Account Director - Agency

£30000 - £50000 per annum
07 Feb 2019
07 Mar 2019
Dominic Manning
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare and fulfilling opportunity for a talented and ambitious communications specialist to take on the role of Account Director at one of Wales' leading agencies.

Client Details

A rare and fulfilling opportunity has arisen for a talented and ambitious individual with a background within agency to take on the role of Account Director. Working closely with Company's Managing Director, the successful individual will join at an exciting time, playing a key role in the agency's ambitious growth plan.


Account Director main responsibilities are:

* Client services - oversee Company's impressive portfolio of clients including FMCG/retail, Welsh Government tourism and awareness campaigns, B2B and trade.

Specific duties include:

* Overseeing monthly delivery, results and reporting, ensuring account teams deliver outstanding levels of service

* Providing strategic counsel to clients and account teams

* Adding value to account teams by suggesting new channels, tactics

* Taking overall responsibility for all clients' strategic plans and budgets.

* New business - lead on new business opportunities.

Specific duties include:

* Researching and evaluating new business opportunities

* Developing and drafting new business proposals, leading team brainstorm sessions and co-ordinating project team

* Prepare and deliver new business pitches

* Seek and evaluate feedback on unsuccessful bids to inform future proposals

* Work with MD to identify proactive new business opportunities.

* Company development - support the MD with Company's business development plan.

Specific duties include:

* Identifying efficiencies and ways to strengthen services and client offer

* Upskilling team

* Represent Company and act as a positive ambassador at industry and networking events.


Account Director essential requirements:

* Agency experience - minimum of six years' agency-specific experience (currently/most recently in a senior position)

* Wide sectorial experience - experience of working with both private and public sector clients, across a wide-range of sectors including B2B, trade, consumer

* Experience of delivering fully-integrated campaigns - direct experience rather than co-ordinating multiple agencies

* Strong strategic planning skills - ability to interpret a brief, understand audiences and objectives and plan an effective communications strategy for clients and new business

* People management skills - experience of motivating, leading and managing communications teams

* New business development skills - proven experience in proposal writing, pitching and leading successful bids

* Strong organisational and multi-tasking skills - ability to work under pressure, problem solve and multi-task across a wide-range of projects and accounts.

Desirable, but not essential:

* Fluent Welsh language speaker

* Strong understanding of Welsh Government policies and procedures

* Experience in the food and drink sector

* Experience in media planning and buying software.

Job Offer

The successful Account Director based in Cardiff will receive:

* Competitive salary and package - to be agreed based on experience
* Outstanding holiday entitlement - 29 days per annum, plus bank holidays and Christmas office closure days
* Company wellbeing perks - flexible working hours, work from home allowance, smart casual dress code, discounted gym membership, monthly motivational team meetings and social
* CPD commitment - internal and external training, annual personal development plan, contribution to professional memberships.