Account Director

Job description

Who we’re looking for:

Ardmore is looking for an Account Director to direct strategic communications, ensuring effective and measurable results for the Client, and returning profit for the Agency. You will be involved with pitches for new business and must be able to approach potential Clients with both a creative and commercial mindset. The ability to lead and inspire team colleagues, clients and external partners is vital to being successful in this role.

What you’ll be doing:

• Providing strategic direction, development and leadership on Client accounts.

• Creating and maintaining excellent daily working relationships with Clients.

• Leading and managing Client projects, including: taking Client briefs; providing analysis of input of Client together with background knowledge and research; producing briefs for Creative, Digital and Media; identifying opportunities for adding value; presenting and selling to Client.

• Monitoring competitor activity, and being proactive in suggesting and devising new initiatives for Clients.

• Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with all colleagues, and coaching, advising and leading members of the Client Services team as appropriate.

• Proactively driving and maximising profit from Client accounts in line with general business and financial objectives.

• Proactively generating new business and revenue opportunities for the Agency, and participating in production of tenders and new business presentations.

• Maintaining and developing a detailed understanding of all disciplines and arenas in which the Agency transacts, in order to enhance both the Agency's and Clients’ competitive advantages.

• Adhering to all internal Agency and ISO procedures, including prompt completion of timesheets, generation of estimates and invoices, writing and distributing Contact Reports, and producing clear and accurate forecasts.

• Assisting in the management of personnel and general managerial duties where necessary.

• Making a sustainable positive contribution to the future success of the Company.

• Performing any other duties as may reasonably be required from time-to-time.

• Participating in training and development opportunities, staff performance appraisals and reviews as required.

• Complying with Data Protection Regulations with regard to safeguarding customers’ sensitive information at all times.

• Performing the role in accordance with the Agency’s policies and procedures.

• Adhering to and supporting all other company policies, procedures, processes and working practices, including adhering to best practice.

The job description is not to be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the business.

What you need:
Third level qualification in Marketing or related discipline
Proven Account Director experience
Extensive Industry experience
Evidence of profitable and effective management of UK/Ireland-wide communication projects.
Understanding of what makes great/effective advertising.
Strong leadership qualities.
Ability to embrace evolving communication platforms.
Strong and compelling presentation skills.
A motivational and inspiring team player.

Other requirements

Flexible and adjustable with the ability to work additional hours when required
Hold a current & valid full UK driving license with access to a vehicle.
Proof of eligibility to work in the UK.
Two satisfactory employment references. One should be your current or most recent employer.



Ongoing evidence of commitment to personal growth.
Membership of Professional Body.


ISO Awareness
Proven responsibility of Effectiveness Award with communications experience.

The Package

Employment offer: any employment offer is subject to satisfactory completion of two employment references, proof of right to work in the UK and proof of any required qualifications.

Ardmore is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. All appointments will be made on the basis of merit.

The Agency

We are a globally active performance communications Group, using data, insight, strategy and creativity to solve commercial problems and deliver significant return on marketing investment.

Our mission is to be a trusted strategic partner to each of our Clients. We are creatively restless, respectful, fearless, innovative, invested and always effective. Setting and smashing those targets we set ourselves has allowed our team to grow bigger than ever, so we need more people who will share in our goal of achieving spectacular results for every Client.

As a fully integrated communications business, the Ardmore Group offers strategy, creative, design, digital, media planning and buying, and branding, as well as PR and event management through our sister company LK Communications, awarded PR Consultancy of the Year at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Pride Awards 2022, and eCommerce intelligence and performance marketing through our second sister company, Built For Growth Digital, awarded Best eCommerce Agency in the UK 2022 by the eCommerce Association.

Globally connected, as shareholders in Worldwide Partners Inc., the Ardmore Group has direct access to global talent with localised insight. This enables us to create impactful campaigns delivered on local, national and international scales.

More than that, we’re all about our people. Inside our offices, you’ll find a friendly and collaborative group of highly creative professionals all striving for the same goals: to create brilliant work and exceed expectations every step of the way.

Interested in working alongside industry experts on some of the best known International, UK & Irish brands? Enjoy a flexible, collaborative and stimulating work environment? Ready to drive your career forward with an ever-growing, innovative company? Then this is the place for you!