Account Director

2019-07-22 11:15:432019-10-24Digital Recruitment Company
Job TypeCareers
AreaLondon, United Kingdom
SectorMarketing and Sales JobsProject ManagementPR and Communications JobsClient Services
Salary£45,000-£55,000
Start Date
AdvertiserAmelia Sanderson
Job RefADC1AS2
Job Views225
Description
The Organisation:

 We’re working with a creative branding and communications agency. They are a company of creative thinkers, strategists, designers, digital innovators, problem solvers, passionate about building meaningful connections between brands and consumers.
 
The Role:
 
As a senior account manager/account director you’ll be working closely with the strategy director, the senior brand strategist and the creative director on large brand refresh projects and will work on a range of accounts. You will be the key point of contact on one client who is based in NewYork. You’ll be managing most projects independently. There’ll be a real variety, which is why you’ll need fantastic organisational skills and an ability to juggle and prioritise work.
You’ll need to build strong and profitable relationships with clients and have. You need to have a solid understanding of the design and branding process. You will need to know how to manage a project effectively so that you meet deadlines and keep projects within budget and keep them profitable.
 
 
Experience:
 
  • You will need to have a solid understanding of the brand development/ design process through your working experience.
  • Experience of working with creative and production teams to ensure they understand what’s needed, when it’s needed and that they arrive at the optimum solution in each case.
  • You’ll need to be personable and positive and be able to work with different clients.
  • You will have responsibility for client satisfaction along with people in account handling.
  • You’ll help manage client relationships on a day-to-day basis, setting agendas, organising internal/external meetings, responding to issues that arise as part of the project process.
  • You’ll have financial management and systems skills and have an ability to run accounts profitably, including accurate estimating, forecasting, invoicing and monitoring of profitability, along with the people you report to.
  • You’ll be working closely with teams to deliver projects but will still need to take ownership and responsibility for parts of projects you’re responsible for. Being proactive and wanting to get involved are important.
  • You’ll need to plan and to help write cost proposals; and be commercially minded so that if project scope changes, you’ll know to update the budgets.
  • You’ll be able to create and manage accurate project budgets; and sort out with the team the resources that are needed.
  • You need to love the detail and have a good eye for spotting mistakes.
  • Your grammar and written English will be impeccable. You’ll pride yourself on checking work (both your own and your colleagues’) before it’s sent to the client.
  • At the same time you will need to contribute to the agency – systems, new business, ideas, enthusiasm etc…
 
Key attributes:
 
  • Personable and sociable
  • Flexible and responsive
  • Pragmatic and unflappable
  • Diplomatic and emphatic
  • A team player – willing to share problems and discuss solutions
  • The ability to write with a clear and consistent style
  • A love of detail and quality
  • A multi-tasker – able to juggle several projects simultaneously
  • Display ownership, leadership and be able take responsibility
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