Account Director

Our clients are exceptional and so is our client service

Savvy is looking for a new Account Director who will ensure that our clients receive an exceptional level of strategic thinking, client service, creative thinking and executional implementation at all times.

You will also direct and manage and be responsible for a team of account handlers, including their supervision and development. As AD you will manage the profitability, direction, growth and client liaison of each account within your team.

Enjoy spending your time in a workplace full of great people who strive to make the working day a joyful, fun place to be – yes even through Teams!

With a monthly Friday morning breakfast grill, weekly online yoga and a (virtual) bag full of benefits and perks it’s a great place to continue your career. Sound good?

You will:

  • Have a high profile with clients in terms of gaining respect and credibility with the main day to day client & other departments and peer groups
  • Be an impactful deputy for the Business Director
  • Support your Business Director in the successful delivery of the team’s agreed financial target
  • Identify opportunities to further develop the accounts you are responsible for specifically driving diversification and growth
  • Demonstrate a solid understanding of integrated marketing in regards to BTL Marketing; Brand & Retail Activation/Shopper Marketing/Digital Marketing to the account team, and drive best practice and innovative thinking across these areas
  • Build relationships with your client contacts and utilise them to identify and influence new contacts and opportunities for growth
  • Manage a diversity of communication campaigns from start to finish
  • Demonstrate financial control/input to accounts from all aspects (WIP, debtor days, forecasts etc.)
  • Create strategic proposals and demonstrate the ability to think as well as do on BAU activity and agency new business
  • Create campaign plans and work with the creative teams on creative development
  • Utilise existing insight to create proposals and contribute to the curation of insight through our proprietary Savvy Shopper Panel
  • Lead on new business and business development pitches
  • Be capable of providing solutions to problems arising on client business
  • Ensure successful output of work, on time and on budget
  • Ensure your direct reports each have agreed objectives and development plans for the financial year complete with measurable and meaningful timescales
  • Maintain accurate fee, forecasting and delivery, and to review project content and cost of delivery where necessary

You have:

  • Strong commercial, FMCG, Retail and brands experience with Drinks experience both in on trade and off trade
  • Sound understanding of agency process
  • Experience of managing large complex corporate clients
  • Worked in agency for 5/6 years as a minimum
  • Experience of people management
  • Experience of leading presentations and a confident and articulate presentation style
  • Experience of delivering client proposals and pitches
  • The ability to provide strategic solutions
  • Strong communication, analytical and time management skills
  • Experience of managing teams including creative
  • An understanding of management /recruitment and performance management

Sound like you? We'd love to hear from you. Email your CV and tell us why you think you'd be great for the job, and one of us will be in touch very soon.

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