ACCOUNT DIRECTOR - Top Agency, Flagship 360 Account

Barker Graves
10 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Work Experience Level
Agency-side or Client-side
Agency Side
Job Role
Account Director

This renowned TOP TEN agency based on the banks of the River Thames is on the hunt for a first-class AD looking to make their mark on a major flagship pan-European account.

There will never a dull moment! This account is truly 360 and you will be responsible for delivering strategic and creative multi-channel solutions for this aspirational client across the world.

The Role

Leading a wide range of client initiatives across the international business to serve both the client and Agency network. The Account Director role is a key role for driving through projects, hunting new opportunities and helping define the tone and tenor of the account.

They are looking for self-starters who can put together effective teams for projects to deliver business transforming solutions for the client. You need to have a mix of discipline, determination and desire to help steer one of the biggest brands on the planet.

Key Responsibilities

Strategic leadership

Smart, business-focused, brand thinker that owns and develops insightful business and product strategies for the client

  • Identifying consumer needs and insights across the end to end consumer journey
  • Advising and guiding clients across the organisation – acting as a sounding board on business and product strategy challenges and connecting disparate parts of the client’s business

Creative Excellence

  • Driving strategically sound creative solutions for a wide range of business challenges
  • Helping drive ‘idea led’ creative solutions that reflect modern marketing techniques and ideas
  • Push innovation agenda to drive more mobile and digital solutions
  • Be a sound judge of creative work and have a desire to raise the bar on all briefs
  • Be a guardian of the client’s brand positioning, guidelines, tone of voice, etc.
  • Providing leadership in the production process to ensure best in class delivery

Client relationships

  • Develop a thorough understanding of the client’s business and the major factors and trends shaping their market(s)
  • Build an excellent rapport with all clients (centrally and locally) based upon trust/mutual understanding
  • Be the client’s first port of call for all issues and opportunities
  • Foresee any client issues/questions or internal resourcing issues before they arise
  • Build network of clients to drive new business opportunities across the client’s business

Operational excellence

  • Strong financial skills with focus on driving strong income and margin performance
  • Ability to lead and liaise with other departments to set the
  • Agency up for success on all projects
  • Knowledge of digital channels with mobile knowledge helpful

Key Requirements

  • 5+ years’ experience in an agency with experience working on global / blue chip brands
  • Adept at building client relationships; politically astute – natural influencer and connector
  • Highly collaborative and non-hierarchical working style – both internally and externally – discipline neutral
  • Pragmatic approach, that balances assertiveness and flexibility (‘Strong opinions, lightly held’
  • Clear and articulate communicator – able to simplify the complex and the complicated
  • Curious and informed about brand strategy, data, consumer insights and trends

If you are an ambitious AD with agency-side experience delivering multi-channel creative, apply today!

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