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Senior Account Manager

at Gemba
Location 3006, Australia
Date Posted March 15, 2018
Category Account Management
Job Type Full-time


So you’ve got a passion for sport and entertainment… want to live and breathe that passion every day and get paid for it? Mix it with the biggest brands? Step up your career with a team that’s focused on bringing great work to life? Read on.

Gemba is the authority in sport and entertainment and we’re looking for a Senior Account Manager to join our team in Melbourne. This role is integral to our Sports and Entertainment Communications and will see you working with market-leading automotive brand, Toyota.

You’ll manage the execution of brand/marketing plans, communications, sponsorship strategies and creative briefs and their execution. You’ll need experience juggling multiple stakeholders and collaborating with creative teams. You might even need to play the odd game of ping pong... If you think you can do this, we want you!

Who is Gemba?

Gemba offers specialised services across Insights, Strategy and Communications. We have unrivalled expertise in planning, development and execution of compelling marketing campaigns for some of the biggest brands in global sport and entertainment. We are passionate about our business, proud of what we do and love working in one of the most dynamic industries on the global stage.

We have offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland and Shanghai with an enviable client list across the sporting, entertainment and consumer goods sector.

Outstanding people and culture are at the heart of our business and we judge ourselves on actions and behaviours. We take our values seriously. We measure them, hold ourselves accountable and hire accordingly. We invest in our people by offering a wide range of employee benefits designed to provide a positive, fun and balanced work/life experience.

What is the role?

Charged with the overall day-to-day management of client projects, the Senior Account Manager will help develop and support engaging client campaigns including but not limited to content development, print, broadcast integration, TVCs and activations. You’ll be working with the creative team to bring ideas to life and assist in growing the clients’ business.

More specifically, duties include:

  • Campaign development and project management
  • Developing and maintaining strong client and rights holder relationships
  • Managing the estimating and budgeting process

Who are we looking for?

If you are currently an Account Manager in an agency environment and ready to take the next step in your career, or a Senior Account Manager wanting to hone your skills in Sport & Entertainment, then look no further.

You must have 4+ years’ experience in the advertising, sponsorship or rights-holder industries with relevant qualifications. A high level of content/digital marketing knowledge will be favourably viewed. You will need demonstrated ability to work autonomously with a focus on finding solutions to potential issues. Strong initiative, drive and proactivity are a must.

More specifically, you will have:

  • Proven experience in key stakeholder management including liaising with clients and other external agencies
  • Experience in managing large budgets (in excess of $2.0 Million) and negotiating with external vendors
  • Strong understanding of the communication planning and creative development processes
  • Strong project management skills, including process and procedures (e.g. critical paths, project plans)
  • Demonstrated experience mentoring and developing direct reports

This is a great opportunity to join the Gemba team who are well respected as thought leaders in the exciting and dynamic Sports and Entertainment category.

How to apply for this job?

Written applications including a CV and cover letter should be addressed to Vicki Nikitins, People & Culture Manager and emailed to


Applications close Tuesday 3rd April 2018


NB: All candidates require working rights of this country to perform the role.

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