Finding the right type of Account Manager candidate is essential as ultimately they may be the face of your business to clients and suppliers. Reliable, independent and commercially focussed account managers are not in huge supply so it is important that you contract with an agency who understands where to place available account managers. Our experience within the industry and success with the candidates who we have placed within account management jobs speaks for itself.
Has the skills shortage in the North West affected your search for Account Managers?
One of the main challenges which we have in the region is the digital marketing skills shortage. This is particularly applicable to the account management candidate pool as many who began their career as an account manager has specialised in a single discipline and moved away from being what is known as an "all round account manager." Looking specifically at account managers within direct response advertising agencies, a large portion of candidates now focus their time on search marketing for example. This isn't ideal when marketing campaigns have multi faceted digital channels and a broad knowledge of each channel is essential.
We have found that account managers have a particularly high loyalty to their employers which is great for business growth and stability. This means that the time and investment which business owners put into their candidates is ultimately a long term investment for their business. When attempting to attract candidates to the roles on offer, we would advise on highlighting the training and development plans. This way, account managers can be confident that they will develop accordingly in their account management role.
Generally the breakdown of an account manager is:
Talk to us about the roles which you are recruiting for and the structure of the business and departments to help us find the best candidates for you.
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I have recently had the pleasure of working with Laura at The Candidate where she helped me find a role in Manchester. Laura was really hands on, was always on the end of the phone to advise and chat me through the process. She was incredibly helpful, professional and just generally lovely to work with, so it made the whole experience very easy.