Account Director

Job description

The successful candidate would ideally have a good understanding of retail and have had some exposure to the financial services category in their career.

The key role of the Account Director is to ensure the successful development and implementation of client campaigns, through effective, profitable teamwork. The role requires an ability to effectively manage a team, partnering with Project Management to ensure flawless delivery of on-time and on-budget projects with weekly and monthly financial reconciliation. This involves the smooth day to day running of the account and ensuring great creative ideas are executed professionally.

The Account Director will also provide valuable input into the strategic and creative development of the client account to identify and progress new business opportunities with existing and potential clients. They will look after client relationships, commercial management and profitability, creative standards, strategic direction and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

• Be a key player in strategic discussions both on a day to day basis and whilst looking at the longer term.
• Demonstrate a solid strategic and executional understanding of the client’s business and market.
• Understand the external influences on the client’s business and how the agency can add value to the client’s business.
• Proactively think ahead to seek solutions and opportunities to issues.
• Develop and manage close working relationships with the client to ensure expectations and deliverables are achieved.
• Ensure the effective interrogation of the brief takes place where all parties understand its implications.
• Strive to maintain and constantly improve creative standards within the business, whilst nurturing the team to carry this through at all levels.
• Work effectively with Project Management to ensure that all projects are on time and on budget.
• To maintain responsibility and accountability for the financial health of the client’s business both from an agency and client perspective.
• Generate and continually strive for organic growth of the client business and effectively cross sell capabilities.
Effectively manage a team and be a key motivator for all team members

You will have

• Have experience of developing comms ideas and best practise point of sale as well as activations (including digital application)
• Manage an Account Manager and their career development
• Work closely with the Project Manager and build strong relationships with production companies and suppliers
• Work closely with sister agencies and participating in cross agency meetings and discussions
• Understanding of the entire creative process from planning and strategy to production and implementation. Leading and managing the process
• Becoming a trusted client partner and building open and honest relationships with clients

The Package

The successful candidate would ideally have a good understanding of retail and have had some exposure to the financial services category in their career.

The key role of the Account Director is to ensure the successful development and implementation of client campaigns, through effective, profitable teamwork. The role requires an ability to effectively manage a team, partnering with Project Management to ensure flawless delivery of on-time and on-budget projects with weekly and monthly financial reconciliation. This involves the smooth day to day running of the account and ensuring great creative ideas are executed professionally.

The Account Director will also provide valuable input into the strategic and creative development of the client account to identify and progress new business opportunities with existing and potential clients. They will look after client relationships, commercial management and profitability, creative standards, strategic direction and initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

• Be a key player in strategic discussions both on a day to day basis and whilst looking at the longer term.
• Demonstrate a solid strategic and executional understanding of the client’s business and market.
• Understand the external influences on the client’s business and how the agency can add value to the client’s business.
• Proactively think ahead to seek solutions and opportunities to issues.
• Develop and manage close working relationships with the client to ensure expectations and deliverables are achieved.
• Ensure the effective interrogation of the brief takes place where all parties understand its implications.
• Strive to maintain and constantly improve creative standards within the business, whilst nurturing the team to carry this through at all levels.
• Work effectively with Project Management to ensure that all projects are on time and on budget.
• To maintain responsibility and accountability for the financial health of the client’s business both from an agency and client perspective.
• Generate and continually strive for organic growth of the client business and effectively cross sell capabilities.
Effectively manage a team and be a key motivator for all team members

You will have

• Have experience of developing comms ideas and best practise point of sale as well as activations (including digital application)
• Manage an Account Manager and their career development
• Work closely with the Project Manager and build strong relationships with production companies and suppliers
• Work closely with sister agencies and participating in cross agency meetings and discussions
• Understanding of the entire creative process from planning and strategy to production and implementation. Leading and managing the process
• Becoming a trusted client partner and building open and honest relationships with clients

The Agency

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Geometry is a global brand experience agency operating in 56 markets around the world. We help brands thrive in an omni-channel world by shaping and changing people’s behavior at pivotal moments along the Purchase Decision Journey. Geometry has expertise in physical retail, ecommerce, experiential, branding & design and consultancy. Geometry Global is a WPP company (NYSE: WPP).

For more information, visit www.geometry.com/uk