Account Manager (Software)
At Media Suite, we have a wide range of clients, but we specialise in meaningful public sector work which will enable society (and government) to adapt in a fast-changing world. We create software systems to solve challenging large scale problems in various domains. As a Media Suite Account Manager you will have the opportunity to:
Develop deep relationships with interesting people from our partner organisations
Explore solutions to serious social and environmental problems
Think creatively and strategically with clever teammates
If you’re up for a challenge and want to be surrounded by awesome colleagues who care deeply about what they do, you’re looking in the right place.
We know that ‘account management’ can mean many things. As such, we are not set on hiring someone who has held this title. We value skills and relevant mindset over title. We prioritise customer service, listening to our partners (clients) and building strong relationships. You may have experience working in local or central government, fostering relationships and using your creative problem solving to tackle complex problems. You may hold a close network of interesting people and be most at home sharing ideas and cultivating connections. Your background might be in software development and service delivery, or something else entirely with transferable skills and experience.
As an Account Manager you will focus daily on the needs, challenges and opportunities of our partners and service delivery teams to maintain excellent relationships with our key accounts. You’ll be driven to build strong, long term relationships and be confident that your communication and interpersonal skills are up to the task. Ideally, you’ll be the kind of individual who loves finding creative solutions to unique problems and can place technical solutions in the context of our partner’s strategic goals. You’ll know when to leverage your negotiation and facilitation skills and bring strategic thinking and planning abilities to deliver the outcomes our partners need. Ultimately, you’ll love being part of a high-performing team and bring a desire to collaborate and contribute your strengths for the team cause.
Whatever your background, you will definitely need to be:
incredibly organised with outstanding attention to detail, numerically, verbally, and in writing;
empathetic and a great listener, you know that understanding the needs (and pain points) of others are key to delivering excellent service and solutions;
the possessor of impeccable written and spoken english;
able to work unsupervised, demonstrating independence and drive;
able to display genuine business acumen & commercial/ financial knowledge;
able to turn information into a clear strategy and communicate complex information to broad audiences;
strong at aligning and energising people & teams around a plan;
comfortable in a range of social and professional situations;
a confident decision-maker;
a problem solver, driven to find solutions, unafraid to roll up your sleeves and get things done;
confident having the tough conversations;
able to “close” (ie not afraid to discuss value and money);
proactive and curious, driven to learn and grow;
willing to go the extra mile to make our partners & stakeholders happy;
authentic and values-driven, you know that trust is everything.
Some of the practical day-to-day things you can expect to be doing:
Supporting delivery teams to meet partner and organisational expectations;
Coordinating with teams working on the same account to ensure consistently excellent service;
Relationship Management and high-quality communication across various channels and contexts;
Exploring our partners needs, challenges and goals
Using your creativity to develop win-win solutions for Media Suite and our Partners
Creating roadmaps and account plans;
Research and opportunity identification;
Being across the commercial performance of our engagements
Helping our partners to understand our processes and methodologies;
Supporting our partners to meet their own obligations during development;
Supporting our partners to support their own stakeholders;
Writing statements of work/ project briefs;
Standing as an advocate and conduit to ensure our delivery teams live and breathe our partner’s needs;
Helping our partners to look good (for example helping them to tell their story through case studies & presentations)
Supporting the effort to estimate and price projects;
Ensuring smooth handovers between phases of projects;
Seeking Satisfaction Feedback & implementing changes where need;
Building great relationships (incl networking activities);
Skills, Experience & Education
You will definitely have relevant professional experience. We don’t want to prescribe what that experience might look like but it would be advantageous if you had a background in an agile, software development/ software sales context. Whatever your background, we think you’ll certainly need a credible body of experience to meet the requirements of this role.
We know that a lack of confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job, but we also know there's no such thing as the 'perfect' candidate. Our employment philosophy is pretty simple. We look for the right people and then do what it takes to get them on board and keep them around. We invest in the right people to help realise their potential. So if this role sounds like one that might make you excited to come into work every day, go ahead, write us a covering letter telling us who you are, why you’d be a great fit for this role, and what you bring to the table.
We cherish our culture, so every hire we make is carefully considered. We are a team of curious-minded people who support each other, hold robust debates and don’t mind helping each other move house on the weekend. We thrive on challenges, we view our successes (and failures) as opportunities for growth, and we never, ever want to stop learning. We value mindset over skill set and we believe the team is more powerful than the individual.
We are an equal-opportunities employer, we don’t just accept our differences, we celebrate our diversity and grow through sharing our unique experiences and perspectives. We are wholeheartedly committed to creating an inclusive environment that offers each of us the chance to thrive.
What we offer:
An awesome team to work with;
A place to grow;
Interesting clients & varied projects;
This role will be based in our Christchurch office, so being based in New Zealand with the right to work here is key.
If you have made it this far and are still interested, please upload your CV and cover by hitting the 'apply now' button.
Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.
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