Account Manager

  • Auckland

To fuel the next era of growth, we’re currently on the hunt for a hungry and passionate Direct Account Manager to join our talented team in Auckland.

Who are we?
Val Morgan is Australia and New Zealand’s leading supplier of screen advertising. With a network of over 2,000+ cinema screens, our talented people provide advertisers with an unrivalled platform to showcase their brands on the big screen.

The hallmark of the Val Morgan team is dynamic and passionate, with a commitment to exceeding our client’s expectations. Owned and backed by The HOYTS Group, we look for people who are passionate about our industry and ready for a challenge.

The Job
The purpose of the Direct Account Manager is to manage and develop a portfolio of clients across New Zealand which delivers the sales revenue objectives. As part of a cohesive team you will provide our clients with innovative advertising solutions to bring their experiences to life. Reporting directly to the New Zealand Sales Director, you’ll have a hunger for success and an understanding of the media landscape. The role will encompass business strategy, relationship and account management and negotiation.

Other key responsibilities include:
Identifying and optimising opportunities for growth through KPIs and sales strategies
Pitching and selling all products and services in relation to Val Morgan cinema
Anticipating client needs to turn business objectives into saleable propositions
Profiling accounts & gathering information to identify key players to approach
Qualifying leads through the identification of client needs, translating features into benefits, delivering effective demos and closing sales
Quarterly business planning for achieving budgets, through identifying revenue opportunities, key properties, available commercial content and new technology developments
Immersing yourself in the industry by attending networking events, distributor screenings and social commitments with clients

Who are we looking for?
Val Morgan are looking for a motivated self-starter who thrives in a sales environment. The successful candidate will be a tough negotiator and team player. You will be confident, resourceful and results driven to meet deadlines and targets.

We are also ideally looking for someone with:
Minimum of 3-4 years’ direct media sales experience with established contacts within market
Passionate about sales and have a readiness to help drive growth of new business
Strong negotiation and persuasion skills
Results and achievement orientated; ability to achieve results in a fast-paced competitive environment
High attention to detail with the ability to execute a strategy with accuracy
Personal style characterised by collaboration, confidence, self-motivated, high energy
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A team player, welcoming ideas from others and actively prepared to share information
Expert in prioritising goals, delivering key outcomes and have an analytical mind to research, analyse and convert ideas into actions

Benefits & Culture:
We’re proud of our dynamic workforce, our people are everything and we care about each other here. Besides the incredible social events and networking opportunities, people love working at Val Morgan because it’s fun, lively with an unbeatable culture. Most importantly, you’ll be part of a hardworking & supportive team who give a damn about what they do! If you’re not sold already, you’ll also receive discounted movie tickets and a bunch more amazing perks!

Think you’re up for it:
If you would like to join a cohesive team who are passionate about what they do and have a whole lot of fun along the way, then apply now! While we take a look at your application, get to know us through our various social media channels.

Apply via Web

Job of the Week

Latest comments


Brought to you by Colmar Brunton

Honouring the ads—and the agencies responsible for them—that make the biggest impact on consumers and get more bang for the client’s buck.

latest jobs

ICG Media network

Use the ICG Media network of magazines, blogs, newsletters, video and content creation services to reach the new New Zealand.

NZ Retail
NZ Marketing
New Zealand Weddings


Who's it for: Tower Insurance by BC&F Dentsu

Why we like it: Appurtenance, now there's a ten-dollar world. One could argue it is, in fact, unnecessary. In the context of insurance, it basically means accessories relating to something, so it is abundantly clear that there are simpler ways to describe such things. Thankfully, Tower Insurance understands the pain of jargon and has decided to do without in its latest campaign. It would have been slightly more satisfying if the explosion had revealed a simple English synonym but either way it would nice to be able to understand a policy document for once.

Who's it for: Lotto NZ by DDB

Why we like it: Ugh, this ad brings back painful memories of winning a Real Groove magazine competition in 2007 but missing the call and having to live with the fact we'd never play Rock Band on PS2, not ever. So sad. The memories still haunt us to this day. You could say, this campaign touched a nerve. Like the previous Imagine ads before it, 'Lost' has it all. The joy, the sadness, the high stakes and the touching moments. If only we'd lovingly sealed our cellphone underneath our plaster cast all those years ago and then maybe we wouldn't have been forced to live a Rock Band-less life (admittedly, it was a short-lived fad, but an oft thought of one). You can't go back – a foot spa consolation prize would have done the trick, though.

Who's it for: AA Smartfuel by Rainger & Rolfe

Why we like it: For some reason, this ad is giving us major Serial Stuff throwbacks. Remember when Sports Susie, Outdoor Trevor and Lifestyle Sharon used to turn into Barbie dolls as soon as they stepped outside? A happier time. This ad similarly makes it seem like everything is actually real, just appearing like a toy. And it's so gosh darn cute, with its little petrol stations and bus stops. These little miniature people are just going about their lives seeking savings and avoiding the rain – and who isn't?

Results for

StopPress provides essential industry news and intelligence, updated daily. And the digital newsletter delivers the latest news to your inbox twice a week — for free!

©2009–2019 ICG Media. All rights reserved.
Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy policy.


Contact Vernene Medcalf at +64 21 628 200 to advertise in StopPress.

View Media Kit