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Account Director - Maternity Contract

Employer
Walker and Sloan Ltd
Location
Cirencester, UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
4 Dec 2020

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Sector
Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

Walker and Sloan are proud to be working with a well known Marketing Agency in Gloucestershire. They are looking for an experienced Account Director to come on board and join their client services team on a maternity cover.

Experience:
  • As a customer engagement agency, understanding the end customer is critical, meaning you will need a strong eye for creative as well as a fundamental appreciation for how data and insight can help
  • A naturally strong leader, you inspire your colleagues and clients when talking about creative and data. You take the complex and make it simple for clients by building a compelling narrative
  • You have exceptionally high standards for yourself and your team with relentless attention to detail ensuring you consistently deliver efficiently, profitably and right first time (demonstrating a good feel for the agency business)
  • Responsible for ensuring you and your team delivers all projects on time, to budget whilst maintaining client satisfaction through ' brilliant basics' (briefs, proposals, timing plans, estimates, status meetings, daily stand ups and resourcing)
  • Highly adept at developing creative briefs as well as technical requirements (data or development briefs) in order to bring a solution to reality
  • The Account Director needs to be seen by the client and the agency as both authoritative and knowledgeable of the clients' business, strategy and market sector
  • Acts as an escalation point on all workload priorities as and when needed - both internally and with your clients
  • Responsible for owning and developing key (senior) client relationships
  • The Account Director contributes to and is responsible for delivering towards the Client Development Plan and therefore are ultimately accountable for the profitability, growth and direction of the business under their control
  • Equally comfortable working on strategic initiatives as well as day to day delivery of BAU
  • Highly numerate: as the P&L owner for your accounts forecasting and budget control ultimately ladders up to you

Skills:
  • Operate as a Strategic leader
  • Demonstrates a solid understanding of the Agency's strategy, vision and commercial position and can confidently articulate this
  • Understands what skill sets and products are available within the wider group that could benefit client development and drive agency growth
  • An in-depth understanding and knowledge of the clients' business and market sector, responsible for identifying opportunities for growth
  • Holds strong and trusted relationships with key (senior) clients
  • Accomplished at working in partnership with planning, creatives, developers and operational data marketeers
  • Be an engaging and persuasive presenter, able to take ideas and make them come alive in presentations. Taking the lead in client presentations
  • Proactively keeps abreast of client sector and the wider marketing trade by signing up to industry publications, alerts, seeking out opportunities to attend relevant conference, etc
  • Is prepared to invest time in understanding the client's data, systems and platforms that impact customer engagement activities
  • Can confidently analyse campaign and programme results and present recommendations for improvements, testing opportunities to enhance performance/learning of customer engagement

If interested then please get in touch with Lee Curry at Walker and Sloan.
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