Account Director - Branding & Design Agency

London (West), London (Greater)
to £55k + good benefits
08 Oct 2016
08 Nov 2016
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Account Director - Branding & Design Agency - West London - to £55k

Stunning mid-sized design and branding agency seeks an Account Director to oversee a portfolio of exceptional FMCG brands - you will love, love, love the brands this agency work with!

The Account Director Role

The Account Director will work with the most creative, open-minded clients on the planet - nice people who trust you and your team to come up with some cracking ideas on a daily basis.

You're so bright your doctor's prescribed you a dimmer switch! You're so multitasking, you're reading this whilst unicycling. You're so self-motivated, you've already applied for the job and you haven't even read the description yet! You obsess about detail, you crush deadlines, you're as persistent as a spider, as organised as the mafia and change gear like Lewis Hamilton.

Discrete like Bond, professional like Jobs and you understand why a job description like this should be fun to read.

That's you, and you'll be showing off your ability to complete complex tasks and projects quickly with virtually no guidance by reacting with appropriate urgency to situations that require a quick turnaround, and taking effective action without having to know the whole picture. Sound fun? Sound challenging? Great! Read on!

Account Director Role Requirements

You will look after the agency's clients to ensure they deliver their promises. Sometimes, they need to give people a little reminder, a push or even a nudge with tact and diplomacy!

You will put together proposals, estimates, specifications, schedules and briefs. Occasionally you will turn your hand to a bit of planning, research and creative brainstorming, whilst overseeing your Account Managers, who, by the way, all have superhuman powers (specifically, 2 Account Managers and 1 Account Executive).

Typical projects include sales promotion, brand positioning, packaging and digital, events alongside good old new business, it's an exciting and diverse Account Director role!

In a nutshell and on a more down-to-earth note…

The agency are looking for an experienced and hands-on Account Director to join their exciting, creative, forward-looking team. Being a leading brand design and marketing consultancy means they get to work with incredibly talented people and some fantastic companies, and if that gets you going they'd love to hear from you.

You'll work closely with the Head of Account Management, while remaining ultimately responsible for the success of a number of key accounts within the business. Owning the P&L, strategy and growth plans of your accounts, you'll ensure commercial success for the agency and produce compelling creative solutions for their clients, delivering across a broad range of disciplines.

You'll be the senior point of contact for business owners through to marketing directors and terrific at developing plans, taking and influencing briefs, and suggesting strategic solutions. Inspiring confidence while juggling priorities and pushing projects along will be second nature.

You will handle…

  • writing creative briefs
  • cost proposals and budgeting
  • mentoring and directing your account team
  • providing consultative advice
  • research and insight
  • internal briefing
  • internal reviewing
  • client presentations
  • profitability reporting
  • identifying farming opportunities

You will need…

  • at least seven years' experience in a busy studio environment
  • a working knowledge of packaging, print and production processes
  • to be well-versed in the digital environment
  • an excellent knowledge of marketing strategies
  • to be able to manage and own a P&L
  • knowledge of brand strategy work in a commercial B2C environment
  • to be comfortable taking ultimate responsibility for account performance
  • to use your brand understanding to keep the work on-brief (as well as on-schedule)
  • excellent literacy, numeracy and administrative skills
  • to be a whizz at spreadsheets and have amazing organisational skills

How much?

The agency always start by asking you - what sort of a salary are you looking for? You tell them what you're likely to cost and they will tell you if their pockets are deep enough.

What next?

If they like the cut of your jib, your CV and the things people say about they will invite you over for a cup of tea. They don't like first interviews as they're a tad formal. So, instead, they'll just give you a tour of their place and tell you all about themselves.

Stunning agency, fantastic role - Account Directors please send us your CV today.

If this role is not what you're looking for, then don't worry. At Fill Recruitment we specialise in all agency positions. We are currently recruiting for account handlers at Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Account Director, Senior Account Director and Group Account Director levels.

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