Account Director - Agency

Location
Wales,Cardiff
Salary
£30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted
07 February 2019
Closes
07 March 2019
Ref
13965995/001
Contact
Dominic Manning
Job Function
PR/Publicity, Trainee
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A rare and fulfilling opportunity for a talented and ambitious communications specialist to take on the role of Account Director at one of Wales' leading agencies.


Client Details

A rare and fulfilling opportunity has arisen for a talented and ambitious individual with a background within agency to take on the role of Account Director. Working closely with Company's Managing Director, the successful individual will join at an exciting time, playing a key role in the agency's ambitious growth plan.


Description

Account Director main responsibilities are:



* Client services - oversee Company's impressive portfolio of clients including FMCG/retail, Welsh Government tourism and awareness campaigns, B2B and trade.



Specific duties include:



* Overseeing monthly delivery, results and reporting, ensuring account teams deliver outstanding levels of service

* Providing strategic counsel to clients and account teams

* Adding value to account teams by suggesting new channels, tactics

* Taking overall responsibility for all clients' strategic plans and budgets.



* New business - lead on new business opportunities.



Specific duties include:



* Researching and evaluating new business opportunities

* Developing and drafting new business proposals, leading team brainstorm sessions and co-ordinating project team

* Prepare and deliver new business pitches

* Seek and evaluate feedback on unsuccessful bids to inform future proposals

* Work with MD to identify proactive new business opportunities.



* Company development - support the MD with Company's business development plan.



Specific duties include:



* Identifying efficiencies and ways to strengthen services and client offer

* Upskilling team

* Represent Company and act as a positive ambassador at industry and networking events.


Profile

Account Director essential requirements:

* Agency experience - minimum of six years' agency-specific experience (currently/most recently in a senior position)



* Wide sectorial experience - experience of working with both private and public sector clients, across a wide-range of sectors including B2B, trade, consumer



* Experience of delivering fully-integrated campaigns - direct experience rather than co-ordinating multiple agencies



* Strong strategic planning skills - ability to interpret a brief, understand audiences and objectives and plan an effective communications strategy for clients and new business



* People management skills - experience of motivating, leading and managing communications teams



* New business development skills - proven experience in proposal writing, pitching and leading successful bids



* Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills - ability to work under pressure, problem solve and multi-task across a wide-range of projects and accounts.





Desirable, but not essential:



* Fluent Welsh language speaker



* Strong understanding of Welsh Government policies and procedures



* Experience in the food and drink sector



* Experience in media planning and buying software.


Job Offer

The successful Account Director based in Cardiff will receive:

* Competitive salary and package - to be agreed based on experience
* Outstanding holiday entitlement - 29 days per annum, plus bank holidays and Christmas office closure days
* Company wellbeing perks - flexible working hours, work from home allowance, smart casual dress code, discounted gym membership, monthly motivational team meetings and social
* CPD commitment - internal and external training, annual personal development plan, contribution to professional memberships.

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