Assistant Commercial Manager

Assistant Commercial Manager

Our client is the number one advertising agency in the UK, working with dozens of high profile brands. It is a fast-paced, constantly evolving business which prides itself on being one of the best places to work in the UK, welcoming those who want to work hard and play hard!

The principle purpose of the Assistant Commercial Manager is to support a Commercial Manager Team in their role of business partnering with senior management with the objective of growing revenue, maximising profitability, helping to manage effective resource utilisation and ensuring a positive cash-flow. The role is not limited to supporting, as the ambition is for you to develop and lead your own clients and become more involved in all things commercial.

Key responsibilities:

  • Principal point of contact for a small portfolio of smaller clients or brands.
  • Support, in all capacities, the Senior Commercial Manager on the team portfolio
  • Work closely with client team leads to identify areas of opportunity to increase revenues, maximise profitability, optimise resource utilisation and improve cashflows.
  • Preparation of key financial documents for both internal and external meetings.
  • Pricing up of new fees.
  • Support in audit preparation.
  • Close co-ordination with Commercial Analysts who are responsible for managing client Billing, WIP and AR.
  • Own accrual and deferrals for your team portfolio, including month end commentary.
  • Ensuring production revenue is accurately forecasted and accounted for on Flare and your client portfolio.
  • Assist and monitor actual and forecast KPIs including client revenue, profitability and resource utilisation.
  • Learn and understand the key commercial aspects of a client contract (revenues, costs, timing of invoicing, cashflow).
  • Primary point of contact for regular and ad hoc client commercial and financial queries.
  • Working closely with stakeholders in other offices to ensure global reporting is accurate and best practice is in effect.
  • Support Senior Commercial Managers with ad hoc tasks.

Personal attributes:

General

  • Ability to develop relationships with key clients, client teams and senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills – comfortable interacting with a range of seniorities, personalities and with non-financial managers.
  • Numerate with a desire to obtain advanced financial systems knowledge and excellent Excel.
  • Self-sufficient, proactive and innovative.

Commercial

  • Experience of providing insight, summarising complex information and actioning value-added process improvements.
  • Commercially minded, results-driven, good business judgement.
  • Speak with authority & impact, ability to match behaviour to different personalities / situations.
  • Proactive and innovative.
  • Flexible working approach – able to react quickly to urgent requests and manage time accordingly.

Qualifications:

  • Part-qualified accountant.
  • Higher level education, ideally a degree.
  • Ideally industry-related experience (Advertising, MarComs, Media).

If this sounds like you then please send us your CV now! Due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted.

Location

London

Salary

£40,000

Job Type

Permanent

INDUSTRY

Advertising agency

Reference

V37389

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