Account Director

Location
Surrey
Salary
Up to 50K
Posted
23 Oct 2018
Closes
20 Nov 2018
Ref
JM127
Contract Types
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Functions
Account Management

Our client in Surrey is expanding, and are looking for an Account Director to join the ranks!
 
As Account Director you will be working on our largest client accounts and their many touch points. Under the guidance of the Group Account Director, the Account Director would be expected to contribute to the development, profitability and growth of our most important clients. You would also be responsible for and a role model for more junior members of the team demonstrating a consistent high level of service for our clients and be passionate about the work we do – an ambassador for the agency.
 
The focus of this position is building and maintaining relationships with our most important clients, assuring accuracy and being responsible for the quality of work and growth of the accounts.
 
A faster-than-average pace will be the norm for this position. Attention to detail in your work is a focus of the job, and those details need to be handled quickly, correctly, and efficiently.
 
Day-to-Day Responsibilities
•Developing creative strategy, managing creative from concept to delivery, working with cross   functional teams
•Taking briefs and driving them through the business to the point of billing
• Working with other Senior Account Managers to support the Account Director/ Group Account Director, contribute to an annual plan and managing the accounts to meet targeted goals
•To work pro-actively with all levels of seniority within the client’s team to help develop their business
•To forecast and report on client revenue and profitability
•To support, manage and mentor junior members of the client team
•To hold internal and external client reviews on a regular basis
•Proofing and quality control
 
Skills and Expertise
The ideal candidate will have:
•Experience of managing large complex projects
•Experience and a proven track record of relationship management
•Experience and a proven track record of protecting, growing and nurturing clients
•Strong commercial awareness and business acumen
•The ability to grow and maintain solid client relationships and revenue opportunities
•The ability to take the lead and assume full responsibility for the service that Something Big provides to a client
•Experience of managing people would be desirable
•Strong Written and Oral Communication
•A persuasive communication style
•Exceptional Presentation skills
•The ability to manage and motivate client teams
•Be competent to supervise and mentor junior staff
•Confident in problem solving
•Experience in project costing
•A full driving licence and own a car
 
Personal Skills
•You will be motivated, bright and willing to take on new challenges
•With a positive approach and the ability to adapt to changes, you will work well within a dynamic team, meeting deadlines and exceeding customer expectations
•Be solution focussed with a ‘can-do’ attitude
•A motivated, self-starter with a strong work ethic who can proactively see projects through from start to finish
•Have the ability to prioritise your own workload and multi-task in a busy, pressurised environment whilst maintaining the highest level of attention to detail

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