Account Director - London
£45,000 - £50,000 + benefits
Account Director - The Company
My client are part of one of the largest agency players in the world offering advertising, creative and media services from offices in over 70 countries with more digital staff than any other agency. They've had a great year so far with a multitude of new client wins encompassing some world famous FMCG and Fashion brands as well as many other new clients. They have a well developed learning and development program and a sociable and meritocratic environment.
Account Director - The Role
You will report into the Business Director, and work closely with the SEO team, the Comms Strategy Director and specialists in research, econometrics and local markets. There is no better opportunity to learn SEO as an account person. You need to demonstrate excellent client handling skills, knowledge & proven ability across all media including and especially digital media. Most importantly have a self-starting attitude combined with a willingness to learn and continuously improve.
- Products / Client - Manage day to day relationship with the client and pro-actively create relationship through excellence in client service.
- Process - Work with Comms and Digital Strategy team and other client specialists to deliver innovative 360 strategies across the account. Lead and work very closely with local markets to monitor local market implementation and share best practice.
- People/Talent - Foster an open, inclusive client team culture where information sharing and pro-activity are encouraged. Lead and inspire junior team members.
- Financial - Assist on the commercials on the account.
Account Director - Key Skills
Maintains an in-depth knowledge of client business
Ability to converse on wider business challenges with client senior management team and offer solutions where the client could support
Commercial Acumen / Drive for results:
Assist BD in development of Scope of Work and commercial agreement
Understanding of local office P&Ls and commercial framework
Demonstrate to clients how proposed communications solutions will show expected return on investment
Support Value Management team in reviewing local market performance.
Relationships and Teamwork:
Promote an enthusiastic, pro-active, entrepreneurial co-operative and approachable attitude
Provide leadership and direction for all members of their team
Good working relationship with business / account leads across the network
Have good working relationships with all key internal functions and actively support them
Provide additional support to SEO in the area of client serving and leadership
Troubleshooting and problem solving
Proactively support and manage local markets and address issues in positive and collaborative manner
Lead, coach and inspire junior team members
Report back regularly to BD on all potential issues and suggest solutions.
Produce clear, insightful and creative presentations, documents and strategies with help of team as per clients requirements
Deep understanding of the clients' services and tools with the view to identify relevant strategic opportunities for the client
In-depth knowledge & proven ability across all digital media ie: social, programmatic (AOD), SEO and search.
Strategic Ability / Process:
Strong analytical skills and results focus to promote Live ROI proposition across all the local markets
Strong strategic ability and understanding of local planning and buying conditions
Inspire planners with excellence in strategic thinking and ideas
Continually identify opportunities that make the client indispensable to their clients
Develop and maintain and review account plan with help of Business Director
Lead development and optimise local market planning and implantation of new process model
Lead and guide markets as per client requirements and briefs
Become the main point of contact for the local markets
Key architect and owner of the process and new ways of working between central team and local team
Participate in new business efforts
Help prioritise work for team areas of focus and annual objectives.
For further assurance, please review my profile on LinkedIn and connect with me; Search for "KATE BERGMAN" To apply for this fantastic opportunity or for further information, please contact: Kate Bergman | DD: + 44| 207 845 7235. Please note all applications will be made in confidence. Feel free to call me directly
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