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about 1 year ago
Magpie Recruitment
Basic Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: William Dawson
Category: Account Manager Jobs

The Account Director (AD) is the key driver of client, business and team growth, with responsibility for leading and directing account teams on a day-to-day basis.

As part of the management team, the AD will be seen as an ambassador for the company, building respect and support both internally and externally. They will be expected to have the ability to think 'big picture' in the development of long term strategic plans to drive client business and further establish the company as a premier communications agency.

Main responsibilities:

Account Direction and Management:

  • Lead the development of strategic programmes, reviewing, amending and finalising programme activity and financial arrangements with the client
  • Direct account team activity to ensure the most appropriate strategic approach and tactical programme of activity is developed and implemented to achieve client business objective
  • Maintain an 'umbrella' perspective at all times; direct the client/team to an environmental or competitor shift that may impact on the communications programme and instigate a change in strategic direction
  • Strive to develop creative yet practical solutions to client/environmental challenges
  • Oversee the financial status of accounts, ensuring flawless budgetary control
  • Manage and implement client programmes/teams on a day-to-day basis with minimal senior involvement to drive the business forward
  • Ensure appropriate resourcing of account, highlighting any under/over servicing when appropriate
  • Ensure all written communication is of the highest possible quality (good grammar; spell-checked)

Person Specification:

Essential Skills & Knowledge

  • Leadership skills
  • Excellent people management skills - managing performance, delegation and coaching
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively under pressure
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Financial management skills - budgeting
  • Excellent negotiating and influencing skills
  • Commercial acumen

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