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Candidate of the week: Account Manager, Melbourne

Tuesday, 09 December 2008
By Print 21 Online Article

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

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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.

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




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