Account Director - Business Development Consultancy
This is no ordinary Account Management or Business Development role.
This is a highly consultative role where you will be helping some of the biggest marketing agencies in the UK to win work with the top spending brands in the world. They will be looking to you for advice and guidance on how to approach business development, ensuring that they have researched and prepared themselves prior to any new business engagement.
Due to their ongoing success our client is seeking a Client Partner / Account Director to join one of their teams and become the client lead on a number of key accounts.
As a Client Partner your day-to-day responsibilities will be to plan with your client the programme or other items from a menu of services. Typically this focuses on the client’s core proposition, targeting and marketing communications schedule and advising the client on the materials they need to develop – case studies, viewpoints etc
You will also be ultimately responsible heading up a team of Account Executives and other team members working with you on each of your clients, supporting you in prospecting, maintaining good data, research etc – you would ensure that each of these individuals is delivering best practice so their clients can win business from your activity.
If you have strong client management skills and are confident advising business leaders/owners on best practice when it comes to business development then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
Other key skills/experience required are as follows:
· Educated to degree level
· Outstanding communicator in writing, able to create excellent sales communications
· Experienced in client handling at a senior level, you must be able to consult, deal with and advise clients with gravitas, confidence and credibility
· Fluency in English
· Intelligent, and well-versed in current affairs, with a positive, can-do attitude, able to cope with pressure from clients and trouble-shoot problems calmly and logically.
In return for your skills and experience our client offers a competitive salary of up to £38-45k, plus bonuses.
We know this isn't your typical Client Services or Business Development role but if you are intrigued to know more about what it takes to be considered for this Client Partner role then I'd welcome a chat. Please click on the apply button below and send me, Tom Howe, your CV along with your contact details and we can go from there.
This role provides the opportunity to accelerate a career in marketing agency business development. You will research and identify business development opportunities with marketing departments of major consumer and business brands, then match your clients’ capabilities to solve the issues arising. Your primary objective will be helping your clients to win new accounts in their markets.