Account Manager Job in Nairobi, Kenya

Account Manager (Event Planning and Management) 

Duma Works is recruiting an Account Manager for our client; a leading experiential marketing agency in Nairobi.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Servicing all existing accounts through effective customer service, project planning and execution and delivering assigned tasks within timelines
  • Contributing to sales generation within the team through assigned business portfolio of existing accounts and reach the company’s sales target
  • Acquisition of new account (Business Developing) through researching markets to identify opportunities for events;
  • Developing and Presenting detailed proposals for events (e.g. timelines, venues, suppliers, legal obligations, staffing and budgets);
  • Drive innovation( New Ideas) by identifying opportunities within existing accounts to grow overall business revenue
  • Managing partnerships built with third parties to ensure quality output is achieved at all times
  • Ensuring insurance, legal, health and safety obligations are adhered to all projects.
  • Coordinating venue management, caterers, stand designers, contractors , equipment hire and any other event related event materials or tools
  • Developing and continuously effective client service relationships
  • Ensure both quantitative and qualitative reports are submitted to the client on time and meet required quality standards.
  • Ensure seamless communication between the agency and client at all time
  • Liaising with clients and designers to create a brand for the event and organizing the production of tickets, posters, catalogues and sales brochures, plus social media coverage if need be.
  • Coordinating suppliers, handling client queries and troubleshooting on the day of the event to ensure that all runs smoothly
  • Post-event evaluation (including data entry and analysis and producing reports for event stakeholders).
  • Reporting to the Client Service Manager
The Account Manager skills
  • Strong Communication, Teamwork, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Confident, articulate and a persuasive
  • Excellent organizational and event management skills
  • Great business sense and the ability to work to budgets
  • Time-management skills and the ability to work under pressure;
  • Problem-solving skills and diplomacy
  • Sales and/or marketing skills
Key Qualifications
  • Degree in Commerce (marketing / Business Management Option) is most preferred
  • Minimum 3 years work experience in BTL business
  • Below 40 years.
  • Understanding of marketing landscape, FMCGS and events
How to Apply

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please send your CV to marking the subject as “ 2198”, Your Full name & Phone number e.g. 2198, Barack Obama, 07xxxxxxxxx. If you don’t follow these instructions, your application will not go through

Deadline for receiving applications: 3rd May 2016

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