Event / Project Account Manager

Your reason for being here…

Your purpose here at DRPG is to create a client experience like no other, knowing those who encounter the work we produce will find it unforgettable for all the right reasons.

The way you roll…

You’re an organisational superstar, applying that incredible knack for planning to each and every project. With that shiny gold metaphorical baton in your hand, you let everyone know when and at what level to play their instruments. 

You know what to do from the get-go, and you’re not only a confidence connoisseur, but a master job juggler (wow!) and always have your logic cap on to add to that stylish excellence of yours.

You’re a whizz at ensuring compliance across every element, with that meticulous attention to detail you have. Our philosophy here at DRPG is ‘anything’s possible’, so you will need to be onboard with this, going above and beyond.

How you make it all possible…

  • Managing a full-service line of projects including live or virtual events, design and campaign projects, including full end-to-end planning and communication
  • Interpreting client briefing requirements accurately, influencing where appropriate and producing response proposals
  • Accurately and pro-actively recording, developing and sharing clients’ requirements through excellent listening skills and excellent channels of communication
  • Effectively leading, directing and developing team members assigned to a project
  • Taking ownership and actively managing assigned budgets, influencing and negotiating with internal and external parties
  • Managing multiple projects and consistently delivering to an excellent standard
  • Pro-actively alerting to any irregularities, lack of adherence, and/ or problems that could result in detrimental implications within the project
  • Delivering a project on time, to the agreed objectives and exceeding client expectations
  • Clearly communicating specific actions and requirements to internal and external clients, including the production/ preparation and supply of relevant supporting  information and documentation
  • Keeping accurate and precise records of communication, including setting agendas, meeting minutes with actions, email communication and other suitable information specific to clients and/ or projects
  • Acting as the single point of contact with the client for all aspects of the project and general client relationship
  • Working effectively with clients, communicating in a diplomatic way to build, develop and grow relationships with potential and existing clients
  • Actively seeking growth opportunities within the account and building on these
  • Actively listening to clients and understanding key messages, strategy and ways of working to influence production support, and preparation for any client business impact
  • Producing detailed project plans and briefs, assigning actions and deadlines both for internal and client use
  • For live events overseeing and managing delegate logistics including pre-communications, registration, communications, arrival, registration etc.
  • Providing on-site support, undertaking any activity required as part of the project, and ensuring overall management of all other areas where required
  • Managing the post-production, including structure de-briefs both internally and externally
  • Undertaking other duties required as part of any project, business activity or as requested by department leader
  • Undertaking full reconciliation reporting

We recognise the value in having people with a variety of backgrounds, experience and skills in our business. That means the role requirements here should be seen as a guide, not an exact checklist. If you have more, less or different experiences, but really relevant skills, we’d love to hear from you.

What’s in your toolbox…

  • Ideally experience within an agency-based environment
  • Excellent rapport building, active listening and communication skills all backed up and supported by proven relationships
  • Experience of financial and budget management
  • Experience of using PowerPoint / Excel to be able to produce client proposals and manage multiple clients and projects simultaneously
  • Experience of working in fast-moving and client-focused businesses
  • Experience in developing and growing client relationships

Get to know us…

We’re one of the most unexpectedly all-round capable communications agencies that’s been on the go for years – ever since our head honcho set up shop in a shed back in 1980. Since then, we’ve made it our mission to make anything possible for our many and varied clients, putting our creative flair into delivering strategic communication campaigns, digital solutions, film and videos, events, exhibitions, and a whole lot more in between. We’ve grown a lot, but we’ve kept everything that made us great, back from the very day we first started out. Our global HQ and largest studios are smack bang in the middle of the UK and well worth a visit to see for yourself!
The majority of the account team are based primarily in the Midlands, but this role could work from our other offices across London and the UK. There will be times when you’ll need to work from our other offices. We’re a friendly team. We really welcome anyone who wants to become part of a brilliant company. If you’re passionate with a cracking drive to deliver on our ‘anything’s possible’ mindset, we’d love to hear from you!

DRPG is an equal opportunities employer. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role, we would love to hear from you and look forward to receiving your application.

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