Account Director - London
£50,000 - £55,000 + Benefits
Account Director - The Company
My client is a global full service media agency. They are a unique mix of 350 media, creative, strategy & data talents across the globe. Challenger brands are companies disrupting the status quo and looking for faster, more nimble and imaginative media strategies. They believe that the media environment has a profound impact on how consumers see your brand, and their media orientation is built around this core belief and the clients they want to engage with. They are an agency focused on challenger brands looking to break through the competition and that wants to reinvent how to reach consumers.
Account Director - The Role
You will be responsible for the overall direction, development, and performance of client business. You are the primary point of contact for senior clients. You are responsible for raising the standard of what we do, and work with an entrepreneurial spirit to expand our client relationships and grow our business. You are accountable for the client relationship as well as the performance and development of your team. You'll be working with a team of media strategists, individual channel specialists and our data teams.
Client leadership & development
Ensure client satisfaction and retention at all levels
Manage and own senior client relationships establishing a high level of trust
Work closely with the GAD/CP to understand the clients' business, challenges, the competitive landscape and their marketing and business objectives
Lead the strategic execution for your client in collaboration with the strategy team and support in developing the marketing direction/strategy for each client given their business objectives
Identify opportunities and generate ideas for your clients, within and outside of briefs and across the business
Take full responsibility for the delivery of annual forecasts for each client and provide accurate updates on a monthly basis
Maintain a deep level of topical knowledge to ensure you are able to handle key client questions and establish yourself as a key point of contact for industry news/developments by developing a point of view on key topics
Maintain a deep of understanding of all marketing channels (PPC, SEO, Display, Native, Offline) and how they work together to effectively lead your team's knowledge as well as well-rounded development
Successfully lead account team
Establish positive team atmosphere and company culture
Provide clear role and responsibilities for each member of your team and ensure an acceptable workload
Develop the skills and knowledge of your team through mentoring, supervision and providing continual feedback on performance
Identify & propose specific team training needs where necessary
Acknowledge great performance of your team members.
Act swiftly to correct any underperformance within your team, providing clear direction and measurable timelines for improvement.
Account Director - Key Skills
6+ years' experience in digital marketing
Solid understanding of online and offline planning
Extensive knowledge of industry tools
Strong leadership, communication and presentation skills
Experience in leading a team and nurturing talent
Impeccable organizational skills, comfortable with multitasking and running multiple projects simultaneously
Experience working with multiple stakeholders, e.g. suppliers, advertising/marketing agencies, media owners and internal specialist resources.
You should be;
Curious about the world - You are excited about new technology, innovative marketing ideas and will bring the same to your media plans. You love insightful work.
A self-starter - You possess a can-do attitude and are eager to learn. You love taking responsibility and problem solving. You are ambitious and a go-getter.
A team player - You are resourceful & collaborative. You love learning from others and always ready to help others out. You're proud of your craft, but you achieve the best results when you work with others
Someone with a sense of fun - You can laugh at yourself and see the funny side of most situations. You work hard but know the importance of having fun.
For further assurance, please review my profile on LinkedIn and connect with me; Search for "ED DAVIDSON" To apply for this fantastic opportunity or for further information, please contact: Ed Davidson | DD: + 44| 207 845 7204. Please note all applications will be made in confidence. Feel free to call me directly
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