Alexander James Recruitment

Account Director / Senior Account Director

7 days left

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary
£55k
Posted
18 Nov 2016
Closes
16 Dec 2016
Ref
71016
Marketing Disciplines
Account Management, PR and Communications
Industry Sector
Agency, Creative Design Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Work Experience Level
Director
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side

Account Director / Senior Account Director

The Opportunity:

Unique opportunity for an ambitious, career minded Account Director who is looking for a challenging and rewarding role.

Leading Creative Agency (ad agency) with more trophies than they can count is looking to grow their PR team. They have already won PR awards for ground breaking work they have done for some of the agency clients but want to branch this offering out to all.

You will be part of an integrated group of companies with access to hundreds of influential and talented industry people, and the ability to work with some of the worlds most famous brands.

This is a growth area for the agency, so there is a huge opportunity for the right person, with excellent PR skills and contacts, the right attitude and cultural fit, to quickly make their mark at one of the best creative agencies in the world and supercharge their career.

They are looking for a rising star.

The Role:

As PR Account Director, you will report into to the Head of PR and Communications, working closely alongside their Senior PR Manager, PR Executive and Cultural Analyst. In addition, you will work with creatives, account handlers and strategists across different accounts. Not to mention, you can expect to work to Marketing Directors / CMO’s on the client-side and with the leadership team on new business and growing the discipline. As such, the successful PR Account Director will need to have experience in both pitching and managing senior stakeholders.

Skills and Responsibilities Required:

  • Great media relations experience, consumer and trade press contacts across range of titles and sector
  • Recent and relevant PR experience on FMCG, food and beverages brands operating in a lifestyle space Ideally previous experience having worked in-house at an integrated agency, part of integrated teams with other marketing disciplines, either way, an understanding of the language of marketing and brand strategy
  • Ambitious, hungry (not arrogant) and a solid presenter with pitch experience
  • Previous event and product launch experience
  • Highly creative with the ability to think on your feet As much a confident self-starter, as a collaborative team player
  • Proven ability to lead/be assertive with a client and other senior stakeholder
  • Demonstrable experience having worked on famous campaigns, that people would remember
  • Experience working with talent / celebrities
  • Community management experience

Life at the agency:

They have an open door friendly culture and a buzzing creative atmosphere. Their strategy for success has been their open culture which is about fostering an environment that is creatively stimulating and personally rewarding - and the best way to ensure fantastic creative solutions, happy clients and happy staff

Along with award winning work and a great creative culture, they also offer some excellent benefits to all employees including health insurance, corporate gym membership, weekly free bar and regular live entertainment!

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