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Account Director – Digital agency – Guildford, Surrey

Salary: £ depending on experience + benefits

Overview

An experienced Account Director is required to join a busy award winning agency in the heart of Guildford.

Job description

To qualify…

You should be an Account Director, with a CV that demonstrates:

  • The ability to brief confidentially and eloquently to the creative team with a good level of reasoning and understanding;
  • A clear understanding of the agency process: including briefing, debriefing, estimating, presentations and rationale, implementation and invoicing whist offering support to ensure agreed deadlines set by the client are met with correct hours logged accurately for billing;
  • A good understanding of through-the-line communications (on and offline).
  • Previous experience of pitching and presenting to new and existing clients.
  • Excellent organisational, time management and communication skills (both face-to-face and written);
  • Can naturally work collaboratively in a team and independently.
  • Naturally inquisitive and confident to ask questions
  • Consistent level of enthusiasm and positive attitude

Experience of working within a B2B environment is preferable, but not essential.

Brief description of what the role covers

  • Act as one of the principal day to day contacts on account to effectively direct queries received by the client
  • Develop strong relationships with Client personnel, and have understanding of their brand and market sector, attend face to face meetings
  • Ensure Client perceives agency as committed to their business and successful
  • Show an understanding of Brand Comms, Marcomms, Corporate Comms, Digital and Internal Comms and Experiential.
  • Taking a Client brief and the development of creative brief
  • Preparing critical paths and updating project progress
  • Excellent organisational skills and proof / copy checking (English GCSE Grade B or above)
  • Job trafficking on a day to day basis
  • Demonstrate the ability to multi task and work well under pressure.
  • Attend regular meetings and dispatch contact reports within 24 hours of meetings and status reports on regular basis (as agreed with Client)
  • Internal liaison with the creative, finance and any other departments
  • Preparing invoicing for MD sign off
  • Undertaking additional activities as required to support the smooth running of the organisation

Additional tasks

  • Liaise with other account teams regarding workflow / overload in creative department
  • Support the development of tactical and strategic planning, demonstrate strong research and marketing analysis skills and be capable of collating information for a brand audit.
  • Collating monthly forecast sheets from the account team, to be distributed to MD and Accounts on a fortnightly basis.

Key skills required to fulfill this role:

SKILLS:

  • Marketing know how and understanding
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Manage costs on client’s projects
  • Adhere to all internal sign off and administrative procedures
  • Accuracy and an acute eye for detail.
  • Advise on and understand communication channels.
  • Strategy experience as well as account management.

QUALITIES:

  • Naturally inquisitive and confident to ask questions working under own initiative
  • Leadership: you must be proactive in your approach to working with both clients and our internal teams, showing confidence to inspire and motivate a diverse team.
  • Develop strong relationships with all Client peer group
  • Awareness of when to escalate client enquiries / requests to your senior manager.
  • Consistent level of enthusiasm and positive attitude
  • Passionate and a creative thinker
  • A digital understanding and some digital or rich media experience is desired.
  • Ability to support discussions surrounding digital briefs with clients and other agency members.

Location: Guildford, Surrey

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

To apply please email info@thecleverconsultancy.com

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