Account Director

Recruiter
Concept Personnel
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
19 Apr 2018
Closes
02 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description

Our client is an established agency based in North London who work with a wide range of premium brands and retail clients and are looking for an experienced Account Director to join their team.

As Account Director, you will be responsible for building and maintaining trusted client relationships by ensuring their understanding of the brand vision is used to create amazing work, aligned to the strategic objectives. You'll be comfortable with a broad range of disciplines and will have an exceptional ability to communicate your ideas and build trust and confidence through meaningful, proactive dialogue.

Responsibilities

  • Act as a highly visible, respected and trusted adviser to clients
  • Accountable for the strength of the client relationship with the agency overall
  • Work with the planning team to develop strategic plans and effectiveness measures
  • Effectively and fairly delegate workload through the team for the most efficient process
  • Identify and maximise opportunities to increase revenue, cross-selling group services
  • Create and devise winning proposals with support from the senior team
  • Understand your clients' competitive issues, business challenges, opportunities and industry trends
  • Confidentially negotiate additions, extensions, or reductions to agreed contracts keeping in mind the commercial interests of the company
  • Anticipate the future challenges of existing and potential clients and foster long-term, knowledge driven relationships
  • Present a cohesive and compelling strategic narrative to the agency teams, inspiring them to develop amazing work that solves business problems

Required Skills

  • +5 years' experience in a senior agency or client side account management role
  • MIPA accredited status (or working towards MIPA) or any other relevant marketing qualifications as defined by the company
  • Setting strategic direction of key client accounts
  • Commercial excellence, proven experience with managing budgets to maximise business profitability and adding value to clients
  • Excellent conflict/issue management skills for assisting to manage both the wider team and the client
  • Flawless operational skills with campaign delivery and project management
  • Superb communications skills and the ability the build very strong relationships internally and externally at all levels
  • Proven track record with developing long-term, trusted client relationships
  • An ability to simplify complex ideas and present a clear and engaging strategic narrative to a wide range of audiences
  • Confidence in presenting ideas & project requirements compellingly to senior clients/ team members

If this sounds like something you have the skills and experience for, click "apply" and one of our consultants will be in touch to tell you more.

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