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Account Director

  • Salary: £40000 - £43000
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Location: London
  • Industry: Agency
Job description Are you an Account Director in an experience marketing agency? Are you a newly promoted AD ready to take your senior experience to the next level and benefit from real career growth? Then this agency need your experience and gravitas!

The Agency:
Love what they do and love stimulating an emotional response in the most powerful way so that brands can impact on their audience and deliver the best possible experiences.

THE TEAM:
In their own words - they are enthusiastic, determined, hard-working, human, big dreamers, observers, encouraging and above all realisers!

THEIR CLIENTS:
Are leading players in Financial, Sports, Retail and Online Markets.

THE ROLE:
They are looking for an Account Director to work across a portfolio of clients, focusing predominately on leading banks as well as a variety of other projects.

You must have extensive experience in a creative events or integrated agency (where your role has consisted of predominantly experiential led campaigns), and be a confident, articulate and driven person.

You must have excellent people management and organisational skills, and not be afraid of a challenge! They are a collaborative team at all levels of the business and want people to be engaged with their working life at the agency.

They invest heavily in training and personal development - their annual training programme is curated with the team's requests in mind. They also invest in their people socially with cultural trips and Friday drinks.

The role includes:
Planning
- Leads to deliver strategic & insight led thinking and ideas
- Is seen as a strategic partner for clients' businesses (not just the implementer)
- Able to condense or extract clear and objective focused briefs from clients
- Clear, flowing writing of client proposals / pitch documents
- Oversee the team in producing client evaluation documents post project

They specialise in creating environments and experiences that become the living and breathing embodiment of a brand, and are designed to make a person feel something specific; whether that be trust, excitement or curiosity, the feeling that an experience creates is central to a brand's ability to connect with its audience.

Account & People Management
- Senior lead contact for clients, pro-actively develops open dialogue and rapport for the agency
- Owns and drives account planning
- Takes leadership of accounts ensuring jobs are managed effectively and completed on time and within budget - working with day to day leads to gain insight and updates in order to provide overall direction on projects
- Has oversight of the team capacity and updates in weekly senior meetings
- Manages and develops their direct line reports in line with the agency's performance management method and isn't afraid of having the harder conversations when needed
- Champions agency procedures, continuing to innovate and introduce new processes which enable us to deliver best in class work and account handling
- Displays high-level of creative critique, with exceptional attention to detail on production finishes and event execution

New Business
- Shows ability to work across a variety of brands and sectors, researching and getting up to speed on any new or potential clients ahead of meetings and / or pitches
- Can identify key areas for growth opportunities (existing clients or new business)
- Clear understanding and ability to effectively run a pitch process from start to finish

Team Structure
- Reporting into Group Account Director
- 3 direct line reports
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