Senior Account Director

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Location
Central London
Salary
£65,000 - £70,000 per annum
Posted
21 Aug 2017
Closes
21 Sep 2017
Ref
10418
Discipline
Creative
Specialism
Account Management
Sector
Health
Business Type
Brand / In-house
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-Time

Do you have experience in and passion for managing healthcare communications strategy and delivery?

 

We are working with an award winning creative advertising consultancy based in a new “state of the art”  London offices. 

 

Inspired by a vision that science doesn’t sell until it is made human, you will work with some of the best minds in the business to lead allocated client accounts. 

 

As an experienced Account Director with gravitas, a passion for client management and delivering  best in class work, you will be responsible for all strategic client contact.  Working with the wider team (internal and external group agencies) you will ensure successful delivery on brand objectives and new business growth. 

 

You will be responsible for managing and leading the account team assigned to you and will report to the UK Managing Director.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead the client relationship on key accounts and is the client strategic point of contact
  • Own the brand strategy and proactively influences the client to achieve brand objectives
  • Delivering quality and accuracy on all outputs and ensuring work is on brief and on strategy
  • Effectively manages all financial aspects of the accounts and ensures profitability
  • Contribute to business development through growth of existing accounts and new business prospects
  • Responsible for the management of the account team 

 

 

Main activities in these areas are

  • Responsible for overseeing and guiding  brand strategy and tactics
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the client's business and actively seeks opportunities for further account development 
  • Is up to date on industry business trends and  issues, is alert to changes in the clients marketplace and how these may impact on client business
  • Become known as strategic leader by the internal (agency) team 
  • Ensures quality, accuracy and adherence to client strategy of internal briefs to creative and studio teams and the all outputs back to client
  • Drives best practice both internally and externally
  • Integrates new technologies and approaches and channels into proposals where appropriate and beneficial to brand strategy
  • Ensures work is completed within budget by project
  • Prepares and reviews account forecasts providing accurate phasing of budgets.   
  • Proactively  grows business within current accounts and with existing clients on other account opportunities 
  • Responsible for leading new business pitches.
  • Effectively leads and directs team members to accomplish desired goals 
  • Manages and resolve staff issues including employee performance
  • Conducts appraisals interviews and monitors appraisal objectives.
  • Participates in interviewing and recruiting of new staff, where appropriate.
  • Contributes to coaching of team members to achieve their objectives

 

Requirements

  • Extensive healthcare advertising experience gained from an agency environment
  • Experience working on digital projects
  • Strong verbal and listening communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills 
  • Proactive and solution focused – ability to anticipate client requirements
  • Resilience and gravitas

 

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