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Candidate of the week: Account Manager, Melbourne

Tuesday, 09 December 2008
By Print 21 Online Article

EDUCATION
2006 Certificate III in Printing and Graphic Arts (Printing)
RMIT Brunswick Campus, Australia

2001-2003 Bachelor Of Multimedia (Media Studies)
Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn Campus, Australia

1995-2000 Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE)
Doncaster Secondary College, VIC, Australia
ENTER Score: 90.40 out of 100

EMPLOYMENT
April 2007 – October 2008 – Travel/work throughout UK & Europe

April 2006 – March 2007: Whirlwind Print – Account Manager
Servicing clients within the print/graphic design industry to achieve their trade print goals.

Key responsibilities:

  • managing trade client print projects (quoting, print specs, artwork delivery, distribution)
  • growing existing accounts and nurturing new business accounts
  • working to internal print & artwork deadlines to ensure client goals are achieved
  • liaising with print site & external stakeholders (outsourcing etc.) to ensure completion of projects
  • problem resolution

Achievements:

  • awarded “Account Manager of the Month” on 2 occasions
  • consistently exceeded monthly budgets and KPI’s
  • built strong client relationships responsible for an annual turnover of approximately $1.5 million.

May 2004 – April 2006: News Limited Community Newspapers – Account Coordinator.
Employed in News Limited’s agency sales office providing client service to advertising agencies.

Key responsibilities:

  • booking newspaper advertising campaigns across 96 publications nationally
  • providing costings and advertising rates upon request
  • liaising with internal newspaper departments (layout, real estate, classifieds etc.) to negotiate positioning & sequence
  • ensuring clients meet strict booking & copy deadlines

Achievements:

  • coordinating the company’s largest retail account – Coles Myer
  • re-structuring the coordinators’ account distribution to better service clients and Account Managers

2004 CAP Photography – Photographic Assistant. On-site assistance; digital preparation of images for various clients in the advertising and real-estate industries.

2003  "Summerbell": Web Site Development for real estate property in Merimbula

2002-2003  Mont Albert Mobile Car Detailing: Web Site Development & Maintenance for small business

2001-2002  Mathematics Tutor: Private tutor for students of mathematics of year level 8, 9 and 10

SKILLS
General:

  • High level of customer/client service cultivated in positions of employment requiring the ability to think and respond to creative ideas and objectives.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and adhere to strict print, media, and contractual deadlines; established in most recent positions of employment in which client and internal time constraints are a key factor.
  • Ability to work in a large or small team environment demonstrated by the success and gratification achieved in all team-based positions of employment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills exemplified by results such as Distinction in the subject Media Voices, Media Style – The Process of Journalism, as well as a VCE study score of 38 for English.

Computer:
Graphic design, desktop publishing, electronic writing, website development, radio production, user experience design, 3D animation and special effects, digital video production and editing, digital audio production and editing. A comprehensive knowledge of the following programs:

  • Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe Acrobat
  • Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access etc.)
  • Macromedia Flash, Macromedia Director, Macromedia Dreamweaver

 

 

 

Contact:  email:  johnconstable@bluebottle.com

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