidance around diet, gym, meditation and career coaching as well as discounts on high street chains
  • Personal, Team & Company Social allowances
  • Flexible working (split between home & office)
  • Monthly internal training sessions
  • Private Healthcare
  • Walks and runs by the beautiful River Thames
  • Social activities (Summer / Christmas parties (and some in-between))
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • 25 days holiday + 2 half-day flexi-days
  • 4.30 pm finish on Fridays

If you are interested in this position, please send an email with your CVt

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