Account Director Italy

Do you love cycling and marketing?

As our Account Director for Italy, you can combine both in one dream role. You will be able to develop your career in marketing and account management in the world’s most renowned specialist cycling media agency, Shift Active Media.

Do you love cycling and marketing?

As our Account Director for Italy, you can combine both in one dream role. You will be able to develop your career in marketing and account management in the world’s most renowned specialist cycling media agency, Shift Active Media. You will work with some of the greatest brands in cycling, globally, on exciting integrated marketing projects across PR, Media, Film, Strategy & Insight, Social Media and Creative services.

Reporting to Shift’s Client Services Director,  you will be responsible for growing the business by building cast-iron client relationships and build incremental business. You will be able to create the conditions for great work, orchestrating a multi-skilled team to deliver transformational success for our clients and for the agency.

Our client services team conducts work through our business and nurtures / builds upon strong client relationships.  Working in support of our existing client base and working hard as part of a team to pitch for and win new business. Great communication, organisation and project management are key skills for all members of our client services team.  Specialist knowledge of the world of cycling and a honed general understanding of the ever-changing craft skills of brand and performance marketing are also essential.

In terms of skills, you will need excellent fluency in written and spoken Italian. You will also need a keen interest in cycling or tri-sports. At SHIFT we are unashamedly specialist – we speak the same language as our client’s target consumer, we know how best to reach these consumers instinctively.

Overseas travel is an essential part of the role so you must be able to attend trade shows, races and certainly client meetings (majoritively in the EU). Flexibility around working hours, as is essential within an agency working environment.

BENEFITS

  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays & Christmas week shutdown
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Pension Plan
  • Bang up to date technology and equipment with which to work
  • Modern offices with air con, showers, bike parking & coffee machines
  • Company bike rides each summer during office hours
  • Christmas Party and summer bike ride/parties
  • Free lunch every month
  • Free birthday pizza lunch out
  • Welcome gifts: GCN/GMBN cycling and casual wear
  • Up to 50% discount in the GCN, GMBN and GTN shops
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • A fantastically vibrant, positive, friendly, active and collaborative working environment

ABOUT US

The Play Sports Group is home to SHIFT Active Media and the Play Sports Network.

Launched in 2010, SHIFT Active Media is an award-winning cycling media agency and works alongside some of the biggest, most high profile brands in the cycling world, such as Continental, crankbrothers, fi’zi:k, Global Cycling Network (GCN), KASK, Zwift, YT and many more. Our complete focus on cycling delivers a best in class knowledge together with outstanding results.

We’re a full-service creative and communications agency providing a wide variety of services to help clients achieve their strategic objectives: from brand strategy, global media planning and buying, advertising creative, film and video production, website design and build, social media and beyond, our work resonates with cyclists the world over.

We’re a small but rapidly growing business, and while the atmosphere in the modern office in Bath is relaxed and fun, we are very ambitious and work hard to exceed the expectations of our clients.

TO APPLY

Please get in touch if you believe that our Account Manager, Italy,  role matches your skills and aspirations. To apply, email your CV and a cover letter (including your salary expectations) to hr@playsportsnetwork.com

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