Multi-tasking, detail-focused machine wanted for high profile global through-the-line account


McCann Birmingham is recruiting for an experienced account manager to join our every growing global tobacco client account. As the power behind the whole account you’ll be a force to be reckoned with when it comes to getting the job done. You’re great at managing multiple projects under pressure, getting the team organised and supporting the Account Director and Managing Partner. You’ll also hold your own in a corporate environment among some of the top minds in the industry.

The role will be working with Japan Tobacco International (JTI) across a variety of tobacco brands, specifically in the Bangladesh market as the lead strategy and ATL agency. International travel may be required, on occasion, for this position to locations such as Bangladesh and Bangkok. You need to be comfortable with all of the above.

Our Approach Strategically-led, integrated all-over-it-ness. Brought to life with game changing creative. We put our Account team at the heart of the agency, drawing on specialisms across all channels.


Detail: you’re all over it, all of the time. Detail, detial, detail

Great under pressure

Plus all the usual AM stuff (ppt/excel geek, on-time everything, commercially astute, slick professional operator, humble, and the most liked person in any given room)


Detail. And you spotted the deliberate typo in “detail” above

Integrated Agency Account Management experience (min 2 years)

Experience working for tobacco brand in APAC region

Good understanding of the channel mix and how to implement highly successful, integrated campaigns

Fluent in Bangla (written, spoken and reading). Should be able to do basic Bangla transcreations (interpretation of the English text and creating a Bangla version of it, keeping the essence and concept of the creative same)


Above The Line agency side experience – including product launches in APAC markets, experience in still shoots and TV production

Below the line experience in coordinating events and activations with Event Management agencies and other cross-functional teams

Skill to work closely with vendors to ensure the best outcome in terms of translations for the local market

We’re the Birmingham branch of the world’s largest advertising and communications network – McCann World group – the one in your University textbooks.  That one.  2018 was McCann Central’s biggest year, bagging ourselves our first GOLD at Cannes Lion amongst a number of other prestigious awards.

McCann’s Birmingham business employs more than 350 people, and in 2018 we enjoyed our most successful year to date – hence hiring like crazy.

If you want to join an iconic network agency that offers you the chance to work on one of the top 5 clients in the portfolio & the opportunity to progress your career with a great development programme, contact us now with your most up to date CV together with a covering letter as to why you believe you are the best man or woman for the job!

Salary: Competitive in line with industry rates

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 21st  February 2019