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Account Director

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Account Director
Location – London

Our client is looking for someone to join their multi-cultural, diverse, fun and driven team. The role owns responsibility over  your own projects and will be the center of contact for key clients.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serving at the center of projects to ensure implementation of the clients’ brand and business goals
  • Being financially aware and ensuring that the company’s profit margin is achieved
  • Closely overseeing financial tracking, reconciliation, and accurate monthly and quarterly reporting.
  • Setting the standard for the team, to ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and to high standards
  • Flagging any budget or client challenges swiftly to manager and/or client, offering proactive solutions
  • Gaining clients’ respect and demonstrating a strong and thorough understanding of their business
  • Serving as a client partner aware of account business and able to address challenges with confidence
  • Developing strong relationships with and commanding respect from cross-agency departments
  • Understanding how to leverage and optimize the services and specialisms available in-house profitably
  • Leading professional and effective relationships with external partners including suppliers and agencies.
  • Leading from the front with a ‘can do’ attitude, while upholding high standards in service and output
  • Smoothly adapting to the clients’ changing priorities, taking into account capacity and client pressures
  • Manage priorities, providing clarity on responsibilities and ensuring the team are equipped to deliver
  • Delegating effectively; sharing and instilling understanding and eagerness within the team/stakeholders
  • Embodying a dynamic, positive and personable attitude – inspiring and remaining calm under pressure
  • Appreciating and adhering to agency and client procedures and systems, educating your team as required.
  • Managing direct reports, providing relevant support while instilling confidence and motivation
  • Creating a collaborative team environment, designed to make work feel rewarding, motivating and fun
  • Demonstrating proactive, solution-based thinking and delivery
  • Actively identifying, creating, and pursuing new opportunities from existing client relationships
  • Consistently seeking and defining ways to gain efficiencies for the benefit of both client and agency
  • Working closely with Strategy Director to produce compelling briefs, delivering relevant inspiration, clarity on deliverables and effective project plans to client and agency teams
  • Outlining, writing, designing and delivering major written and verbal presentations
  • Leading projects with accountability, ownership and effectiveness.
In order to be considered:

  • Relevant experience within a fast-paced creative agency environment across global channels
  • Brand marketing experience working with global FMCG clients; deploying across diverse market networks
  • Experience of owning and growing positive relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Ability to cultivate strong, professional relationships with staff and partners at all levels
  • Exemplary communication skills; able to articulate clearly and offer a collaborative presence in meetings
  • A self-motivated, methodical, problem-solving approach to work
  • Track record of achieving defined account and client goals in a proactive business environment
  • Exceptional organizational, time and project management skills
  • Excellent attention to detail, balanced with ability to embrace and endorse a larger strategic picture
  • Fluency in English, with exemplary written and verbal presentation skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially PowerPoint, Excel and Teams

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