Account Director

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Account Director Cirencester Gloucestershire

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Agency :Havas Helia Job Description Summary : It is the Account Director’s responsibility to manage clients and seek out work that delivers marketing and commercial results by developing an engaged, high performing team, brilliant creative work and the ability to effectively leverage data. The Account Director consistently achieves excellence in delivery by identifying, understanding and exceeding Client needs. Job Description : Fundamentals As a customer engagement agency, understanding the end customer is critical, meaning you will need a strong eye for creative as well as a fundamental appreciation for how data and insight can help. A naturally strong leader, you inspire your colleagues and clients when talking about creative and data. You take the complex and make it simple for clients by building a compelling narrative You have exceptionally high standards for yourself and your team with relentless attention to detail ensuring you consistently deliver efficiently, profitably and right first time (demonstrating a good feel for the agency business) Responsible for ensuring you and your team delivers all projects on time, to budget whilst maintaining client satisfaction through ‘brilliant basics’ (briefs, proposals, timing plans, estimates, status meetings, daily stand ups and resourcing) Highly adept at developing creative briefs as well as technical requirements (data or development briefs) in order to bring a solution to reality. The Account Director needs to be seen by the client and the agency as both authoritative and knowledgeable of the clients’ business, strategy and market sector. Acts as an escalation point on all workload priorities as and when needed – both internally and with your clients Responsible for owning and developing key (senior) client relationships. The Account Director contributes to and is responsible for delivering towards the Client Development Plan and therefore are ultimately accountable for the profitability, growth and direction of the business under their control. Equally comfortable working on strategic initiatives as well as day to day delivery of BAU. Highly numerate: as the P&L owner for your accounts forecasting and budget control ultimately ladders up to you. Being a good Account Director at havas helia What you will need to be successful Operate as a Strategic leader Demonstrates a solid understanding of the Agency’s strategy, vision and commercial position and can confidently articulate this. Understands what skill sets and products are available within the wider group that could benefit client development and drive agency growth An in-depth understanding and knowledge of the clients’ business and market sector, responsible for identifying opportunities for growth Holds strong and trusted relationships with key (senior) clients Accomplished at working in partnership with planning, creatives, developers and operational data marketeers. Be an engaging and persuasive presenter, able to take ideas and make them come alive in presentations. Taking the lead in client presentations. Proactively keeps abreast of client sector and the wider marketing trade by signing up to industry publications, alerts, seeking out opportunities to attend relevant conference, etc. Is prepared to invest time in understanding the client’s data, systems and platforms that impact customer engagement activities Can confidently analyse campaign and programme results and present recommendations for improvements, testing opportunities to enhance performance/learning of customer engagement. What you will bring to the team A passion for marketing and engaging customers Leadership and a sense of ownership, controlled and measured in your approach A track record of building and maintaining strong client relationships Team player A broad experience of working across multiple sectors and multiple clients, demonstrating success across these equally A successful people manager with a proven track record of growing and developing their team Educated to Degree level and/or Minimum 5 years working within direct or integrated agency environment Specific experience you need for this role Significant automotive experience – client or agency side (specifically, knowledge of & passion for the UK premium car market) A natural leader – experience of managing & leading teams to deliver both strong commercial & people performance A Digital, creative & data friendly marketer – adept at shaping insight driven briefs & delivering exceptional work across all digital environments (e.g. display, programmatic, social) Comfortable working at pace & experience of agile working Commercially astute – strong at the numbers & relentless in driving business opportunity Strategic mindset – ability to hold their own with senior client leaders when identifying A relationship builder – a highly collaborative & open approach both with clients (spending 1-2 days a week clientside) as well as the wider Havas network in London Skills :Data Analytics, Financial Analysis, Leadership, Mentoring, Negotiation, Written Verbal Communication Contract Type :Permanent Here at Havas across the group we pride ourselves on being committed to offering equal opportunities to all potential employees and have zero tolerance for discrimination. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applicants irrespective of age, sex, race, ethnicity, disability and other factors that have no bearing on an individual’s ability to perform their job. Due to high volume of applications, only eligible or matching candidates will be contacted by us.

Account Director Cirencester Gloucestershire

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