Account Executive

Purpose of position

This dual location role offers an excellent insight into the operations of the UK’s leading affiliate marketing company as well as one of its most established retailers, giving you the opportunity to assist in the development of the Dixons Carphone account working with brands such as Currys and PC World.

The successful candidate will work in the Dixons Carphone office in North Acton for 3 days a week and 2 days a week in the Awin office in Tower Hill. The role is pivotal to the efficient and effective functioning of the team’s work processes and provides a unique developmental opportunity of working both network and client-side. This is perfectly suited to applicants seeking to build on previously established foundations for a career in digital marketing.

Key Tasks

Key responsibilities within this superb role include:
  • Provide support to team members & client with day-to-day duties
  • Daily Account checks to monitor performance and KPI’s
  • Daily competitor reports to ensure we are aware of all competitor activity within the affiliate space.
  • Day to day management of supplier funding campaigns, inclusive of:
    • Creating bespoke campaign decks for suppliers with affiliate opportunities
    • Cost forecasting for campaigns
    • Post promotional analysis for each campaign
    • Attending meetings with internal stakeholders to discuss supplier funding processes and execution
  • Manage communication to affiliate base via weekly email
  • Monitor and review promotional activity, reporting findings/recommendation when required
  • Respond to incoming calls and emails and relay messages from clients and affiliates
  • Provide support for ad hoc administrative and reporting tasks and be able to prioritise these effectively
  • Assist clients with support for ad hoc tasks and queries in an efficient manner
  • Attend industry events when required and network with clients both via email and face to face
  • Identify new opportunities in the affiliate industry in line with strategy and budget. Set up, maintain and optimise feeds and commission structures
The Online Marketing Team at Dixons Carphone provide a central point of co-ordination and expertise to support online marketing initiatives for the UK and Ireland websites. Working closely with Brand, Commercial, Online Marketing Managers and other aspects of the Online Marketing Team such as PPC and SEO. The successful candidate will help plan and execute marketing strategies in order to drive profitable customer traffic. This involves the following:
  • Working closely with the Dixons Carphone E-Commerce Trading Team to source product nominations and offers for various affiliate marketing activity
  • Support the Affiliate Manager at Dixons Carphone in relationship management to ensure good relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure accuracy and completeness during peak trading periods and public holidays
  • Work with the Online Marketing Managers, provide briefs for landing pages, banners and other promotional materials for use in-channel
Whilst the above is a guide to general expectation of the role, we expect this position to evolve allowing you greater scope to gain both knowledge and experience within the online and affiliate market place.

Skills & Expertise

To be successful you will need to meet the below requirements.
  • Be approachable with a strong ‘can do’ attitude and an appetite to learn
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Be highly organised and able to manage your time and multiple tasks successfully
  • Have impeccable attention to detail
  • Exude a friendly and professional manner with confidence working with people at all levels and when communicating directly with clients
  • Excellent computer literacy including MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Be highly self-motivated with ability to quickly acquire new skills
  • Be flexible and unflappable when responding within tight timeframes
  • Demonstrate strong team ethics to meet and exceed set deadlines and requirements
  • Strive to continually improve productivity and quality of work produced
  • Ability to meet attendance standards and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers and employees, along with working with external suppliers
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision once trained
  • Previous experience in marketing/campaign assistant role is desirable
  • Degree level of academic achievement (ideally a Business or Marketing Degree)
  • Demonstrate a sound understanding of affiliate marketing

You will be expected to have previous experience of working in an affiliate marketing role and have a strong knowledge of how affiliate marketing works. Full training will be provided in regards to the specifics of the role.

Working Conditions

Please note that the working hours for this role are (but may be subject to amendment) as follows:
Onsite at Dixons Carphone in Acton:
Tuesday – 08.45 – 17.00
Wednesday – 08.45 – 17.00
Thursday – 08.45 – 17.00
Onsite at Awin in Tower Hill:
Monday – 09.00 – 17.30
Friday – 09.00 – 16.00

Part of the Axel Springer and United Internet Groups, Awin is a global affiliate network. With ShareASale and affilinet, the Awin group is comprised of 15 offices worldwide, 1,000 employees, 100,000 contributing publishers and 13,000 advertisers, connecting customers with brands in over 180 countries around the globe. Operating across the retail, telecommunications, travel and finance verticals, Awin generated €13.6 billion in revenue for its advertisers and €607 million for its publishers in the last financial year.
If you are interested in joining Awin please apply online.
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