Brand Director

Recruiter
Nicholas Howard Limited
Location
Buckinghamshire
Posted
12 Jan 2018
Closes
11 Feb 2018
Sector
Healthcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Nicholas Howard Limited are delighted to be recruiting for a new and exciting role as a Brand Director.

Based in Buckinghamshire, the key responsibilities are as follows: -

Financial Management:

- Understand how to maximise revenue from client accounts by making appropriate adjustments to team resources.
- Be able to lead and drive the WIP, budgeting and forecasting process.
- Ensure account team fully understand the financial reports (forecast/monthly numbers etc.) and the key variables within them.
- Confidently produce detailed estimates, even for novel offerings.

Client Management:

- Ensure client is confident in the proactive driving of the account (ensure the client's opinion on our performance is regularly sought and correction plans put in place if required).
- Be regarded by the client as the senior account handling expert who provides strategic support and counsel.
- Be confident in challenging and focusing clients on their strategic goals.
- Where required, work seamlessly with Creative Team to provide value-added-input into client meetings/discussions.
- Be able to predict and resolve issues in a timely manner, ensuring relevant team members are fully involved and aware.

Project Management:

- Drive measurement of the programmes delivered and suggest formats for measurement to clients.
- Proactively ensure conversations take place with clients regarding their satisfaction with the service they have received.
- Ensure projects and brands stay true to strategic goals.

Taking Ownership:

- Be accountable for the account quality, creativity and innovation, revenue and profitability.
- Reach out to senior management for early alerts of risks to client satisfaction and agency income, and propose solutions.
- If accounts are not reaching expected revenue levels devise a plan to identify new revenue streams.
- Participation in supporting and leading client workshops.
- Play a leading role on pitch proposals and delivery.
- Keep brands strategy in focus through project life cycle.
- Be aware of challenges to strategic plans from changes to market.

Education & Experience:

- Life science degree preferred.
- Excellent understanding and experience of the healthcare industry.
- Healthcare comms. agency experience preferred.
- Problem solving expertise.
- Proven strategic skillset.
- Experience in a senior leadership position.
- Strong marketing thinking and understanding of the communication disciplines.
- Flexibility to travel nationally and internationally for client meetings.

To be considered for this position please apply below.