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Account Director

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We are looking for a senior consultant to join a leading, global creative agency in an Account Director capacity. You will proactively seek opportunities to do more for our clients. You will apply your passion for marketing, your general marketplace knowledge and your deep understanding of the client’s needs to shape smart, relevant proactive proposals

* You will work with the Director of Client Services, to explore new business opportunities, assessing both the opportunity and the approach and converting those opportunities into business
* Working the team you will consult on the best way to secure, service and grow those opportunities long-term
* Drive the growth of the business by working proactively with senior clients on future campaign initiatives, by having an interest in marketing trends and by understanding the client’s marketplace and business drivers
* To take responsibility for new business opportunities when appropriate

Leadership
* You will demonstrate and provide leadership by driving the process on your projects/ accounts
* You will foster team cohesion and command respect and authority whilst motivating the team to achieve shared goals
* Team Effectiveness – you will create a collaborative working environment where the notion of “team” comes first
* Developing Others – you will educate and inspire team members to embrace continuous learning and ensure the team
is effectively trained and immersed in your client’s brands and business, Ideation – all core team members always have an idea, a vision for solving a challenge or opportunity

Financial and Business Acumen
* A successful Account Director will own overall responsibility for project, account, or department budgets
* You will manage the account from a profit generation perspective
* You will provide accurate reporting in preparation for reforecast calls
* You will demonstrate an awareness of profitability of your accounts
* Stay abreast of client billing escalation issues and ensure they are being resolved
* You will provide guidance to finance and procurement to effectively negotiate with clients

Account Director Requirements
* 4 – 6 years marketing/client service experience
* Strong organisational and communication skills
*Demonstrated account management competencies: accountability for results, client focus, team effectiveness, developing others, sales drive, organisational sophistication
and influencing others.

To apply for this role please email Sandra directly on sbenskin@firebrandtalent.com

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