At CSM we are driven by a clear purpose; to Pursue Extraordinary. We exist to create a positive impact on our partners, their audiences, our industry and our people, and to look for opportunities that can inspire a better world in everything we do.

Our diversity of experience, expertise and opinions is our greatest asset, which is why we celebrate our differences. We are looking for individuals who want to put their hand up and challenge convention to create something exciting, bigger and better each and every time.

CSM is proud to share fresh perspectives and new ideas to produce work that others don’t and won’t. What we do is fast-paced, exciting and rewarding which is why we love it and why you’ll love life at CSM.

CSM is made up of 1000+ people in 25+ locations who share a purpose to pursue extraordinary. It is the reason we come into work each morning, the mindset we all share, the thread through every piece of work we deliver and the story we tell when someone wonders why we do, what we do.

Each of our people are extraordinary in their own right, bringing diversity to our thinking, experience and expertise to help us produce work that our competitors don’t and wont. What we do is fast-paced, exciting and rewarding which is why we love it and why you’ll love life at CSM.

If you are someone who sees the extraordinary in the ordinary, then we would love to hear from you.

What will you be doing
As an Account Executive you will be part of the CSM Middle East team, assuming a pivotal role on one of our biggest accounts. The role would see you working with one of our client’s partnerships in football, where you will take an important role in the day-to-day relationship between CSM and the client, be responsible for client account management, and manage discussions related to the client’s sponsorship strategy, the role it plays for them as a business and how that translates into activation delivery for their current sponsorships. Reporting into the Account Director, you will act as an extension to the client’s team and will need to manage multiple stakeholders, including partnerships, marketing, and communications. You will need a great understanding of Asian Football as you assume a pivotal role in the day-to-day management of the partnership.

You will be part of our Brands team, and will be based in the UAE (with remote and flexible working options, as well as some time working out of the client offices). You will work with colleagues across the Middle East and will need to travel occasionally between KSA & UAE and other countries in the region as required. You will report into an experienced Communications Manager and Account Director, and will have good working relationships with CSM’s Regional Directors.

Your key responsibilities will include:
Client / Account Management
•Efficient meeting management, preparation and write up of notes and actions
•Effective management of regular project and status meetings with clients (and external agencies where relevant)
•Effective management of own relationships with suppliers, all agencies, clients and partners
•Assistance with content creation, brand merchandise and toolkits
•Assistance with financial elements of accounts – budgeting, PO’s, supplier invoicing/cost management
•Supporting approvals process
•Event activation – involved in all aspects of the events from venue sourcing, staffing, branding, to creative execution, on-site support and main point of contact for suppliers

•Assist in client meetings as required and ensure completion of agreed actions
•Create and present client-facing and internal presentations as required
•Manage the setting of client KPIs, evaluation, and other client reporting
•Make adjustments to strategy documents and project delivery documents as required, and present updates to the client

Related: Senior Account Manager at CSM Abu Dhabi

•Demonstrate a pro-active approach to client management, and a ‘can-do’ attitude
•Develop a reputation for total reliability
•Efficient personal, people management and administrative skills
•Demonstrate enthusiasm for the clients’ business, and developing business understanding
•Develop effective working relationships with internal colleagues across all accounts
•Build a strong and long-lasting relationship with the client and other key stakeholders
•Contribute as required to wider agency New Business
•Active participant in agency events and activities

The Skills and Experience you will need
•University graduate
•Fluency in English, written and spoken. Arabic beneficial.
•A clear passion for sports / football
•Experience working on large global brands is preferred, but not essential
•Ability to multi-task; you will be working across a number of activities with tight deadlines
•Good communication skills – verbal and written
•Creative thinking
•Attention to detail
•Knowledge of, and passion for, sport is a bonus
•Open to feedback from clients and colleagues

​CSM is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race.

Work Level
Experienced, Manager / Executive
Employment Type
Full Time

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