Account Director

FTC 9 months £55,000-£62,000
London/Belfast

Advertised by:

Clare Persey

Founder

Clare Persey

Connect with Clare Persey

Founded in Belfast in 2001, this creatively-led, digitally focused agency challenges brands to differentiate with confidence and engage with conviction. They work with the client to get under their skin and explore relevant content, data, insight stories and research, to encourage the client to think about their marketplace from a different angle.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing long-term client relationships with effective communication, problem solving and ensuring that the agency meets the needs of clients.
  • End-to-end project management from insights, taking client briefs through to delivery. Including taking and interrogating client briefs, quoting, critical path development, liaison with internal creative teams and presenting/pitching creative work.
  • The development of compelling and engaging proposals in response to client briefs, adding value through research, strategic insight and innovative solutions.
  • Independently assessing creative work for merit, checking all outputs adhere to brand guidelines, proofing, and providing constructive and clear feedback to designers.
  • Ensuring that project deadlines and budgets are met, communicating and seeking approval of any changes to these.
  • Identifying ways to grow client accounts through organic growth and new business opportunities.
  • Managing the work, performance and professional development of the team members working on your accounts as required e.g. Account Managers & Account Executives.

Key Skills:

  • Extensive experience (5+ years) in client-facing agency or in-house marketing roles.
  • Strong project management and organisational skills with proven track record of delivery working on marketing/brand projects of scale.
  • Used to managing and briefing designers, liaising with multiple stakeholders and having autonomy over client project plans.
  • In-depth understanding and experience of successful brand development / strategy / management.
  • A persuasive and accomplished communicator with ability to build client relationships at all levels and resolve challenging situations in a professional and personable manner.
  • An accomplished presenter who is confident selling/pitching work to clients.
  • Commercially and creatively astute. Able to spot opportunities to grow your accounts and client portfolio.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience or knowledge of higher education sector.
  • Experience delivering large scale brand projects/global campaigns for complex organisations