Account Director - Full service agency in Cheshire

£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits package
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Marketing Disciplines
Account Management
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role
Account Director
This international marketing communications company are experts at bringing brands to life across every channel, in every market, all with a local touch. Their in-house agency has grown rapidly through the acquisition of new, and the development of existing, clients. A lot of this growth has come through the strong group relationships they have with their large managed services clients.

Their onsite studio and managed services account teams afford them the opportunity to have direct contact with key marketing stakeholders and the agency get a number of good opportunities to deliver marketing solutions. In order to further develop these opportunities they want to recruit an Account Director to work alongside their onsite team and the wider agency team to provide the client with dedicated agency support. They want a highly motivated self-starter who has experience in working onsite with a client

Working with a highly skilled and motivated on-site and agency based team, you would be responsible for proactively building the client relationships, looking for opportunities to assist their business by introducing the agencies services.

Key Responsibilities:

- Act as the on-site account lead for the agency, ensuring it meets the client's objectives
- Taking the lead in developing and delivering the clients' marketing and advertising strategies
- Working with the on-site studio and account management team to farm and convert lead opportunities
- Liaising with key client stakeholders at a senior level on a day-to-day basis
- Promoting the expansion of their agency services
- Using your skills to push the clients, and the agency, creatively and strategically
- Know all there is to know about the client's product and service lines, the market and its customer groups
- Understand the client's marketing objectives in terms of sales, market-share, competitor products
- Prepare creative, digital and studio briefs that meet client requirements
- Oversee the various production stages each project goes through, coordinating relevant operational leads as required
- Assist the client in solving creative, digital and studio based marketing issues problems

Essential Criteria:

- Proven account management and client services experience within an agency environment
- Understanding of biometrics, data, segmentation and customer experience models
- Experience of working on-site with a client as part of a multi-disciplined team
- The ability to plan and strategise at a senior level
- A persuasive and confident approach to creative projects
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Effective team management capabilities with the ability to liaise with both on-site and remote teams.
- A keen attention to detail and budgetary management, highly numerate
- Strong presentation skills to support new business, client conversion and agency pitches as required (this needs to include creating presentations)
- Strong analytical and research skills

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