Account Director - Independent Creative Agency

Central London
£40k - £50k
22 Feb 2019
22 Mar 2019
CL 1918
B2C, Online
Business Type
Senior Manager
Contract Type

Account Director, Creative Agency, London, Soho £40k - £50k

What’s the Creative Agency like for the Account Director?

An independent boutique agency with a start up mentality and a secure financial position that saves its risk taking for the creative work!

Unlike the more troubled networks with corporate paymasters yanking their chains, this agency is basking in glorious success.  It isn’t hamstrung by process or crippled by lack of investment.  It has never had to borrow, never lost a client and continues to grow.  It has a knack for winning new business and bedding it down on a good retainer.

This gives them enormous freedom to focus on the work and as a result they have an exciting client portfolio.  For their size they punch above their weight and their clients are exciting and varied and include a mix of lifestyle, drinks, automotive and food.  They are all goliaths in their sectors.

The agency leads the creative and strategy on all their accounts as they have the ear of the European as well as the global headquarters.   Quirkiness is not just reserved for the UK market!  Their international clients want a slice of it too.  This is not about dishing up benign creative to a cautious bean counter.  The clients want work that is edgy, ambitious and visually stimulating. 

The clients are go-getting entrepreneurs; hungry for great ideas.  As a result they welcome innovative thinking and risky creative.   The agency is truly integrated and there is a huge diversity of campaigns ranging from above the line TV, print, OOH, content and social.  It is all the fun playing with the paint pots and none of the back end dull stuff.

You will be working in state of the art offices surrounded by unicorn start ups with an open door policy in a friendly environment.  The break- out areas buzz with creative millennials getting together and there are regular social events such as Thursday tea & cakes and Friday drinks plus yoga and pilates classes.  In addition the company credit card is frequently whipped out for after work social gatherings.

The Account Director role

The agency is recruiting as a result of yet another win but also wants to look at putting a succession plan in place for the future.  If you are looking for career acceleration with a view to running your own agency in the future then this is the perfect opportunity for you to build your confidence and experience.  

You will gain exposure to the commercial side of the business with the chance to lead and manage client presentations and pitches and to run your own team in a supportive setting.  You can also take a hand in helping to shape the agency. 

There is no ceiling as to how far and how fast you can grow and develop.  The opportunity is yours for the taking! 

Day to day the Account Director will be leading a big win on some exciting new business. 

This is a huge account in a fast-moving entrepreneurial sector and the agency is taking the creative and strategic lead on re-positioning the brand and rolling out a big campaign.  It is cradle to grave stuff – a “once in a career opportunity”. 

Already there is a good relationship with the client who is lovely and expects to have a social chat before getting down to business.  

The agency is looking for a go-getting Account Director who has managed a substantial piece of business and who enjoys the diversity of integrated campaigns.

The agency is seeking an Account Director who can understand an insight, articulate a creative idea and present well.  Just as important is the ability to think on your feet and the confidence to say to a client “you don’t want to do that”. 

You will be managing a small team and working closely with planning and creative in a dynamic environment full of lively banter.

The agency may be small but it is perfectly formed and will set you up for success.

Highlights of the Account Director role: 

  • Joining a highly successful independent agency
  • Being mentored for a senior agency role
  • Gaining exposure to how an agency is run
  • Handling an exciting new win
  • Managing brand led campaigns that are highly creative 
  • Delivery from TV to social media

Desirable Skills for the Account Director role:

  • Reputable creative agency experience
  • Experience on a substantial piece of business 
  • Good creative judgement 
  • Ambition
  • Integrated experience 

Why apply for this Account Director role?

This is an ideal role for an Account Director who wants to run their own agency one day and fast-track their career in an independent agency that punches above its weight and offers a creative and supportive environment. 

We can only accept job applications from candidates who meet the essential selection criteria above and have current Right to Work in the UK.

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