Account Director

Employer
Bluetownonline
Location
England,West Yorkshire,Leeds
Salary
£46000 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2022

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Job Discipline
Account Management
Experience Level
Director
Sectors
Agency
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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Job Details

Account Director (B2B tech - junior to senior levels)

Hybrid working with Leeds based office

Package:

* Salary range: £46-70k depending on experience
* Employer pension contributions: 6-7.5%
* Holidays: 24-26 days, plus bank hols
* Profit-linked bonus entitlement (after 1 year service)

Experienced B2B or tech PR Account Director? Or are you a Senior Account Manager looking to make your next career step? Do you want to join a fast-growing, top-25 UK tech agency and work with world-class, international clients in fintech, payments, digital security and standardisation? Want to be part of a close-knit team, which values mastery, curiosity, candour, empathy and entrepreneurialism? A people-first team, where wellbeing is supported and hard work/results are rewarded?

If so, it's nice to meet you. We are iseepr.

The Role:

You will be the lead on multiple client accounts, working closely with Account Managers and Account Executives to deliver exceptional PR programmes and strategic communications support for your clients.

You will be a trusted advisor to clients, drawing on your experience and knowledge of the global trade PR/communications landscape to counsel clients on communications strategy and plan/lead successful PR programmes.

You will also support/guide teams in the practical undertaking of all types of PR activity (research, copywriting, media/analyst relations, social and digital media, client meetings etc) and provide direction that leads to successful results for clients.

You will proactively contribute to iseepr's business growth, through the profitable direction of your accounts and engagement in/identification of new business opportunities. You will be fully supported by the iseepr Leadership Team.

You will be responsible for (non-exhaustive):

* Becoming a trusted advisor to clients, providing strategic insight and considered direction.
* Account team leadership - responsibility for the smooth running of teams and optimal output. Leading, supporting, developing, reassuring and troubleshooting as needed to help iseepr build a team culture where everyone thrives and feels valued, while delivering excellence to clients.
* Strategic programme leadership - advising on, planning and leading the PR and comms delivery across your accounts, setting KPIs, and ensuring clarity/team-client alignment in respect of realising goals.
* Content generation - content is at the heart of all good storytelling so creative ideation of angles and strong copy-writing skills are central to this role. Developing and editing junior team members' work is a large part of it too.
* Identifying opportunities for growth, nurturing new business opportunities, creating detailed scopes of work for clients and ensuring successful delivery against contract.
* Commercial efficiency - reviewing and analysing financial and team utilisation data across your accounts to ensure efficient delivery. Identifying and working with the Leadership Team to address challenges when necessary.
* Maintaining and evolving a deep understanding of clients and associated technology/industries and sharing knowledge across the team to aid mastery in specialist sectors.
* Mentoring/appraising junior team members.

The Candidate:

* Significant communications experience (at senior manager/director level), preferably in a PR agency.
* Experience of B2B PR and/or tech industries.
* Confident/clear interpersonal and communication skills.
* Attention to detail and resourcefulness.
* Strong organisational skills.
* Advanced copywriting and content generation skills.
* Proven track record in strategic communications.
* Commercial abilities - illustrated through professional experience.
* Leadership skills/team player.
* Lifelong learner, keen to develop as a specialist.
* People/client management experience.
* Someone who's not afraid to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into programme delivery as needed, leading by example.

About Us

Our vision is to be the strategic comms partner of choice for global B2B technology organisations in the fintech, payments, digital security and standardisation space. We aim to:

* Deliver award-winning work that results in long-lasting client relationships and referrals.
* Provide a work environment that develops talented and passionate individuals, while respecting the individual and the team.
* Support causes that enhance lives through tech transformation

Benefits

* Profit-linked bonus scheme.
* Giving back - 3% profits donated to charities chosen by the team.
* Hybrid home/office working model.
* Mobile phone.
* Home working tech
* Cycle to work scheme
* Free parking.
* Annual health check.
* Enhanced maternity/paternity packages.
* Working day birthdays off (extra holiday!).
* CIPR membership/CPD based appraisals.
* In house and external training courses (£1k annual training budget).
* Opportunities to attend industry conferences.
* International travel.
* Annual away day/socials

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of: Key Account Manager, Senior Account Manager, Senior Sales Executive, Business Development, Sales Director, Key Sales Director, Business development Director, Senior Account Manager, Senior Sales Manager, PR Account Management, Public Relations Manager, Public Relations, Agency Knowledge, Client Relations may also be considered for this role.

Company

Bluetownonline is the one of the top online recruitment agencies in the UK, saving companies time and money with our innovative fixed fee model.

Find Us
Telephone
02071836293
Location
Office 8, Suna House
65 Rivington Street
London
London
EC2A 3QQ
GB

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