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Account Director

Publicis Media
Closing date
15 Jun 2021

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Marketing & PR
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We are a full service, integrated communications network, with 114 offices in 67 countries, with our headquarters in London. Saatchi & Saatchi is part of the Publicis Groupe, the world's third largest communications group.

Job Description
The Account Director is the parent and bodyguard of our ideas, you are responsible for inspiring, enabling and protecting the very best work
You are the lynchpin of the account- driving the momentum forward
You are a team player, open and honest, transparent in your communications with clients and agency folk alike
You set the agenda and drive things forward.
Contributing to foster an envirnonment where everyone can enjoyably collaborate on producing the very best work howsoever executed
You are passionate about developments in the ad landscape, continually upgrading your understanding of what and how this can be leveraged for your client
Your belief that 'nothing is impossible' is infectious and you use your knowledge and experience to make the impossible a reality wherever you go

Account Directors at Saatchi & Saatchi's ensure creative, planning and digital teams consistently deliver best in class big ideas and strategic, digital first thinking
Proactively assist the business leaders and digital teams to identify upcoming opportunities and conflicts
Serve as the primary contact with the client on all areas of digital brand building work
Lead and connect all key agency partners involved in integrated campaigns to ensure efficiency and effectiveness
Provide ongoing education and insight into the ever changing advertising landscape; ensure that the latest thinking is applied to our strategic and creative outputs
Guard brand equity, agency reputation and credibility
Collaborate with producers, creative, project managers and planners to deliver outstanding work for our clients
Be an inspiring leader to those who work for you, setting the example of what it takes to be a brilliant account director
Account Directors at Saatchi & Saatchi;

Are motivated, tenacious and ambitious
Have hunger to make brilliant work that will define your career
Are excellent communicators, brilliant presentation and management skills: an ability to convince and influence others effectively, proactive in handling complex situations, negotiations and problems
Have client-facing skills and proven experience of building and maintaining partnerships
Knowledge of procurement, digital marketing sector standards and best-practices
Able to prioritise, communicate and delegate to the wider team
Motivate and inspire the team around you to bring their best
Handle stressful situations and deadlines calmly and without flapping
Experience in team training and education, supporting collaboration and good teamwork skills
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