Digital Senior Account Director

Job description

Job in a “Tweet” You’ll be itching to get to the next level in your career. You love pitching but are equally comfortable getting big digital projects out the door. There’s nothing you don’t know about technology and innovation and you’re passionate about sharing your knowledge with clients and peers. Your next move will see you at an agency where you can be the expert you are. The Role Within Geometry we are laser-focused on four key Digital pillars which support the agency’s proposition of “Inspiring people to buy well”. These pillars are; Innovation at Retail, Content that Converts, eCommerce and Staff/Trade Engagement. Our projects are very varied, from big thinking strategic projects, eCommerce playbooks and assets to build out of digital platforms. We deliver best-in-class digital experiences which drive growth for our clients. The key role of the Digital Senior Account Director (DSAD) is to support the Head of Digital in leading and driving the digital business across the agency effectively and profitably and managing all aspects of digital workstreams in one or more client relationships. The role requires an ability to provide strategic direction, inspiration and leadership to the team and champion creative thinking at all levels. The DSAD should play a key role in developing, driving and nurturing new opportunities with both existing and new/potential clients. The DSAD should have strong, hands-on experience of project managing and delivering global/pan-European digital platforms. Key Performance criteria  Solid digital, digital retail strategy and marketing experience across Europe and/or Globally  Solid experience in developing eCommerce strategies, playbooks and execution of eCommerce strategy  Creativity with a focus on digital innovation and technology  Work closely with agency business teams to retain and grow existing client digital business  Building effective relationships in client digital and shopper marketing teams  Commercial focus and delivery  Digital leadership across agency  Understand current traffic and conversion funnel performance to improve ROI 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 clients’ business and how the agency can add value to the Clients business.  Proactively think ahead to seek solutions and opportunities to issues, which may be less than obvious to current thinking.  Ensure the effective interrogation of the brief takes place where all parties understand its implications, whilst providing internal counsel and optimal strategies for debating any controversial/challenging aspects of the brief.  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.  Work closely with New Business to maximise all relevant opportunities and where appropriate play an integral role on new business pitches.  Display leadership and provide effective counsel to the team at all times.  Understand and work with the strengths and weaknesses of the team to maximise performance.  Be a key motivator for all team members – inspire them in all things that you undertake. You You are a passionate individual who approaches all tasks in a wholehearted and enthusiastic manger. You demonstrate initiative at every turn and a real ‘can-do’ attitude. As an individual you are highly motivated and a self-starter, although you recognise the need for management support when necessary. Leading by example you are the kind of person who constantly looks for and learns from new information or experiences and you strive to achieve excellence in everything that they do. Alongside these qualities you also possess the following skills, competencies and experience:  Proven experience as a Digital Senior Account Director level in a similar agency environment.  Understanding of brand growth strategies, i.e. acquisition and retention.  Experience of developing an account and growing the business.  Passion for generating bright ideas and delivering work that sells.  Ability to think beyond execution and to offer solutions rather than problems.  Excellent communication skills – understands the importance attached to positive client relationships and demonstrates an engaging an open style of communication.  Experience and success establishing and maintaining effective working relations with internal and external stakeholders.  Excellent organizational skills – works in a time efficient and organised manner and seeks to streamline processes where appropriate as well as prioritises effectively.  Previous experience in managing and leading teams.

The Package

Aside from the usual holiday and pension allowances, you will have access to a whole host of other benefits and activities such as: • Subsidised Restaurant and Free Fruit Mondays. • Big Deals Local Discount Card and Subsidised Tastecard. • Monthly Social Activities. • Well-being Programme. • Summer Fridays. • Onsite Subsidised Massages. • Reduced Gym Memberships. • Cycle to Work Scheme. • Eye Care and Glasses Vouchers. • Childcare Vouchers. • Season Ticket Loans. • WPP Discounts. You will also have a clear long term career development plan through our quarterly ‘Career Conversations’ and access to our learning and development activities such as our Mentor Programme, Power Hours, Inspirational Speakers and online learning platforms. You can also enter our quarterly ‘Pitch Your Passion’ competition for a chance to win up to £1,000. ‘Pitch Your Passion’ is a way for us to celebrate and support the wonderful talents, interests, entrepreneurship and creativity across our diverse workforce.

The Agency

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 behaviour 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